February 27, 2023
Q&A: Making Sense of the Fight Over Freight in Illinois
"[P]eople of color disproportionately live next to highways. If you have all the freight facilities and all the highways mostly being adjacent to Black and Latino communities, we're the ones that are dealing with the negative impacts of air pollution the most."
December 6, 2022
Illinois Teachers and Staff Sue Gov., School Boards, Agencies Over COVID Vaccine Requirement
The federal lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of Illinois on Sept. 20, says the plaintiffs declined COVID-19 vaccination “due to their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
November 18, 2022
Illinois Approves Collective Bargaining Measure
Illinois voters approved constitutional Amendment 1, codifying the right to collective bargaining and prohibiting right-to-work laws in the state constitution, with more than 50 percent of voters in favor, according to The Associated Press. Known informally as the Worker’s Rights Amendment (WRA), the measure guarantees Illinois laborers the right to organize themselves, negotiate contracts, and advocate for desired wages and benefits. It further codifies the right to collective bargaining and prohibits right-to-work laws in the state constitution.
May 4, 2021
Three Illinois Towns Merge in Bid to Escape Existential Threat: Vanishing Forever
(CAHOKIA, Illinois) — Arianna Norris-Landry, 60, moved to the small Illinois town of Cahokia six years ago, when her son […]
April 12, 2021
A Mayor Willing to Give Up His Town
The mayor at the center of a town merger supports the plan that will leave him without a job.