April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

McDonald's insists it's not a 'joint employer' in NLRB hearing

The Chicago Tribune noted that a McDonald's lawyer acknowledged it coordinated a response with its franchisees to the union campaign for higher wages, but insisted it was in defense of its brand and not because it's a joint employer. Labor attorneys ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM


The Chicago Federation of Labor has supported my campaign. I have never run around town attending any rallies for any of the mayoral candidates; Brian has been photographed with a sign at a Rahm Emanuel rally—he's decided he isn't independent.

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

TIF critics in denial over 'downtown' spending

Indeed, the proposed $55 million expenditure “is not a good idea,” says Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez. “It's a great idea. It will allow us to go after small and medium sized trade shows” that don't want to have to cab everybody ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Indiana “solidarity” rally promotes Democrats, covers up USW betrayal of oil ...

Just two miles from Chicago's Southside, the area is home to tens of thousands of teachers, auto, steel and other workers who confront the same struggles and same enemies. The fact is the USW and AFL-CIO had no intention of organizing a significant ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Robert Blagojevich: Justice not served because 'Jesse Jackson Jr. is still a ...

The brother of Illinois' imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a free man after federal prosecutors, whose conviction rate hovers around 95 percent, failed to win a conviction against him in 2010. Facing a hung jury and a daunting retrial of the ex ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Duckworth Distances Herself From Blagojevich

Blagojevich appointed Duckworth to head the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth says she is proud of her time at the VA and says she is separate from the currently imprisoned Blagojevich. "I stood up and I asked those tough questions.

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Garcia rails against Emanuel's 'pay-to-play' politics

Ald. Pat O'Connor (40th), Emanuel's City Council floor leader, persuaded 35 aldermen to co-sign an ordinance shifting the power to investigate aldermen and their employees to Ferguson provided the IG is prohibited from launching investigations based on ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel, Chuy Garcia get feisty in final mayoral debate

Emanuel hit Garcia on his tenure with Enlace Chicago, a not-for-profit group, questioning the group's finances when Garcia left. Garcia replied that the group suffered from the Great Recession, which he said Emanuel helped bring on when he was on the ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Mayoral candidates square off for final debate

Emanuel's comments came at an event where he joined police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a meeting of the Commission for a Safer Chicago, a group of community and religious leaders, police and city staff members who have been putting together ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Rooftop Owner Charged With Defrauding Chicago Cubs And City

One of the rooftop owners embroiled in a against the Chicago Cubs over the Wrigley Field renovations now has another worry — a federal indictment charging him with defrauding the Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago.

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

West Loop office building sells for $14.5 million

... acquisition of the six-story building at 217 N. Jefferson St. The venture bought the 58,000-square-foot building from a real estate fund once led by Davis, known for his ties to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Robert Vanecko, Mr. Daley's ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

The math works for Rahm's pension fix, but not the politics

In 2009, Mayor Richard M. Daley decried the dual-taxation situation and raged, "We have to do something about it immediately." Q: Why didn't it change? A: Politics, the same reason this double-taxation situation is unlikely to change now. When CPS ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Poll shows support for placing Obama Library in Washington Park.

The City of Chicago, under Mayor Richard M. Daley, purchased the site in 2008 for $85 million with the intention of using it for the Olympics. When Chicago was not awarded the Olympics, the buildings were razed and the city began looking for a buyer.

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Union sues CTA, says agency won't let it pass out 'Transit for Chuy' fliers

The union that represents the city's bus and rail workers is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, claiming the CTA won't let it pass out fliers in break rooms backing Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in next week's mayoral runoff election, the Chicago Sun-Times is ...

April 01, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Could Patrick Daley Thompson Be Chicago's Mayor in 2019?

Patrick Daley Thompson—former mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew—will likely win the April 7 aldermanic runoff in the 11th Ward against 26-year-old law student John Kozlar. But by casting only 48.4 percent of the votes in his favor, residents made a ...

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