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by Adam Doster
1:45pm
Thu Apr 10, 2008

Lawmaker Of The Day: Rep. Phil Hare

We at Progress Illinois wanted to send some love to 17th District Congressman Phil Hare, who has consistently and vocally been on the right side of the current debate over the proposed Colombia trade pact, a controversial free trade deal that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ...

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by Adam Doster
12:23pm
Thu Mar 27, 2008

The Tribune's Poor Wal-Mart Math

In the summer of 2006, the Chicago Tribune editorial board staunchly opposed the Big Box living wage ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council and ultimately vetoed by the Daley Administration. Calling it "one of the loopiest ideas we've seen from City Hall in a ...

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by Josh Kalven
4:00pm
Thu Mar 20, 2008

Wal-Mart And Daley Feeling The "Heat"

In a column posted here yesterday, Amisha Patel recounted the 2006 effort to pass a City Council ordinance requiring Chicago's "big box" retailers to pay a living wage. The measure was ultimately vetoed by Mayor Daley, but as Patel notes, the widespread mobilization ...

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by Josh Kalven
4:41pm
Wed Mar 19, 2008

A Living Wage Is A Right -- Not A Luxury

Decent wages. Filling a prescription for your sick child. Not having to choose between paying the rent and buying groceries. Sound like luxuries to you? Well, they don’t to a majority of Chicagoans. Nonetheless, retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, and Lowe’s apparently ...

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by Adam Doster
9:30am
Fri Mar 14, 2008

UNITE-HERE Tells Trump "You're Fired!"

Members of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) were anticipating their third annual meeting for quite some time. An advocacy group that promotes mixed-use development in downtown Chicago, local business and civic leaders were excited to unveil an ambitious $165 million plan ...

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