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Union Protesters Disrupt Rauner Stop in Southern IllinoisWhile there were supporters, the Union protesters made it difficult to hear the Rauner's message. Protesters shouted "Go home, Go home!" while Rauner spoke.
Mo. Supreme Court Expands Legal Rights for Injured WorkersThe Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.
Missouri Senate to Debate Future of Disability FundThe state's Second Injury Fund has a deficit of about $25 million that is expected to keep growing.
Workers Comp Appeal Rejected In Fatal Police Car CrashTrooper Matt Mitchell was seeking compensation for injuries he suffered in his 2007 reckless homicide crash that killed two.
Menard Guards Wrongly Paid Workers' CompensationDepartment of Corrections said millions of dollars in workers compensation payments to Menard prison guards were obtained fraudulently.
Gov. Nixon Signals Compromise on Workers' CompAP says Gov. ready to sign legislation
Lawmakers Send New Business Bills to GovernorThe House and Senate sent two bills to Gov. Jay Nixon before they went on spring break that were both pushed by the Missouri business community.
Bill Limiting Employee Lawsuits Moves ForwardEmployee's may soon face restrictions on how much they can receive in damages from a workplace injury.
Workers' Comp Program Could be ExpandedBill would also allow employees to sue their co-workers
Report: Southern Illinois Worker's Compensation Awards SkyrocketIllinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as "causation,'' or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
Illinois Law Reforms Workers CompensationThe new law stems from the 2007 Uhl sisters tragedy.
No Workers Comp for Ill. State Police Trooper Matt Mitchell Mitchell later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and was sentenced to 30 months of probation. His claim for workers' compensation for his injuries was denied.

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