Youth Joblessness News Conference

Illinois and the U.S. are losing an estimated $9.5 billion in future tax revenue, as tens of thousands of out-of-school youth who lack a high school diploma can’t find work. This June 12, 2017 news conference with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (DIL); U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-2); Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10); and Chicago Ald. Patrick O’Connor (Ward 40) and GCI Director Teresa Córdova addressed findings in the report ‘The High Costs for Out of School & Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County’.