Organized labor almost never walks in political lockstep. But it’s truly marching to the beat of different drummers in the crowded race for mayor.
Steel industry has changed, but Ed Sadlowski's style of union activism lives on
Sadlowski was 26 when elected to lead the US Steel South Works local on Lake Michigan. His activism helped level the playing field for all workers.
Sadlowski was only 26 when first elected to represent the US Steel South Works local on Lake Michigan. We can all thank his fiery activism for helping to level the playing field for working men and women.
Labor coalition vows 'Janus will not stop us'
TRANSCRIPT: Leaders of the nation's public sector unions with the most at stake held a joint conference call with reporters to explain next steps.
TRANSCRIPT: Leaders of the nation's public sector unions with most at stake held a rare joint conference call with reporters to answer questions about the impact of the Janus decision.
Miriam Balanoff, lifelong activist who 'wanted to make things right,' dies at 91
Miriam Balanoff, a former state representative, Cook County judge and a mainstay in progressive causes across Chicago, has died at age 91.
A matriarch of the family name that has become synonymous with Illinois union organizations and grass-roots politics, she died last September at age 91 after several years battling dementia, her family announced this week.
South Side activists push for equity in the pot business
Donte Townsend started Chicago NORML in August 2017, enlisting fellow black cannabis professionals to help him push for equity in the legal pot game.
Chicago NORML has proposed using cannabis tax dollars to invest in minority-owned pot businesses in the state. Last year, total retail sales by Illinois’ 53 licensed medical cannabis dispensaries exceeded $85 million, according to statistics compiled by the state.
First Amendment rights prevent schools from requiring students to recite the pledge or salute the flag, the Supreme Court ruled in 1943.
Six of the 10 groups chosen as finalists for Google’s Impact Challenge Illinois hail from Chicago. Each received a $75,000 grant.
A wave of protests by NFL players began in 2016 after Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality.
Colin Kaepernick, who was born in Milwaukee, has drawn a firestorm of controversy after he began kneeling during the national anthem.
Vanessa Tyson is a political science professor at Southern California’s Scripps College who is spending a year at Stanford as a research fellow.
The war surrounding Israel’s creation, which Palestinians call their “nakba,” or catastrophe, transformed the thobe.
“I’d planned to stay in bed, watching TV and on my laptop. Then I started thinking, ‘Man, what about the people who don’t have anywhere to go?”
Chicago snagged six of the $75,000 grants, the other four went Downstate — the 10 whittled from nearly 170 proposals from around the state.
Not surprisingly, the survey, “Race & Place: Young Adults and The Future of Chicago,” found stark disparities in perspectives of white vs. minorities.
“The doc said my feet look OK,” said Karen, who pitched a tent in an underpass. “But they’re numb. My hands are OK because I keep them by the fire.”
The TV/movie actress, who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, is now an ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The FBI, NRA and CIA were criticized for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s life despite their lack of support for his agenda in his lifetime.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, a close aide of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, can still recount milestone moments from King’s Chicago Freedom Movement of ’65-’66.
“The unfortunate thing about mental health is we don’t take it seriously until it impacts our lives,” said Jonny Boucher, founder of Hope for the Day.