Monthly Archives: January 2009

A New Era of Responsibility

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Feb. 17 rally will build momentum

AFSCME members will join with other union members at a Rally to Support the Employee Free Choice Act. An all-out fight is brewing over the legislation, with big business groups pouring millions of dollars into their anti-union campaign. The national AFL-CIO is leading the free-choice offensive, countering the millions of dollars the bosses are spending […]

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Trial Court Must Rule on Admissibility of Defendant’s Priors BEFORE He/She Hits

In an artful and learned opinion by Justice Kilbride the Illlinois Supreme Court ruled in two consolidated cases on 1/23/09 that a trial court’s “failure to rule on a motion in limine on the admissibility of prior convictions when it has sufficient information to make a ruling constitutes an abuse of discretion.  When applying the Montgomery rule before trial a […]

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Burnette v. Terrell Oral Argument

Here is a link to the page where you can click Burnette v. Terrell and either hear or watch and hear the argument in the mandamus action brought against Judge Terrell of Maywood. The issue is whether a judge has the power to appoint a particular assistant as opposed to the office.  Very interesting issue.  […]

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The Larry Marquardt Scholarship Now Open for Applications

A memorial to a dedicated AFSCME leader Larry Marquardt was a tireless organizer and union leader who dedicated his life to improving the lives of working people. He was the first executive director of AFSCME Council 31, serving in that position until his death in 1980. In his memory, Council 31 has established a scholarship […]

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2008 Golf Outing Pictures

We have updated our website with a new tool that allows us to upload pictures for the website.  If members have pictures they would like to have posted. they can submit them as an attachment to an email sent to the board.  Enjoy this new section and thanks to Cindy Brown, Amy Thompson,  Julie Harmon […]

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