3 Chicagoans awarded MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

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CHICAGO -- The MacArthur Foundation has awarded 24 new "genius grants” for 2015.

Three of them went to Chicagoans.

The newest MacArthur Fellows are documentary photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, computational biologist John Novembre and community education innovator Juan Salgado.

Each gets $625,000 with no strings attached.

The grants recognize people who have demonstrated creativity in their respective fields and encourage them to be even more creative.