Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees just for the privilege of working for their own government,” Mix said.

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Northwestern student government endorses ‘viewpoint diversity’

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Campus Culture, First Amendment, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Finally, students stand up for viewpoint diversity.

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The ‘next Friedrichs’ of right-to-work has its day in appeals court

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, Labor, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The plaintiffs argue that everything a union does, not just overt political activity, involves government redress.

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‘Smart cities’ could be next big wireless upgrade – if cities would cooperate

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Economy, Federal government, Georgia, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Smartphones. Smart TVs. Smart watches. And, if the next wave of technological innovation is to be believed, smart cities. That is the premise behind the next wave of wireless deployment. The new technology — “small cells” — would supplement and supplant the giant cell towers that the current network is mostly carried on. But outdated […]

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Illinois revenue bill taxes most everything AND STRIP CLUBS

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Illinois, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Apparently even a repealed tax can never truly die in tax-and-spend Illinois.

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Unsung Hero: Illinois watchdogs are raising a racket over local corruption

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Perhaps the most long-lasting effect of the investigative work done by John Kraft and Kirk Allen with Edgar County Watchdogs isn’t the more than 200 officials they’ve chased out of office, but the viral impact they’ve had.

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