Chicago Teachers Kick Off Three-Day March Against Mass School Closings
Chicago Teachers are taking a stand once again in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to close dozens of schools in low income Chicago communities—this time with a three day march for "education justice."
Coalition Vows to Fight Koch Bros. Purchase of Tribune's Newspaper Empire
A coalition of media advocates, labor unions, community groups, and citizens concerned about the 'rightwing' takeover of some of the nation's largest newspapers by the powerful Koch brothers are vowing to fight the rumored attempt of the billionaires' purchase of the Tribune media company which owns the Chicago Tribune , Los Angeles Times , Baltimore Sun , and others.
Chicago fast food, retail workers plan strike today
Community organizers said they expect hundreds of fast food and retail workers in Chicago to walk off the job today in a campaign to push for higher wages.
Community decries 'zero sense' school closings plan
The reasons given for closing Leif Ericson Elementary School by the Chicago Public Schools just don't add up, a teacher from the West Side school said during one of roughly a dozen public meetings today on school closings.
New festival hopes to educate, bring communities together
Great Chicago Fire Festival envisioned as artistic spectacle involving neighborhood-sponsored floats The Great Chicago Fire Festival will commemorate the famous conflagration of 1871 and is expected to become an annual event. "It's about community engagement," said Michelle Boone, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.