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Recently, PennDOT announced that its Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs. On Friday, the department along with the American...
Budget cuts that are often cited as a reason for failures by the state agency charged with protecting children have fallen disproportionately on front-line child abuse and neglect workers, a Tribune analysis has found. Less than half the agency's overall...
Nearly 300 workers slated to be laid off from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have won a reprieve amid high hopes that the struggling agency can recoup funding from the state Legislature. A nearly $90 million cut in the agency's...
The main group supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland has raised $3.2 million and still has $1.2 million in its war chest to defend the law in the Nov. 6 referendum, according to a disclosure filed last night with the State Board of Elections. Among...
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego garbage collector who picks up yard waste at Mitt Romney's La Jolla home could become the Joe the Plumber of the 2012 presidential campaign. Joe the Plumber was a conservative activist who became a household name after he was...
Tags: YouTube, Politics, Elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
SPRINGFIELD — State government workers, teachers, university employees and lawmakers could see their annual pension increases scaled back but might not have to pay more toward their retirement or work longer under an emerging plan aimed at...
Members of a Baltimore County public employees union are guaranteed not to be furloughed or laid off through 2015 under a new labor agreement announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, which represents about 1,600 members,...
Tags: Politics, Public Employees, Government, Kevin Kamenetz
For decades, the state's child welfare agency has kept tens of thousands of families of abused and neglected children together while helping struggling parents cope with problems ranging from alcoholism and substance abuse to explosive anger. Without...
Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms. But he quickly added, "At the...
Starting this school year, everyone from cafeteria workers to custodial staff will be evaluated and paid based on their performance, under what union and city school officials call a first-of-its-kind contract for operations staff in the country. After...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...
Roughly 40 Baltimore circuit court employees and their union representatives marched to City Hall Monday afternoon, complaining of dangerous courthouse conditions and threatening to sue if they don't get funds for new office space, as prosecutors have...
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