October 15, 2012

Unit Four and Champaign Teachers Union Hold Contract Talks

Contract negotiators for the Champaign School District and its teachers union were scheduled to meet Monday afternoon. The meeting is expected to be a relatively brief one, due to the Unit Four school board meeting scheduled for Monday evening. Another bargaining session is set for October 24th, if needed.


October 11, 2012

Teachers Union Calls for Pension Director to Resign

The head of the pension system for suburban and downstate teachers says Illinois has to consider reducing cost-of living adjustments for retirees. That has one of the state's two big teachers unions calling for his resignation.


October 11, 2012

Despite Unemployment Drop, Finding Work Still Challenge

With the local unemployment rate peaking in 2010 before a steady decline, finding a job now may be a more promising experience than it was two years ago.

Yet, the rising costs of basics, such as food, shelter and medicine have left many families still struggling to make ends meet, and just having a job may not be enough.


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