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Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule

President Obama signed an executive order lifting restrictions that prevented U.S. aid to international organizations that promote or perform abortions with their own funds. Read More

“The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: the Case of Darfur,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the MacArthur International Justice Symposium

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews the Foundation's history of human rights grantmaking, focusing on the International Criminal Court, and argues that Darfur represents a test case for international rights. Read More

Executive Summary: Review of Models for Change in Pennsylvania

The overall purpose of this review is to provide an independent look at the current work supported through the Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative in Pennsylvania. In this summary of the report I will summarize ... Read More

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Responds to Economic Stimulus Package

MacArthur grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has created a new feature on its website — the Economic Recovery Watch — which will provide rapid-response analyses as the Obama Administration and Congress formulate measures to address ... Read More

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Mayor Richard M. Daley outlined the city’s plans for using more than $55 million from federal and private sources to revitalize Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by the national mortgage foreclosure crisis. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton at the City of Chicago’s Foreclosure Press Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes new Foundation initiatives intended to help stabilize Chicago neighborhoods hard hit by vacancy and foreclosure. Read More

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Riccardo Muti as New Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Deborah Rutter, announced that acclaimed musical director Riccardo Muti has signed a 5-year contract to serve as the Orchestra’s music director. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Chicago-based IFF and New Mexico-based Homewise were honored at the national 2008 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference. Read More

Improving Legal Representation for Indigent Youth

The Models for Change Network adds four states, which will receive funding to strengthen and enhance juvenile indigent defense systems. Read More