March 31, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Push For Minimum Wage Increase

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.  The Democratic lawmakers spoke Monday in Chicago.


March 28, 2014

Northwestern To Appeal Players Union Ruling

Northwestern University has confirmed it will appeal a federal agency's ruling that its football players can create the United States' first union of college athletes.


A mural depicting the March 28, 1864 riot between between Union troops and Southern sympathizers in Charleston, Ill.
(Courtesy of the Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary Steering Committee)
March 28, 2014

Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary

This weekend, the Coles County city of Charleston will be commemorating a riot that happened at the court house and town square March 28, 1864...150 years ago...between Union troops and Southern sympathizers.


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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