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City Cast Chicago Talks TIFs with Dr. Rachel Weber

City Cast Chicago asked Urban Planning and Policy Professor Rachel Weber how TIFs work, has Chicago over-relied on them, and can Mayor Johnson’s plan produce more equitable investments? LISTEN:

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UIC Public Policy Student Appears in Chicago Tribune

Junior Public Policy student, Lillian Holden’s opinion article, “How can we empower Black Chicagoans to embrace water recreation?” appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Read the full story at this link:  

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Merriman on the 21st Show

Before Governor Pritzker delivered his State of the State speech, Illinois Public Media’s 21st Show was  joined by several academics including David Merriman, professor of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics and interim director…

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Theodore's CUED Report on Survival Economies Cited

An article about reparations as a counterweight to the “war on drugs” in Nonprofit Quarterly cites Survival Economies: Black Informality in Chicago, a 2021 report by CUED Director Nik Theodore.