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