September 02, 2014

Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo

It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.  


Art works at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be safe from creditors under bankruptcy plan.

(Carlos Osorio/AP)

September 02, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.  It will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.


Carol Ammons, 103rd District State Rep. Democratic candidate

(Candidate Carol Ammons' Facebook page)

September 02, 2014

Rep. Jakobsson Endorses Candidate Carol Ammons

Two months prior to the November election, retiring Democrat Naomi Jakobsson has thrown her support behind her party’s nominee to succeed her. 


September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  


People try to board an Iraqi helicopter bringing supplies in Amerli.

(AP)

August 31, 2014

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes have reportedly entered the northern town of Amerli, where Islamic State militants have laid siege to the town for weeks, prompting fears of a sectarian massacre.


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