Chance and Chief Keef: A tale of two rappers

Chance the Rapper, left, and Chief Keef, right, represents two different sides to rap music coming out of Chicago. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)

A Chicago Tribune article profiling the divergent styles and backgrounds of Chance the Rapper and Chief Keef cites figures from an early 2017 report by the UIC Great Cities Institute on youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County.

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The Cost Of Jobs

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Matthew Wilson, economic development planner with the UIC Great Cities Institute, assisted with a WBEZ interactive online story estimating the number of jobs needed in a program that would eliminate a significant amount of violence in Chicago.

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