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Top Ten Chicago Political Stories of 2012 (Social Justice Edition)

Unions were a hot topic the latter part of 2012, and that was partially due to the Chicago Teacher's Union strike in September that made national headlines not just for unions but deteriorating school conditions everywhere. (http://www.chicagonow.com/poli-chi/2012/09/an-analysis-rahm-emanuel-ctu-strike-commercial/)
From the NATO protests to the CTU strike, 2012 was a big year for social justice causes in Chicago. Below are ten events that allowed the social justice movement to gain momentum in Chicago in 2012.

Know Your Rights: Housing Discrimination

I have talked previously about rights Chicagoans have as tenants, but what about the rights Chicagoans have as they try to become tenants? This post will help explain what, if any, discrimination is allowed when a Chicagoan tries to find housing. Firstly, any person that manages in any manner a public accommodation (own, lease, etc.)... Read more »

Motorola Mobility: Bringing Jobs to Chicago or Taking Them

In May of 2012, it was announced that Motorola Mobility and its 3,000 employees would be moving to Chicago. Mayor Emanuel heralded this event and said that “the company will bring jobs and economic opportunity to our city.” A recent announcement by Google, the owner of Motorola Mobility, proves contrary to the mayor’s hopes for... Read more »
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What the Longer School Day in Chicago Really Means

Most of the people reading this blog are at least done with the K-12 education position of their lives. Yet, public education reform continues to affect their lives even after their high school graduation caps are thrown in the air. For example, how is the longer school day in Chicago going to work? Chicago has... Read more »
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