The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.
Four days after the city’s internal alarm system went out, officials continue to work and try and fix the problem.
An economic forecast, released Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, projects a very slow recovery for Chicago and other metropolitan areas.
Chicago is celebrating its 174th birthday today. Needless to say, the city looked a little different when it was first incorporated in 1837.