YMCA Child Care Workers Stage One-Day Strike In ChicagoApproximately 130 child care workers at 10 Chicago area YMCAs were on a one-day strike on Thursday, protesting what they said are poverty level wages and insufficient staffing levels at YMCA-run child care centers.
Family Files Lawsuit Against Niles YMCA After Man Nearly DrownedA lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 61-year-old man who was released from the hospital on Wednesday, three-and-a-half weeks after nearly drowning at a north suburban YMCA.
Valparaiso YMCA Accused Of Censorship After Banning CNN From TVs"The timing of this was very peculiar because I think it was basically a day or two after Mr. Trump claimed that CNN was fake news," Valparaiso YMCA member Greg Quartucci said. "I think they switched to the cooking channel."
YMCA Holding Healthy Kids Day Next WeekendThe YMCA of Metro Chicago wants your kids to join in the fun next Friday and Saturday to help celebrate the Y's Healthy Kids Day.
YMCAs Ready To Help Working Parents During One-Day Chicago Teachers Strike The YMCA of metro Chicago says it's prepared to help working parents with day care during the one day Chicago Teachers Union strike, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
On First Teacher Furlough Day, CPS Parents Seek Activities For KidsFriday was the first of three teacher furlough days ordered by the Chicago Public Schools to save an estimated $30 million. With teachers out of the classroom, parents were forced to find alternative activities for their kids.
North Suburban YMCA Celebrates Ten Years Of FundraisingOver the past decade, the North Suburban Y has been offering programs for thousands of children and their families, and in that time, it's raised more than $2.1 million for the Y's Financial Assistance Program.
YMCA Custodian Accused Of Recording Girls In Locker RoomElizur Gomez, 34, was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of unlawful video recording for filming the teens as they changed out of their swimsuits after a swim meet, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.
Parents Scramble For Last Minute Child Care After Schools Close For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For AlternativesFrigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.
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