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October 17, 2012Great Cities project gives citizens a say in budget
Residents of four Chicago wards will be empowered to decide how to spend $4 million in taxpayer dollars through a participatory budgeting process coordinated by the Great Cities Institute.
September 6, 2012‘Future of Chicago’ Lecture Series Begins Sept. 12
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s annual “Future of Chicago” lecture series, which brings civic leaders to campus to examine issues with students and the community, starts Sept. 12.
June 25, 2012Suburban Corruption Study Calls for Inspector General Post
The city of Chicago is well known for acts of public corruption, but the metropolitan area’s suburban communities are not immune to unethical practices and would benefit from a new inspector general’s office, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
May 14, 2012Chicago Police Cameras More Effective When Clustered, Study Says
Chicago’s network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.