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‘Right to strike’ being used against West Chicago taxpayers and students

‘Right to strike’ being used against West Chicago taxpayers and students

Illinois has enshrined a "right to strike" in state law, effectively giving government worker unions the power to shut down government services to get what they want. The latest example: A teachers' union in West Chicago may go on strike in February to force 22 percent pay raises over the course of the next contract.

By Mailee Smith

New bill empowers voters to eliminate McHenry County townships

New bill empowers voters to eliminate McHenry County townships

House Bill 4244 would give McHenry County voters an easier path to having a choice in eliminating their township governments, encouraging consolidation in a county where residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation.

By Joe Kaiser