Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Democrats Lena Taylor and Chris Larson and Rev. Jesse Jackson

Wisconsin Democrats Say They’re Staying Away

The political standoff in Wisconsin didn’t appear any closer to ending on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker To Dems: Come Back, Or Police May Make You

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are threatening to send out police to detain and forcibly bring back the 14 absent Democratic state senators.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker To Wisconsin Dems: Come Back Now

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is warning Senate Democrats hiding out in Illinois that layoffs will happen if they don’t return to pass a budget bill by tomorrow.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill To Curb Unions

Republicans in the Wisconsin State Assembly moved swiftly and passed a bill by Gov. Scott Walker, which would strip collective bargaining rights for most state employees.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Wisconsin Senate Trying To Get Democrats To Return

Wisconsin state patrol officers are being sent to the homes of several Democratic state senators, in hopes that they will come back for a vote on the controversial budget bill.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Pat Quinn (Left, Frank Polich/Getty Images), Scott Walker (AP Photo)

Quinn Takes Shot At Wisconsin Governor Over Labor Battle

Gov. Pat Quinn is rolling out the welcome mat for the Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana who are taking refuge in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–02/23/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Wisconsin GOP Pushes For Vote On Budget

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) said Wednesday that he wants a vote by the day’s end on a bill to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011

Wisconsin Protest

No End In Sight For Deadlock In Wisconsin

There seems to be no end in sight to the deadlock over the budget bill in Wisconsin that would strip collective bargaining rights from union members.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Holds Off On Honoring Packers

Gov. Pat Quinn has decided not to make good on his Bears-Packers bet with the governor of Wisconsin – at least not now.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Chicago Workers Head To Wisconsin For Protest

Some Chicago workers will be joining the protest in Wisconsin, against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public employees.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Chicago Teachers Union Backs Wisconsin Protests

The Chicago Teachers Union says it is fully in sympathy with Madison, Wis., teachers who have closed schools there for two days in a row.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Wisconsin Teachers Angry Over Bill Curbing Unions

A showdown in underway in Wisconsin, as the state Legislature is expected to vote on a bill to strip government workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Business Tax Hike Could Backfire

Mayor Richard M. Daley has suggested the business tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn could backfire.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Other States May Suffer If Wisconsin Rejects Rail Line

Train supporters in Wisconsin are not the only ones hoping Gov.-elect Scott Walker changes his mind to kill the proposed rail link between Madison and Milwaukee.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010