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House fails to override veto after unprecedented threats to legislators Following an intense barrage of false claims about the fair arbitration bill by the Rauner...

A vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Illinois House of Representatives can have a huge impact on the largest union of state employees and on...

IEA members from Southern Illinois and the Chicago area are among the recipients of 49 Student Achievement Grants, totaling $146,000, awarded to public school...

The Illinois General Assembly is on the verge of passing a budget that is woefully inadequate.Current budget proposals, based on existing revenues, would cut...

Among the first hires for newly-elected Gov. Bruce Rauner was Beth Purvis who, apparently by virtue of her status as a former charter school...
Pride of Public Education

Mark Butcher writes out a joking equation that shows the relationship between money and knowledge. Butcher has taught as a math and science teacher...

Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to eliminate the public school employees ability to advocate for students and schools took a serious turn with Friday's introduction of...

Statement from IEA President Cinda Klickna on Gov. Rauner’ remarks, made April 22, 2015  (Read what the governor said)It is interesting that the only teacher...
Pride of Public Education

Ryan Danzinger works with special needs students at Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines, Ill., a Chicago suburb just north of O’Hare Airport....

A new study by two local labor and economic experts examines the potential economic impact of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed right-to-work zones, if they were adopted in...

To paraphrase a line we’ve used previously, Gov. Rauner isn’t taking “illegal” for an answer.As Kurt Erickson of the Lee Newspapers statehouse bureau reported...

He insists he's not anti-union.In Elgin last month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner labeled the charge that he is anti-union, “horse manure.”Yet, the governor sometimes...

Attorneys representing active employees and retirees participating in the state pension systems today urged the justices of the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a...

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit over public pension benefits next week, bringing to a head fundamental disagreements over the...
Pride of Public Education

The New Berlin Ukulele project, using funds received from an IEA SCORE grant, purchased ukuleles for students to perform throughout the community.  The group held...

Candidate Bruce Rauner promised that his success in business would be transferable to the little people in Illinois; that, as governor, the same things that...

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as "No Child Left Behind," needs to be replaced by an education bill that is...

Bruce Rauner is used to being in charge, so he might have been a little surprised by what happened to him, in public, last Thursday.At...
Pride of Public Education

La Grange Park and Brookfield police and firefighters were called on to save the day Feb. 9, and they responded without hesitation, as usual.But...

It wasn't the sound of one hand clapping, but the general reaction to Gov. Rauner's Budget Address on Wednesday came pretty close.The spending vision the...