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Submit your comment against the proposed SNAP ABAWD waiver rule harming over 400,000 Illinoisans!

Despite the successful passing of a bipartisan Farm Bill in December 2018 that strengthened federal SNAP support and resources, the Trump administration has sidestepped Congress and proposed federal rule changes that will have several extremely harmful effects in Illinois that need our urgent action: The proposed rule changes would severely limit Illinois' ability to apply for the [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|

Questions for Chicago Candidates

There is a huge field of candidates and dozens of forums where Chicagoans can ask mayoral hopefuls and potential city council members about their plans and policy priorities. Here’s a cheat sheet with some sample questions you can ask the candidates. Bring this with you to aldermanic candidate meet-and-greets or large mayoral forums. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|

Apprenticeship 101: Building Capacity for Equitable Apprenticeship in Illinois

When many people think of "apprenticeship," the first thing that may come to mind is a medieval scene - a blacksmith shop, perhaps, where a seasoned expert teaches a novice blacksmith the tricks of the trade. In reality, apprenticeship is emerging as a trend in workforce development with strong bipartisan support from policymakers. However, despite [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|

Employment must be a housing strategy.

People want to work. But unstable housing makes that difficult. When people experiencing housing instability seek help to find housing, we want them to get help finding employment too. That’s not the way it works now. We’ve been working with some great partners through the Employment Task Force of the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) to [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|

Our Equitable Jobs Platform

In November 2018, Illinois elected a new governor. After working for decades on policies that benefit the people that are most disconnected from the labor force, the Jobs Council put together this platform with recommendations to Governor Elect Pritzker's administration about how to equitably increase access to jobs and economic wellness in Illinois. [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|