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lllinois funnels training to big donor union; Mandatory state-funded sessions include time for union pitch

HarrisCARBONDALE -- While a suburban Chicago woman's successful lawsuit against Illinois means home care workers who receive government stipends do not have to join a union, many still must attend training presented by the union.And those mandatory sessions -- which the state funds -- devote a half-hour for the union to pitch itself and distribute membership sign-up cards.Critics say the contractual

Benzene suit filed in Madison County over state of Washington resident's exposure


U.S. Supreme Court denies AGs' petition on tobacco

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a monumental blow to the biggest tobacco deal in the land.

Justices to reconference on tobacco Oct. 6

WASHINGTON, D. C. – After wrestling with a monumental decision over tobacco laws for a week, Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court decided to keep wrestling.

U.S. Supreme Court mulls antitrust tobacco trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All last week U.S. Supreme Court Justices pondered a possible antitrust trial against 31 states with matching tobacco laws.

Injured deserve day in court

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