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MacArthur Foundation awards $750,000 to 2 Chicago groups

Updated: February 28, 2013 12:39AM

Two Chicago nonprofits were recognized for excellence Wednesday and awarded $750,000 by the MacArthur Foundation.

The Northwestern University School of Law Children and Family Justice Center, which protects the rights and well-being of young people in the juvenile justice system, and the Southwest Organizing Project, which helps overcome foreclosures and quell community violence, were both recognized with the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

The two groups each received $750,000.

Mitch Dudek

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