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10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

The fruit punch at Chicago's Home Run Inn is for adults only

Ten kids were described as being in "good-to-fair" condition after a waitress at a Chicago restaurant accidentally served them alcohol. Read More »

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

'I wasn't even thinking about putting myself in danger'

An off-duty Chicago transit worker credits good training with the successful rescue of a woman who had fallen onto the tracks. Read More »

WGN App Story Shows Porn Link on Demo Phone [UPDATED]

WGN App Story Shows Porn Link on Demo Phone [UPDATED]

Chicago TV station WGN probably thought that a piece on a student-written app was straightforward -- until the phone used for the demo showed a porn site link. Read More »

A Polar Vortex Is Nothing Until You Have To Work Outside

A Polar Vortex Is Nothing Until You Have To Work Outside

Next time you complain about your office job, consider this

As temperatures set new lows in many parts of the country, many stay home or are grateful for heated offices. But some have to work outside in sub-zero weather. Read More »

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

NEW YORK -- This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In Second Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In Second Major City

Ever since she began working as a cashier for the Protein Bar restaurant chain in downtown Chicago a year and a half ago, says Amie Crawford, she's felt mistreated. The 56-year-old has yet to be made a full-time staffer, as she was told she would be. And despite 30 years of employment history, including working... Read More »

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

It's 32 days before election day, and an embattled president receives news that could only bring him joy. For the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, the national unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent, to a September tally of 7.8 percent. "Well, isn't that convenient?" in effect... Read More »

Chicago Teachers Strike For First Time In 25 Years

Chicago Teachers Strike For First Time In 25 Years

By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen CHICAGO -- For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security and forcing parents to scramble for somewhere to send idle children. Read More »

FBI Fitness Test Is Biased Against Men, Lawsuit Claims

FBI Fitness Test Is Biased Against Men, Lawsuit Claims

An FBI analyst who failed a fitness test by one pushup claims in a federal lawsuit filed in Chicago last week that the test is biased against men. Read More »

Chicago Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

Chicago Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

By Caryn Rousseau CHICAGO -- Serious Energy Inc. said Thursday it will close a Chicago window factory that became a symbol of the plight of American workers more than three years ago when employees briefly occupied the building. Read More »

Chicago College Official Gets $500,000 Windfall For Unused Sick Days

Chicago College Official Gets $500,000 Windfall For Unused Sick Days

The Great Recession and subsequent fragile recovery have shifted many Americans' view of taking time off from work. Fearing that they won't have jobs upon their return, plenty of workers leave paid vacation and sick days on the table -- and lose them because their employers require those days to be taken... Read More »

Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Jobs In U.S. And Canada

Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Jobs In U.S. And Canada

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. plans to cut 1,600 positions in North America as it prepares to split its business in two. The Northfield, Ill.-based food company said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate the positions throughout the U.S. and Canada during the coming year. The cuts will be made among its... Read More »

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

A Chicago woman fired for working through her lunch break has won her legal battle to collect the unemployment benefits denied her by her former employer. The aggrieved employee, Sharon Smiley (pictured at left), succeeded in her effort despite a lack of legal help. None of the attorneys from whom Smiley... Read More »

Man Sues Chicago Car Dealership For 'Hanging Wedgie'

Man Sues Chicago Car Dealership For 'Hanging Wedgie'

Discuss among your friends the trials and tribulations they've faced at the hands of a car dealer and chances are at least one of them will mention being ripped off -- paying too much for a car or service. Read More »

Cemetery Worker Dies On The Job

Cemetery Worker Dies On The Job

A cemetery might seem a pretty safe place to work, but that wasn't the case for a suburban Chicago man who died Friday afternoon after a lawnmower fell on his head. Read More »

Sears May Ditch Illinois Headquarters (And 6,000 Jobs) For Better Deal Elsewhere

Sears May Ditch Illinois Headquarters (And 6,000 Jobs) For Better Deal Elsewhere

First Sears sold its famous Chicago tower, now the iconic retailer and former catalog heavyweight is weighing a move out of Illinois -- lock, stock and barrel. The Associated Press reports that Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart operations, says the company is considering taking its business... Read More »

Job Outlook: Chicago, IL

Job Outlook: Chicago, IL

Chicago is sometimes called "The city that works." The nation's third largest city has a population of 9.3 million, and a diverse base of employment. Chicago is home to some of the world's largest companies, with the metropolitan area headquartering 33 of the Fortune 500 firms, according to... Read More »

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