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  • Charles Benton, educational film distributor, dies at 84

    Charles Benton, educational film distributor, dies at 84
    Charles Benton, the son of a U.S. senator, was a film distributor who lobbied for free speech and civil liberties.
  • Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies

    Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies
    Block Steel on the west end of Skokie is one of the companies that would benefit under proposed national legislation creating a tax credit for providing "fair wages and good benefits to workers," according to U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9). That's why...

    Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders...

    Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to give Congress say in Iran agreement

    Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to give Congress say in Iran agreement
    In a rare bipartisan accord, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a compromise bill Thursday that would give Congress power to review any nuclear deal with Iran. The measure passed, 98 to 1, and is likely to clear the House as early as next week,...

    Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal

     Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal
    Chicago's Nepalese community held a fundraiser Sunday as part of a broader campaign to raise $75,000 this month to aid rebuilding efforts after a recent earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions more. The Nepali American Center organized...