Tag: Illinois Worker's

Historic Reform of Illinois Worker's Compensation Fails to Pass Senate

In what would have been a historic reform of the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Bill, greatly impacting the rights of Illinois worker’s, failed to pass in the Illinois Senate. The 120-page Bill sponsored by Senator Kyle McCarter severely limited the ability for worker’s to file a claim for injuries, while impacting their ability to get proper... Read more »

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it mean to the LGBT community?

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it  mean to the LGBT community?
Governor Quinn is expected to sign the House Bill 2234 today that will acknowledge same-sex civil unions in the State of Illinois.  The ongoing debate of whether gays should be allowed to be married continues, but for now the LGBT residents of Illinois wil have extended rights under the new law. On November 30, 2010,... Read more »

Voice Your Support of Worker's Rights: What the Illinois Worker's Compensation Bill Proposes

Voice Your Support of Worker's Rights:  What the Illinois Worker's Compensation Bill Proposes
Unfortunately, workers are still not out of danger of losing their rights. Many Springfield politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, are still trying to gut the Illinois Worker’s Compensation system. Why? Your workers compensation rights are part of a gigantic political horse trade involving taxes, the state budget, state and municipal pension reform, the death penalty, teacher seniority,... Read more »
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