State News
3:49 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Illinois House plans vote on Rauner's right-to-work measure

The Illinois House is planning a vote on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to allow local governments to permit workers to opt out of unions.

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State News
5:56 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Labor unions sue City of Chicago over pension changes

A labor union wants the City of Chicago to abandon its legal defense of a plan to deal with its troubled pension systems.

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State News
2:08 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Illinois unions pledge to work for 'fair' pension overhaul

A coalition of public employee unions says, it's ready to work with lawmakers to develop a "fair and constitutional solution" to overhaul the state's public pension systems.

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State News
5:39 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Court monitor says IDOT should clean house on hiring rules

A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules. 

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5:01 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Rauner pushes right-to-work zones during Peoria stop

Governor Bruce Rauner traveled outside Springfield Wednesday to continue his push to let voters decide whether to allow collective bargaining for local unions.  

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State News
5:59 am
Wed February 4, 2015

A preview of Rauner's first State of the State Address

A series of speeches around the state gave a preview of what Governor Bruce Rauner will say Wednesday for his first "State of the State" address. 

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State News
5:37 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Rauner wants to curb government unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois must curb government-union powers and reduce spending on state workers' salaries and benefits.

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State News
3:03 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner suggests union-free zones

Some of Illinois’ largest labor unions are preparing for a fight with Governor Bruce Rauner.  They’re on the defensive after Rauner talked more openly about so-called Right to Work laws.

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State News
7:04 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Rauner, Quinn file quarterly campaign financing reports

Republican Bruce Rauner is out raising and outspending Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor. Quarterly campaign financing reports were due Wednesday.

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5:02 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Teachers unions endorse Quinn, despite some opposition

Governor Pat Quinn now has the support of the two statewide teachers unions. The Illinois Federation of Teachers endorsed Quinn Wednesday, despite the union's opposition to Quinn's ideas for pension changes.

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