Reporting by Jennifer BrandelWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who made news this year when he signed a bill that shut down the collective bargaining rights of state workers, spoke at the Union League Club of Chicago this morning.
Anyone who has survived a Chicago winter knows it is not for the faint of heart: It is cold, it is dark, it is gray and it is unforgiving.Similarly, political missteps in the Windy City can be just as treacherous.
It was October 31, which meant that it was Halloween and time for Month in Review. October was a busy month in the world of news, so Eight Forty-Eight welcomed guest host Steve Edwards and three experts to help make sense of the headlines: Rick Pearson, political reporter at the
On Tuesday October,18th writer Naomi Wolf was arrested by New York City Police, along with her boyfriend, the film producer Avram Ludwig.The couple was in Manhattan to attend an event hosted by the Huffington Post, for whom Wolf often writes. Guests included New York Gov.
The "Occupy" protests make a big point about income disparity in this country. They also say the very rich have too much influence on public and economic policy. But not a lot of Americans think of our very rich as oligarchs.
Wall Street protesters around the country who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and
Occupy Chicago and city officials will meet for the first time Thursday afternoon. Both sides say there is no specific agenda, but that they're meeting to open up a dialog. Chicago's Corporation Counsel is meeting with attorneys representing Occupy Chicago.Cathy "Sugar" Russell is an Occup