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Chicago honks for jobs (with video)

During this week of action for jobs there are activities big and small all over Chicago.

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"We’re fighting for our jobs,” Chicagoans declare

Protesters declared, "Enough is enough," and called for a new people's coalition to engage in mass demonstrations to protect workers' rights and create jobs.

Chicago students protest Sears ties to child labor and rape

High school students are protesting Sears's purchase of clothing from a factory where a supervisor is an unpunished serial rapist of young females.

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Cook County passes historic immigrant rights ordinance

Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.

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Labor Day protestors demand jobs and fair trade deals

Steelworkers and 1,000 others protested against a new free trade agreement being negotiated for the Pacific Rim countries.

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Police torture victims continue to seek justice, freedom

Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant in a lawsuit filed over decades-old allegations of police torture and a citywide conspiracy to cover it up.

Chicago rally: Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.

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Illinois defends civil unions law in foster care dispute

State officials sent letters to four Catholic Charities agencies that place children, explaining the decision to not renew foster care and adoption contracts.

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Chicago workers protest phony job creation

About 20 activists gathered in front of the Chicago Club to confront the CEO of Motorola Solutions, Greg Brown.

Blagojevich lesson: take the money out of politics

"Politics is a dirty business," remarked a juror after former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts of corruption.

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