July 29, 2014

Tentative Amount For Unit 4 Referendum: $150 Million

Taxpayers in the Champaign School District could be looking at a $150-million referendum to pay for building one high school and expanding another.  That’s the tentative figure announced by Unit 4 officials Monday night.


Former auto shredder in Summit, Illinois
(Attorney Jeffrey Jeep)
July 28, 2014

Attorney: Effort To Block PCB’s Brought On By Politics

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.”  Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.


Hank Johnson displays his Glock handgun, inside his home in Springboro, Ohio. D.C. lawmakers had hoped to maintain a ban on carrying handguns in public, but a district court last week overturned it.
(Al Behrman/AP)
July 28, 2014

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

A federal judge has overturned a District of Columbia ban on carrying handguns in public, concluding that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to firearms outside the home.


People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.


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