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Two neighboring states, one big financial gap
Aug. 27, 2014
Illinois struggles with debt and unpaid bills, while Indiana is sitting pretty with a surplus topping $2 billion. What’s behind the fiscal gap between these two neighbors?
Global Activism: 'The Mustard Seed' Fair Trade shop is transforming lives
Aug. 21, 2014
Judy Kohl grew up in a missionary family in Belgian Congo. When the Belgians were overthrown, her family was forced to flee to Kenya, where she spent much of her childhood. Those times developed Judy’s sense of social justice and giving back.
Ruling backs Illinois retirees on health benefits
Jul. 3, 2014
Illinois Supreme Court reverses a lower court decision allowing the state to force retirees to pay for a portion of their own health care.
Down but not out
Jun. 24, 2014
Left out of the economic recovery and unable to find employment, many workers earn cash off-the-books
Chicago could be a major tech hub for international startups
May. 23, 2014
Why international start-ups could choose Chicago over Silicon Valley.
Haymarket: Anarchism, the bomb and its aftermath
Apr. 29, 2014
The 1886 bombing transformed labor politics worldwide, but it also left hometown Chicago with plenty of scapegoating and soul searching.
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.
Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling on athletes union
Apr. 9, 2014
Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a ruling that the school's football players are entitled to unionize.
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