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Thursday, December 13, 2018
A bill that changes the sunset date on previous legislation that involves the privatization of public water systems has passed in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Two Republican state senators differ on whether dissolving townships will increase savings or costs for taxpayers.
The Illinois Senate Agriculture and Public Health committees held a joint hearing Nov. 28 to discuss a Senate bill involving the use of antibiotics in the agricultural industry.
State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton), who already receives one of the most generous pensions in the state at $148,042, is retiring from the Illinois Senate with a full pension and hopes to go to Europe.
A recent Supreme Court ruling reverses the way public employees now join unions.
After the landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME today, public sector employees no longer are required to opt out of unions they don't wish to participate in, but now must opt-in to become members.
The attorney for Mark Janus said a recent U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Janus vs. ASCME case is a giant win for constitutional freedoms and public sector employees nationwide.