John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tarell McCraney (Photo provided Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Steppenwolf Playwright Among MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

A playwright and ensemble member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company is among the winners of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowships – better known as the “genius grants.”

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

Money (CBS)

2 Chicago Organizations To Receive MacArthur Grants

The charitable foundation best known for its “genius grants” to individuals is now is awarding millions to organizations – including two in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces  a new inititative to help revitalize neighborhoods. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Announces Program To Curb Damage Done By Foreclosures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has revealed the second phase of the city’s assault on the home foreclosure crisis. First, Emanuel pushed through an ordinance making banks responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties. On Wednesday, he unveiled a strategy to keep those homes occupied.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011