The elder statesman of Chicago’s black community will be honored Saturday at the University of Chicago and Sunday at the South Shore Cultural Center.
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.
The more areas of the brain that are active when taking in new data, the more likely we are to remember new information, according to neurologists.
Hospital tragedy said to exemplify the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence, both issues that disproportionately affect people of color.
News of recent mass shootings leave small business owners wondering how they can prepare their companies to deal with a possible attack.
Quentin Love gives free meals to those in need every Monday afternoon out of his Humboldt Park restaurant.
Activist Tarana Burke, who coined “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse.
The 42nd president said those who attack underrepresented groups do it to “fill this emotional chasm … that we think our differences matter more.”
Organizers of Chicago’s third Women’s March urged first-time voters to hit the polls for the midterm elections Nov. 6.
“We need you to collect petitions. We need you to door knock. We need you to donate,” said Kina Collins, founder of the Chicago Neighborhood Alliance.
The telecommunications giant has invested $2 million in nonprofits serving those West and South Side neighborhoods.
Eric Reid made his return to the NFL four months after filing a grievance against the NFL alleging teams colluded against signing him.
The task force has been looking at allegations of incidents that are sometimes decades old. One rejected case against Kevin Spacey dates to 1992.
The deluge of dialogue about sexual violence in the media triggered by the Kavanaugh hearing can be re-traumatizing for survivors, experts say.
A radiation therapist at Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute decided that the masks could at least be made to look like something fun.
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.