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AFSCME, Quinn's office reach tentative agreement

CHICAGO | Illinois' largest union and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday, averting the threat of the first state worker strike in decades.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am

AFSCME union endorses Hutchinson in 2nd District

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. | Former state Rep. Toi Hutchinson has received a labor endorsement in her bid to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House.

February 01, 2013 4:08 pm

State readies for revamped early prisoner release program

SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration began taking the first steps Wednesday to restart an early inmate release program that could reduce the population of the state’s overcrowded prison system.

January 09, 2013 8:00 pm

Status of government employee unions key difference between Illinois, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The differences in state government between Illinois and Indiana stood in stark contrast last week.

October 08, 2011 9:00 pm
Catholics dispute foster care law in court

Catholics dispute foster care law in court

Sister Ana Pia Cordua, president of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria, attends a hearing Tuesday at the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield. Three Catholic dioceses in Illinois asked a Sangamon County judge to hold up enforcement of a law that would force them to place foster…

July 12, 2011 5:44 pm
 Union pickets over Quinn cancelling raises

Union pickets over Quinn cancelling raises

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees walk an informational picket line Tuesday in Springfield. Illinois state employees are protesting Quinn's decision not to pay their contractual raises.

July 12, 2011 2:13 pm
Union pickets over Quinn canceling raises

Union pickets over Quinn canceling raises

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees protest Tuesday in Springfield over Quinn's decision not to pay their contractual raises.

July 12, 2011 2:12 pm

Illinoisans head north for Wisconsin labor protests

SPRINGFIELD | The protests over union bargaining rights in Wisconsin are drawing Illinoisans on both sides of the issue north of the border.

February 23, 2011 12:00 am
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