A radiation therapist at Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute decided that the masks could at least be made to look like something fun.
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.
Fight for $15, a national effort to boost the minimum wage, is calling for employees to walk out starting at 11 a.m., at the start of the lunch rush.
Steve Bannon spoke Saturday in New York during an ideas festival sponsored by The Economist.
Chicago Federation of Labor President Robert Reiter said those in attendance agreed to “sit tight and wait” for now.
Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson has a history of not sticking to baseball during broadcasts.
Rev. Gregory Livingston didn’t expect the protest to last long, and he figured he would be arrested immediately. He already had his bail money ready.
Bobbitt told the paper that the couple may have spent some of the money from the GoFundMe on expensive cars and gambling.
Rev. Gregory Livingston and as many protesters as he can get to join him plan to gather at 11:30 a.m. on Labor Day at the Cumberland Avenue ramp.
“We wanted to . . . showcase that acts like that aren’t acceptable in communities that we care for,” the director of Mensa’s foundation said.
“There will be a huge void in Englewood and throughout Chicago,” said Darryl Smith, a spokesman for the Englewood Political Task Force.
When black firefighters launched the organization, among their stated mission was to impact inner-city violence by mentoring young adults.
The deleted tweet from Tuesday said, “*knees not included,” a take on Rose’s inability to stay healthy since his 2012 ACL knee injury.
Proposals were judged on factors like project feasibility and ability to have a “measurable, catalytic impact” on a community or commercial corridor.
Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the organization is working with police to ensure fans have a safe entrance and exit to Thursday’s game.
Phil had applied for a job at McDonald’s. He told the officer he just needed to be clean-shaven to get hired.