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Media Tue May 04 2010

Send You Over

I don't know--are you not supposed to just post something on a blog just to tell people to go read another blog for a minute? Is this going to end up on the PowerPoint slide of some social media SEO expert with big red circle and line through this? Probably. But whatever. I want you to go check out Progress Illinois for two things:

First, an exceedingly clever study that used wage garnishment data from the Circuit Court to compare the financial situation of comparable Big Box workers. Guess who fared the worst?

Second, PI is organizing a project to provide a dedicated forum for unemployed Illinoisans. This is brilliant. Only if we understand the material, real-world living conditions of the unemployed can we design a policy to address it. Help them get it off the ground, I know we have extremely bright and creative readers, from all walks of life and ideologies, and unfortunately, likely some who may be unemployed.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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