| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:01 AM
By Jim Christie
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - For California's
public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed
statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms -
and they're bringing out the big guns.
Reed, a Democrat, has...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:49 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms - and they're bringing out the big guns.
Reed, a Democrat, has taken only preliminary...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
By Kevin Murphy
Dec 2 (Reuters) - A Wisconsin man was sentenced on Monday to
two years probation after he admitted taking part in a cyber
attack sponsored by the hacker group Anonymous against Kansas
conglomerate Koch Industries in February 2011, federal...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Nov 23, 2013
In an online photo gallery of neighborhood picnics and sunrises over Lake Michigan, an image of black dust blotting out the sky galvanized residents of Chicago's Southeast Side to demand action against companies storing enormous mounds of petroleum coke...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Ramping up the pressure to stop black dust from blowing through the Southeast Side, state and local officials filed a lawsuit today seeking to remove giant mounds of refinery waste and coal from a site on the Calumet River.
The action by Illinois...
| Nov 23, 2013
If a wealthy person writes a large check to a worthy cultural organization, does that constitute an act of leadership? It's an interesting question.
You'd think it must, since that increasingly has become the descriptive word of choice, along with...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:09 AM
With more dusty petroleum coke piling up on the Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Tuesday that the city might require the black mountains of refinery waste to be enclosed for the first time.
In an email response to questions from the Tribune,...
| Nov 21, 2013
Two Chicago aldermen introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would prohibit companies from storing petroleum coke in the city, adding more political pressure to tamp down dust from uncovered mounds of refinery waste on the Southeast Side.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Breaking weeks of silence amid a flurry of action by state and federal officials, Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Monday to crack down on air pollution from dusty piles of refinery waste on the Southeast Side.
The mayor's office announced in an email that...
| Nov 17, 2013
In a move that could build a stronger case to clean up the air on Chicago's Southeast Side, federal regulators are ordering pollution monitors posted around enormous mounds of refinery waste and coal along the Calumet River.
The demand by the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot.