"It’s about hope and opportunity. ... In my opinion, it’s about making people feel they’re assets to Chicago, and not liabilities."
About 93 percent of UIC United Faculty members voted to authorize a strike earlier this month after nearly a year of contract negotiations.
In Chicago and other areas with plenty of college graduates, there’s evidence employers make that a prerequisite even for jobs that don’t need it.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, show Illinois added — rather than lost — roughly 48,000 jobs overall in 2007.
The employees, members of the Writers Guild of America, East, said management has held fast against demands for raises for assistant producers.
Clerical and technical staff at the City Colleges of Chicago went on strike Wednesday.
Newman’s claim accurately reflects the single survey she is relying on, but it appears to be an outlier among similar polls.
With nearly half of income-taxing states not charging higher rates to the wealthy, it’s clear the ad’s claim is off base.
"Both sides have accepted the mayor’s offer and will meet at City Hall" on Friday morning, a mayoral spokeswoman said.
The downside for companies that need space is that rents continue rising.
And in their first major foray into Chicago politics, the International Network of Charter School's political fund saw 10 supported candidates win.
Companies repeatedly convicted of wage theft would face felony charges instead of misdemeanors.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a bill that prohibits local governments from enacting so-called "right-to-work" laws.
The union representing about 1,500 striking teaching and graduate assistants at the University of Illinois Chicago report progress in contract talks.