Activists are calling for more aldermanic oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority amid a new report that found the agency has squirreled away $432 million in federal money during the past five years.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs struggles to address a scandal over service delays, a local coalition of activist veterans has won an investigation into shortcomings of the VA’s crisis hotline.
New legislation prohibits private and public employers from asking about applicants’ criminal records on job applications. The move is intended to give applicants a chance to be considered on their qualifications.
Fast food and retail workers — those who've campaigned for two years for a $15-an-hour minimum wage — weren't the only ones expressing dissatisfaction with Mayor Emanuel's proposed halfway measure on the issue.