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Illinois Legislature passes innovative workers’ compensation plan

Illinois Legislature passes innovative workers’ compensation plan

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The Illinois Legislature passed a bill that could be an innovative solution to the..

June 12, 2017 with 0 Comments
Illinois Senate OKs pension bill opposed by AFL-CIO

Illinois Senate OKs pension bill opposed by AFL-CIO

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – While passing a flood of budget-related legislation to force the House and the..

June 5, 2017 with 0 Comments
Illinois Senate finally passes budget bills, but ‘Grand Bargain’ is history

Illinois Senate finally passes budget bills, but ‘Grand Bargain’ is history

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois legislators have lurched toward pressuring Governor Bruce Rauner to..

June 5, 2017 with 0 Comments
Metro-East legislators push for property tax breaks

Metro-East legislators push for property tax breaks

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois homeowners could get substantial breaks on their property taxes if a..

May 22, 2017 with 0 Comments
$15 minimum wage passes Illinois House Labor Committee

$15 minimum wage passes Illinois House Labor Committee

Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) led the charge for a $15 minimum wage in Illinois on April 5. HB 198 passed 17-6 in..

April 17, 2017 with 0 Comments
Illinois RTW, anti-worker bills blocked

Illinois RTW, anti-worker bills blocked

  By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – What a difference a state line can make. In Missouri, the Republican-ruled..

March 20, 2017 with 0 Comments
Teachers union, school district team up for full funding

Teachers union, school district team up for full funding

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent  East St. Louis – It’s not every day when you see the top administrator shaking hands with the..

January 30, 2017 with 0 Comments
Labor out-shouts Rauner’s rally on opening day

Labor out-shouts Rauner’s rally on opening day

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Opening day of the Illinois Legislature is sometimes a day of high hopes and..

January 23, 2017 with 0 Comments
Steelworkers’ benefit extension signed into law

Steelworkers’ benefit extension signed into law

Granite City, IL ­– Laid-off steel workers will get a new round of unemployment benefits with the signing of a bill sponsored by..

December 19, 2016 with 0 Comments
Steel workers’ unemployment bill sent to governor

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..

December 11, 2016 with 0 Comments
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