Although one school employee who recently opted out of the Naperville Unit Education Agreement supports public-sector unions, she said the premise of collective bargaining for government workers is problematic.
Despite the supposed non-partisan nature of school board elections, two entities with ties to liberal political values have thrown their support behind candidates in the race for District 41 school board.
Learn about how an Illinois cartoonist made kids eat spinach, how a father and son served as governors in different centuries and how a radio pioneer left the industry for audiobooks, this week in Illinois history.
Although District 86 school board member Kathleen Hirsman has boasted of her experience negotiating with unions, questions are now being raised about whether campaign contributions from the teachers union may have compromised her position.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R- Wheaton) says the Geneva school board is keeping mum about the new teacher contract that ended a recent strike, and she believes that is a strong indication the agreement favors the teachers rather than taxpayers.
This week in Illinois history: Dec. 3-9: The United States gained Illinois as its 21st state. Named after a “tribe of superior men” in Algonquin Indian language, Illinois originally had only a handful of counties, rather than the 102 it boasts today