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Measuring the Impact of The 606 Trail in Chicago

A report by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University finds that the development of The 606 linear park, Chicago’s recent “rails to trails” project, may accelerate neighborhood change and lead to higher housing ... Read More

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Evaluating the Arts & Culture Loan Fund Program

The Arts & Culture Loan Fund provides small and medium sized arts and culture organizations with loans to address cash flow shortages and strengthen the financial capacity of its borrowers. Read More
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New Media and the Changing Nature of Civic and Political Activism

Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at University of Chicago, and Elisabeth Soep, Research Director and Senior Producer at Youth Radio, address a new form of civic engagement. Read More
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Analyzing Chicago’s FY17 Proposed Budget

In an analysis, the Civic Federation expresses its support for the FY17 proposed budget for the City of Chicago, while also putting forth recommendations for improving the city’s financial management. Read More
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Promoting Peace on Chicago's Streets

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to 70 different nonprofit organizations to keep neighborhoods safe over Labor Day and into the school year. Read More
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Housing Recovery Lagging in Suburban Cook County

An update from the Institute for Housing Studies to the Cook County House Price Index through the first half of 2016 shows the housing recovery is lagging in several suburban areas. Read More
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Fighting Foreclosures and Building Community

In a Chicago neighborhood that once had among the city’s highest foreclosure and vacancy rates, the Southwest Organizing Project and its partners have implemented a holistic suite of programs that address the housing crisis directly ... Read More