Small Businesses Near Downtown Hotels Hurting Due To Continued Workers StrikeChicago’s striking hotel workers say they are fighting to improve their lives, but in the process, some business owners say they’re taking a hit.
More Than A Dozen Chicago Hotel Workers On Strike For Third WeekWorkers from more than a dozen Chicago hotels have entered their third week on strike.
City-Wide Hotel Strike Grows To 26 HotelsHotel workers at another Chicago hotel are joining the hotel workers' strike, as housekeepers, servers, cooks, and doormen demand better benefits. 
Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Continues For Second DayA spokesperson for the Hilton Hotel said the strike will have minimal impact on their operations. They're confident a fair agreement is going to be reached.
Nursing Home Workers Plan To Strike If An Agreement Is Not Made Over Wages, StaffingFive-thousand workers are planning to strike next week at 57 Chicago-area nursing homes over wages and staffing if there is not an agreement with the owners by May 4th.
Report Finds Illinois State Workers' Pay Highest In U.S.The study for the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, found the average salary for state workers here, when adjusted for cost of living, is just over $59,000 – about $10,000 more than the national average.
McDonald's Boss 'Proud' Of Pay Hike, But Protests ContinueMcDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.
Forget About Ray Rice, The NFL Just Doesn't Care About WomenDear NFL, you need to prove that you think women actually have a worth.
Emanuel Joins Other Big-City Mayors To Discuss Plight Of Poor ResidentsThe gap between the nation's richest and poorest had increased dramatically, big-city mayors said in a report issued this week.
Ill. Supreme Court: Inmates Can Keep Most Of Their Income From Prison JobsInmates can keep large portions of income they earn while working jobs behind bars, the Illinois Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that scuttles attempts by prison officials to confiscate everything for prison room and board.
Congress Hotel Strike Enters Eighth YearA strike at the Congress Hotel downtown is now entering its eighth year--the same year the United States invaded Iraq .