The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and WBBM Newsradio (780AM/105.9FM) feature stories on a new report by the UIC Great Cities Institute on youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County. The report, commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, details the relationship between education and unemployment; education and wages, and taxes paid; and the obstacles to job access such as limited public transportation options in neighborhoods where the unemployment levels are highest. Quoted in the stories are report co-authors Teresa Cordova, director of the institute and professor of urban planning and policy, and Matthew Wilson, an economic development planner with the institute. Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton also highlights the findings in her latest column.
Crain’s Chicago Business reported on the findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report that estimates $9.5 billion is lost in projected tax revenue alone due to youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County.
Youth Connection Charter School blogged ab0ut the hearing on Monday, June 12 where the report was released.