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. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

The Illinois Labor Relations Board was “clearly erroneous” when it sided with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration’s claim that it had reached impasse with AFSCME Council 31 when the parties were negotiating on a new contract, an Illinois appellate panel ruled Tuesday.

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