Working people who value the right to organize are off to the polls in Illinois, voting Republican.
Many working folks are expected to vote against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, whom some say could be the next Scott Walker, without the religious mania, and instead vote for the GOP's State Sen. Kirk Dillard.
Much of organized labor is throwing its weight behind Dillard, including AFSCME.
The largely self-financed Rauner like Walker had been demonizing public sector workers while celebrating the new GOP attack on working-class Americans.
The winner will face Gov. Patrick Quinn (D).
Coverage from the Tribune.