The Herald-News (Joliet) interviewed Beth Gutelius, a senior researcher specialist in UIC’s Great Cities Institute, in an article looking at the growth of warehouses and fulfillment and distribution centers in Will County, and the pros and cons of employment in these industries.
The Chicago Reader quotes Matt Wilson, economic development planner in UIC's Great Cities Institute, about the financial burden of transit fares for low-income residents and the feasibility of a free ride program.
Research from UIC's Great Cities Institute and Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) is cited in an article from The Atlantic that examines poverty and segregation in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich interviewed Fred Harris, a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and the last living member of the Kerner Commission, during his recent visit to UIC where he delivered the keynote address for the Great Cities Institute's "The Kerner Report: 50 Years Later."
This week's Kerner Report events and speakers were highlighted in a piece by The Chicago Reporter on the Commission's enduring findings.
The UIC Great Cities Institute's March 1 event commemorating the release of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report on urban cities is previewed in the Chicago Sun-Times. Fred Harris, a former senator from Oklahoma and original member of the commission, serves as the keynote speaker and is interviewed by columnist Mary Mitchell.
In an interview broadcast this morning on WGN Radio’s (720 AM) “The Opening Bell,” Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, previewed the institute’s upcoming series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report.
The Chicago Tribune featured an op-ed by Rachel Havrelock, director of UIC's Freshwater Lab, associate professor of English, and Research Fellow at GCI, who writes about keeping water public and transforming the Rust Belt into the Water Belt.
Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, was interviewed by Route Fifty about the City of Chicago’s recently announced Youth Quality of Life Index, which aims to measure the impact of the city’s youth programs over time and inform future budgets.
Details from a 2017 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth unemployment in the Chicago area are cited in a Chicago Sun-Times column about African-American employment data and the need for federal funding of youth employment and education programs.