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
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.
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 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.
A new Great Cities Institute data report on youth employment was cited by the Chicago Tribune in an article on Chicago's efforts to reduce youth unemployment.
GCI Director Teresa Córdova advocates utilizing new policies and innovation for ending economic inequalities in an op-ed for Crain's. She moderated a panel on economic development at Crain's Future of Chicago summit on June 15.
A recent UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Cook County is cited in a Chicago Tribune article about a new ordinance that give companies seeking county contracts incentives to hire teens.
A recent UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Cook County was cited in a Progress Illinois article recapping a state hearing where Cook County Board commissioners called for action on youth unemployment policies to help address gun violence in Chicago.
This was report prepared for the March 22, 2016 Cook County Board of Commissioners Workforce, Housing and Community Development Committee hearing.