Experts Discuss How to Reduce Illinois Prison Population

By Torene Harvin More than 40 people gathered at the Jenner and Block law firm Wednesday to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to decrease the Illinois state prison population. The Illinois Policy and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced strategies to decrease the prison population by 2025. “There are only a couple of ways to … Continue reading Experts Discuss How to Reduce Illinois Prison Population

Experts Expressed Cautious Optimism for New Climate Deal

By Ruojing Liu Five experts shared concerns and optimism last Monday after the international community’s new landmark COP21 climate change agreement reached in Paris last December. A panel session held by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Feb. 1 included experts from the political, economic, business and media fields to discuss the future impact of … Continue reading Experts Expressed Cautious Optimism for New Climate Deal

Cybersecurity experts needed in corporate board rooms

By Eve Fan As the threat of cyber attacks escalate, it’s only a matter of time before companies start bringing chief security officers into the boardroom, according to a panel of experts speaking at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event at tech startup incubator 1871. “I think in a lot of cases, the chief … Continue reading Cybersecurity experts needed in corporate board rooms

Experts cite Ebola’s indirect cost, urge public-private partnerships

By Jin Wu Chicago health care and economic experts said the indirect cost of Ebola is enormous and partnerships between public and private sectors could be a solution for “the market failures” in Ebola prevention and treatment. Dozens of people attended a public conversation called “The Cost of Health Crisis” Wednesday night at Chicago’s Harold … Continue reading Experts cite Ebola’s indirect cost, urge public-private partnerships

Experts cite Ebola’s indirect cost, urge public-private partnerships

By Jin Wu Chicago health care and economic experts said the indirect cost of Ebola is enormous and partnerships between public and private sectors could be a solution for “the market failures” in Ebola prevention and treatment. Dozens of people attended a public conversation called “The Cost of Health Crisis” Wednesday night at Chicago’s Harold … Continue reading Experts cite Ebola’s indirect cost, urge public-private partnerships

Economists upbeat on Trump economy

By Karen Lentz and Yifang (Evonne) Liu The U.S. economy ended 2016 in a better place than it started, and despite some concerns, economists remain optimistic for continued positive results under the incoming Trump administration. A panel of financial experts shared their forecasts for the economy, the markets, interest rates and regulatory changes that are … Continue reading Economists upbeat on Trump economy

Climate scientists emphasize high stakes of the 2016 election

By Janice Cantieri “If you want to name things that could really bring down civilization, nuclear bombs are one, but I think CO2 has all the seeds of that,” said pioneering climate scientist Wallace Broecker of Columbia University. “You’re going to see enormous problems with that, I mean political problems, every kind of problem you … Continue reading Climate scientists emphasize high stakes of the 2016 election

Millennials tend to overspend when using mobile banking

By Yimian Wu While mobile banking engages the Millennial generation, those Americans born between 1982 and 2000, it may also lead to overspending due to online shopping and easy access to credit, said financial experts and government officials in Chicago Wednesday. They spoke at a financial literacy summit organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago … Continue reading Millennials tend to overspend when using mobile banking