ILLINOIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ILLINOIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Murray Energy accuses Illinois rival of double-cross http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165410-79/murray-williamson-energy-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58165410-79/murray-williamson-energy-coal.html.csp">Murray Energy accuses Illinois rival of double-cross</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM SUHR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser’s expansion plans. Murray Energy Corp., a privately held Ohio-based company with operations in Utah, alleges in a lawsuit Saline County, Illinois, that Williamson Energy LLC breached terms of a confidentiality agreement in 2008 when Murray was trying to sell it o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581654102014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T13:09:06.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165410@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:09:06 MDT Court says public union cannot mandate fees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132443-79/workers-public-union-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132443-79/workers-public-union-care.html.csp">Court says public union cannot mandate fees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAM HANANEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s costs of collective bargaining. In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of nonmembers who disagree with the positions that unions take. The ruling is a setback for labor unions that have bolstered their ranks and their bank accounts in Il...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324432014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T16:14:16.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132443@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:14:16 MDT In a surprise, industry agrees to ban ‘microbeads’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58086326-68/lakes-microbeads-ban-plastic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58086326-68/lakes-microbeads-ban-plastic.html.csp">In a surprise, industry agrees to ban ‘microbeads’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN FLESHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T18:56:33.37-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 06:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Traverse City, Mich. • Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on “microbeads” — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways. Discovered only recently, they’re showing up inside fish that are caught for human consumption, scientists say. But instead of resisting, leading companies quickly collaborated on a ban that was enacted b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580863262014-06-18T18:56:33.37-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T18:56:33.37-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086326@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:56:33 MDT Illinois partially overhauls Chicago pension fund http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047663-79/chicago-pension-quinn-emanuel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047663-79/chicago-pension-quinn-emanuel.html.csp">Illinois partially overhauls Chicago pension fund</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SOPHIA TAREEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday to help Chicago reduce a multibillion-dollar pension shortfall for two of its pension systems, but advised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council not to raise property taxes for needed revenues. An early version of the measure contained a property tax hike, which Emanuel said was necessary to avoid cuts to services. The provision was later removed, something Quinn noted in his decision to sign the bill. “As the mayor and member...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580476632014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T17:42:02.427-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58047663@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:42:02 MDT Gay marriage law takes effect in Illinois http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015470-68/illinois-marriage-couples-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015470-68/illinois-marriage-couples-gay.html.csp">Gay marriage law takes effect in Illinois</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T20:26:02.096-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Gay and lesbian couples across Illinois can be legally wed as the state becomes the latest in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. June 1 marks the first day all of Illinois’ 102 counties can issue the licenses to same-sex couples. It’s also the first day couples statewide who have civil unions can ask to convert those to a marriage. Sunday’s celebration is anti-climactic for some because 16 counties began issuing marriage licenses after a February federal court ruling. Gov. Pat Quin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58015470@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:26:02 MDT Gay marriage law takes effect in Illinois http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014108-68/illinois-marriage-gay-couples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014108-68/illinois-marriage-gay-couples.html.csp">Gay marriage law takes effect in Illinois</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T15:52:56.769-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Gay and lesbian couples across Illinois can be legally wed as the state becomes the latest in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. June 1 marks the first day all of Illinois’ 102 counties can issue the licenses to same-sex couples. It’s also the first day couples statewide who have civil unions can ask to convert those to a marriage. Sunday’s celebration is anticlimactic for some, because 16 counties began issuing marriage licenses following a February federal court ruling. Gov. Pat ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580141082014-06-01T15:52:56.769-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-01T15:52:56.769-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58014108@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:52:56 MDT Clerks prep for Illinois’ gay marriage rollout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011962-68/marriage-couples-gay-illinois.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011962-68/marriage-couples-gay-illinois.html.csp">Clerks prep for Illinois’ gay marriage rollout</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM SUHR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T16:06:02.417-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Belleville, Ill. • A few years into their relationship, Sabra Blumhorst and Chelsea Baker exchanged wedding vows, never mind the couple’s November nuptials weren’t legally recognized in Illinois. Civil unions didn’t interest the Carbondale couple, who long had hoped to have a legal marriage. “I felt very strongly that if we can’t be married-married, I’m not going through the steps of the interim process of separate but equal,” Blumhorst, who now uses the surname of her five-year partner, said We...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011962@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 16:06:02 MDT