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by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Jan 29, 2014

Breaking Down Quinn's State Of The State Address

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s “State of the State” speech Wednesday afternoon zeroed in on job creation, a new early childhood education initiative and efforts to boost small businesses and rebuild the middle class, including a renewed push to raise the state's minimum wage. Progress Illinois takes a look at some of the highlights from the speech.

PI Original
by Aricka Flowers
Tue Jan 28, 2014

LIVE BLOG: State Of The Union Address 2014

As President Barack Obama gives his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night, we will provide you with the highlights from the president's speech.

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
Thu Jan 23, 2014

Foster Pushes Bill To Protect The Legal Rights Of Immigrant Detainees

    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL,11) says immigrants who are detained in the United States should receive a basic overview of their legal rights when they arrive in custody.

Quick Hit
Tue Dec 3, 2013

Op-Ed: Why I'm Participating In The Fast For Families Immigration Reform Action

The following op-ed was written by Laura Garza *SEIU Local 1 Secretary Treasurer and Vice President about today's national day of action for immigration reform, which centers around a 24-hour fast.

Three weeks have passed since three long-time immigration activists, Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon, and Cristian Avila, pitched a tent outside of the Washington Mall to begin their Fast for Families calling the nation’s attention to the moral crisis caused by our broken immigration system. Today marks a national day of action where thousands in Chicago and across the country are joining them in solidarity—including me. Fasting is a small act of sacrifice in light of the immense economic and social harms suffered by exploited immigrant workers and torn apart families.