January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Sprawl Is the Most Inconspicuous Adversary of Labor Unions

I would point to leadership from the Chicago Federation of Labor … . I think the other thing — just to be honest about the situation with advocating for issues like this — is that unions have been under siege in this country just for their basic ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Rauner returns to anti-union rhetoric while blasting state business climate

... a "conflict of interest" and "corrupt" alliance in which big labor campaign contributions support Democratic candidates including imprisoned predecessor Rod Blagojevich and unions then reap better state benefits and higher wages on public works ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Officers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman dead

The sound of at least six gunshots outside the council chambers can be heard on a video recording of the council meeting, which was still ongoing. City Council member John Elder, a police officer, is seen on the video drawing his handgun and shouting ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Democracy For America To Support 7 Progressive Chicago Aldermen

Democracy For America (DFA) has kicked off a campaign to support seven Chicago aldermen that are "under attack for standing up to Mayor Rahm Emanuel," according to the group. The national organization is endorsing and supporting Chicago City ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Emanuel assailed by candidates who say his Chicago favors the rich

... to the 1 percent,” Fioretti said. Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, defended his four years in office, during which he dealt with deficits inherited from former Democratic Mayor Richard M. Daley, who had held office ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Wednesday INN Radio, January 28

As parents and prospective college students prepare their finances to line up funding to pay for higher education, there's a new tool in their arsenal. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission announced a partnership with a group to provide college ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Granite City man sentenced to 19 years for sex abuse

Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Nolan said Hensley will have to serve at least 75 percent of his term, or 16 years, but he will be subject to civil confinement as a sexually violent person. Under state statute, people found by a jury to be sexually ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

'Quit, Quazzo, quit': Protesters demand school board member resign

“Quit, Quazzo, quit,” about 30 protesters chanted outside the office building of Chicago Board of Education member Deborah Quazzo Tuesday morning, denouncing the mayor's handpicked choice as a choice example of why they say Chicago needs an ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools

It was another sellout crowd for the 9th annual Soccer Ball benefiting Urban Initiatives at Morgan Manufacturing in the Fulton Market district Jan. 23. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed multiple food stations, open bars, dancing, a photo booth, silent and ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

McPier rolls out ad campaign for new DePaul arena, hotel

In an effort to give customers a one-stop shop for booking, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, framed the new arena and a planned 1,200-room Marriott hotel next door as part of the "McCormick Collection," the package it is ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Park District Reaffirms Dog Ban At Maggie Daley Park

(CBS) — The Chicago Park District said Tuesday that its decision is final, and said it will not reverse the newly-imposed ban on dogs in Maggie Daley Park. But its Grant Park Advisory council heard from both sides during a meeting Tuesday night in the ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Demolition completed at new Taco Diablo and Lulu's site

The owners and others involved in the construction of the building are waiting on a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District permit, which is a utilities permit, Muenzer said. “When I have spoken to the developer and the architect, they've indicated ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Winnetka officials to release results of water study

... to seeking a permit from the IEPA, Saunders said the village will need to seek approval from several other agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation ...

January 28, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel Is a Union-buster. So Why Are Chicago Unions Backing Him?

Toni Preckwinkle, the cautious, moderately progressive and respected African-American president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, resisted the many suitors trying to draw her into the race. White progressive alderman Bob Fioretti threw his hat ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

No show Quinn

Now that he has paid his debt to society, he wanted to weigh in on a matter of political protocol: Whether Pat Quinn should have shown up for Bruce Rauner's inauguration. With the exception of the day Rod Blagojevich was impeached, the outgoing ...

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