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A new investment strategy calls for Chicago to redirect funds toward companies that prioritize environmental responsibility and social causes, but local climate activists say the plan falls short.

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Will Chicago’s new Community Catalyst Fund succeed in bringing private capital and jobs to resource-starved neighborhoods? City Treasurer Kurt Summers, who will run the new fund, tells us about it.

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In a surprise move, Chicago's City Treasurer Kurt Summers joins the chorus calling on the mayor to sue big banks over controversial swap deals that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Kurt Summers as the City of Chicago's Treasurer pending City Council approval.