March 19, 2013

Retiree Health Insurance Lawsuit Dismissed

A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.


The post office in Nilwood, Ill., serves as an informal community center.
(Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)
March 19, 2013

Rural Post Offices in Crisis

The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a major cost-cutting effort. Along with the well-publicized end of Saturday delivery that may happen this year and consolidating major mail centers, there is another move that is hitting home in rural America.  


March 19, 2013

SEIU Awaits U of I’s Response, Talks to Resume

After two more days of negotiations, building and food service workers at the University of Illinois say they’re now waiting for administrators’ response to their counterproposal. 


March 19, 2013

Illinois, Iowa Could Bid on Fertilizer Facility

A Champaign legislator believes Illinois can rival what Iowa is offering to lure a fertilizer production facility to Tuscola. The two states could end up in a bidding war over Cronus Chemical’s $1.2 billion facility. 


March 19, 2013

Court Backs Student in Textbook Copyright Case

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco and other businesses that trade in products made outside the U.S.


March 19, 2013

Indiana School, Girls, Settle Facebook Threat Lawsuit

Three Indiana girls who discussed which classmates they would like to kill in Facebook posts adorned with smiley faces and LOLs have reached a settlement with the school district that expelled them for violating an anti-bullying policy.


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