Post Tagged with: "Illinois"

Public Pensions: LA, Illinois Both Try Cuts, End Up in Legal Tangles

When it comes to the thorny topic of funding public workers’ pensions, the city of Los Angeles and the state of Illinois provide a common theme: Hurt workers like Christine Bondi. Bondi, of Ontarioville, Ill., has worked for the Illinois Secretary of State for 25 years.  She helps people get drivers licenses as a customer service rep.  She used to […]

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Tornado Destruction Brings Out the Best in Unionists, People

WASHINGTON/PEORIA/PEKIN, Ill.—When death and destruction come calling, the power of people pushes past personal concern.

That’s what happened when an EF-4 tornado, the second highest rating with wind speeds of 170–190 mph, cut a 1/8-mile-wide and 46.2-mile-long path of devastation as it hammered Tazewell, Woodford, Livingston and LaSalle Counties in central Illinois late on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 17.

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