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A vendor pours beer for fans. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Busy Week Ahead For Chicago Stadium Vendors

Vendors who sell beer, hot dogs, game programs, and more in the stands at Chicago sporting events are in for a rough – but lucrative – six days at work.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

Paul Fosco (Credit: American News Post)

Executive For O’Hare Contractor Has Felony Conviction, Mob Ties

More questions have been raised about executives at a Chicago company that was just awarded a $99.5 million city contract for custodial work at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Union janitors who work at O'Hare International Airport hold a candlelight vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on Nov. 29, 2012, to protest plans award the janitorial contract to a new company that does not use union labor. (Credit: CBS)

O’Hare Janitors Descend On Mayor’s House To Protest Looming Job Cuts

Dozens of union airport workers were holding a prayer vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday, asking him to reconsider a decision to hand custodial work at O’Hare International Airport to a new company that doesn’t use union labor.

11/29/2012

Union workers gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 9, 2012, to protest a move to replace union custodians at O'Hare International Airport with non-union workers, under a new contract with a different custodial firm. (Credit: CBS)

O’Hare Janitors Stage City Hall Protest Against Change In Contractors

Union workers descended on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Friday, protesting the move to change companies handling janitorial services at O’Hare International Airport.

11/09/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 stopped traffic at the busy intersection of Route 83 and 22nd Street in west suburban Oak Brook, as contract talks resumed with building owners and government officials in Chicago and the suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors’ Rally In Oak Brook Stops Traffic

A day after they rallied in Chicago’s Loop, union janitors took their strike threat to the suburbs, where they staged a large and noisy demonstration for their cause.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 marched in downtown Chicago and rallied outside Chase Bank offices on Dearborn Street on Feb. 26, 2012,, ahead of contract talks with commercial building owners, the city of Chicago, and several local public school districts. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors March Downtown Ahead Of Contract Talks

About 3,000 union janitors occupied the plaza outside of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon, as the group prepared for contract negotiations.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

About 250 people - mostly union members and their supporters - rally outside the Hilton Chicago hotel, protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pending free trade deal with Pacific Rim countries. (Credit: CBS)

Pacific Trade Summit Draws Labor Day Protest

This Labor Day, opponents of a trade agreement with Pacific Rim countries protested what they see as another assault on labor, the environment and healthcare.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011