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Jam Productions stagehands demanding their jobs back
Nov. 5, 2015
About 40 stagehands at Jam Productions say they were organizing to join a union when the company found out and fired them. Now they're demanding their jobs back.
O'Bannon v. NCAA case ends in split decision
Sep. 30, 2015
College sports are a big-money business. But the athletes are restricted from earning a cut because they’re amateurs.
State enters fourth month without budget due to union dispute
Sep. 2, 2015
The state's finances remain embroiled in a battle of political wills between rivals Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Labor union AFSCME reacts to Rauner's proposal
Aug. 18, 2015
Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to negotiate in good faith with AFSCME, the largest state employee union in Illinois.
Chicago's forgotten Civil War prison camp
Mar. 11, 2015
Camp Douglas’ deadly reputation was kept in shadows but now there’s a surprising movement to bring it to light.
Digging up Civil War history on the South Side
Oct. 20, 2014
Chicago’s Bronzeville has unveiled a historical marker honoring one of the state’s largest Civil War camps.
Chicago seeks to boost cabbies' incomes
Sep. 30, 2014
The City of Chicago is set to move on a series of reforms that would leave more money in taxi drivers’ pockets. But some cabbies say the measures avoid the central issue: a need for a fare increase.
Northwestern's union campaign: The 'beginning of the end'
Feb. 12, 2014
A National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago today considered whether college football players qualify as employees.
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