This report is in partnership with the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative.
A Chicago Tribune story about housing segregation in the Chicagoland area includes comments from James Lewis, a senior research specialist at Great Cities Institute.
CBS 2 Chicago covered a new GCI report, commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, that examines youth unemployment in Illinois.
Thea Crum, Director of GCI's Neighborhoods Initiative, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the process of participatory budgeting. Crum discusses one of the benefits of formal participatory budgeting by local governments.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Great Cities Institute's new report, Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois. The report is the latest in a series on youth unemployment commissioned by Alternative Schools Network.
This report provides a more detailed view of youth jobless and jobless and out of school data throughout the state of Illinois than what has been analyzed to date and has findings that have implications for the direction of future policy aimed at improving employment conditions for young people.
Crain's Chicago Business quotes Rachel Weber, UIC professor of Urban Planning and Policy and GCI Research Fellow, on a Chicago firm acquiring properties from state and local governments via sale-leaseback agreements. This strategy is frequently used in the private sector and allows the entities to deal with budget gaps and pension obligations.
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.
Crain’s Chicago Business cites Chicago area unemployment research conducted by Teresa Córdova, director of the Great Cities Institute, and Matthew Wilson, and economic development planner with the institute, in an article examining factors related to the area’s stagnant home prices.
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.