On Dec. 7, Gov. Bruce Rauner petitioned the Fifth District appellate court for interlocutory review of LeChien’s jurisdiction over labor negotiations. Rauner counsel Thomas Bradley wrote, “There is no provision in the Labor Act that gives the circuit courts general jurisdiction over public sector labor disputes.”
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Republican Ron Duebbert has been elected circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, defeating Democrat incumbent, Chief Judge John Baricevic.