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GFRC in the Media

The Impact of a New Starbucks on Local Businesses

South Side Weekly quotes Rachel Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy, and Kate Lowe, UIC assistant professor of urban planning and policy, in a story examining an empty city lot in…

Do School Districts Close The Right Schools?

In an article in PA Times, Rachel Weber talks about the dilemma of choices administrators have when figuring out what to do with aging school buildings. Weber looked further into this issue by…

Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Proposed 2020 Budget

Amanda Kass and other officials reacted to Governor Pritzker’s first State Budget Address on WTTW. Though most officials liked Pritzker’s emphasis on righting the wrongs made in the past few years, there is…

Paul Vallas

Amanda Kass Quoted In Paul Vallas Fact Check

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story assessing claims by Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas that Chicago Public Schools was a financially healthier organization under his leadership includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director…