A strike authorization vote by AFSCME members resulted in only 49 percent voting to authorize a strike, not the 81 percent of members that Executive Director Roberta Lynch announced at a press conference on Feb. 23.
The National Rifle Association is asking members to call the Illinois Senate Environment and Conservation Committee ahead of a hearing on a bill that would ban lead ammunition in state parks and protected natural areas.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling for a blitz against bills that it says would sharply curtail legal firearms possession that will be presented in judiciary hearings in the Illinois General Assembly today.
Three conservative activists took to the airways recently to offer their support to Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to seek replacement workers in advance of a possible strike by the state's largest public employee union.