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Right to unionize amendment projected to pass Right to unionize amendment projected to pass

Right to unionize amendment projected to pass

Illinois voters have approved a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing workers the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining.

Theis, sworn in as chief justice, says partisanship has no role on state Supreme Court Theis, sworn in as chief justice, says partisanship has no role on state Supreme Court

Theis, sworn in as chief justice, says partisanship has no role on state Supreme Court

Mary Jane Theis was sworn in as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday in a public ceremony, becoming the fourth woman to hold the gavel since the court was created in 1818. By next month, the Democrat will find herself presiding over a new historic first for the court, as women take a 5-2 majority for the first time in Illinois’ history.

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