President Barack Obama was likely expecting a friendly crowd Tuesday when he flew into Chicago to tout his recent executive order that would make as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. eligible for temporary legal status and work permits. But the president didn’t have much time to bask in his accomplishment before Chicago immigration activists repeatedly interrupted him and criticized him for not going far enough.
More than 100 people gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s fifth-floor office at City Hall Tuesday for a sit-in to address urban violence, police brutality and the lack of economic opportunity for blacks in Chicago.
The protest follows the announcement Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal indictment for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Two years ago, when Aaron Frazin, then-Indiana University Bloomington MBA graduate, was looking for a job, he spent a lot of time doing research before interviews to try to make a big impression. After spending hours researching companies, Frazin wondered if there was a service that could do it for him.
There wasn’t. So he turned down a job offer and created Charlie, a web-based service, with his partner, Rob Volk, the company’s chief technology executive.
The long-depressed shares of Sears Holdings Corp. briefly revitalized earlier this month, after the struggling retailer announced it is considering a plan to generate cash by selling a few hundred of its stores to a real estate investment trust it will create.
But the upswing was fleeting: after the early enthusiasm, shares of the company that was once an American icon soon gave back some of the gain. That’s the way it’s been going for the company in recent years, as its controlling shareholder tries one idea after another to revive the company’s flagging fortunes.
All eyes were on Ferguson, Mo., after the grand jury decision Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. A smaller but still noisy protest took place in Chicago as about a hundred people walked up Lake Shore Drive to the Loop accompanied by more than 100 police officers.
If Raul Montes Jr. had his way, President Obama would have already used his executive powers to enact comprehensive immigration reform. He was anticipating, however, that the president would do that Thursday night, and would thereby help an estimated 5.2 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Montes is a Chicago community activist and candidate for alderman in the 22nd Ward. He was born and raised in the community he hopes to represent after the February election.
Dollop Coffee Company started as a small independent shop on Chicago’s North side in 2005, but has had a major growth spurt in the past 22 months. Dollop now has four locations from Evanston to the South Loop. The local chain, which serves Metropolis brand coffee, has attracted a loyal following of customers who appreciate its high-end Joe and laid-back atmosphere.