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July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Not all pleased about jobs

Ultimately, the argument is that the tighter labor market could pose two threats: inflation if companies widely raise prices on their products so they can pay their employees more, or disappointment over stocks if companies don't raise prices enough to ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

News pickup: Orange Line robbers charged; CTA, unions unite on "Build ...

The CTA joined with the Chicago Federation of Labor to launch what it's calling the "Build Chicago" initiative. Though honestly, I don't see any of this manufacturing being done in Chicago. But keeping the jobs in the United States is a good thing too.


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

AFT leaders talk tough...while backing down

THE AMERICAN Federation of Teachers (AFT) leadership is straining to balance growing unrest among union members and their strategy of making concessions in the name of "partnership." That effort was ... Nor was there any mention of Lewis' possible run ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank

The Chicago City Council has a long history of doing nefarious things to its citizens, but as far as we can tell, it has never tried to ruin your car's engine. There's a first for everything. A council committee is set to hold a hearing Monday on an ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

City Of Chicago Offers Temporary Shelter To 1000 Central American Migrant ...

The idea is that Chicago City Hall would work to prepare housing that would be available before the end of the year, in order to join with other local organizations that have already taken children into their care or that have extended offers to help ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Legislative IG has financial ties to Madigan, other lawmakers

The Illinois General Assembly's recently appointed acting legislative inspector general has a resume that includes stints as a state's attorney, U.S. attorney and top aide to then-Gov. Jim Edgar. It's a mix of political and prosecutorial experience ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Gov. Quinn wants to be 'people's candidate'

As he runs for re-election against a super-wealthy republican businessman, Democrat Pat Quinn is trying to convince voters he's a regular guy and working class champion. For what he says will be his last campaign for governor, Gov. Quinn wants to be ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Election 2014: Dissecting Pat Quinn's, Bruce Rauner's budget plans for Illinois

CHICAGO — The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of leading a “tax-happy” state and the Chicago Democrat countering that Rauner's proposal to cut income ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation expanding state's Holocaust and ...

SKOKIE, Illinois — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Quinn signed Senate Bill 3129 on Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in the northern Chicago suburb of ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Chicago Teachers Union, progressives form new Chicago coalition

United Working Families, a partnership between labor groups, including the Chicago Teachers Union, and a coalition of a dozen community groups is expected to announce its formal launch on Monday, executive director Kristen Crowell tells Early & Often.


July 28, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

So, when is it Jane Byrne's turn?

As for public school buildings, the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education has a written policy that a school can only be named after someone who has been deceased for at least six months. A sitting mayor and the district's CEO can seek special ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

OP state official lauds Spyropoulos:

OP STATE OFFICIAL LAUDS SPYROPOULOS: Chicagoland Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos (D-Chicago), appointed to fill a vacancy in 2009 and subsequently elected to the same seat in 2010 for a full six-year ...


July 28, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Letting children be children

But what is typical for many children was a first-time experience for youngsters from public housing developments in Robbins, Chicago Heights and Ford Heights, who were welcomed to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Youth Camp for disadvantaged kids ...


July 27, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Governor's TV ad race in search of a home run

Ultimately, she couldn't prevail over Jim Edgar, who used his own ads attacking her on her support to end the death penalty. More recently, Rod Blagojevich used the “Judy Baar Topinka, What's she thinking?” motto throughout his 2006 race for re-election.


July 27, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Rauner tries to build an Illinois GOP precinct organization

Thanks to heavy spending by wealthy gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner—and disgust within the GOP that it let the governor's mansion slip away four years ago despite the Rod Blagojevich scandal—Illinois Republicans appear to be disciplined, ...


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