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Evaluating the FY2014 Illinois State Budget

A report from the Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability supports Governor Pat Quinn’s recommended $62.4 billion FY2014 Illinois state budget for balancing revenues and expenditures without borrowing and making progress toward ... Read More
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Chicago Uses Crowdfunding to Grow Local Businesses, Create Jobs

World Business Chicago (WBC) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that will highlight projects that create jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Read More
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Lessons From Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

The key successes and challenges faced by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and its residents are explored in a new series of five research briefs by the Urban Institute. Read More
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children. Read More

"Editorial: Life Gets Better at CHA "

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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Illinois Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector is $2.75 Billion Industry

Illinois' nonprofit arts and culture sector supports more than 78,000 full-time-equivalent jobs, generates $2.3 billion in household income to residents, and delivers nearly $324 million a year in local and state government revenue.. Read More