Dierberg workers approve new 3 year contract

( KTRS ) Tuesday night union employees with Dierbergs supermarkets overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract. The vote among members of United Food & Commercial Workers was 520 to 107.  Local 655 began negotiations with Dierbergs and Shop ‘n Save immediately following a revised contract accepted by Schnucks employees last week. Shop ‘n Save workers will…

Illinois comptroller race in spotlight with budget fight

CHICAGO (AP) – The race for comptroller, usually a low-profile contest coinciding with Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns, is in the spotlight during a presidential year with a big money special election offering Democrats an unusual chance to oust Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked candidate. The office that controls Illinois’ checkbook is open mid-term because incumbent Leslie…