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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More
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Apps for Metro Chicago Winners Announced

Winners of the Apps 4 Metro Chicago Grand Challenge and the Innovate Illinois Award were announced. Read More

Field Museum Shows Impact of Invasive Species Through Gaming

The Field Museum of Chicago and the Entertainment Technology Center, both MacArthur grantees, have partnered to create an educational game that lets players manage the Great Lakes to fight invasive species. Read More

Tool Offers Energy-Saving Help for Illinois Homeowners

My Home EQ helps single-family homeowners in Northern Illinois gauge their energy use, create personalized plans to save energy, and helps pay for improvements with the money they save. Read More
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The MacArthur Arts & Culture Loan Fund

The Arts & Culture Loan Fund provides small and medium sized arts and culture organizations with loans to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More

Study Details Homelessness, "Doubling Up" Among Low-Income Children

About 10% of children in low-income families reported at least one homeless episode – and an additional 24% had at least one episode where they lived "doubled up" with relatives, friends or other families – before age 6. Read More

Study Links Weak Economy to Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing

The need for affordable rental housing in Cook County has increased substantially in the last decade and is expected to continue growing, according to a study by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University. Read More