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Steel workers’ unemployment bill sent to governor

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent  Granite City – The legislation that laid-off workers of Granite City Steel have been waiting for has been passed and sent to...

Illinois power workers caught in legislative dilemma

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Complicated legislative negotiations in Springfield could help determine whether workers at downstate Illinois power plants will keep their jobs or be...

House committee passes steel worker benefits extension

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City, IL – With the election out of the way, the Illinois Legislature has returned to work for the veto...

Illinois legislators call for special session to pass benefits extension for...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City, IL – Three Metro-East state legislators are calling on the Illinois governor and legislative leaders to hold a special session...

Granite City steel workers out of benefits, losing their homes; food...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City – Times keep getting tougher in Granite City. Now, more than six months past the indefinite closing of Granite...

Hoffman calls on federal government to protect steel industry

Springfield, IL – State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) has sponsored a resolution calling on President Obama and Congress to block importation of steel that violates...

Commerce Department rules again for steel workers

Granite City – The U.S. Department of Commerce has acted in favor of American steel workers in the last of three trade cases that are...

Government finally acting against steel import dumping

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City – Just days after meeting with Metro East Steelworkers and local officials, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a...

Steel delegation reports progress in Washington

  Granite City, IL – Venturing off to Washington D.C. to try to get cooperation on trade matters has always seemed like a fool’s errand, replete with hostile...

Illinois closing unemployment office just when it is needed most

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent East Alton – People talk about Illinois becoming a dysfunctional state under Gov. Bruce Rauner. Well, if anyone needed more proof,...