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Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.

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Protests call for "Robin Hood" tax to fund jobs, education

Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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Sidewalk "chalk" protest for unemployment benefits becomes a crime

When Occupy Springfield protesters chalked slogans on the sidewalk in front of GOP Congressman Aaron Schock's district office, it suddenly became a crime.

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Eight minutes when the people of Illinois owned their Capitol (with video)

Occupy Springfield used the "People's Mic" to make a statement about corporate "terrorism" at the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 9.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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Occupy Chicago fills the jail with inspiration and solidarity

On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.

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Chicago fight back week for jobs (with video)

Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice.

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Cook County passes historic immigrant rights ordinance

Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.

Blagojevich lesson: take the money out of politics

"Politics is a dirty business," remarked a juror after former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts of corruption.

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