News Briefs from the Holidays

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  • An article from Financial Times on the economic and opportunity gap between different areas of Chicago features comments on gang violence from John Hagedorn, UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, and unemployment data from an earlier report produced by UIC’s Great Cities Institute.  Full Story »
  • Findings from an earlier UIC Great Cities Institute report on joblessness in Chicago were cited during “The View From My Block,” a call-in special from WBEZ-FM and WVON-AM that examined causes and solutions to Chicago’s gun violence. Full Story »
  • DNAinfo Chicago quotes Jack Rocha, a research specialist at UIC’s Great Cities Institute, in an article about a beautification plan for the Calumet River that calls for more public green space.  The South Chicago Chamber of Commerce is currently working with the institute to develop a commercial corridor revitalization plan that incorporates citywide efforts to improve recreation offerings along Chicago’s rivers. Full Story »
  • Findings from an earlier UIC Great Cities Institute report on unemployment in Chicago are cited in a USA TODAY article about the city’s crime levels and policing strategies. Full Story »
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