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Chicago Teachers Battle Mayor 1%
Rahm Emanuel, whom Occupy Chicago has dubbed Mayor 1%, fired another shot at the city’s public schools December 1. He proposed seven school closings and phase-outs, 10 “turnarounds” in which all the teachers and staff get fired, and six “co-locations,” where private charter school operators grab...
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Protestors Cry Foul over Proposed G8, NATO Restrictions
Protesters are criticizing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise fines and tighten security measures during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits. The mayor introduced an ordinance during Wednesday's City Council meeting that, if passed, would temporarily raise fines for resisting police or aiding...
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Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants
On the heels of a harrowing EPA lead warning and a mounting health care crisis , hundreds of affected Chicago residents unveiled an urgent reminder today to Mayor Rahm Emanuel to commit to a timeline for the retirement of the city's two notoriously decrepit and toxic Model-T-era coal-fired plants...
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Cities With Budget Woes Sell Out to Highest Bidder
CHICAGO — Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a public...
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Alleged ‘Skills Gap’ Takes Spotlight Off Who’s to Blame for Massive Jobs Shortage
Lately, the usual stream of stories about America’s jobs crisis has been displaced by a story about the shortage of crucial skills among the jobless. This new narrative—fed by new studies from corporate sources like Deloitte & Touche —has seemingly displaced information about the plight of the...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says No Thanks to Public Schools for His Children
Critics say choice sends message about Chicago's public schools
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Mayors Debate War Resolution
BALTIMORE — Money spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq should be spent at home under a resolution proposed Friday by U.S. mayors that calls on Congress to hasten the end of the wars. The resolution proposed at the opening of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting calls on Congress to...
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UPDATED: Greenpeace Occupies Fisk Coal-Fired Smokestack: Chicago, Your Lives Are in the Balance
UPDATE: 5:45pm CST: Greenpeace’s daring actions against Chicago’s lethal and widely denounced old coal-fired plants expanded this afternoon, as eight more activists rappelled off the Pulaski Bridge, near the Crawford coal plant in the neighborhood of Little Village and dropped a banner that blocked...
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Centrism Wins! Media Marvel at Obama's Move to the Right
With increasing vehemence since the midterm elections, pundits and journalists have recommended Barack Obama move to the right--and now are citing recent polling to suggest that the president has benefited from following their advice. But there is little evidence that Obama's current approval...
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Obama Administration's Revolving Door
Candidate Barack Obama repeatedly pledged on the campaign trail that working in his administration would not be “about serving your former employer, your future employer or your bank account.” But with his administration at its midpoint, a traditional time for personnel turnover, it’s clear that...
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