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The Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center, a printing and inserting facility along the Chicago River. (WTTW News)

Two Chicago Tribune investigative reporters are speaking publicly about their fears for the company amid staff cuts and uncertainty over the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, now the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing.

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The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 hold a massive demonstration in the Loop on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 -- day five of the Chicago teachers strike. (WTTW News)

Why the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education are still at odds over the teacher’s contract.

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What’s it like to work in the marijuana industry? How do you start and grow a cannabis business? The city is gathering experts, advocates and others to answer these questions and more at a free event next month.

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Chicago is among the top 10 best-paying metro areas in the nation. That’s according to new research just published by U.S. News & World Report.

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A Chicago bus driver who was fired after running over a cyclist in River North in June racked up more than 532 hours of overtime in 2019 – including on the day of that nonfatal crash, according to records obtained by WTTW News.

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In this June 25, 2019 file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo / Gene J. Puskar, File)

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in McDonald’s favor in a long-running case filed by 20 workers who were fired or faced retaliation for trying to unionize. 

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A Trump administration rule change could leave almost 700,000 people without food stamp benefits by mid-2020. How those changes could impact Illinois residents.

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Sales of recreational marijuana will begin in Chicago – and across the state – on Jan. 1. Or will they? A group of aldermen on Wednesday explained why they want to put the brakes on pot in Chicago.

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BMO Harris Bank is preparing to cut jobs as part of a companywide cost-savings push. Executives with BMO’s Toronto-based parent company announced the new cost cuts Tuesday as they posted the bank’s earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter. 

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In 2003, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency had 1,265 employees. By 2018, that number had fallen to 639, according to a new report that a former IEPA director describes as “both a wake-up call and call to action.”

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The layoffs at the retailer’s Hoffman Estates headquarters and at an office in San Francisco come just a week after Sears announced another wave of store closures 

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Julia Wallace, the former managing editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, talks about women in journalism in her new book, “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead.”

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Maj. Erich Bergiel, right, inspects the solar panels on the roof of the Marjeh Fruit and Vegetable Packing Facility in Afghanistan while he talks with Abdul Rahman, a renewable energy engineer. (Master Gunnery Sgt. Phil Mehringer / U.S. Department of Defense)

An increasing number of veterans are pursuing careers in fast-growing environmental sectors, like solar and wind energy, says Jessica Klinge, who will lead the Illinois chapter of Green Veterans.

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Should tipped workers make the same minimum wage as non-tipped workers? We discuss the pros and cons of a pending ordinance in City Council that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 – including for those who earn tips.

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SEIU Local 73 members gather at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (WTTW News)

Everything is set in motion for a Chicago teachers strike, but teachers aren’t the only ones considering a walkout. The city of Chicago could be facing multiple government employee strikes – all at once.

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A CTA bus operator who was fired after an on-duty accident in which he struck a cyclist was among the highest-paid drivers working for the agency in recent years, according to a WTTW News analysis of CTA employee salaries.