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With Minimum Wage Soon Rising To $10 In Chicago, Activists Continue Push For $15 An HourAhead of Wednesday’s City Council meeting, activists were celebrating the looming rise in the minimum wage in Chicago.
Protesters Slam 16th Ward Candidate For Ownership Of "Disgusting" Vacant BuildingThe hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
Groups Vow One-Day Boycott Of Chicago SchoolsUpset with school closings and budget cuts, some grassroots community groups are calling for a one-day boycott of the Chicago Public Schools.
Neighbors: City Doesn't Care About Abandoned Buildings On West SideNeighbors say the city is indifferent to a plague of abandoned buildings on the city’s West Side, including one where a woman’s body was found several days ago.
Activists Rally To Support 13-Year-Old Rape Victim In EnglewoodThe Englewood community came together Tuesday night to support a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on the way to school.
Activists Bring Golden Toilet To City Hall, Protest Grant To CMEProtesters gathered outside the Mayor’s Office with a golden toilet Wednesday, demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel create jobs with $33 million in taxpayer funds that had gone in part to the CME Group so the company could renovate its restrooms.
Protesters: Chase Should Secure Vacant Buildings Before School StartsBig banks in Chicago are being urged to be more careful with vacant buildings they take back in foreclosure suits. As Chicago Public Schools get ready to open next week, a local group called Action Now wants to make sure vacant homes near schools are cleaned up and safe.
New City Law: Banks Must Secure, Maintain Properties They SeizeA new Chicago law is supposed to force banks to secure and maintain buildings the day foreclosure papers are filed. A Chicago organization is focusing on a major financial institution, CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.