Former State Rep. Robin Kelly, 56, of Matteson will be the next congressional representative for Illinois’ 2nd District, fulfilling a long-standing tradition of Democratic delegates for Chicago’s South Side and southern suburbs.
Equal pay advocates gathered at the Daley Center today and said it’s time to end the gender wage gap, which could be closed in part by passage of the federal Paycheck Fairness Act. Progress Illinois was there for the rally.
Gun control advocates held a people’s filibuster in Chicago today and called on Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal to
the U.S. Supreme Court a December federal court ruling that struck down
Illinois’ concealed carry ban.
The Chicago Teachers Union
led a bus tour of blighted neighborhoods slated for school actions Thursday, providing legislators, stakeholders and members of the press with
a first-hand glimpse of communities they say are being “destabilized” by Chicago Public
Schools’ (CPS) school closures.
Chanting “scrap the cap” at a rally in downtown Chicago,
members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) offered up a list of
legislative demands for Illinois congressional delegates to adhere to as a way of keeping America’s social safety intact.
Food Blogger Vani Hari and advocates from Change.org came to Illinois this week to demand that Kraft rid its products of questionable food coloring additives. Progress Illinois followed the group as they did a taste test in downtown Chicago and traveled to the company's Northfield headquarters to make their voices heard.
was no shortage of heated words today at the Chicago Board of
Education’s monthly meeting as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara
Byrd-Bennett presented her final school closure plan. Parents,
teachers and activists all urged board members to consider the consequences the school actions will likely have on Chicago's communities.