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Two workers were injured in a construction collapse at a Vernon Hills shopping mall. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Worker Dies From Injuries In Construction Collapse At Vernon Hills Mall

One of two construction workers injured in a partial wall collapse at the Westfield Hawthorn Mall in north suburban Vernon Hills late Thursday night has died.

12/27/2013

Business pioneer Ed Gardner speaks to reporters about meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about improving the number of African Americans hired for construction jobs on city projects. (Credit: CBS)

Gardner Meets With Mayor About Improving Black Job Numbers

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.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Key Alderman Plans To Join Businessman’s Protest Of Lack Of Black Construction Jobs

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

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.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

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Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For Blacks

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

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Construction Workers, Landscapers Targeted In Robberies

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.

05/31/2011

University Of Chicago

Workers Hurt In Elevator Accident At U Of C

Two construction workers were hospitalized Friday morning when the elevator they were riding in fell about 12 feet on the University of Chicago campus.

02/11/2011