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Emanuel’s 2015 Budget Address Doesn’t Talk Numbers

Emanuel’s 2015 Budget Address Doesn’t Talk Numbers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget address for 2015 played it safe, highlighting his influence in the fight for a minimum wage raise, education reform and heightened police measures without mentioning many new tax increases for the years ahead. With the upcoming election likely in mind, Emanuel’s speech Wednesday morning was more of a tightrope act, entertaining […]

An Unlikely Life: Burlesque Performer Reflects on How He Got Where He Is Today

Seth Nayes, a Chicago-based burlesque performer and print model, talks about his transformation from a very unusual childhood on a Native American Reservation, a stint as a wrestler and how he became a burlesque performer in Chicago who now lives under the spotlight. The profile story of Seth Nayes 双性艺人的真实写照

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Minimum Wage and Housing Protest

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Minimum Wage and Housing Protest

Housing and minimum wage activists protested in the Daley Plaza Tuesday, Oct. 7. They called for the minimum wage to be increased and for more housing vouchers. Columbia College Chicago journalism students, Joann Mikhail and Gina Scarpino, share footage from the day’s event. Minimum wage and housing protest

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Backs Sick Leave Requirements

After she admittedly failed to live on the minimum wage in August, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has voiced strong support for increasing workers’ pay. At a forum at Roosevelt University in Chicago on Tuesday, she came out in support for making paid sick leave mandatory. A co-sponsor of the proposed Schedules That Work Act (HR […]

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Equality to Run? Not in Illinois

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Equality to Run? Not in Illinois

As a blue state, third-party candidates in Illinois feel they have never had a fair chance at taking office because of the election law and they are ready for change. For years, Illinois has been a Democratic state that has often had corrupt politicians operating its election machine. However there are third-party candidates with the […]

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Aramark’s Sanitation, Safety Standards Questioned at Chicago Board of Education Meeting

A child got sick during class and vomited on the classroom carpet. No big deal, right? These things happen. The teacher put in a request with the school’s custodian—who has been contracted out by Chicago Public Schools to a private company, Aramark—to get the mess cleaned up. However, the vomit-crusted carpet was left to sit […]

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Quinn and Rauner March in China’s National Day Parade

China’s National Day was Sept. 28, and there was a parade in Chinatown to celebrate. This year there was a bit more political excitement at the parade than usual. Both of Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner, made a rare joint public appearance. Down Wentworth Avenue in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, pranced three Chinese dragons, […]

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