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Illinois unions reach agreement with state on vaccinations

Springfield, IL – More than a thousand Illinois union employees will be covered for COVID-19 vaccinations in a new agreement between their unions and...

Illinois plans for April re-opening

Springfield, IL – Illinois could move into a new phase of re-opening from COVID-19 restrictions soon under a new “framework” presented by Gov. J.B....

Illinois Federation of Teachers urges immediate action and clear metrics to...

Westmont, IL – Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) President Dan Montgomery is urging school districts to follow science and stay with or return to...

Pritzker promotes Fair Tax plan at Politics and Labor event

Gov. J.B. Pritzker used the Illinois AFL-CIO’s annual Labor political meeting last week to explain why the Labor Movement should support his Fair Tax...

Metro-East Labor leaders named to Port District board

Springfield, IL – Two Metro-East Labor leaders were appointed to the Kaskaskia Regional Port District Board by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, pending Senate confirmation. Mark Chatham,...

Metro East under new bar and restaurant limits after COVID-19 cases...

Belleville IL – New restrictions that the Metro-East region came under last week are limiting access to restaurants and bars and limiting public gatherings...

$21 billion released for Rebuild Illinois work, including $1.8 billion for...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Collinsville, IL – Illinois’ recent surge in road building and improvements will continue for the next six years with $21.3 billion...

Pritzker calls out Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in response to racial unrest

Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called out President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in response to the nation’s racial unrest last week on...

Pritzker seeks virus coverage for Medicaid; response fund created

Illinois is submitting two federal waivers for increased Medicaid flexibility that would ensure that eligible residents are covered if they are diagnosed with COVID-19,...

Pritzker praises Organized Labor, workers’ response to COVID-19 pandemic

Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker expressed his gratitude to Organized Labor on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual...