| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:46 PM
NEW BRITAIN – Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley says he was proud to serve as a civilian adviser in Iraq, but union leaders on Monday resurrected his tenure there as a campaign issue, saying his work there was a failure.
"The time that...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The city and the police officers union have begun arbitration on a new contract, but both sides declined to discuss the portions of the contract under dispute.
The last contract expired June 30 of this year, and the union, AFSCME Local...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Voters of this bustling beachfront city will elect two commissioners on Nov. 4 from a field of six candidates.
Three people are challenging incumbent Anthony Sanders for Seat 1: Business owner Gerald Dean, retiree Ann Pearl Henigson and condo...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:37 PM
UPDATE: James Ridgely withdrew from the race on Sept. 29.
Three rookies, one activist and an incumbent are competing for two at-large commission seats.
The candidate with the most votes will be mayor for two years, earning a $23,160 salary. The...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Chicago cabbies won't get a fare hike but stand to get a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing services under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today.
The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor.
Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
NEW BRITAIN — After hearing from ballot hopeful Jonathan Pelto earlier in the day, the largest labor group of state workers heard from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and quickly endorsed him on Thursday night.
The vote, which took place shortly after 7 p.m....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:48 PM
STAMFORD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie campaigned alongside Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Tuesday, and in his second visit to Connecticut this year Christie said national Republicans have identified the race as one of the most...
| Jul 15, 2014
AFSCME, the union that represents state, county and city workers, has added 92,155 members since January, though its overall membership has sagged, and its president, Lee Saunders, expressed worry Monday that his union could be further harmed by a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...