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“The No. 11 was a major loss to our community, and we’re fighting to keep it,’’ Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) said Monday.

Ald. Ameya Pawar to fight to restore No. 11 Lincoln bus

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) said Monday he will fight to restore the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus at upcoming hearings on a CTA budget that adds some train runs but freezes bus service at current levels. “The No. 11 was a major loss to our community, and we’re fighting to keep it,’’ Pawar said.

Many garment workers were killed by the collapse of an eight-story building in Bangladesh in 2013. The collapse has shed new light on the plight of the workers, and a proposed Chicago city ordinance would require that uniforms worn police officers, firefighters and other city employees must not come from sweatshops or be produced using child labor. | Getty Images

Emanuel, Pawar join forces on anti-sweatshop ordinance

Uniforms, head gear and footwear worn by Chicago Police officers, firefighters and other city employees could not come from “sweatshops” or be produced using child labor, under a groundbreaking ordinance to be introduced Wednesday.

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Emanuel tries to make property tax hike more palatable to council

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to make the bitter pill of a five-year, $250 million property tax increase to save two city employee pension funds a little easier to swallow for aldermen 10 months away from re-election. At the behest of Aldermen Will Burns (4th) and Ameya Pawar (47th), Emanuel has promised to declare as a surplus all of the new property tax revenue — generated by a $250 million tax increase — in Chicago’s 175 tax increment financing districts.

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