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Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees

Former state worker asks federal courts to order repayment of his union fees

A former state worker in Illinois who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case last year striking down mandatory union fees for public employees is now asking a federal appeals court to order the union to refund nearly $3,000 in fees he was forced to pay over the course of his career. Mark Janus worked as a child support specialist for the state from 2007 until 2018.

Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon

Rent control bill stalls In House Committee but could return soon

A bill that would give local governments authority to enact rent control laws stalled in a House subcommittee Wednesday, possibly killing the proposal for the 2019 session. That action came at the end of a lengthy hearing in which affordable housing advocates argued that skyrocketing rents, particularly in the Chicago area, are driving many people on limited incomes out of their homes,...
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