The Week: Chicago in crisis

A protest in reaction to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

A protest in reaction to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

Great Cities Institute’s report on youth joblessness was mentioned in a The Week article on issues facing the city of Chicago.

A recent report found that 47 percent of black men in Chicago between 20 and 24 were out of both school and work in 2014, 15 percent higher than the national average. The situation, says Great Cities Institute Director Teresa Córdova, is “definitely at crisis proportions.”

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