• Inmate attack reveals dangerous conditions

    Inmate attack reveals dangerous conditions

    In a violent attack over the weekend at East Moline Correctional Center, an inmate repeatedly struck a correctional officer in the head with a rock. The officer was working alone on the unit and struggled to call for help on a faulty radio.

  • Rauner rewrites history on child care cuts

    Rauner rewrites history on child care cuts

    After cutting child care for 30,000 children, Gov. Rauner restored some of the cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program. Then pretended the cuts weren’t his in the first place.

  • Unions are about economic freedom

    Unions are about economic freedom

    If workers don’t have the freedom to form unions, there is no front-line defense against unfair wages, harmful policies and eroding public services. That’s why America needs unions more than ever.

  • Gov. Rauner vetoes taxpayer accountability bill

    Gov. Rauner vetoes taxpayer accountability bill

    The governor vetoed legislation that aimed to curb reckless privatization and ensure accountability to taxpayers by preventing the state from privatizing services currently performed by state employees without first meeting rigorous requirements.

  • Cook County Layoffs Halted

    Cook County Layoffs Halted

    Awaiting a court decision on the legality of a new tax on sugary beverages, Cook County issued layoff notices to hundreds of employees in July, including more than 100 AFSCME members.

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