This report gives an overview of what worker cooperatives are, reviews the Illinois Co-operative Act 805 ILCS 310/1, and makes recommendations for amending the Co-operative Act.
This report is in partnership with the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative.
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 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 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.
A Houston Chronicle column on the need for employers to be prepared for expanding inspections by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement cites findings from a workers-rights report from Nik Theodore.
Nik Theodore has released a new report that examines the employment conditions of informally employed construction workers in Houston, following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
This report, which was commissioned by Metropolitan Family Services to further its delivery of social services, presents demographic characteristics of Latinos in Chicago and examines the neighborhoods with a majority Latino population.
UIC’s Great Cities Institute assisted with Crain’s Chicago Business for special report that examines the connection between joblessness and violence in Chicago neighborhoods.
Matthew Wilson, economic development planner with the UIC Great Cities Institute, assisted with a WBEZ interactive online story estimating the number of jobs needed in a program that would eliminate a significant amount of violence in Chicago.