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Illinois Clears Parking Ticket License Suspensions from 75,000 Driving Records

Thousands of Illinoisans who lost driving privileges for non-driving violations like unpaid parking ticket debt join with community advocates to celebrate the License to Work Act, which becomes law on July 1, 2020. The act, which is the result of years of advocacy and bipartisan support, ends the draconian practice of suspending driver’s licenses for [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|

Let’s Vote Yes for a Fair Tax

This November, Illinois voters need to vote yes and pass the Fair Tax Amendment. It’s the only way to bring tax fairness to Illinois and ensure we have resources to invest in our workforce and our communities.  The Fair Tax will mean lower taxes for the majority of Illinoisans while bringing billions of dollars of [...]

By |June 17th, 2020|

Thanks for making our 39th Annual Meeting special

On Friday, June 5, we celebrated 39 since the Chicago Jobs Council was founded. Surrounded by crisis and violence hitting people of color, particularly Black people the hardest, we decided to donate ticket sales to these Black-led Chicago organizations providing mutual aid, supporting protesters, and pushing for police accountability and reform: My Block, My Hood, My [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|

Black Lives Matter.

The team at the Chicago Jobs Council is feeling grief and sadness. We are tired of the violence of white supremacy still raging in this country.  George Floyd should be alive today. James Scurlock should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. So many people should be alive today. White supremacy and racist [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|

Illinois Advocates Release Skills Agenda for an Equitable Economic Recovery

The Chicago Jobs Council is proud to join with other workforce development and skill building advocates to share the Skills Agenda for an Equitable Economic Recovery. The outlook for working people in 2020 is dire. Working families are staring down an ongoing global pandemic coupled with a devastated labor market. Frontline workers struggle to secure the [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|

HEROES Act Takes On Some of the Biggest Challenges Facing Workers, but Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Workforce

A few weeks ago, the Chicago Jobs Council joined 47 other Illinois-based workforce development service providers, businesses, advocates, and industry stakeholders in lifting up recommendations to our Congresspeople, requesting critical support for vulnerable workers and job seekers impacted by COVID-19.  A few days ago, House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a new piece of legislation called [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|