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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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News Briefs from the Holidays

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GCI youth employment reports were cited in several publications over the holidays. Jack Rocha also spoke with DNAinfo about a beatification plan for the Calumet River that calls for more public green space.

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Inequality in Chicago: A Three Part Series

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A WGN-TV three part series on inequality in Chicago includes interviews with Teresa Cordova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute, and David Stovall, GCI research scholar and UIC professor of educational policy studies and African American studies.

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