May 30, 2013
Billboards to be installed to promote safe crossing: Union Pacific Railroad is launching a billboard campaign in the Chicago area. The 11 billboards going up will display the message, “Always expect a train. The campaign is aimed at encouraging pedestrians to cross tracks only at approved railroad crossings (Soure: ABC 7 Chicago).
Congress Hotel strike ends after nearly a decade: The longest strike in U.S. history has ended. Employees of Chicago’s Congress Hotel on South Michigan Avenue received word overnight that the nearly 10-year strike outside the hotel’s front doors is over. Strikers regularly picketed outside the hotel beginning on June 15, 2003, after they said the hotel “reduced their wages, froze their health care contributions and demanded the right to subcontract out all the work to minimum wage subcontracted workers.” (Source: NBC 5 Chicago)
Illinois attorney general sues Boobies Rock: A California company that claimed to raise money for breast-cancer awareness is being sued by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan after a Chicago Sun-Times investigation last year found that some charities the company claimed to benefit received little or no money (Source: Chicago Sun-Times).
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