The January 2021 Issue of Substance

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of USA; Kamala Harris 1st ever woman US Vice-President

Full transcript of Joe Biden's inauguration speech

January 20, 2021

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans.

This is America's . . .


Muhammad Ali - Born: January 17, 1942



Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as . . .


COVID cases in Chicago public schools since January 4th 2021

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Car Picket @ Union Park, 9AM Friday January 15, 2021

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Diversity is Our Strength and Our Protection

Diversity is Our Strength and Our Protection
By Justin Kerr @ www.mckinleypark.news

One of the many reasons to love the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago is the natural protection afforded against hatred and . . .


'...More people are coming to see this conflict as an issue of popular democracy versus bankers’ rule...' Analysis in 1980 showed how corporations in Chicago refused to pay taxes, then created the 'Shock Doctrine' effect that forced the School Finance Authority on CPS for nearly 30 years

[Reprint from April 25, 2012] as our country becomes more polarized and now more violent in our political ideologies it might be good to see who is really pulling the strings and who is instigating . . .


[Corruption & Politics] Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention Mon, January 11, 2021, 11:49 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post amid fading support from fellow Demo



Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention

Mon, January 11, 2021, 11:49 AM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign . . .


A Grievance has Many Ways to Define a Win, even an Apology

I had an issue with a manager repeatedly berating and insulting me. They mocked my feelings when I asked to be treated with respect. I was then assigned to the least desirable tasks ...
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Decision Desk HQ projects Democrats to take control of the Senate

Decision Desk HQ projects Democrats to take control of the Senate (50D-50R) with VP Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote.

Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock projected winners

Called at 2:14AM EST . . .


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the U.S. strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Easy access to COVID-19 vaccines is equally important. The Centers for Disease Control . . .


London primary schools to close temporarily as COVID-19 cases surge


BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO - 01/01/21 06:16 PM EST 74

London’s mayor announced Friday that the British government would be closing all primary schools throughout the capital for the next two weeks amid the . . .


The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored

The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored
Unions should be holding more political discussions with their members—and listening closely to their needs.

by Mindy Isser December 28, 2020 PUBLISHED . . .


CTU delegates pass resolution authorizing Jan. 25 remote learning continuation

CTU delegates pass resolution authorizing Jan. 25 remote learning continuation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2021—More than 80 percent of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates — the . . .


[Never Forget] Man of Peace was Locked-Up and Assassinated

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[COVID Chicago Schools] Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely @ 7am Wed 1/13 morning -> 2218 N. Lamon, Chicago

[COVID Chicago Schools] Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely @ 7am Wed 1/13 morning -> 2218 N. Lamon, Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: . . .


[Breaking News] Chicago Teachers Union notches huge victory in bid to expand bargaining power

Illinois Senators voted to repeal a section of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act that limited issues CTU could bargain over. It now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk, although the governor has not said . . .


[Public Notice] Stay-at-Home Advisory Amended, Re-Issued and Effective: January 10, 2021

Official Advisory from the Mayor of the City of Chicago
Stay-at-Home Advisory
Additional COVID-19 Alerts and Regulations
Amended, Re-Issued and Effective: January 10, 2021

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/sites/covid/health-orders/2021.1.10_Stay%20at%20home%20advisory_v1.pdf

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago continues to . . .


Potential repeal of key education law could throw wrench into CPS reopening plan

[Illinois Amendatory Act] Potential repeal of key education law could throw wrench into CPS reopening plan ... 25-year-old, one-page section of an Illinois law governing educational labor that limits the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining rights . . .


Betsy DeVos, education secretary, resigns

Betsy DeVos, education secretary, is the second cabinet member to resign.

By Erica L. Green and Chris Cameron
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-resigns.amp.html


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned on Thursday, after the violence at the . . .


Arnold Herrera (Rest in Heaven 1-2-21)

Juarez Community,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the tragic death of student, Arnold Herrera. Arnold graduated from Juarez in 2019 and was a cadet in the JROTC program. . . .


The greatest risk for spreading the virus comes when people gather indoors with limited airflow


Governor JB Pritzker form a Facebook post today:

Governor JB Pritzker It's a new year, so let's have new motivation to protect ourselves and others.

The greatest risk for spreading the virus . . .


CPS Daily Health Screener to Enter Any School Building

Anyone entering a CPS building needs to take the health checker first ...

https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health

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Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines possible for travel, school

Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines possible for travel, school ... the infectious diseases expert believes "That is possible but that's something that's mandated at the state level and city level. A citywide school system might . . .


Happy New Year 2021

We at Substance are wishing everyone a cautious New Years. Előre

Solidarity Forever ✊ . . .


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