A sign urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to keep negotiating on a contract with AFSCME is displayed in the window of the union’s Springfield office on February 23, 2017 — the same day the union authorized a strike, which never ended up happening.

After dedicating his first full day on the job to repairing the damage caused by former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration with state labor unions, Gov. JB Pritzker late Thursday asked for more time to decide his administration’s next step in a long-running lawsuit.

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