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Fifteen charter schools in Chicago are making history with the first major charter school strike in the U.S. Coming after the massive #RedforEd strike movement that swept the country from West Virginia to Arizona earlier...

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The historic citywide strike launched by 6,000 hotel workers in Chicago in September is now down to only one hotel after workers ratified contracts at 25 other locations, winning key demands of year-round health care...

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On October 5, 2018, a Chicago court convicted a police officer of murder. A jury found 20-year police veteran Jason Van Dyke, guilty of 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for the...

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Two years after the release of the video showing Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting black teenager Laquan Mcdonald 16 times, his trial has begun. The community anger around this case shows the potential...

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On September 13, over 3,000 striking hotel workers and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago, in an escalation of their citywide fight for living wages, adequate staffing, and year-round health care. The strike, which began...

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After a close-chested deliberation, Rahm Emanuel shocked Chicago by deciding against running for a third term as mayor in February 2019. But after the surprise of Emanuel’s announcement hit the city, two sets of reactions...

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The 2018 Illinois Democratic Party primaries have further revealed the pro-corporate Democratic machine’s weakening grip on politics in the state and in the city of Chicago. The establishment’s reduced position could be seen earlier in...

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Chicago responded to Donald Trump’s Inauguration as President with an incredible weekend of resistance. “Resist Trump” demonstrations were held on Friday, January 20th, and the following day the Chicago Women’s March was one of world’s...

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On Tuesday, October 11, Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, parents and students woke to the news that an indefinite strike, set to begin at six that morning, had been called off.  After 22 months of...

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On September 29, the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to give their employer, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) legal notice of an open-ended strike to begin on Tuesday, October 11. After 400...

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