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Kirk Dillard

Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For Governor

State Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.

02/14/2014

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

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

Empty Classroom

Deerfield Teachers Picket Amid Stalled Contract Talks

Despite presence of a federal mediator, Deerfield teachers have been picketing School District 109 headquarters this week to apply some pressure to the board of education.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011