• Illinois Workers’ Rights Amendment Goes Before Voters in 2022 Election

    on September 25, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    In November’s election, Illinois voters will be asked whether they wish to add constitutional protections for workers who are seeking to unionize. Specifically, the Workers’ Rights Amendment question on the 2022 ballot will ask voters whether they wish to establish a constitutional right for employees to organize and bargain collectively, so that they may negotiate “wages, hours and working conditions and to protect their economic welfare and safety at work.” The synopsis of the bill, […]

  • Illinois 72nd House race: Martens & Johnson on taxes and the economy

    on September 25, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    We are back with Illinois state representative candidates Tom Martens and Gregg Johnson. Let us talk taxes. Gov. Pritzker failed to pass a constitutional amendment that would have changed the state to a graduated income-tax system. Illinois also has some of the highest property taxes in the country. The governor brags about a budget surplus, […]

  • Illinois 72nd House race: Johnson & Martens on inflation and SAFE-T Act

    on September 25, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Countdown to the election: It’s 44 days away. Today we focus on the race to replace Mike Halpin, who is now running for state senate. The Illinois 72nd District seat that largely represents Rock Island County pits Democrat Gregg Johnson against Republican Tom Martens. Neither has held elected office before. Johnson reported about $20,000 in […]

  • Editorial | The corruption contagion in Illinois continues unabated

    on September 25, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Corruption of political figures in the state is as unrelenting as it is depressing. Another member of the Illinois Senate was charged criminally last week. What’s that now — five of them plus another …

  • Jim Dey | Spin machine in high gear over bond-abolition bill

    on September 25, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    With the public growing restive over crime, continued controversy over the impending abolition of bail for accused criminals and an election dead ahead, Illinois Democrats have taken the offensive.

  • My Turn | SAFE-T Act ‘certainly not about public safety’ – news-gazette.com

    on September 25, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    My Turn | SAFE-T Act ‘certainly not about public safety’  news-gazette.com

  • Improving the workplace for low-wage workers is a matter of justice

    on September 25, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Providing paid leave is one of the key recommendations in a new white paper, Low-Wage Workers Speak Out: The Emerging Future of Work Is Not Improving Their Jobs, by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The paper draws upon interviews with more than 30 low-wage workers across Illinois — including caregivers, day laborers, ride-share workers, food production workers and warehouse workers — about workplace concerns.
    Even before the pandemic, 11% of Black employees and 10% of Hispanic employees […]

  • Illinois election: Collective bargaining amendment tops ballot – Chicago Tribune

    on September 25, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Illinois election: Collective bargaining amendment tops ballot  Chicago Tribune

  • No toilets in a JB’s glass house

    on September 25, 2022 at 7:45 am

    By Ray Hanania Governor JB Pritzker, the Daddy Warbucks of political hypocrisy, attacked several legislators this past week, demanding that they resign from office. One is State Senator Emil Jones III, a Pritzker critic, who is facing federal bribery charges. The charges against Jones are similar to charges filed against several other legislators, but Pritzker…

  • Oak Brook Village President asks Gov. J.B. Pritzker to order corruption-linked red-light cameras removed

    on September 25, 2022 at 2:35 am

    Oak Brook Village President Gopal Lalmalani Friday sent a letter to Gov. J.B. Pritzker requesting he issue an executive order to remove red light cameras connected to any known corruption.

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