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Crain’s Chicago Business: Amazon hiring 3,500 workers in Illinois

The biggest private employer in the Chicago area is getting even bigger. Amazon plans to hire another 3,500 people in Illinois, continuing a rapid expansion of its local workforce that began a few years ago as the e-commerce giant opened numerous distribution centers in the area. The hiring here is part of a broader plan […]

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WBEZ: Democrats look to hold on to House seats in Chicago’s far western and southwestern suburbs

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster thinks he has a good chance of convincing conservative women in Illinois’ reshaped 11th congressional district to vote blue this year. “I think there are many — it’s fair to say — Republican-leaning women, who were willing to vote Republican because they didn’t believe that Roe versus Wade would ever […]

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The Washington Post: Where is Biden’s chief technology officer?

Congressional Democrats are calling on the U.S. Commerce Department to take greater steps to make sure federal subsidies for semiconductors do not go toward company stock buybacks, Reuters’s David Shepardson reports. “Without strict controls, we are concerned that CHIPS funding may result in a subsidy for additional buybacks, enriching executives and stockholders at taxpayers’ expense […]

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Daily Herald: What the ‘right to unionize’ constitutional amendment could mean in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois voters will be asked in November to decide whether the right of workers to form unions and engage in collective bargaining should be enshrined in the state constitution. The first clause of the proposed amendment contains two sentences. The first would establish a “fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and […]

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