Chicago Media Feature GCI’s Youth Unemployment in Chicago and Cook County Report
The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and WBBM Newsradio (780AM/105.9FM) feature stories on a new report by the UIC Great Cities Institute on youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County. The report, commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network, details the relationship between education and unemployment; education and wages, and taxes paid; and the obstacles to job access such as limited public transportation options in neighborhoods where the unemployment levels are highest. Quoted in the stories are report co-authors Teresa Cordova, director of the institute and professor of urban planning and policy, and Matthew Wilson, an economic development planner with the institute.
Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton also highlights the findings in her latest column. http://trib.in/2sflmPy
Crain’s Chicago Business reported on the findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report that estimates $9.5 billion is lost in projected tax revenue alone due to youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County.
An article from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine looking at Chicago’s new high school graduation policy highlights findings from two UIC Great Cities Institute reports issued this year on local youth unemployment. http://bit.ly/2tqO1i1
Matthew Wilson, economic development planner with the UIC Great Cities Institute, assisted with a Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-FM 91.5) interactive online story estimating the number of full-time, year-round jobs needed in a program that would eliminate a significant amount of violence in Chicago. This story, which is part of WBEZ's Every Other Hour project, also features input from Joseph Persky, a UIC professor of economics, who helped come up with a combination of government strategies that might be feasible, and a quote from Teresa Córdova, director of the institute. http://bit.ly/2u1N4Bf
A BBC News story on ways to address Chicago’s gun crime includes quotes from John Hagedorn, UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, as well as findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth unemployment in the Chicago area. http://bbc.in/2tA3Btc
CityLab, the urban section of The Atlantic, reported on the recent report by the UIC Great Cities Institute on youth unemployment in Chicago and Cook County. Matthew Wilson, report co-author and an economic development planner with the institute, is quoted. http://bit.ly/2sm0BBI
Findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth unemployment in the Chicago area are cited a Chicago Sun-Times column about south suburban teens from low-income families who are participating in a summer work training program through the Cook County Forest Preserve District. http://bit.ly/2tuFDRZ