SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage of registered nurses as more and more baby boomers retire.
STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Business Writers
RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Labor organizers and workers are expected to protest outside McDonald's headquarters Wednesday to drive home their demand for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food workers.
SPRINGFIELD — It's not the same as a Supreme Court opinion, but the members of an Illinois House committee on pensions gave generally bad reviews to a pension reform plan offered by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
But the reviews offered were along party lines in the Democratic-dominated House Personnel and Pensions Committee.
Not only was the late Henry I. Green a major figure in the development of the pension clause in the 1970 Illinois Constitution, he's now the central figure in Friday's Illinois Supreme Court ruling that rejected a 2013 effort by lawmakers and former Gov. Pat Quinn to unilaterally revise retirement benefits for government workers.
In the midst of on-going contract negotiations, a group of University of Illinois union employees have gone public with their push for better wages and future opportunities to make more.
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation revising hiring rules within the state universities civil service system got approval from the Senate Higher Education Committee Tuesday and now moves to the Senate floor.
The bill (HB 3102) last month was approved unanimously by the full House.
CHAMPAIGN — Fifty-one employers plan to have representatives on hand for the 2015 Spring Job Fair coordinated by the Central Illinois Human Resources Group and The News-Gazette.
The job fair will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.