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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
4:07pm
Wed Sep 16

Unions Boost Weekly Earnings For Illinois Women By $122, Report Shows

Progress Illinois looks at the findings of a recent report exploring the "union advantage for women" in Illinois and nationwide. 

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
3:22pm
Tue Sep 15

National Report Details 'True Cost' Of Incarceration On Families

A national report released Tuesday aims to shed light on the hidden impacts mass incarceration has on families and their economic stability, health and well-being.

Over 20 community-based organizations from across the country, including the Chicago-based Workers Center for Racial Justice (WCRJ), spent more than a year developing the report, which is based on over 1,100 surveys of formerly incarcerated people, families with incarcerated loved ones and employers.

"Everyone knows about the $80 billion that our cities and states and the federal government (spend) locking people up, but what is not known is the amount of money that we incur when ourselves and loved ones get locked up," WCRJ's Executive Director DeAngelo Bester said at a Tuesday press conference in Chicago.

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