April 09, 2014

Northwestern Appeals NLRB Ruling On Athletes

Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.


April 06, 2014

Northwestern Coach Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.


April 03, 2014

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Was From Effingham

The 77-year-old mother of an Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth.


Fort Hood
(Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders/U.S. Army)
April 03, 2014

Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home.  His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to hear shots and screaming.


April 02, 2014

Ill. State Police Disqualify Firearms Instructor

Illinois State Police officials have disqualified a Bolingbrook firearms instructor, and informed at least 327 applicants they will not receive a license to carry concealed weapons because of improper training.


Supporters for same-sex marriage rally
(Seth Perlman/AP)
March 28, 2014

US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.


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