Another Union Settles with Rauner

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Fraternal Order of Police-Command Council and Rauner Administration Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today the Administration has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order … Continue reading

Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power

There was a tie vote at the last meeting of the McHenry County Board. It was whether to “buy now, get approval later, ask forgiveness” vote, to put it in the words of Huntley Board member Jim Kearns. Should the … Continue reading

Rauner Appoints Former Dem Candidate for Governor Paul Vallas and Just Retired State Rep. Don Moffitt

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Announces Appointments CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has made appointments to the Chicago State University Board of Trustees, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Central Management … Continue reading

Rauner Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against AFSCME

Statement from Rauner Administration on Unfair Labor Practice Filing State seeks damages on behalf of taxpayers The following is attributable to Dennis Murashko, General Counsel to Governor Bruce Rauner, regarding the administration filing an unfair labor practice against AFSCME Council … Continue reading

Rauner Comments on AFSCME Contract Decision, Cites Four-Year $3 Billion Savings

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement on Labor Board Ruling SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Rauner Spokeswoman Catherine Kelly: “Today’s decision is fair for taxpayers and state employees. “As a result of this agreed-to process, … Continue reading

Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 13

Midweek brings us to campaign contributions from a Political Action Committee connected to Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers–the Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC. Could this be the conduit through which Local 150 got State Rep. Jack … Continue reading

Will Higher Assessments Lead to Higher Taxes?

Real estate assessments are being hiked by 8% in a lot of townships. That has to be scaring people who don’t understand the property tax system. There are two parts to the tax bill: the assessment the tax rate On … Continue reading