In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as "mountaintop development."
In Chicago, one out of three children lives below the poverty line. Statistics show these children are more likely to have poor health, to fall behind in school, and to become less productive workers when they grow up.
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Is Rep. Jan Schakowsky's proposal dead on arrival with this deficit commission? Maybe so, but that's not the point. You can't win a debate with nothing. And it's time to take the offense.
"Lock closure or the Great Lakes Armageddon!" That's the battle cry of many Chicago Area Water System lock closure advocates.
All it took was one complaint to get a longtime educator removed from her job just because she simply celebrated a special (and legal) occasion in her life. Discrimination doesn't get more plain than that.
We could be on the verge of significant action regarding the Chicago River. And, what do we have to thank for that, besides decades of hard work from lots of folks? Carp and courts.
The economy and jobs were top concerns of Latinos who voted in Tuesday's midterm elections, according to new data from an election night poll conducte...
In the aftermath of Tuesday's election, the media has made it appear that all is lost -- the Tea Party is in control, because this narrative keeps us glued to our seats either with delight or fury. Now, the facts.
Senator Reid is a champion for Latinos, immigrants and working people in Nevada and the nation. When we went to him and said it was time to call for a vote on the DREAM Act, he immediately put it on the schedule. He stood by us.
Without the massive turnout of Latinos who broke heavily for Democrats in key races, Tuesday's disaster would have been even more severe.
The Illinois Department of Insurance intends to pursue rate review authority, and consumers can and should help in this effort to put the brakes on unfair health insurance premium increases.
Judge Wallace B. Dunn has been a sitting judge for 24 years, while Mr. Mark Levitt, with no judicial experience, has been a public defender in Cook County for 20.
Why shouldn't Chicago and Illinois become the Midwest's centers of renewable energy technology and investment? Are any of the candidates pushing that objective?
Two years after Blagojevich, a confluence of Republican front groups think a Senate seat is still for sale. The $9 million they've poured into my race has funded a litany of debunked attack ads.
This is the latest in our series of community coal ash profiles. This piece was written by Sierra Club Apprentice Lydia Avila.The community of Joliet,...