Members of Fair Economy Illinois took aim at corporate “tax dodgers” during a Monday afternoon protest outside Exelon’s Chicago offices. Activists danced the Electric Slide in the street, and 10 protesters were ultimately arrested after they sat down in a downtown intersection and refused to move.
As the long-running state budget impasse continues in its eleventh month, activists with Fair Economy Illinois are set to unveil their “People and Planet First Budget” blueprint during a downtown Chicago protest Monday.
CTU President Karen Lewis had some choice words Wednesday for Gov. Bruce Rauner over his handling of the state budget. She also rejected the school district’s request to move contract talks into binding arbitration.