IVCC Support Workers And Trustees Meet Over Pay Complaint

Aug 19, 2016

  The Illinois Valley Federation of Support Staff Local 6561, a bargaining unit with the Illinois Federation of Teachers,  filed a complaint with the state’s Educational Labor Relations Board. 

The Ottawa Times says the College owes scheduled 2% raises to support staff, but these weren’t paid as of July 1st 2015.   

Trustees didn’t provide a response during last night’s board meeting, but the two parties met behind closed doors afterward. 

Ultimately, they released a joint statement saying they need clarification from people who weren’t there Thursday.

Dan Libman

This presidential election is the weirdest in living memory. Conservatives nationwide are scratching their heads over how Donald Trump became their nominee, while progressives are still unsure about sending their frenemy, Hillary Clinton, to the White House.

 A supplier for Chrysler is building a new facility in Belvidere to produce components for the Jeep Cherokee. 

The Rockford Register-Star says the building’s tenant hasn’t been identified, but the facility will employ around 500 workers.  This is on top of 500 additional jobs coming to Sager Industrial Park two miles east of the Chrysler plant. 

Fiat Chrysler reshuffled its production earlier this year, ceasing local production of the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Dodge Dart. 

Sessions from Studio A - Hungry Mountain

Aug 18, 2016

Hungry Mountain performs "Hibernation" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Hungry Mountain performs "Probably the News" in WNIJ's Studio A:

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Flickr user / kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop) "Vote!" (CC BY 2.0)

Illinois Democrats are working hard to promote awareness of the Republican presidential nominee.


Donald Trump polls far behind Hillary Clinton in Illinois.

Many local Republicans are keeping their distance, but Democrats want to push them back together.

At a Democratic meeting today in Springfield, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos linked Trump’s rhetoric with that of Governor Bruce Rauner.