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  • New report details scope of public pension shortfalls

    New report details scope of public pension shortfalls
    Continuing to sound the alarm on local pension funds, Chicago's Civic Federation will release a report Thursday that shows the unfunded liabilities for 10 city and county pension funds grew sixfold from 2000 to 2009, with shortfalls now totaling nearly...
  • Double-dipping labor leaders stand to reap millions

    Double-dipping labor leaders stand to reap millions
    At least eight Chicago labor leaders who are eligible for inflated city pensions also stand to receive union pensions covering the same work period, thanks to a charitable interpretation of state law by officials representing two city pension funds, a...
  • PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry

    PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry
    Harold Garfinkel UCLA sociologist studied common sense Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
  • Trutanich stuck with debt from his unsuccessful D.A. run

     
    L.A. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has racked up more than $154,000 in bills from his unsuccessful run for district attorney, a situation that could complicate his bid for reelection in March....
  • Schwarzenegger and USC to establish bipartisan political think tank

     
    Bodybuilder-turned-movie-star-turned-governer Arnold Schwarzenegger can now add one more thing to his resume: scholar....
  • Katherine Jackson shocked to learn reports of her kidnapping

     
    Katherine Jackson learned that she had been reported missing after a broken television in the Arizona spa where she was staying suddenly began broadcasting a report about her alleged kidnapping, according to court documents filed Thursday....
  • Schwarzenegger launches think tank at USC

     
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and USC are partnering to create a policy think tank....
  • Katherine Jackson headed to court over guardianship issues

     
    Katherine Jackson is expected to return back to court today to ask to be reinstated as co-guardian of Michael Jackson's children, alongsider her grandson T.J....
  • Anaheim council calls special meeting after lawsuit, shootings

     
    The Anaheim City Council will hold a special closed-doors session Thursday afternoon to discuss "several important city matters," including a lawsuit seeking to change the city's electoral process to increase minority representation....
  • Your Ryan reader

     
    Found in the surf: Ryan’s plan phases out the single-payer system that currently exists and replaces it with a “premium support system,” which essentially provides seniors with subsidies to purchase their own healthcare. But the vouchers...
  • Activists warn of risk of disastrous oil spill in Russian Arctic

     
    Environmentalists warned Tuesday that an oil spill could wreak havoc on the Russian Arctic before emergency crews could reach the remote area where a Russian company has installed a platform, planning to start drilling in the treacherous region....
  • Global military spending flattens as U.S. cuts back, Russia adds

     
    The United States and much of Western Europe trimmed their military spending because of budget constraints, according to new data from by a Stockholm-based think tank. The slight drop in the United States, the biggest military spender worldwide, helped...