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90,000 Illinois residents to lose unemployment
Dec. 13, 2012
If an emergency federal program is not renewed by the end of the year, thousands will lose unemployment benefits.
Protestors form 'Durbin-ville' shantytown
Dec. 6, 2012
Three activists were arrested as part of a coalition demonstrating against possible cuts to social programs during 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiations.
New push for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
Nov. 9, 2012
A group held a parent forum on licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Schock: Redistricting to blame for GOP loss
Nov. 7, 2012
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock said that redistricting is to blame for Republican losses in Illinois this year.Democrats picked up four U.S. House seats and gained several in the Illinois General Assembly.
Company offers free taxi rides to polls
Nov. 6, 2012
Businesses across Chicago are offering incentives to vote such as free desserts or drinks if you bring in a voting receipt. But a phone app is actually getting people to the polls for free.
Sarah Pt. II | For one single mom, parenting in poverty
Oct. 29, 2012
There's little doubt that Sarah and her family have an unstable life. But the question of why that is, and how it should be fixed is a sharply divided debate.
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GED fees more than double in Illinois
Aug. 29, 2012
In Illinois, the GED testing fee will more than double, rising from $50 to $120.
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