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  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running.
  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...

    A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods

    A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods
    The discussions about the fiscal future of Chicago have forgotten the neighborhoods and the people. I believe we need to address one simple fact: Most people who worked hard and played by the rules do not have enough money to live healthy, productive...

    Minimum wage: The fight over the Fight for $15

    Minimum wage: The fight over the Fight for $15
    Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. In November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they supper raising the state...

    Chatham residents stand up for community in wake of violence

    Chatham residents stand up for community in wake of violence
    When Jahmal Cole, 30, wanted to settle down with his wife six years ago, he was looking for an African-American community with brick bungalows and manicured lawns. His real estate agent suggested either Beverly or Chatham. The Coles chose Chatham, and in...