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A Progressive Platform To Take Back Chicago in 2019

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Rossana Rodriguez In These Times
With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel out, progressive candidates should embrace a bold redistributive platform that meets the demands of the city’s social movements.

Life-Size Graphs Blocking Streets Outside City Hall Show Why Chicago Is Not a Sanctuary City

Reyna Wences, OCAD & Tania Unzueta, Mijente, OCAD Organized Communities Against Deportation
The art installation and protests puts a spotlight on the $95 million police academy proposed by the Mayor, the killing of Black and Brown youth by the Police Department, and the City’s role in contributing to deportations of immigrants and the criminalization of Black and Brown Chicagoans.

Mayor's Comments Reveal Hypocrisy of his Administration's Housing Policies

Curtis Black Chicago Reporter
Like Chicago Public Schools, CHA is under complete mayoral control. Emanuel appoints the board of directors and designates its president, and he appoints the chief executive. Under Emanuel, CHA has become an ongoing scandal, with construction of new units slowing to a near standstill.


Unions Win Court Ruling that Chicago Pension Cuts are Unconstitutional

AFSCME Council 31
"This ruling that overturns city pension cuts and protects the life savings of city workers is a win for all Chicago," AFSCME Council 31 executive director Roberta Lynch said. "All city residents can be reassured that the Constitution--our state's highest law--means what it says and will be respected, while city employees and retirees can be assured that their modest retirement income is protected."


Fiery Chicago Teachers Union President Reelected

Valerie Strauss The Washington Post
Lewis won about 80 percent of the votes, soundly defeating a candidate representing a coalition of groups that used to run the union until Lewis took office three years.


Holding the Line For Chicago Teachers Union

Lee Sustar
President Karen Lewis and the Caucus of Rank and file Educators (CORE successfully defeated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his corporate allies. They deserve support in the current union election
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