| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:56 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:40 PM
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.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:37 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Members of the union representing the university of California's 21,000 service workers and patient care employees have voted to authorize another possible strike -- which would be their third walkout in less than a year.
The food workers, custodians,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The union representing the University of California's 21,000 service workers and patient care employees has scheduled a five-day strike starting March 3 -- which would be their third and longest walkout in less than a year.
Unless a contract with UC...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt.
Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A Cook County government workers’ union picketed during Tuesday’s lunch hour to call attention to stalled contract negotiations.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 members fanned out at 14 county work...