Black Students Return to School But Will the Funding

by Maze Jackson According to the Mayor and CPS officials, Chicago Public School students have made tremendous progress in spite

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Springfield Rules

by Maze Jackson If you know anything about Springfield, you know The Rule: The Speaker always wins. Everyone knows not

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Right to Work Zones and Unions in the Black Community

by Maze Jackson   Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed introducing employee empowerment zones in Illinois and it has not been

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BLACK DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVES WORK, WHITES GET PAID

  by Maze Jackson Last night, for the first time since Election Night, March 15, 2016 I attended a Democratic

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Chicago Budget Fix Relies on Dysfunctional Springfield

(as published in the October 7-13 Chicago Defender) by Maze Jackson When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would be

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Dunkin Breaks with Madigan, Says Not “Enough…for Black People”

by Maze Jackson (from the September 16-22, 2015 edition of the Chicago Defender Fifth District State Representative Kenneth “Ken” Dunkin

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Black Caucus-Governor Rauner…”Together?”

(from The Weekly Intelligence Report) As the state budget impasse continues with little to no progress, the state budget battle

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Cook County Goes Back to the Future

by Maze Jackson   As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle prepares to raise the Cook County sales tax by

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Anatomy of a Shutdown

as published in the July 1, 2015 Chicago Defender       Today most likely, Illinois will experience its first shutdown

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