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Small victory for state's craft brewers
Jun. 4, 2013
The General Assembly approved two measures that tweak the power structure behind the brewing industry.
Workers with disabilities legally paid below min wage
May. 28, 2013
At a recent job, Michael Grice earned less than a dollar an hour for manual work. His wages were legal under a federal license held by over 100 Illinois organizations.
Updated benefits guide for service members, veterans
May. 27, 2013
The Illinois Attorney General's office has updated a guide to federal and state benefits for service members and veterans.
What was the South Side like before the Dan Ryan?
May. 22, 2013
South Sider Ryne Holmquist had lots of opportunities to ponder his Curious City question while he was stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Yes, we have maps, but we need your stories to help answer this one!
Workers protest Pritzker’s nomination
May. 21, 2013
A picket line stretched for roughly two blocks in front of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in the south Loop. The demonstration was organized by Unite Here which represents Hyatt Hotel workers.
What’s (still) manufactured in Chicago
May. 20, 2013
Sure, we have fewer industrial giants in our area these days, but if you know where to look you can find the beating heart of industry.
Laid-off workers open factory
May. 10, 2013
After not one, but two factory closings, the former workers of Republic Windows and Doors decided to take things into their own hands.
Immigrant job deaths on the rise
May. 8, 2013
A WBEZ analysis of U.S. labor statistics finds that foreign-born worker deaths increased nearly 14% in two years as native-born fatalities held steady.
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