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Commentary: Illinois a National Leader in Juvenile Justice Reforms

In this second century of juvenile justice, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Illinois' leadership role in demanding justice, fairness and accountability in the treatment of young people in trouble with the law. Read More

Commentary: Fed Cuts Threaten Chicago's Affordable Housing Efforts

Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny. Read More
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"The New Americans" Documentary Film

This 7-part series highlights the diversity of contemporary immigrant experiences through the stories of several families and individuals from different countries seeking new lives in the United States. Read More

Addressing Challenges Facing Metropolitan Regions

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $1.4 million in support of research efforts to help local, state and regional policymakers and other civic and business leaders address challenges facing their metropolitan regions. Read More

Commentary: Signs of Hope for America’s Cities

In an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes how smart public policy is helping drive an urban renaissance in the United States. Read More

Self-Help Receives $5 Million

The funding, consisting of a $2 million grant and the conversion of a $3 million low-interest loan to a grant, is designed to assist Self-Help in expanding their development financing work in several program areas. Read More

Interdisciplinary Research on the Transition to Adulthood

MacArthur has announced a grant of $5.2 million over four years to the University of Pennsylvania in support of the Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. Read More

Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of the Public Domain

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $850,000 made through its special funding initiative on intellectual property and the long-term protection of the public domain. Read More

Twenty-Four MacArthur Fellows For 2002

Chicago, IL- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows. Each will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.   "As the MacArthur Foundation approaches ... Read More

Special Fund Related To Terrorist Attacks And Their Aftermath

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5 million to address issues related to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath. Read More
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"Well-Founded Fear" Documentary Film

"Well-Founded Fear", directed by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, is an inside look at the byzantine asylum process that people must navigate in order to claim refugee status to remain in the United States. Read More

Remarks from Jonathan Fanton on Civic Responsibility

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on U.S. institutions of higher learning to bring education about civic engagement closer to the core of the college experience. Read More