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Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

Will County workers on strike packed a county board meeting on Thursday as their strike entered its fourth day. (Credit: CBS)

Will County Workers’ Strike Enters Day 4

Municipal workers in Will County said they’re in it for the long haul as they entered day four of a labor strike, following 15 months of failed negotiations.

11/21/2013

City Hall

Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.

05/16/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Terminates Contract With State’s Largest Worker Union

After nearly a year of negotiations, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration on Tuesday terminated the contract between the state of Illinois and its largest public employee union.

11/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn, 8th Graders

New Pension Reform Bill Clears House Committee

A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker’s Speech In Springfield

Dozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today’s speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

City Plans To Close Libraries All Day On Mondays

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget passed, an agreement had ensured that Chicago public libraries would close only on Monday and Friday mornings. But that has now changed.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor’s Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule Changes

The Emanuel administration and labor union leaders were back at the bargaining table on Monday, trying to work out a deal to avoid 625 threatened layoffs of city workers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Reveals Plan To Lay Off 625 City Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he plans to lay off 625 city workers as part of a plan to close a $10 million budget gap.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

State Employee Union Takes Pay Raise Case To Arbitrator

A major labor union has asked an independent arbitrator to intervene in their dispute with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cancel pay raises for some 30,000 state employees.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Fighting To Cancel Raises For State Workers

Gov. Pat Quinn says he will fight to cancel pay raises for nearly 30,000 state workers, and he will go to court, if necessary, to do so.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011