The October 2020 Issue of Substance

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Chicago COVID-19 Wave 2 Restrictions (October 23, 2020)

IMPORTANT CHICAGO REOPENING NOTICE

The following citywide updates will go into effect on Friday, October 23rd at 6:00AM

- Business curfew on non-essential businesses beginning at 10:00 PM
- In effect . . .


I’m Joe Biden and, Floridians, here’s my plan

Earlier this month in Florida, I met Esther Segura, a nurse who spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve as an operating room technician. She’s spent this year juggling raising two teenage daughters as . . .


SARS-CoV-2 ‘survivability’ up to 28 days

[COVID Research Study] SARS-CoV-2 ‘survivability’ up to 28 days: Research
by PRESS RELEASE October 12, 2020

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive . . .


Kamala Harris and Mike Pence Debate 10/7/2020


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Second Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Service To Protect Election Mail

Two Additional Federal Courts Issue Injunctions Against Postal Service’s Policy Changes
October 2, 2020

Two federal district courts have entered a third and fourth injunction against the Postal Service to undo the policy changes . . .


[9 Years Ago] Occupy Chicago

[Free Press] Almost 10 years ago and that was some wild times covering the Occupy Protests we had to be careful not to get arrested by the police or attacked by the occupiers. It's when . . .


Working for Racial Justice as a White Teacher

Working for Racial Justice as a White Teacher
Robert Roth on an anti-racist approach to high-school history


KRISTINA RIZGA 6:00 AM ET October 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: In 1988, a teacher most . . .


As Coronavirus Surges, Select Subcommittee Releases White House Reports Contradicting President Trump On Testing, Masks

House Select Subcommittee Releases White House Reports Contradicting President Trump On Testing, Masks ...

Oct 20, 2020 Press Release

Reports Show 31 States Are in the “Red Zone,” All 50 States Need More . . .


CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one tragic death

CTU wins legal battle to protect workers in unsafe buildings as two new schools report COVID cases — and one tragic death

By failing to listen to stakeholders or work with the Union to . . .


[10 Years Ago] Whittier Library Holds Out... Chicago Teachers Union officers to donate books

Substance News will be republishing our work to show how Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago has always attacked and abused the poor, working class and miniority comminties in Chicago, as it relates . . .


[republished] Did Chicago Board of Education give away the Byrd school building to a Catholic school for $1 a year?

[original publish date October 1, 2010] While the Illinois Facilities Task Force is trying to figure out how to make Chicago Public Schools more "transparent" in its facilities planning, less than two miles from the . . .


We were forced to suspend subscriptions to our print edition a year ago, and after wishing we could get back into print have finally admitted that we can only continue as an online publication. Therefore, readers can no longer subscribe to Substance on paper, but those who wish to donate will be thanked.

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