Friday, June 23, 2017

Restaurant Assn CEO, Sam Toia, on Legislation Impacting IL Restaurants

From the State Capitol:  Sam Toia tells us about what bills the Illinois Restaurant Assn, is supporting and opposed to, and why.  He also...

Battle Over Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers (D) defended her proposal to have the Illinois minimum wage rise to $15/hour, and brought in several...

Should Non-Union Workers be Required to Pay Union Dues?

CHICAGO (March 1, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a...

Gov Rauner, Educators, and Trade Group Leaders, on the Need for...

From Springfield: Gov Rauner holds a meeting with educators and students, about the great paying jobs that are often available to those with a...

Asking Gov Rauner to Sign, SB 261, Protecting Disabled Caregivers Pay

From the State Capitol:  A mother and her disabled son, share their story of having to provide personal care 24/7, 365 days a year...

AFL – CIO and the Illinois Trial Lawyers on Workers’ Compensation

From the State Capitol: AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan, and Illinois Trial Lawyers President, Perry Browder, are joined by others as they discuss the Workers Compensation...

Labor Rallies at State Capitol in Opposition to Gov Rauner’s Policies

FROM THE STATE CAPITOL:  Thousands turned out to make their opposition to Gov Rauner's policies heard, at a massive rally held on Wednesday, May...

Saving Illinois’ Coal Industry & Its Jobs

From the State Capitol:  Rep John Bradley, is joined by a bipartisan group of downstate lawmakers, to reinforce the need to support the Illinois...

Restoring the Public Duty Rule, to Protect Fire Fighters, Policemen and...

Brad Cole of the IL Municipal League and Pat Devaney, representing Fire Fighters, discuss the need to restore the legal protections of the "Public...

Retailers’ Thin Margins of Profit in Jeopardy

STATE CAPITOL: Rob Karr, President of the Illinois Retail Merchants Assn, talks about the razor thin profit margins of Illinois retailers, and how any number...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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