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Our blog section contains press releases issued by Great Plains LECET, original writings on projects being built by LIUNA members and their contractors and pieces on the activities of LIUNA and their affiliated offices. We also post articles written by some of our friends. Take a look at the latest.

Chamber and Labor finding similar goals in 2018

DECEMBER 13, 2017

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 legislative priorities Tuesday – many which require funding – designed to support a competitive business climate, skilled workforce, quality-of-place programs and modern infrastructure and transportation systems. Interim CEO Kristin Glass said public policy platform is “truly reflective of the needs of area companies. The Chamber’s 19-member Business Advocacy Council developed the...

Highway Contractors and Labor with one unified message for Illinois

DECEMBER 08, 2017

Dec. 7 United Contractors Midwest, Inc. hosted thousands of their employees, community leaders, sub contractors, Union officials and many elected officials for their 2017 Holiday celebration.  As you filled out a name tag and proceeded into the banquet hall you were welcomed with a 20’X15′ banner.  The banner (pictured above) had a unified message that seemed to solidify with all...

SwedishAmerican opening new clinic in Rockford

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – The Illinois Health and Human Services Review Board approves the construction of a new 70,000 square-foot SwedishAmerican clinic in Rockford. The new clinic will be on Bell School Road near the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center campus. The clinic will be home to around 100 clinic rooms and 25 providers. It will house OB/GYN, pediatrics, family practice,...

Nucor steel to bring $180 million plant expansion to Kankakee

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that it will build a full-range merchant bar quality (MBQ) mill at its existing bar steel mill located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The MBQ mill will have an annual capacity of 500,000 tons and is expected to cost $180 million. The project will take approximately two years to...

$80.6-million IDOT Bridge on target

OCTOBER 17, 2017

With over 50 Laborer International Union of North America (LiUNA) members working at any given time on the Savanna-Sabula bridge replacement project remains on track. The two LiUNA locals 727 & 43 have manned the project bridging across the Mississippi River. With Kraemer North America building as the general contractor the project has seen a few delays caused by high...