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Class Warfare Illinois Style

Illinois has deep financial problems. This is a well known fact. Illinois pensions are underfunded by somewhere between $100B and $250B – depending on whose numbers you believe. 311 more words

Illinois Financial Crisis

Pension perk for Illinois' new school boss.

Illinois state school superintendent Tony Smith.

In 2010 the state legislature under the direction of Speaker Madigan created a Tier II for teacher pension system. 378 more words


RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The temperature in the car was reading 35 degrees as we travelled at a snail’s pace around the M25. But with the air conditioning and radio on full blast, spirits were high as 1st July had been a date in our diary for months; we were finally going to the… 672 more words


APCo tries to quell criticism on solar policies, and just makes matters worse

Appalachian Power Company (APCo) has spent the past two years ducking its Virginia customers who want the ability to buy solar power from third-party providers. This spring it finally unveiled what it claims will be the answer to their prayers: a bizarre, convoluted “Experimental Rider R.G.P.,” available only to certain larger customers like colleges and universities. 1,351 more words


NS Home for Coloured Children apologizes to former residents

WATCH: It was an emotional scene as a current board member for the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children apologized to the former residents of the orphanage, Friday. 565 more words


A Walk Around the Whitney, Minus the Hype

Light-filled, airy and buoyant, the new Whitney Museum of American Art received great reviews at its opening last month. In some ways, the striking new building even upstaged the museum’s inaugural exhibition, “America is Hard to See.” This despite the fact that Italian architect Renzo Piano’s 220,000-square-foot structure lacks an overall iconic image like the Whitney’s previous home in the Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue. 1,137 more words

Warrington sign Lineham for 2016

Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of Tom Lineham from Hull FC for next season.

The Wolves will pay the Black and Whites £140,000 for the winger, who has signed a four-year deal at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium. 327 more words