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Peoria Cat Workers Vote Down Contract Offer – 3/28/17

March 28th, 2017

>>Peoria Cat Workers Vote Down Contract Offer

UAW workers at Caterpillar facilities in Peoria are going to have to vote again on the company’s latest contract offer. UAW Local 974 is the only union group to vote down the contract. No one is saying why. The rest of Cat’s UAW workers over the weekend approved the plan which includes pay raises, a no strike/no lock out clause, and a severance package for workers at the soon to-be closed Aurora plant.

Emanuel: Chicago Will Always Welcome Immigrants – 3/28/17

March 28th, 2017

>>Emanuel: Chicago Will Always Welcome Immigrants

Mayor Emanuel is standing firm on Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city despite threats from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The head of the U.S. Justice Department said yesterday the he’ll cut federal funding to cities, counties or states that shelter illegal immigrants. In response, Emanuel told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that Chicago will remain a welcoming city for immigrants. He said the city is going to honor those people who will sacrifice and struggle to give their kids a chance at the American dream.

State Lawmakers To Discuss New School Funding Reform Plan – 3/28/17

March 28th, 2017

>>State Lawmakers To Discuss New School Funding Reform Plan

Illinois lawmakers could be discussing a new school funding reform plan as early as this week. State Senator Andy Manar introduced a measure that would ensure no school district will receive less money. Only districts in need would get additional state financial resources.

Top Democrat Fears No Budget Until 2019 – 3/28/17

March 28th, 2017

>>Top Democrat Fears No Budget Until 2019

Illinois could be a long way from a state budget. A top statehouse Democrat, state Senator Don Harmon, yesterday said he doesn’t see the state getting a budget until after the November 2018 election. Experts warn Illinois’ unpaid bills could nearly double by then, to 24-billion dollars.

New Poll Shows Huge Support For Legal Marijuana – 3/28/17

March 28th, 2017

>>New Poll Shows Huge Support For Legal Marijuana

Most people in Illinois want to see marijuana legalized. A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says 66-percent of voters want legal, recreational marijuana. The poll says 74-percent of people want to see pot at least decriminalized. The poll says majorities of both political parties support both ideas, though there is a difference between younger and older voters.