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Republicans Cry Foul at Illinois Budget Talks

“When this budget is tallied up, and we have an ability to examine it, you will see spending increase by almost $2 billion.”

05/29/2013

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AFSCME Threatens Strike in Illinois

Union represents 40,000 workers throughout state. It’s previous contract expired last summer.

02/24/2013

Photo: Getty/Frank Polich

Illinois Terminates Contract with AFSCME

The Quinn administration has terminated the contract between the state of Illinois and its largest public employee union.

11/21/2012

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Illinoisans To Decide On Constitutional Amendment Next Tuesday

A constitutional amendment is on the ballot which, if it passes, would require a three-fifths vote from the governing body to increase benefits.

10/29/2012

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Judge Extends Order Barring Illinois Prison Closures

Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.

10/10/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Laborers Criticize Quinn Ahead of DNC Speech

“I’m sure his performance will not match his rhetoric at the convention,” says Henry Bayer, head of AFSCME Council 31.

09/04/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Arbitrator: Quinn, Prisons Violated Union Contract

Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator’s ruling.

08/31/2012

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Judge Extends Halt of Transfers From Tamms

Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.

08/17/2012

Illinois House

Rhetoric Heats Up Over Illinois State Pension Benefits

Illinois House Republicans voted unanimously to make it harder to increase state worker pension benefits.

04/19/2012

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Fact Check: Quinn’s Plan To Move Illinois Facilities

Most advocates for the disabled back the plan but wonder whether sick or disabled people will get necessary care.

01/23/2012

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