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Illinois powerful public school lobby kills measure to rein in borrowing

By LGIS News Service | Apr 27, 2018

Illinois' powerful public school lobbying groups mobilized to beat back a measure that would have reined in massive school district borrowing, often concealed from taxpayers.

Janus v. AFSCME oral arguments scheduled Feb. 26 at Supreme Court

By Ann Maher | Dec 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 26, in a case challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues for state government workers.

Appeals court: State must give union workers their pay raises while negotiating new contract

By Scott Holland | Nov 7, 2017

The Fifth District Appellate Court dealt Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner a setback Nov. 6 by ruling in favor of union employees on the question of stepped salary increases, saying whether or not there is a collective bargaining agreement in place, the union workers are owed the regular pay raises, which the state hasn't paid since a contract expired in 2015.

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