Posts tagged "Sen. Dick Durbin"

What's Up This Week: School-to-prison pipeline; the fiscal cliff; and CTA fare hikes

What's Up This Week: School-to-prison pipeline; the fiscal cliff; and CTA fare hikes
School-to-Prison Pipeline.There’s been an increase in the number of young people who are in the juvenile delinquency system because of relatively minor school discipline issues. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is to have a hearing Wednesday on what officials are calling the school-to-prison pipeline. Housing History. Each Wednesday in December, the National Public Housing Museum is... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Veto session bills; Durbin and the fiscal cliff; standing up for workers

Back in Session. The veto session in Springfield continues this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Some of the bills legislators are working on include the minimum wage ordinance, drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants and whether to restore funding for four prisons. Calling on Durbin. Illinois residents who depend on Social Security, Medicare and other... Read more »

Video: Immigrants flock to Navy Pier in pursuit of a dream

Thousands of undocumented young people gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier and beyond for what many called a historic day. They were all waiting to inch a bit closer to the American Dream. Wednesday was the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a temporary protected status for undocumented young people who would otherwise... Read more »
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