New report on youth joblessness commissioned by Alternative Schools Network for the January 30, 2017 hearing “More Jobs, Less Violence: Connecting Youth to a Brighter Future” at the Chicago Urban League.
A report on school closures by Rachel Weber and fellow authors was highlighted in an article from The Chicago Reporter
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.
Matt Wilson is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on the pros and cons of various city rankings related to technology, business, startups, etc. and whether Chicago's particular focus on its status in such lists is necessary.
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.
Findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on unemployment in the city are cited in Chicago magazine’s profile of Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education.
An independent report co-produced by James Lewis, senior research specialist in the UIC Great Cities Institute, is featured in a Crain's Chicago Business blog.
A Chicago Tribune story on the opening of Starbucks and Whole Foods in Englewood cites neighborhood unemployment data from a January 2016 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Chicago.
A Chicago Tribune article highlights a UIC Great Cities Institute report ranking economic hardship in Chicago's 77 communities. Matthew Wilson, an economic development planner at the institute, is quoted on the rankings and local conditions.
Teresa Cordova, UIC professor and director of the Great Cities Institute, was interviewed today on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Morning Shift” about the institute’s index of economic hardship in Chicago’s 77 communities.