My friend Lori Puerschner is the face I see. And the voice I hear on this so-called holiday. Because she, at 59, hasn’t had more than a week’s vacation in any given year for the last 30 years. There is no time off when all your time is spent looking for work. Or working wherever you can, whenever you can.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton met with community activists Sunday afternoon at a Gold Coast synagogue to support an effort to curb gun violence.
“The only way to beat a powerful lobby is to organize,” Quinn told a group of about 400 at the Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and organize.”
The meeting was hosted by United Power, an umbrella group of religious and community organizations from around Cook County that focuses on social issues...