Chicago area entrepreneurs filled an auditorium at Kennedy-King College on Friday, hoping Whole Foods would pick their products to fill the shelves of a store scheduled to open in Englewood at the end of the year.
As the City of Seattle starts to raise its minimum wage to $15-an hour, Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked panel is preparing to hold its first public hearing on how Chicago might raise the minimum wage here, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.
The City Of Chicago will hold a job fair on Friday to help fill hundreds of vacant city positions.
The crowd seeking to testify — and protest — was so big Thursday night at the last of three public hearings on the Chicago Transit Authority’s 2012 budget that police had to turn people away from the Kennedy-King College auditorium.
The first of several town hall meetings on Chicago’s city budget became heated Monday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel went nose to nose with some critics who challenge areas he has cut.