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.”

Vote Yes for Worker's Rights yard sign

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.

Cahokia, Illinois

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 […]

Mayor Curtis McCall Jr.

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.

December 2, 2020

How COVID-19 Transformed an Illinois Trail Into a Pathway to Mental Health

“People rediscovered us and came out in full force,” said Jay Johnson, manager of site operations for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. “It didn’t matter what day of the week it was, it seemed like every day was a Saturday.”