Chicago Rallies For Stephon Clark

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Chicago Monday evening in response to the shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, California, along with the hundreds of others killed by police. “It’s 2018 people. It’s 2018 and young black people, young queer people, young brown people, young immigrants, and people who are not so old are…

Chicago Students Join The National Walk Out Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students in Chicago and across Illinois joined millions of other young people that walked out of their classrooms Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Walkouts in Chicago began as early as 8:00 a.m., with many timed for 17 minutes – one for each student that was killed at the…

Chicago Unions Rally For International Women’s Day

Hundreds rallied at the Thompson Center in the Chicago Loop to celebrate International Women’s Day and call for equal pay and respect for women on the job. “I’m fighting for a future where my children and grandchildren don’t have to worry about harassment on the job,” Genoveva Ramirez, a janitor and member of the Service…

New Lawsuit Demands Records Regarding Chicago’s Amazon Bid

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed Thursday against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office seeks “full records” regarding to the City’s bid to be selected to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters. The lawsuit seeks copies of “any and all communications between the Mayor’s office and Amazon,” a copy of the bid submitted in…

Second City Workers Rally To Support Union Organization

Workers at Second City – Chicago’s premier comedy theater – will vote the week of November 13th on the formation of a union. Hospitality workers at the theater began efforts to unionize in July as a way to both raise wages and secure more fair procedures for promotions, raises, and scheduling. Workers and their supporters,…