Barack Obama’s supporters and detractors don’t agree on much, but as the president enters his final two years in office, they have voiced a common complaint: the president lacks competence. They cite multiple management breakdowns, such as the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare health-insurance website, which have eroded public support; his lack of engagement with Congress, which has impeded his legislative agenda; and his chronic inability to address serious problems before they become full-blown crises, undermining Americans’ confidence in his leadership.
Evanston has more than it’s share of pension woes.
The BGA analysis says Evanston’s firefighter pension fund is the 8th worst funded in the suburbs among funds with more than $1 million in assets. It only has enough money to cover 45 percent of its estimated liabilities.
The city’s police pension fund is the 19th worst funded by the same measure, with only enough funds to cover 46 percent of its estimated liabilities.
So funding a private property development, might not be on the top of anyone’s agenda, except the property developer and …
Vote Foster and Pellaton for Wilmette Park District Board is the website launched for first time candidates Ryrie Pellaton and Stephanie Foster.
From 2004. Governor Blagojevich and his replacement as US Rep, Rahm Emanuel launch a poorly thought out drug importation scheme.
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A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs will face trial in Virginia after he was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor.
Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon Tuesday at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.
Associated Student Government Senate passed a Northwestern Divest-sponsored resolution early Thursday morning asking the University to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsors sayviolate Palestinians’ human rights.
The resolution passed with 24 votes in favor and 22 votes against, with three abstentions. The vote, cast through a secret ballot, came after more than five hours of debate, during which senators, students and alumni alternated speaking for and against the resolution.
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A man is suing Northwestern and other parties for $40 million after he says he was coerced to plead guilty to a double homicide and spent 15 years in prison following revelations by an NU journalism class.
Alstory Simon filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois seeking redress for the time he spent in prison after he says he was wrongfully incarcerated for the killings. Cook County prosecutors threw out his conviction in October.
The suit alleges the University, former Medill Prof. David Protess as well as private …
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The state gives millions of dollars to organizations looking to do good, but one case shows how easy the system can be exploited.
Hundreds of groups receive grants from the state each year. But, as the case of the Save a Life Foundation shows, there are huge holes when it comes to monitoring progress once a group has received the money.
Illinois State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) said he was shocked to learn how easy a group receiving state funding can get by without showing how the money was …
In a press conference Wednesday, the Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Parish on the South Side singled out Janes for criticism and said Janes was on a racially motivated “witch hunt.”
“I wonder if the same thing would’ve happened to another league, another team, another place,” Pfleger said at the press conference. “It’s most unacceptable to go after the children and target the children.”
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