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Ahead of amendment vote, union membership grows in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – As voters in Illinois prepare to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee workers the right to organize, a new study shows union membership in the state grew last year for the first time in four years. The study also showed, however, that the overall percentage of the state’s workforce that was in […]

Pritzker calls for changes after “awful” reports of abuse at developmental center

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called patient abuses at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in rural Anna “awful” and “deeply concerning,” and he said the future of the facility depends on correcting poor conditions. Pritzker’s comments at […]

217 Today: Volunteer groups work to test rivers and lakes for toxic algae blooms

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey continues to blame Governor J.B. Pritzker for crime in the state, but Bailey says he can fix it. Governor J.B. Pritzker made a stop in Decatur yesterday to announce state funding for electric vehicle manufacturing. Undergraduates at the University of Illinois tested positive […]

Memorizing Latin dance steps can help memory of older Latinos

CHICAGO — A kinesiology professor at the University of Illinois recently explored how Latin Dance can benefit the memory of older Latinos. Susan Aguiñaga is a kinesiology professor at U of I. Along with a team, she explored how Latin Dance can benefit the memory of older Latinos. Aguiñaga explained that there were two groups […]