Governor Bruce Rauner has been at the center of recent news
stories covering the State budget crisis. (Photo by Steve Vance.)
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE union files lawsuit to stop Governor Rauner from imposing contract terms, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 1, 2016: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-union-workers-lawsuit-20161201-story.html.
RAUNER SCORES big win over union on contract talks, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 16, 2016: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-afscme-labor-board-met-20161115-story.html.
HIGHER ED employees may face furloughs, Illinois Public Media, Nov. 14, 2016: http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/education-desk-higher-ed-employees-may-face-furloughs.
UNIVERSITY HAS cut more than 500 jobs in last 18 months, News-Gazette, Oct. 6, 2016: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-10-06/ui-has-cut-more-500-jobs-last-18-months.html.
MANY PROFESSORS leaving Illinois, Crain’s Chicago Business, July 30, 2016: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160730/ISSUE01/307309989/why-are-so-many-professors-moving-out-of-illinois.
ILLINOIS FACING $8 billion budget gap, $10 billion bill backlog, Progress Illinois, July 14, 2016: http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/07/14/illinois-facing-8-billion-budget-gap-10-billion-bill-backlog?utm_source=PI+Extra+7.14.16&utm_campaign=PI+email+7.14.16+&utm_medium=email.
LABOR BOARD denies Governor Rauner’s request to expedite union case, State Journal-Register, July 7, 2016: http://bit.ly/29lrGby.
NEW UNION at NIU certified, Progress Illinois, June 16, 2016: http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/06/16/new-union-northern-illinois-university-gets-certified?utm_source=PI+Extra+6.17.16&utm_campaign=PI+email+6.17.16+&utm_medium=email.