In an article from the Sacramento Bee, Beth Gutelius, senior research specialist with the Great Cities Institute at UIC, addresses the role of pay and working conditions leading to unionization efforts at some warehouses across the country, including at a Dollar General warehouse in the Sacramento area.
Kathleen Yang-Clayton, UIC clinical associate professor of public administration and research associate with UIC's Great Cities Institute, joined WTTW-TV for a segment on the Chicago City Council’s remap process and Asian American political representation in the city.
A Block Club Chicago article on participatory budgeting taking place in Chicago’s 1st ward cites an online portal run by UIC’s Great Cities Institute that gives residents the opportunity to vote on potential projects.
A Better Government Association column on political gerrymandering of state legislative districts includes perspective from Jim Lewis, senior research specialist at UIC’s Great Cities Institute, who addresses the Supreme Court’s role in the process that leads to strange shaped districts in Illinois.
The Chicago Tribune interviewed Rob Paral, a senior research specialist with Great Cities Institute, who is helping the city of Aurora analyze data discrepancies to prepare for a Census Bureau recount ask.
An article from The New Yorker on migrant laborers who travel to areas impacted by climate disasters cites related research from Nik Theodore, UIC professor and head of urban planning and policy, director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and fellow at the Great Cities Institute.
Comments from and a study by Beth Gutelius, senior research specialist with the Great Cities Institute at UIC, is cited in a Los Angeles Times story regarding the working conditions and high temperatures at a Rite Aid warehouse in Southern California.
A Chicago Sun-Times story on a PepsiCo program to create job pathways young people on Chicago’ South and West Sides cites findings from a 2019 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness.
The “2022 Budget Community Engagement Report” documents the 2022 Budget Engagement process and provides key findings from the internal and external engagement.
Cleveland.com talked to Thea Crum, associate director of the neighborhoods initiative at the UIC Great Cities Institute, about the institute’s role in PB Chicago, a partnership to guide citizen involvement in participatory budgeting in the city.