June 30, 2014

Court Ruling Is Defeat For Public Sector Unions

The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to public sector unions -- ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois can't be required to pay fees that help cover the union's cost of collective bargaining.


Louis Reinhart and family at Wrigley Field
(Joe Reinhart)
June 30, 2014

Remembering Cub Fan Louis Reinhart

Back at the start of the baseball season, Illinois Public Media reported on a longtime farmer and carpenter from East Central Illinois who always found time to root for the Chicago Cubs.  Louis Reinhart passed away Friday –  at the age of 100 - the same age as the Cubs’ ballpark, Wrigley Field. 


Children detainees in Brownsville, Texas
(Eric Gay/AP)
June 29, 2014

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

President Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.


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