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  • Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract

    Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is shifting the job of vetting who is eligible to receive state health care coverage for the poor from an outside company to state employees, a move Republicans criticized Tuesday as a “backroom deal” that will...
  • Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race

    Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday. The latest Rauner contribution comes...
  • Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads

    Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads
    A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.  But several of the public unions involved...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race

    Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race
    The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s major public teachers’ unions, is scheduled to endorse state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor, sources familiar with the endorsement said Thursday. The...
  • Dillard gets government union endorsement

    Dillard gets government union endorsement
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard today got the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Council 31, firmly establishing himself as the public union’s pick against frontrunner Bruce Rauner. Dillard, a...
  • With more union backing, Dillard targeted at GOP debate

    With more union backing, Dillard targeted at GOP debate
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard, fresh from getting the backing of the state’s largest public employees’ union, found himself the target of barbs Wednesday night questioning whether he could stand up to labor if elected. But...
  • Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers

    Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers
    Will County employees Thursday ratified a new contract that gets them back to work and increases their salaries over the next three years. The contract includes 4.5 percent in cost of living increases over the next three years and a change in the salary...
  • Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings

    Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings
    The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers. Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers

    Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather. Union representatives said the decision...