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UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally.

Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators

Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators. ComEd's Annual Icebox Derby STEM competition kicks-off for 30 Chicagoland teens, July 21st.


GAGDC's Very Owns Makes It To The Sustainable City Urban App Finals

GAGDC's very own makes is one of the top finalists in the Center for Neighborhood Technology Urban Sustainability Apps Competition, which amplifies the impact of grassroots problem solvers by pairing community members with coders to create scalable, app-based solutions to neighborhood issues. A team of judges will pick the competition’s winners, and you’ll get to help decide who should take home the People’s Choice Award, on June 16th!

State Works on Developing Jobs and Technology

llinois State Treasurer’s Office is preparing the final touches for the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund. They will be making investments in technology funds that invest in businesses based in Illinois or with a significant Illinois workforce. The goal is two-fold: support emerging technology to create jobs in our state and earn investment returns for our state citizens.


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