Powerful union pushes for 'right to work' ban in Illinois


Hoping to nail shut a door that former Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to pry open, a major state labor group is moving to put Illinois permanently off-limits to efforts to ban so-called union shops in the state. The move is being led by International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, a large, well-funded building-trades group with considerable influence on both sides of the aisle in Springfield.

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Illinois green rush: how long can we expect to see high sales?


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — State officials are touting the first few days of cannabis sales a success, with more than $3 million in sales the first day alone. Day two brought in more than $2 million.

New parking tax brings worries to Chamber of Commerce


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — You may not know it but starting next week, you're going to start to see higher prices when you pay to park anywhere in Illinois. The state is placing a tax on many parking spaces across Illinois, like parking lots and street parking.