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  • Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics

    Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics
    What makes a holiday film, play or TV show a classic? For many, it's because watching it brings back fond memories of holidays past. For some, it's because the film offers an important message for the season. And there are those who just like spending the holidays with the Family, as in the Corleones. We surveyed notable Chicagoans and visiting artists to ask them the holiday programs they turn to each year to get in the season's spirit. Here are their answers.
  • DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants

    DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants
    DanceWorks Chicago, eighth blackbird and Walkabout Theater Company are among 12 Chicago arts organizations receiving grants for international collaborations from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation...

    MacArthur Foundation linked to payday lending

    One of Chicago's largest foundations with a history of supporting programs that help people living in poverty has been linked to the shadowy world of payday lending, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The report said the John D. and Catherine T....

    Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners

    Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners
    A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. As founder of the Atlanta-based organization Gideon's...

    Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made headlines around the nation last week for unveiling the latest winners of its "genius" grants. Earlier this month, the Chicago-based philanthropic institution, one of the nation's 10 largest private...