Chicago Gets a “D” in DGAP/JCUA Report Card

Video Produced by Katherine Randall, JCUA Communications Intern (Columbia College)

On the type of report card that no parent ever would want to see, the city of Chicago gets an overall grade of D for government accountability. The report card — with one B, five D grades and one F — is the result of an extensive evaluation from DGAP — Developing Government Accountability to the People.

In addition to the report card that evaluates the city and its political leaders, DGAP (pronounced as D-gap) includes an interactive Web site ( and a series of recommendations. It is a joint project that involved the participation of numerous Chicago community groups and residents. The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) is the convener of the project.

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