In 2007, the SEIU poured $2 million into aldermanic contests. The union said the effort landed the group nine victories. Now that campaigning for the 2011 municipal elections is underway, the influential SEIU hopes to replicate its status as a key player.
Young Hispanics are now the fastest-growing part of the U.S. population, according to new data released in the U.S. Census Bureau's Demographic Analysis.Kenneth Johnson is a demographer at the University of New Hampshire.
A United Airlines spokesman said the wing of a cargo plane clipped the tail of a United Express jet at O'Hare International Airport, but no one was hurt. United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told the Chicago Tribune that the United flight was pulling into the gate about 9:1
Grand-jury subpoenas Friday afternoon may signal that the federal government is expanding a probe of Midwest antiwar activists.Attorney Jim Fennerty said the FBI served subpoenas to at least two Chicago-area women who visited the Israeli-occupied West Bank this summer.