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Rental Housing in the New Economy

The Preservation Compact recently gathered experts for its first annual conference "Rental Housing in the New Economy" to discuss and plan for how to best protect affordable rental housing stock. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Advances in Illinois

Helping to realize a goal of the Foundation's Models for Change initiative to "right-size" the juvenile justice system, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds charged ... Read More
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Chicago Teens Flock to YOUmedia to Create, Innovate, and Hang Out

Since opening in 2009, the MacArthur-supported YOUmedia Chicago — a learning center for teens at the Harold Washington Library downtown — is attracting between 350 and 500 teenagers a week. Read More
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Revealing Immigration Issues Through Data

Web developers, journalists, and software engineers joined forces at the Chicago Migrahack, a “hackathon” designed to promote the use of technology and open data to reveal issues surrounding immigration. Read More