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Parents stage second sit-in over broken promises

Parents in Chicago say they are staging an around-the-clock sit-in at an elementary school field house until school officials and elected representatives meet with them.

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A system with no compassion: one woman's story

"I'm not asking for any handouts; I just want to stay alive," Susan said.

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Night of the living unions!

As part of the 4th annual Chicago Zombie March, members from UNITE HERE Local 1 applied some face paint and walked the picket line in front of the Congress Hotel.

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Illinois coalition celebrates 25 years of immigrant justice

Hundreds commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

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"Red School Bus" stops in Chicago

Classes at the school were on the "political time of day," capitalism, the labor movement, racism and immigration and LGBT rights.

A Memorial Day massacre

The film was an on-the-scene report of what historians call "The Memorial Day Massacre," filmed by Paramount Pictures as it happened in Chicago in May 1937.

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Court ruling victory for African American firefighters

African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.

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Consumers angry about utility rate hike plan

Consumers are urging state lawmakers to vote against a bill that would eliminate the long-standing utility rate review process.

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Immigrant rights get a boost in Illinois

The Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, which would establish a state "Dream" commission to administer privately funded scholarships to as many as 95,000 students of immigrant parents.

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Illinois labor launches campaign to protect pensions

Big business blames public sector workers for the state's $8 billion budget deficit.

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