African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.
The head of a powerful City Council committee was speaking out Tuesday, in support of Soft Sheen Products founder Edward Gardner, who has led a pair of protests over minority hiring for construction work.
Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.
The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the persons responsible for a recent string of armed robberies targeting construction workers and landscapers in Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Two construction workers were hospitalized Friday morning when the elevator they were riding in fell about 12 feet on the University of Chicago campus.
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