Workers from 50 nursing homes across Illinois, including half a dozen in the Chicago area, staged informational picketing outside of the homes Wednesday to demand improved pay and working conditions.
Chicago Police say more than 5,000 teachers demonstrated in the Loop Monday outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters, 125 S. Clark St., and the blocks surrounding the building.
Just two weeks before the start of the new school year, the Chicago Teachers Union is ratcheting up the pressure on the school board for a new contract.
Despite presence of a federal mediator, Deerfield teachers have been picketing School District 109 headquarters this week to apply some pressure to the board of education.
- 12 Arrested After Youth ‘Flash Mobs’ Erupt On Michigan AvenueOne adult and 11 juveniles were arrested Saturday night after police responded to groups of teens running through traffic around North Michigan Avenue on the Gold Coast.181
- Jail Inmate Charged With Previous Murder, Shooting In RobbinsA Cook County Jail inmate faces new charges in connection with a 2012 murder and a separate 2011 shooting in south suburban Robbins, the Cook County Sheriff’s office announced Saturday.60
- Teen Hurt In Little Village ShootingA 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm Saturday afternoon in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.86
- Man Charged With Videotaping Women In Hospital WashroomA poorly secured cell phone in a west suburban hospital washroom that a man had allegedly set up to secretly videotape women in the toilet area was discovered by a woman when the phone fell to the washroom floor on Friday. She alerted police, who then arrested and charged a 49-year-old Franklin Park man with unlawful videotaping.156
- Young Man Shot Outside Old Orchard Shopping CenterA young man was wounded in a shooting in north suburban Skokie Friday night, outside the Old Orchard Shopping Center.227
- 3 Dead, 8 Shot In Citywide ViolenceThree men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in violence around the city since Friday night.167
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