The Pullman Strike led to the designation of Labor Day as a national holiday.Wikimedia Commons

Why Do We Get Labor Day Off? You Can Thank Chicago Workers

A strike in Chicago led to Labor Day being designated as a national holiday.

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Rahm Allies Block TIF Reform Vote That Could Stall Lincoln Yards Development

Emanuel has said he is determined to push through the Lincoln Yards TIF district before he leaves office this spring.

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Closing Heartland Cafe Might Become Residential Building, Owner Says

The cafe will be closed for a few months, its owner said, but he hopes to reopen — in a Rogers Park location — eventually.