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Drop the Charge! Say No to Stop & Frisk!

Drop the Charge! Say No to Stop & Frisk!

On Tuesday, two young Latino men were arrested while doing outreach to help Chicago residents sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Aldermen Endorse $15 Minimum Wage Referendums on Major Corporations

Aldermen Endorse $15 Minimum Wage Referendums on Major Corporations

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Chicago Aldermen, along with low-wage workers and community groups, held a press event at the Chicago Temple to endorse the city referendums slated for the March 18th primary ballots in 103 in 20 different wards asking voters whether major corporations and businesses that made over $50 million in the previous tax year should be required to pay workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Aldermen Flip Flop On Tif Surplus Ordinance Highlights Need For Independent Leadership In Chicago City Council

On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council voted 36-11 to keep the TIF Surplus Ordinance buried in the Rules Committee, where it has languished since July. The TIF Surplus Ordinance would have sent millions of dollars back into Chicago’s struggling neighborhoods, while providing much needed legislative guidelines for how TIF fund surpluses are determined and distributed.