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Some Metro-East COVID-19 restrictions lifted as concerns grow over lagging vaccinations

Edwardsville, IL – Some COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the Metro-East last week, but the slow pace of vaccinations drew criticism of Madison County’s...

Metro-East trades creating library of videos on union trades careers for...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville, IL – It seems like a lifetime ago that building trades unions and a regional development group in the Metro-East...

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...

Metro-East Labor Day parades, awards banquets canceled or postponed

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has forced the cancellation of all of the usual Labor Day parades and celebrations in Madison...

Illinois Labor’s ‘Snacks’ project keeps on giving

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Wood River – The “Snacks to Go” project of Metro-East Labor groups to help hard-stressed hospital workers kept on rolling last...

Illinois Labor’s ‘Snacks to Go’ project takes off in a big...

Labor steps up to help healthcare workers pressed for time to eat By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Metro-East Labor leaders had high hopes when they launched a...

Labor steps up to help health care workers with ‘Snacks to...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Metro-East Labor leaders had high hopes when they launched a campaign in late April to provide on-the-go foods for overworked health workers...

Illinois unions lead campaign to provide ‘Snacks to Go’ for healthcare...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent East Alton, IL – Health workers in the Metro-East are getting a helping hand from the region’s Labor Movement, which is...

Hearings focus on southwest Illinois ‘Connector’ project

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville – A series of public hearings to discuss potential public works projects in southern Illinois are focusing on a...

Pritzker and Stratton thank supporters at Steamfitters Local 439 hall, promise...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Caseyville IL – Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker and his running mate, Juliana Stratton, were such frequent sights in the Metro East during the...