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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Vetoes Strike and Lockout Ban as Union OKs Extension

Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.

07/29/2015

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Kingshighway Viaduct Shutdown Underway

“A lot of people are avoiding Kingshighway, which is a great thing.”

07/06/2015

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Union Protesters Disrupt Rauner Stop in Southern Illinois

While there were supporters, the Union protesters made it difficult to hear the Rauner’s message. Protesters shouted “Go home, Go home!” while Rauner spoke.

06/08/2015

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Union Presses Measure to Prevent Strike, Lockout

Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.

05/28/2015

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New Monarch Board Member Calls for Truce

Rick Gans fills out fiscally Conservative board.

05/28/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Send ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill to Governor

Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.

05/13/2015

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It’s More Than Money in Teacher-School Board Negotiations

It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.

05/11/2015

Neil Bruntrager, an attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, warns aldermen not to include subpoena power in the plan for a civilian review board. (KMOX stock photo)

Police Union: Make Changes to Civilian Review Board or Face Lawsuit

The St. Louis Civilian Review Board that will investigate alleged wrongdoing by St. Louis police still faces the threat of a lawsuit from the police union.

05/11/2015

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Machinists Withdraw Request for SC Boeing Union Vote

The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it’s withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week.

04/17/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Race Track Closed

The track called off racing today because they do not have enough workers to keep the facility open.

03/31/2015

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