As state lawmakers in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana battle over proposed changes to public employee benefits and bargaining rights, Illinois has remained largely absent from the growing debate. Some Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana have sought refuge in Illinois in recent weeks as
As legislative fights over the rights and benefits of public sector employees continue in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, some are calling this a watershed moment for Big Labor. Historically, the Great Lakes states have been a bedrock of the labor movement - going all the way back to the labor st
Updated at 4:04 pm ET -- Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker rejected as "ridiculous" the request of the Senate Democrats' leader for an in-person meeting between himself and the governor.Democrat Sen.