Chicago

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

April 3, 2019

Chicago overwhelmingly elected its first Black and openly gay woman to lead a major city. Micah Uetricht of In These Times analyzes the result

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

April 1, 2019

No matter who wins – Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago will have elected an African American woman mayor for the first time in history, says Camille Erickson of In These Times

Opposition Grows to Hopkins' Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

Opposition Grows to Hopkins’ Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

February 21, 2019

On Friday legislators will hear from  supporters and opponents of the bill

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

September 19, 2018

Chicago’s UNITE HERE union is engaged in one of the largest labor actions in the city in decades, for a new contract for service workers at 30 hotels, with simultaneous strikes at 26 of these. We speak to the Local 1 strike captain    

Democrats Should Finally Put Superdelegates Behind Them

August 19, 2018

By Norman Solomon / Huffington Post. The schedulers for this coming week’s Democratic National Committee meeting either have a sly sense of irony or a touch of historical amnesia. Why else would they set the DNC’s most important vote in many years for Chicago on the day before the 50th anniversary of the start of…

Explosive Report Shows Unchecked Sexual Assaults in Chicago Public Schools

July 6, 2018

Troy LaRaviere, challenger for Mayor of Chicago, says understaffing and mismanagement at CPS and by Rahm Emanuel has resulted in unchecked sexual assault of Chicago Public Schools students

Obama the Gentrifier? South Side Residents Resist Presidential Center Plans

Obama the Gentrifier?

May 25, 2018
Barack Obama wants to build his new Presidential Center in Chicago’s South Side, but is resisting calls to sign a community agreement that would protect residents from soaring rents and displacement. We speak to community activist Jawanza Malone

Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Pushes Trump’s Education Agenda

February 6, 2018

Students face displacement as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel falls in line with President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ push for privatization

Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools

February 5, 2018

Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country