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Metro-East Democrats see infrastructure bill as top priority

After four years playing defense against Rauner, a chance to move things forward By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Metro-East Democrats, just sworn in to...

How Labor helped bring down Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner

By RACHEL M. COHEN In the Nov. 6 election, in a strong rebuke to the anti-labor agendas of Wisconsin and Illinois’ Republican governors, voters elected...

For Illinois working people: A new start with a new governor

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent It was early April of last year. The people of the Labor Movement in Illinois and their Democratic Party supporters were...

Madison County Democrats organized, turning out volunteers to defeat Rauner, elected...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent East Alton, IL – Madison County Democrats are better organized and working harder than they have in years, the party’s county leader...

Rauner vetoes bill to protect Illinois workers

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill intended to provide important new protections for Illinois workers, surprising...

Could Manar bring the challenge to Rauner?

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – A Democratic state senator from the Metro East, Andy Manar of Bunker Hill, has become the subject of...

More of the same in Rauner’s State of the State address

Springfield, IL – Union leaders found nothing hopeful about the recent State of the speech delivered by Gov. Bruce Rauner, even though he talked about improving education...

Republican governors lambaste Rauner

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – It’s not uncommon these days to hear union activists or Democrats criticizing Governor Bruce Rauner. After all, he...

Rauner holding Illinois’s neediest hostage to force through anti-union agenda

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Swansea, IL – Illinois Democrats remain united against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s union-busting demands, leaving the state’s budget in limbo. Rauner would agree to...
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