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Chicago Teachers Union president threatens strike

Chicago Teachers Union president threatens strike

The Chicago Teachers Union is threatening to strike, as negotiations with the city begin to stretch into the coming school year. It would be the union’s third strike in seven years.

By Tivas Gupta

Illinois gas tax hike comes packed with pork

Illinois gas tax hike comes packed with pork

Illinoisans deserve a pothole-free future. But are they getting a bang for their gas tax buck? Or is Pritzker’s $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” program just another vehicle to deliver special favors? A deep dive into the capital plan points toward the latter, showing at least $1.25 billion in pork-barrel projects.

By Austin Berg