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by Anthony Burke Boylan
Thu Apr 10, 2014

Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Coalition Raising Funds To Be 'More Active & Efficient'

The Progressive Reform Coalition will have something of a coming out party Thursday night with a fundraiser designed to introduce itself to the public and raise money to be a more active and more efficient force in city politics. Progress Illinois takes a look at what the caucus is hoping to accomplish with the additional funds.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Mon Feb 17, 2014

Chicago Unions Form Pension Coalition, Vow To Defend City Workers' Retirement Security

A number of public sector workers and retirees in Chicago have officially joined a unified front to protect their retirement security from being diminished as part of citywide pension reform. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the new We Are One Chicago coalition.

Quick Hit
by Ashlee Rezin
Wed May 22, 2013

Protesters Rally Against Proposed CPS Closings Outside Board of Education Meeting (VIDEO)

Energy was high outside the Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday morning as education activists, union members, teachers, students and parents gathered in anticipation of a vote that could close a staggering amount of schools across the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district.

“All I keep hearing is ‘we’re doing this for the kids,’ but there’s not been one iota of a discussion about the educational plan,” said Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), said as she arrived for the meeting.