2020 Lane Reports

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What Joe Bidenís win means for Chicagoís Opportunity Zones
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Chicago’s 138 Opportunity Zones aren’t gaining the traction they should. Here's how that could change. The Opportunity Zones program, tucked within the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was intended to draw private capital into low-income communities throughout the nation by tapping into the massive stockpile of unrealized capital gains wealth,...
Integrity is on the ballot in the graduated-tax vote
Friday, October 30, 2020
Illinois’ high-stakes tax measure pits hope against fear—and its fate turns on trust. Illinois voters are about to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a graduated income tax structure to replace the state’s current flat tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, America’s wealthiest officeholder, has spent more than...
Integrity is on the ballot in the graduated-tax vote_copy
Friday, October 30, 2020
Illinois’ high-stakes tax measure pits hope against fear—and its fate turns on trust. Illinois voters are about to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a graduated income tax structure to replace the state’s current flat tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, America’s wealthiest officeholder, has spent more than...
Is an Illinois-centered climate crisis in the making?
Thursday, October 1, 2020
However national climate policy plays out after Nov. 3, the Land of Lincoln must aggressively shift away from fossil fuels. Here's why. A derecho—a violent wall of wind—brought down trees and knocked out power for 1 ½ million people in Chicago and throughout the Midwest on August 10. $4 billion in homes and crops were lost; and...
MacArthur Foundation's 'social bonds' could change the face of philanthropy
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Borrowing against the organization's balance sheet is a creative way to make more grants at a lower cost. Photo: Getty Images For the first time in 40-plus years of supporting charitable efforts in Chicago and around the world, the storied John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is issuing $125 million in taxable "social bonds," with possibly more...
Apply the lessons of the 'blue zones' to the people who live here
Monday, August 3, 2020
How we redesign Chicago and set its priorities will define who we become, how healthy we are, how long we live and how habitable our city remains. Photo: Getty Images We should have expected COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black, Hispanic and poor Chicagoans. The unconscionable inadequacy of their health care, the disgrace of food deserts, the...
As COVID-19 spreads, Chicago's economic sectors converge
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Government is expanding its function beyond funding the programs it supports and tightening or loosening regulations. Increasingly, it’s stepping up as an innovative and disruptive agent of change. Photo: Getty Images For generations the nation’s economic sectors were siloed. Public charities pursued their mission-driven programs on their own,...
Letís rethink 'Rebuild Illinois'
Monday, June 1, 2020
Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure represents the best opportunity to rebuild the state’s struggling communities. Last June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bipartisan bill giving Illinois its first capital plan in a decade. The Rebuild Illinois Act committed $45 billion in public funds over six years for long-deferred repairs and improvements to...
Doing more good by joining forces: A formula for nonprofits
Monday, May 4, 2020
StreetWise is now “powered by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.” When COVID-19 is behind us, should Chicago’s other nonprofits consider merging with one another? Mark Grapengater/Flickr StreetWise, the nonprofit publisher of the weekly magazine that homeless people buy for 90 cents and hawk on Chicago’s street corners for $2, has merged...
Coronavirus, Economic Meltdown And The World Of Impact
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus, Economic Meltdown And The World Of Impact: Insights From Marc J. Lane, Attorney And Social Enterprise Advocate Anne Field, Contributor Marc Lane LAW OFFICES OF MARC J. LANE, P.C. What do the Coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis mean for social enterprise and impact investing? Not Only for Profit is talking to a variety of key...
Let's make sure opportunity zone investments benefit distressed areas
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
If poor communities aren’t lifted up, investments in them won’t increase in value and the intent of the law will be frustrated. Bloomberg: Boarded-up residential buildings in the Bronx. Will the benefits of the Qualified Opportunity Zone program trickle down to the residents of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities? The program is...
The Debate Over Illinoisí Renewable Energy Future
Monday, February 3, 2020
The Debate Over Illinois’ Renewable Energy Future By Alexander Konetzki A new legislative session is upon us in Illinois, and the development of renewable energy is on the minds of Illinois legislators and Governor J.B. Pritzker. In 2019, State Representative Ann Williams of Chicago and State Senator Cristina Castro of Elgin introduced the Clean...
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