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Workers file charges over racist symbols, hostile work environment

Besides Nazi symbols the workers also say a vehicle displaying confederate flags has consistently been seen parked on the property near the warehouse entrance.

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Bill would let religious adoption agencies bar same-sex couples

Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.

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Scenes from an uprising: Chicago We Are One (Video)

10,000 trade unionists and their supporters from around Chicago and Illinois poured into Daley Plaza downtown.

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ICE to promote softer image, activists not buying it

ICE plans to promote a lighter image through a new "community outreach program," but immigrant and community activists are not convinced.

Chicago fights education cuts

Republican budget cuts served as the backdrop for a recent labor and community rally and march sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Chicago activists call for environmental justice

After years of community campaigns, investigations and pressure, the EPA finally confirmed high levels of toxic lead in the air and around local schools.

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Video: Chicagoans march on monthly jobs report

Chicago Jobs with Justice joined with U.S. Uncut and other community allies and marched on the Bank of America, demanding that the financial giant pay its fair share of federal taxes

Female student wins right to wear tuxedo to prom

18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.

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Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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Immigrant youth: Undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic

Undocumented immigrant youth spoke out about their lives, each telling a powerful story.

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