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Foulkes among candidates challenging Thompson for the 16th Ward

The 16th Ward encompasses parts of Englewood, West Englewood and sections of Back of the Yards, Gage Park and Chicago Lawn. The primarily low-income, African-American ward has struggled with disinvestment, violence and some of the highest rates of foreclosure and abandonment in the city. The 2012 ward remap, which goes into effect this election, reapportioned […]

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Mayor Emanuel announces working group to recommend minimum wage increase

Mayor Emanuel today announced a Minimum Wage Working Group of community, labor and business leaders to develop a plan to increase the minimum wage in Chicago. The Group is tasked with evaluating options for both short and long-term wage increases for Chicago’s workers to ensure every working Chicagoan has a shot at the middle class. […]

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Chicago’s New Ban on Synthetic Marijuana is Now Law

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Alderman Edward M. Burke recently held a news conference announcing that Chicago’s new law banning the sale of “synthetic marijuana” has gone into effect. The measure, sponsored by Aldermen Burke (14th), Matt O’Shea (19th), Will Burns (4th), Harry Osterman (48th), Joann Thompson (16th) and others, bans products that have eluded […]

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People’s City Council Drafts New Resolution

On Thursday July 7, the UIC forum became the gathering place for a mock city council debate led by activists, city residents and union members. Over 1,000 Chicagoans representing a coalition of community and labor groups gathered in support of a one-of-a-kind “people’s city council meeting.” “We will hear the stories of how American families […]