Tag: Illinois politics

Rauner Wins: Illinois Has Always Been a Purple State

Rauner Wins: Illinois Has Always Been a Purple State
  Bruce Rauner is the Illinois Governor-Elect whether Pat Quinn concedes or not! The AP and national news organizations have all declared Rauner the winner, yet Quinn holds on as they count every last vote. There will be no gracious departure for Quinn as he leaves office while ¬†holding on to every last moment of... Read more »

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?
Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue that needs to be addressed in the near term to get our state out of the red and support needed programs that are getting left... Read more »

Good-Bye Blagojevich: Another Illinois Governor Heads to Prison

Good-Bye Blagojevich: Another Illinois Governor Heads to Prison
As convicted former Governor Rod Blagojevich was boarding his flight this morning to report at the Denver prison, I felt a moment of sorrow.¬† This is not because of my empathy toward him being away from his wife Patti and his two daughters, though I did feel sorry for his children, but rather a gut-wrenching... Read more »
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Chicago Elects Its Mayor: Will it be Rahm Emanuel?

Chicago Elects Its Mayor: Will it be Rahm Emanuel?
  Today’s election for the Mayor of Chicago will change the politics in this city forever.  It is the first time in history that there is not an Irish American candidate running for office.  Chicago has had a long line of south side Irish Catholics, from Richard M Daley, Richard J. Daley and Jayne Byrne... 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 »

Injured Workers About to Lose Rights: Illinois Legislators to Vote on Sunday

Illinois Legislators continue to push through a Worker’s Compensation Bill that will strip injured workers of their rights.  The Bill is set to be voted on Sunday by the Lame Duck Illinois Lawmakers on Sunday, in what will be devastating for injured workers. The new Worker’s Compensation Bill will greatly limit the amount collected on... Read more »
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Workers To Lose More Employee Benefits: Illinois Worker's Compensation in Jeopardy

The Illinois State Legislative is in session working on a new Bill that would take away the rights and benefits for an injured worker.  If passed, it would greatly reduce the ability for an injured worker in Illinois to collect worker’s compensation, by instituting rules that only benefit the insurance companies. Again, our policy makers... Read more »