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From Higher Ed to Hired, City Colleges Students Invited to Register for Free, Five-Week Hiring Event

City Colleges of Chicago issued the following announcement on July 28. At City Colleges of Chicago, we’re committed to supporting our city’s residents in advancing both their education and their job prospects. This August, alongside our partners at the City of Chicago, World Business Chicago, and The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, City Colleges looks forward to taking part in Hire Chicago, a free, five-week hiring event and initiative.
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City of Chicago Continues Fighting to Protect Chicago’s Workers

Chicago City Mayor's Office issued the following announcement on July 29. Today,Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) released an update on the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) and its ongoing fight to protect Chicago’s workers. In two recent settlements for Paid Sick Leave violations, the Office has won $935,000 in restitution for almost 3,000 Chicago workers. These settlements are the two largest cases since the creation of the Office of Labor Standards and are examples of the City’s ongoing efforts to ensure all workers are guaranteed the rights and protections afforded them by Chicago’s landmark labor laws. In continuing its commitment to advocate for Chicago workers, the OLS is preparing to implement new Wage Theft protections, expand Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave law, and deliver additional worker protections over the coming weeks as part of Mayor Lightfoot’s bold Chi Biz Strong Initiative which was recently passed by City Council.
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Chicago Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump for Illegally Seeking to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment

City Chicago Legal Department issued the following announcement on July 24. The City of Chicago today joined a large coalition of states, cities, and counties led by New York Attorney General Letitia James in filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for attempting to, once again, illegally leave millions out of the apportionment base that establishes the number of members in the House of Representatives that each state receives. The lawsuit seeks to stop the Trump Administration from politicizing the census and violating basic constitutional commands, and instead aims to ensure the administration counts the “whole number of persons” residing in the country for apportionment, as the U.S. Constitution unambiguously requires.
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City Expands In-home COVID-19 Vaccination, Extending Hours and Doubling Appointment Capacity

Chicago Department of Public Health issued the following announcement on July 27. The Chicago Department of Public Health announced today an expansion of its in-home vaccination program, Protect Chicago At Home, with $25 Visa gift cards offered to everyone vaccinated at home. Everyone 12 and up is eligible to receive a vaccine and a gift card. Appointments can be booked now and gift card distribution will begin August 2.
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The City of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 Announce Tentative Contract Agreement

Chicago Department of Buildings issued the following announcement on July 26. The City of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 have reached a tentative contract agreement, subject to ratification by FOP membership and assuming that, City Council approval. This tentative agreement is in alignment with the Consent Decree, that includes historic accountability reforms, more support for officer wellness including a new ombudsman to support mental health for officers, and back pay for officers.
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28 professional licenses were issued in ZIP Code 60659 during Q1

Twenty eight professional licenses were issued in ZIP Code 60659 during the first quarter, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). This license will lapse if not renewed before its expiration date. IDFPR comprises several agencies, bureaus and commissions that influence business growth and job creation...
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92.5 percent of Roosevelt teachers stay put; average earns $74,225 per year

The Illinois Schools Report Card finds that 92.5 percent of teachers stay at Roosevelt High School year to year, according to their 2020 three-year average. The Illinois State Board of Education records data concerning faculty salary, retention and attendance because maintaining a stable faculty makes for a better environment for teachers and students, furthering student success, according to the report.
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182 professional licenses were issued in ZIP Code 60201 during 2020

182 professional licenses were issued in ZIP Code 60201 during 2020, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). These licenses will lapse if not renewed before its expiration date. IDFPR comprises several agencies, bureaus and commissions that influence business growth and job creation through regulation. Licenses...
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33 professional licenses set to lapse in ZIP Code 60647 during August

33 professional licenses are set to lapse in ZIP Code 60647 during August, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). IDFPR is composed of several agencies, bureaus and commissions influencing business growth and job creation through regulation. Licenses set to lapse during August. License HolderLicense TypeLapse...