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GENTRIFICATION INDEX SHOWS GROWING INEQUALITY IN CHICAGO
The Voorhees Center at UIC released a new report examining neighborhood change across Chicago over the past forty years…  more »
UIC / NORTH LAWNDALE SUBMITS PROPOSAL FOR OBAMA…
UIC is one of four finalists to host the Obama Presidential Library and Museum…  more »
READY FOR ELECTION DAY?
Election Day is one week away. Are you equipped with the information you need to cast your vote?…  more »
'ON THE TABLE' IMPACT REPORT
The Chicago Community Trust has released the 'On the Table 2014 Impact Report prepared by the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement…  more »
VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY!
Here's what you need to know in order to register to vote in Illinois by the end of the day…  more »
MAPPING YOUTH VOTER TURNOUT AND REGISTRATION
A new interactive map from CIRCLE visualizes key election data illustrating youth voting trends by state…  more »
INTERACTIVE MAP EXPLORES CIVIC EDUCATION BY STATE
How does Illinois stack up against the other 49 states in its civic education requirements and standards?…  more »
ILLINOIS PRIMARY POLLS OPEN FOR VOTING
It’s primary election day in Illinois, and we’re hoping residents across the state put democracy first and make heading to the polls a priority…  more »
COLLABORATIVE SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN CHICAGO'S PUBLIC SCHOOL…
CEJE's current research project focuses on last spring's massive school closings and the impact on students, parents, and communities…  more »
CNN'S CHICAGOLAND SERIES PREMIERES THURSDAY
This 8-episode series explores "where policy meets real people's lives" and chronicles the challenges facing this heartland city…  more »
'SUFFRAGE AT 17' LAW CREATES MORE HIGH SCHOOL VOTERS IN…
Nearly 3,500 17-year-olds across Suburban Cook County are now registered to vote just ahead of the primary state election…  more »
GREAT CITIES, GREAT SCHOOLS: A CONVERSATION WITH PEDRO…
Professor Noguera from New York University is visiting UIC to talk educational policy and reform…  more »
CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES CHICAGOLAND TO SHARE IDEAS…
On May 12, residents from across the Chicago metropolitan region will put their ideas "on the table" and shape a public agenda to build better,…  more »
GOV. QUINN TO DELIVER STATE OF THE STATE AT NOON
Today in Springfield, Gov. Quinn will focus his speech on building the middle class and growing the economy…  more »
STATE OF THE UNION 2014: A CONVERSATION WITH THE AMERICAN…
Tune in tonight 8 p.m. CT to hear President Obama address Congress and the nation, and follow-up with one of the many interactive opportunities…  more »
CHICAGOCODE.ORG DELIVERS CITY LAW TO THE HANDS OF CITIZENS
A joint initiative from the OpenGov Foundation and the City Clerk’s Office has opened up the City’s Code and turned it into an accessible online…  more »
BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING WITH YOUR CONSTITUENTS ONLINE
An article in the EUobserver seeks to help elected officials successfully respond to citizens' demands for more online interaction…  more »
BUILDING A CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE
Watch: Matt Leighninger's keynote address from the Second Annual Dialogue and Deliberation Convening on YouTube…  more »
WHITE HOUSE BACKS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
The White House recently announced major plans to promote participatory budgeting as part of its new Open Government National Action Plan…  more »
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Historic thaw in U.S., Cuba standoff(via CNN.com - Politics)

Secret talks and freed American pave way for historic announcement from Obama, Castro  (0 Comments)

They're the most powerful couple in the country but President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama say they're sometimes still treated…more »  (0 Comments)

Cuban-Americans in Chicago shared a range of reactions Wednesday to the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba…more »  (0 Comments)

Tense night in Ferguson(via CNN.com - U.S.)

Police said 44 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, where the tension got thicker with each tick of the clock.  (0 Comments)

Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and Michael…more »  (0 Comments)

Saying the American experience was formed by "stitching together folks from different backgrounds," President Barack Obama used a Polish cultural…more »  (0 Comments)

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