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Graduate workers at UIC rally

The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.

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Union leader says politics behind attack on public workers

Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.

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Bill will let undocumented Illinoisans drive

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared he would sign into law a bill that would grant three-year state driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants .

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Clergy: "Reject grand bargain, tax the rich"

Federal budget cuts will devastate social programs, "plunge communities into ruin and destruction, and cost lives."

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Outsourced Bain workers in standoff with trucks

Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.

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Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.

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Protests call for "Robin Hood" tax to fund jobs, education

Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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Sidewalk "chalk" protest for unemployment benefits becomes a crime

When Occupy Springfield protesters chalked slogans on the sidewalk in front of GOP Congressman Aaron Schock's district office, it suddenly became a crime.

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