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by Adam Doster
2:36pm
Wed Oct 20, 2010

Congressmen Enter CTU Layoff Dispute

The dispute between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union over teacher firings took another turn yesterday. The saga began in June when the Chicago Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution giving CPS Schools Chief Ron Huberman emergency powers to raise class sizes and lay-off teachers he deemed unnecessary, thereby sidestepping CTU's collective bargaining agreement.

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by Micah Maidenberg
3:38pm
Fri Oct 15, 2010

What's Next For Immigration Reform?

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez announced yesterday he will not seek Chicago's open mayoral seat, citing what he described as an ongoing obligation to seeing an immigration reform bill passed in Washington.

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by Josh Kalven
9:31am
Wed Jun 30, 2010

Gutierrez: The Obstacles To Immigration Reform "Are Bipartisan"

While guest hosting for MSNBC's Ed Schultz yesterday, Chris Hayes discussed immigration reform with Illinois' own Rep. Luis Gutierrez.  The Chicago congressman reiterated that he could get 200 Democratic votes for comprehensive immigration reform if he could get another 18 Republicans to sign on.  Watch it:

PI Original
by Adam Doster
9:28am
Tue Jun 15, 2010

The Longest Strike In American History (VIDEO)

Yesterday, hundreds of marchers commemorated the seventh anniversary of the Congress Hotel strike in Chicago.  "Every year we show up at this property to show who we are, what we're made of, and what we're prepared to do," said UNITE-HERE Local 1 President Henry Tamarin.

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by Josh Kalven
9:26am
Mon May 24, 2010

Gutierrez: Rahm Emanuel Isn't "A Positive Influence" On Immigration Debate

On WFLD's Fox Chicago Sunday this past weekend, Rep. Luis Gutierrez once again exhibited his disdain for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  When asked about the Obama adminstration's lack of action on immigration reform, Gutierrez said: "I don't think that Rahm Emanuel is a positive influence on the immigration debate. I don't think he sees it as a core value of the Democratic Party or a necessity that the American people need to be active on."  Watch it:

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