John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

3 Chicagoans Among MacArthur 'Genius Grant' WinnersFormally known as MacArthur Fellowships, the five-year grants are awarded each year to people who the MacArthur Foundation says are transforming their fields. Each winner is granted $625,000 over five years, no strings attached, in recognition of work the foundation finds creative and innovative.
Steppenwolf Playwright Among MacArthur 'Genius Grant' WinnersA 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.”
2 Chicago Organizations To Receive MacArthur GrantsThe charitable foundation best known for its "genius grants" to individuals is now is awarding millions to organizations – including two in Chicago.
Emanuel Announces Program To Curb Damage Done By ForeclosuresMayor 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.
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