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7-Eleven warns Chicago franchisee who criticized company
Apr. 23, 2014
Hashim Syed, who runs a store on Chicago’s North Side, received a written warning from the company after he aired his grievances.
Mayors: Pension problems 'choking' local budgets
Apr. 21, 2014
The effort by Illinois mayors comes as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits to see if Pat Quinn will sign legislation overhauling two city pension funds.
Rejected by landlords, voucher holder fights back
Apr. 14, 2014
Lawyers say housing voucher discrimination is all too common in Chicago.
The new face of franchising
Apr. 7, 2014
Some janitors say they're being treated like franchisees for one reason — so commercial cleaning companies don't have to pay them the minimum wage.
Selling bikes, watches and civic pride
Apr. 3, 2014
A Detroit company is betting on local manufacturing to bring its city back, and counting on a Chicago factory to get there.
Renters locked out of Quinn’s tax refund plan
Mar. 28, 2014
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to give $500 tax refunds to all Illinois homeowners. But experts and advocates say the plan leaves renters out in the cold.
Feds give Illinois money to demolish blighted homes
Mar. 27, 2014
The state will use $30 million to demolish homes in hardest hit areas.
Cabbies: we're 'employees' not 'contractors'
Mar. 26, 2014
Five Chicago cab drivers are suing taxi companies in federal court, claiming the companies misclassified them as “independent contractors” to get out of paying them minimum wage and benefits.
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