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New Study Finds “More Sweatshops than Starbucks” in Chicago

Jeff Schuhrke
In These Times
A bill recently introduced in the state legislature by the Illinois AFL-CIO could address some of the problems around reprisals. The Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act, supported by Raise the Floor Alliance and NESRI, would force employers to provide fired workers with a clear and legitimate reason for the discharge, essentially proving that it was not done in retaliation.

Oscar López Rivera Returns Home to Chicago - and to a Movement

Asraa Mustufa
Chicago Reporter
My brother, who is coming home almost 36 years after being incarcerated, will come out becoming the emblematic figure of Puerto Rican unity in a country that has historically experienced deep political divisions that have totally torn families apart. My brother is coming out where every political party and every political tendency [supports him].

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Inmate Freed from Jail after Judge Throws out Double Murder Conviction

Megan Crepeau
Chicago Tribune
In dismissing both men's convictions, Judge James Linn said he was "stunned" by the prosecution decision to abandon the case. "I'd never seen anything like this," the longtime judge said before tossing their convictions. No physical evidence linked Almodovar to the 1994 double homicide, according to an investigation led by former U.S.

A Chicago Cop is Accused of Framing 51 People For Murder. Now, The Fight for Justice.

Melissa Segura - Photos by Jon Lowenstein
Buzzfeed News
Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state’s attorney’s office, not the mayor’s office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice themselves. Next week a man convicted in one of Guevara’s most dubious cases will be in court for what could be his last chance at freedom.

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