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Government Pensions And Social Security

King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: End this sugary perk for lawmakers

It's painful to consider the ways our state built its pension crisis. State lawmakers refusing to pay into funds when required by law. End-of-career salary bumps creating extravagant payouts. Employees double- and triple-dipping.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Second look at workers' comp laws

Gov. Pat Quinn recently met with legislators and members of various lobby groups to get them focused on working together on a package of reforms to the state's worker's compensation laws.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Education on the minds of lawmakers

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan never tips his hand, so it's hard to know what he's got in mind.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: A 'mandate' for Gov. Quinn? Hardly

Shortly after Republican state Sen. Bill Brady conceded the governor's race last week, Gov. Pat Quinn went before the cameras to take a victory lap, claiming he had a clear "mandate" for the next four years.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am

French strikes hit airlines, trucking, gas pumps

PARIS | Airlines flying into France were ordered to slash schedules — and to bring enough fuel for the trip out. Gas stations ran short or dry, while truckers jammed highway traffic Monday by driving at a snail's pace, a tactic known in French as "operation escargot."

October 18, 2010 3:36 pm

Midnight grocery runs capture economic desperation

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. | Once a month, just after midnight, the beeping checkout scanners at a Walmart just off Interstate 95 come alive in a chorus of financial desperation.

October 06, 2010 3:06 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: New website on candidates worth visit

In two of the last three gubernatorial elections in Illinois, voters disregarded federal corruption investigations and elected governors who later would be convicted in federal court.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Illinois editorials

Focused effort a key DUI tool

June 26, 2010 12:00 am
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