In addition to 300 dead there were 100,000 left homeless. When the fire destroyed the waterworks, the city's water supply was cut off and the firefighters were forced to give up.
ALEC is running a secret, multi-million dollar slush fund that pays for lavish junkets for state lawmakers and has lied to the IRS.
The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.
Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs, Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Temp agencies and their corporate giant clients continue to profit off of low-wage, immigrant workers as this investigative report from ProPublica shows.
Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.
They've dubbed their push The Fight for $15 campaign after their aim of winning $15 an hour for workers.
Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."
Canadian workers joined the union a year after it was formed, at which point it came to be called the International Union of Steam Engineers.
It burned for three days, killing 200-300 people, destroying 17,450 buildings, leaving 100,000 homeless and causing damages worth an estimated $200 million in 1871 dollars.