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Politics

5 months
ago

What’s the Future for Chicago in a Mess of a State?

Illinois is bleeding residents, and changes to federal tax policy could make that even worse—particularly in wealthier suburbs like Oak Park, which could see a big drop in home values. Meanwhile, Chicago is adding jobs and downtown residents. Can this continue? UIC government expert David Merriman weighs in.

5 months
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A Second City

Life expectancy in West Garfield Park is 16 years less than in the Loop. Now, a new initiative promises to reduce that gap by half by 2030. What will it take to reduce the gap?

5 months
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Justin Trudeau Talks Free Trade and Feminism in Chicago

The Canadian Prime Minister started his tour at the University of Chicago, where he struck conciliatory tones on NAFTA and pipelines and contrasted the American melting pot with the “Canadian mosaic.”

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