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City notes success with Chicago Cultural Plan

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Associated Press

The city of Chicago says it has addressed more than half of the initiatives outlined a year ago in its Chicago Cultural Plan.

The Chicago Cultural Plan was the first of its kind in the city in more than 25 years. On Wednesday the city said in a news release that it had addressed half of the more than 240 initiatives in the plan. The proposed 2014 Chicago budget includes $1.25 million for Chicago Cultural Plan efforts.

The plan calls for making arts a core subject at Chicago Public Schools, providing tax incentives for creative industry startups and developing a large-scale new festival and permanent festival grounds.

The city also says Arts Alliance Illinois will organize a new stewardship committee for the plan.

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