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The Cost of Economic and Racial Segregation in Chicago

Economic and racial segregation cost the Chicago region billions of dollars each year, according to a report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute with support from MacArthur and the Chicago Community Trust. Read More
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$11.6 Million in New Chicago Investments

The investments will help spur economic development in low-income neighborhoods, create opportunities for youth and prevent violence, promote police reform and accountability, and support arts and culture. Read More
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Video: How Place Matters for Economic Mobility

The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a day-long exploration of strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families. Read More

Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. Read More

“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

MacArthur Announces Nearly $3 Million In Support Of Chicago Public Housing Transformation

Seven grants awarded by MacArthur will help local groups implement the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Read More