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by Aricka Flowers
Sat Mar 12, 2016

Dissecting Trump's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day In Chicago

Chicago is once again in the national spotlight. This time, the city is making headlines over a protest that led to the cancellation of Donald Trump's campaign rally at the UIC Pavilion. Progress Illinois analyzes the day's developments and its possible long-term implications.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Fri Jun 5, 2015

Election 2016: Evaluating The GOP Presidential Candidate Pool (VIDEO)

Progress Illinois provides highlights from a wide-ranging University of Chicago Institute of Politics discussion on the 2016 presidential race, featuring journalists from BuzzFeed News, US News & World Report, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Mar 3, 2015

Environmental, Maritime Industry Groups Sound Off On Federal Ballast Water Bill

Progress Illinois takes a look at the debate over pending federal legislation seeking to streamline regulations governing ballast water discharged by ships.

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
Fri Jun 14, 2013

Poll: Illinoisans Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

A new state poll released by Public Policy Polling Thursday shows that 78 percent of likely Illinois voters strongly or somewhat support the bipartisan, immigration reform legislation currently being debated in the U.S. Senate.

The survey of 502 likely Illinois voters also shows that 75 percent strongly or somewhat support a bill that includes a tough, but fair pathway to citizenship.

“It’s clear that the public is demanding action on comprehensive reform,” said Dave Bender, executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, on a conference call with reporters Thursday regarding the poll.

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by Ashlee Rezin
Fri May 24, 2013

Durbin, Foster Discuss Immigration Reform's Economic Impact At Chamber Of Commerce Talk (VIDEO)

Comprehensive immigration reform is an important factor in America’s job creation and economic growth, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D, IL-11).

“I say to the workers in the United States today ... You are competing with an undocumented worker who goes to work and is paid less than a minimum wage ... They are able to undercut other workers in America just by virtue of the fact that they’re working under the counter,” said Durbin. “They’re all going to come up above the counter now, everybody will be held to the same legal standards.”