September 18, 2012

In Video, Kirk Urges Action on Illinois Credit Rating

Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has released a video about the recent downgrade of the state’s credit rating. It’s the first video the Republican senator has released that isn’t about his recovery from the stroke he suffered earlier this year.

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September 17, 2012

Visiting Academic Professionals Ratify New Contract

Members of the Visiting Academic Professionals union on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus have unanimously approved a contract deal that includes retroactive raises for two years.


September 17, 2012

Strike Continues as Teachers Weigh Contract Proposal

As the Chicago teacher's strike entered its second week, union members spent less time on the picket line Monday morning as they shifted their attention to dissecting the ongoing contract negotiations with CPS.


September 17, 2012

Appeals Court Sides with Union in Prison Lawsuit

An Illinois state appeals court has turned back Gov. Pat Quinn's bid to throw out a temporary restraining order that bars him from closing two state prisons and various other corrections sites. 


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