A south suburban man had been hauling garbage for a few years in the early 1970s when he decided to strike out on his own.
VALPARAISO | The city's new contract with Homewood Disposal will cost a little more for trash but could earn a few more bucks for recycling.
KOUTS | The Town Council approved the proposed 2013 budget Monday calling for an increase of about $130,000 over this year's budget despite lower revenue expected in some funds because of property tax caps.
United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard speaks at the Saturday afternoon memorial and rally commemorating the 1937 Memorial Day "massacre" at the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.
CHICAGO - On Saturday afternoon, U. S. Representative Jesse Jackson,Jr. (IL-2) reads the history of the Unions at the Memorial and rally commemorating the 1937 Memorial Day massacre at Republic Steel Corporation in south Chicago.
United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard speaks at the memorial and rally commemorating the 1937 Memorial Day "massacre" at the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago in 2012. He recently testified to Congress about steel dumping as part of the USW's campaign against illegally traded imports.
A monument stands across from the former Republic Steel plant on Chicago's East Side. The pipes on the memorial represent the 10 people killed when police tried to break up labor union picketing on Memorial Day 1937. Events Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the event.
Luis Mendez and Frank Shubert, both of Chicago, look at a poster with photos of the 1937 Memorial Day riot at the Republic Steel plant on the city's East Side.
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