On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.
Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice.
Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.
"Politics is a dirty business," remarked a juror after former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts of corruption.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.
Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.
The measure will not impose any cost on Illinois taxpayers and could benefit as many as 95,000 immigrant youth.
The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.
Consumers are urging state lawmakers to vote against a bill that would eliminate the long-standing utility rate review process.
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.