Gov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.
Three dozen SEIU Local 73 union members picketed outside the Oak Park village hall in sweltering 90-plus degree heat Saturday, protesting what they say is inequity and unfairness in the village’s wage structure.
Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair usually means interest groups will try to catch the governor’s ear as well as those of his supporters. This year was no exception.
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.