The largest public employees union in Illinois said Governor Pat Quinn is a hypocrite and its members took their complaint to the state Capitol one day after the governor gave his State of the State speech.
AFSCME said Quinn's announcements of new programs don't square with his stance that Illinois is too broke to afford union pay raises.
The union represents prison guards, welfare counselors, and thousands of clerical and administrative state employees.
AFSCME said it's time for Quinn to change his mind and pay the raises state workers were guaranteed.
Spoon River College has narrowed its presidential search to six finalists.
Their names are not being released yet. SRC said it wants to "protect the privacy and confidentiality of each person."
However, their identities will soon become known. The school said the finalists are scheduled to meet with the public during forums on the Canton and Macomb campuses on Wednesday, February 29; Monday March 5; Monday, March 19; Wednesday March 21; Monday March 26; and Wednesday March 28. The forums are scheduled to begin at 8:30am and 2:00pm.
Voters in the Avon, Abingdon and Bushnell-Prairie City School Districts will decide March 20th whether the districts should consolidate.
The Committee of 10 supports consolidation. It will launch an informational campaign later this month
Committee Chair Jerry Arthur said, ”We're just interested in trying to provide enough information so that the public knows what they're voting on rather than just to say 'well, you know, we're not in favor of it because it's a change.”
The committee will send postcards to registered voters in the three districts.