Legislation could criminalize, jail local politicians who pass right-to-work measures

Legislation could criminalize, jail local politicians who pass right-to-work measures By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network USW union members in Gary, Indiana march during a protest against U.S. Steel in July 2016. Indiana, like all of the other states bordering Illinois, is a right-to-work state. Jonathan Miano | The Times of Northwest Indiana ILLINOIS …

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IL. State Rep. Batinick statement on Prompt Payment Act bill override

News From State Representative Mark Batinick   For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Debbie Kraulidis October 26, 2017                                                                                            (815) 254-0000   Batinick statement on Prompt Payment Act bill override   SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) made the following statement after voting to override the Governor’s veto of House Bill 3143, legislation to add …

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Illinois communities facing a backlog of infrastructure neglect

Illinois communities facing a backlog of infrastructure neglect By Michael Carroll | Illinois News Network Oct 22, 2017 The intersection of US 150 and West Street in Georgetown, Illinois. Photo from Wikimedia Commons ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois communities such as Georgetown are coming to grips with a backlog of infrastructure repairs that will mean higher …

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