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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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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.

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