Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court
Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court
M.D. Kittle | March 22, 2017
“No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees just for the privilege of working for their own government," Mix said.
Northwestern student government endorses ‘viewpoint diversity’
Northwestern student government endorses ‘viewpoint diversity’
Ashe Schow | March 15, 2017
Finally, students stand up for viewpoint diversity.
The ‘next Friedrichs’ of right-to-work has its day in appeals court
The ‘next Friedrichs’ of right-to-work has its day in appeals court
M.D. Kittle | March 03, 2017
The plaintiffs argue that everything a union does, not just overt political activity, involves government redress.
‘Smart cities’ could be next big wireless upgrade – if cities would cooperate
‘Smart cities’ could be next big wireless upgrade – if cities would cooperate
Kevin Glass | January 26, 2017
Smartphones. Smart TVs. Smart watches. And, if the next wave of technological innovation is to be believed, smart cities. That is the premise behind the next wave of wireless deployment. The new technology — “small cells” — would supplement and supplant the giant cell towers that the current network is mostly carried on. But outdated […]
Illinois revenue bill taxes most everything but strip clubs
Illinois revenue bill taxes most everything but strip clubs
M.D. Kittle | January 25, 2017
Strip clubs would get a pass under the revenue bill
Unsung Hero: Illinois watchdogs are raising a racket over local corruption
Johnny Kampis | January 12, 2017
Perhaps the most long-lasting effect of the investigative work done by John Kraft and Kirk Allen with Edgar County Watchdogs isn’t the more than 200 officials they’ve chased out of office, but the viral impact they’ve had.
Scholarship program addresses Indiana teacher shortage
Amelia Hamilton | December 07, 2016
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education's Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is taking aim at the state's teacher shortage.
Nanny State of the Week: Chicago tries again with plastic bag tax
Nanny State of the Week: Chicago tries again with plastic bag tax
Kevin Glass | November 28, 2016
Part 105 of 105 in the series Nanny State of the Week Some of the biggest cities in the United States have taken it upon themselves to wage a war on plastic bags under the guise of environmentalism. But, as many have continued to discover, plastic bags are not the scourge they imagine, and their […]
Almost 1 in 4 Illinois teachers missing more than two weeks of school
Amelia Hamilton | November 07, 2016
Reflecting national numbers, a new report found that 23.5 percent of public school teachers in Illinois are absent more than 10 days in the school year. “This is a concern of the district, and this is something we will be addressing,” said interim Cook County Superintendent Griff Powell. “Teachers with students is a sacred time and […]
Chicago teachers postpone contract vote
Amelia Hamilton | October 26, 2016
The Chicago Teachers Union has postponed a vote on a contract proposal by a week, citing a ballot printing delay. A tentative agreement was reached Oct. 10 on the eve of a threatened strike, and CTU members must now vote on whether they will accept the deal. The vote was originally scheduled for Thursday and […]