March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

L.A. County may also consider minimum wage hike

Following in the footsteps of the city, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider commissioning a study of the impacts of raising the minimum wage. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis will ask their colleagues to approve ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

LA Teachers Escalate

Speakers included rank-and-file members of the negotiating and organizing teams, parents, high school students, community members, and presidents of the National Education Association, California Federation of Teachers, and California Teachers ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Indiana 'Anti-LGBT' Law Boycott: After SB101 Signing, How Much Will 'Religious ...

Meanwhile, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, one of the larget labor unions in the country, said Monday it would not hold its women's conference planned for October in Indianapolis because of the law and the ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Sweet: A Duckworth vs. Kirk race — an election like nothing Illinois has seen

Rod Blagojevich. The National Republican Senatorial Committee said in a statement after Duckworth's announcement, “Congresswoman Duckworth is a partisan politician who got her start in politics as a result of Rod Blagojevich's political maneuvers.”.

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

Rod Blagojevich in the Justice Department's northern Illinois district. Federal investigators who questioned likely grand jury witnesses indicated during their questioning that the probe will go beyond his House office expenses. They're interested in ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Garcia And Emanuel Debate O'Hare Noise

Bobby Rush of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool to announce an expansion of the CTA's Second Chance program, a job training program for nonviolent offenders. Emanuel said the planned addition of a diesel mechanic ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel Wants To Capitalize On Controversy In Neighboring Indiana

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) isn't letting the crisis in neighboring Indiana over a controversial religious freedom law go to waste. Emanuel, who faces re-election next week, has urged about a dozen Indiana businesses to move to Chicago as many ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's Rough-Edged Mayor, Tries the Sandpaper

CHICAGO — Alderman Scott Waguespack was in a conference room at City Hall in the spring of 2011 for a formal sit-down with this city's newly elected mayor, Rahm Emanuel. Mr. Waguespack attempted some small talk, he said, but Mr. Emanuel was not ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Alderman declines to step down in wake of arrest report

Aurora Alderman Lynne Johnson said she will not step down from the City Council despite the mayor's revelation that she was arrested for retail theft in her ward in August 2013. Mayor Tom Weisner called for the 10th Ward alderman's "immediate ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

The City that Co-Works: A Map of Chicago's 80+ Incubators, Accelerators ...

In the 1950s, long-time Mayor Richard M. Daley referred to Chicago as "the city that works." Today, nearly 65 years later, the old adage is still true; the city just co-works a bit more, too. Across the entire Chicagoland area, there are over 80 co ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chuy Garcia goes on attack in City Club speech; says Rahm's policies failed ...

“Chicago is becoming a city of the very rich and the very poor with fewer and fewer people in between,” Garcia said to a packed audience before the City Club of Chicago. “We're becoming a city with glittering buildings surrounded by crumbling ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Mayor's Race: Rahm Emanuel Takes a Few Jabs, but He's Still Standing

He was the finance director for mayoral candidate Richard M. Daley in 1989 and presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992. He became a multimillionaire Wall Street investment banker before returning to Chicago to win Rod Blagojevich's U.S. House seat.

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Constable: Juveniles need exit ramp on highway to prison

... criminal, Illinois has been wrestling with this issue since the 19th Century, when reformers such as Jane Addams and other women championed the cause and persuaded the Illinois General Assembly to create the world's first juvenile court system in 1899.

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Attorney general to create task force to improve rape prosecutions

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday is expected to announce the formation of a task force to study how to improve felony sex crime investigations and prosecutions. The task force's creation follows a four-day series published last month ...

March 31, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Ballard, council to legislature: Repeal law, protect LGBT from discrimination

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and the City-County Council on Monday called on the Indiana General Assembly to either repeal the divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act or add explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in state ...

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