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Oct 02, 2014, 07:00 ET

McCormick Foundation Grants Reinforce Importance Of News Literacy And Journalism Education

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced more than $5.8 million in grants to support journalism, veterans, civics and early care and...

Sep 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

Private Effort to Address Veterans' Mental Health Needs Could Aid VA Health Care Reform, Study Finds

A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar...

Sep 17, 2014, 16:00 ET

Nine Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

 The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized nine exceptional Illinois high schools as Democracy Schools, for providing students...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:15 ET
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A Growing Sector of the U.S. Population Cannot Distinguish Fact from Fiction

 In today's 24/7 news cycle, journalists must often decide between breaking news quickly versus accurately. At the same time, any user online...

May 28, 2014, 07:00 ET

McCormick Foundation Invests More Than $5 Million To Support The Illinois Early Care and Education System

Recognizing that early care and education initiatives are the best investments to ensure the successful outcomes of all children, the Robert R....

May 21, 2014, 16:30 ET
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Cantigny Park Remembers D-Day

 The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honor surviving World War II veterans on...

Feb 12, 2014, 08:23 ET

New Study Shines Light On Illinois Infants And Toddlers

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of the "War on Poverty," a new report released by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, in...

Nov 25, 2013, 12:44 ET

McCormick Foundation, WGN Radio, WGN-TV and the Chicago Tribune Launch Illinois Tornado Relief Effort

First $500,000 raised will be matched by Foundation at 50 cents on the dollar The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, WGN Radio, WGN-TV and the...

Apr 25, 2013, 12:02 ET

WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund Launches New Spring Campaign Focusing on Youth & Education

 With spring's arrival bringing the end of the school year closer, thousands of children across Chicagoland will soon be losing access to...

Apr 09, 2013, 12:33 ET

New McCormick Grants Support Organizations Tackling Region's Hardest Problems

Violence Reduction, Rational Fiscal Policy, Regional Planning, Government Accountability, and a Strong Philanthropic Sector The Robert R....

Mar 27, 2013, 16:58 ET

New McCormick Grants Further Strengthen Youth Civic Education & Engagement In Illinois

 When it comes to civic learning, Illinois doesn't make the cut. Illinois is one of 10 states that does not require a standalone civics or...

Mar 06, 2013, 08:00 ET

Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief Raises Nearly $1.5 Million for Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts

Grants target low-income communities in greatest need on Long Island The Newsday Charities Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief...

Dec 05, 2012, 12:44 ET

76,000 New Veterans In Illinois: Younger, Poorer, And In Need Of A New Approach

Social Impact Research Center Report Reveals Blueprint to Support New Veterans Troops returning home to Illinois from duty in Iraq and...

Nov 05, 2012, 18:17 ET

McCormick Foundation, Newsday and News 12 Long Island Launch Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief

First $500,000 raised will be matched by Foundation at 50 cents on the dollar The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has teamed up with Newsday...

Oct 03, 2012, 18:23 ET

Robert R. McCormick Foundation Funds Community-Based Approaches to News Literacy

"Why News Matters" Grants Encourage Citizen Engagement  Recognizing the need to help educate the next generation of news...

Sep 19, 2012, 18:25 ET

Chicago-Area Colleges To Enhance Support For Student Veterans

The leaders of colleges and universities throughout the Chicago area will convene at the University Club in Chicago on September 27, 2012 to...

Sep 17, 2012, 16:32 ET

Six Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

Preparing Young People To Be Effective Citizens  The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition has recognized six exceptional Illinois high...

Sep 06, 2012, 10:37 ET

McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune Award Grants to Support Family Strengthening Initiatives

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Tribune today announced 27 grant awards...

Aug 28, 2012, 20:30 ET

Chicago Public Schools Announces the Global Citizenship Initiative

Preparing Chicago Students to Become Informed, Effective Citizens With the 2012 presidential election a mere two months away, the new school...

Jun 13, 2012, 05:00 ET

McCormick Foundation and Chicago Tribune Celebrate 20+ Years of Generosity in Chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHARITIES REACHES $100 MILLION MILESTONE IN GIVING With the awarding of Chicago Tribune Charities' second quarter grants,...