Illinois Scholar Among MacArthur 'Genius' Grant WinnersThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday named 25 people, including academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, who will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please.
24 Receive 'Genius Grants' From MacArthur FoundationA director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called genius grants.
County Gets Nearly $2M Grant For Bail Reform EffortsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s more work to do because many minorities stay behind bars while waiting on their cases.
MacArthur Foundation Gives $10M In Grants To Combat City Gun ViolenceAmong the ten organizations receiving money is Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives.
Four With Chicago Ties Among MacArthur Grant WinnersProfessors at three Illinois universities and a playwright with ties to Chicago are among this year's winners of the MacArthur Foundation's so-called "genius grants."
Chinese Author's Short Story Collection The Next 'One Book, One Chicago'Library officials have selected “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl,” a collection of short stories by Chinese author Yiyun Li for this spring’s “One Book, One Chicago” citywide book club.
Chicago Architect Honored With $500,000 Genius GrantA Chicago architect is among the latest recipients of a *no-strings-attached* MacArthur Foundation $500,000 genius grant.