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In Loving Memory

Members of Chicago Newspaper Guild Local 34071: It is with great sadness that I report the death of former activist of the Chicago News Guild and member of the Guild’s Executive Board,  Albert Dickens of the Chicago Sun­-Times. Albert, who died May 10, 2020, at age 82, began his tenure with … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched everyone in some way, and thousands of people directly. We know that includes members of our own News Guild local. People may be under economic stress from business furloughs and layoffs (including those who need help … Continue reading

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The News Guild 9-Point Plan

Monday night, the Chicago News Guild Executive Committee— with representatives from the Sun-Times, The Reader, Pioneer Press, and non-newspaper units we represent—  voted unanimously to support TNG’s effort, and our local staff and member volunteers, like Local President Grace Catania, will … Continue reading

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Resolution of Support

Whereas, the public health crisis posed by COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the global economy, which have struck hard at the revenues that support the operations of newspapers and other news organizations in Chicago and across the world. Whereas, … Continue reading

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Chicago News Guild resolutions

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus a pandemic and public health emergency; and WHEREAS, both the U.S. and Illinois governments have declared states of emergency and Governor Pritzker has issued a “Shelter in Place” order; and … Continue reading

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Important Reminder

The Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2020.  Awards will be announced by June 15, 2020.The fund was established … Continue reading

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