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  • 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...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks

    City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks
    Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years. "We...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary

    Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary
    A Democratic primary challenger is calling out state Sen. Don Harmon over his "yes" vote to overhaul the state's pension system. Kulmeet "Bob" Galhotra, a Chicago resident and Cook County public defender, said the overhaul unfairly burdens public...
  • Will County talks end without contract

    Will County talks end without contract
    Contract talks between Will County officials and union representatives for striking workers ended Monday night without an agreement. It was the first time both sides have met since county employees went on strike on Nov. 18. County and union officials...
  • 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...