Missouri Spending $415,000 on Capitol Security ImprovementsThe security improvements were initiated by Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, who takes office Monday.
Medical Group Requires Up-Front Fees From Illinois WorkersIn addition to OCI's requirement for half the bill up front, the medical group's form adds that the surgery will be canceled should the patient not pay the amount.
Pay to Rise for Millions as 19 States Increase Minimum WageIt will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers.
John Deere to Pay $275K in Whistleblower SettlementThe agreement resolves a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in central Illinois under the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Comptroller: State Employee Bonuses on Hold During ImpasseThe office that controls Illinois' checkbook announced Wednesday that payments to social services and public safety come first.
Jimmy John's Agrees to End Non-Compete Deals in IllinoisA Jimmy John's news release said the company is pleased to resolve the lawsuit.
Schnucks, Union Still Disagree on ContractAccording to the UFCW Local 655 Facebook page, there still are two days of negotiations left - following five other meetings since the contract vote in September.
Rauner Wants State Jobs Review, Just Not Federal Court'sThe Republican again trumpeted getting rid of the clout-packed ``staff assistant'' position at the Illinois Department of Transportation the remaining 29 were fired last week as a ``small step in the right direction.''
Rauner Fires 29 From Patronage Scandal Under PredecessorsHe calls it the end of an IDOT political scandal stretching back more than a decade.
AT&T Investigates After Noose Found Hanging Above DeskThere is no further information at this time.
New Study Shows State Employees Are Paid Below Market RateThe study found that benefits offered by the state are above market, but state employees remain 4.6 percent below market.
There Are Real Benefits to Taking a Break From WorkEmployers who fully support "time off" have noticed an increase in employee well-being and group productivity.

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