Monday, April 20, 2009
$3.6 trillion budget proposal for the next fiscal year – a third of which is to be paid for with borrowed money.
'Ruined' by Lynn Nottage wins Pulitzer; Chicago play again snags top honor | The Theater Loop - News from America's hottest theater city
Ruined,” commissioned and first produced by Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, is a hard-hitting homage to Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage,” with the action moved from Europe to a bar and whorehouse in the crossfire of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo
Asked about the lack of public notification, EPA officials first said the well was contaminated too long ago to trigger the law's requirements. Later they said it was because pollutants in Crestwood's tap water didn't violate legal limits
Click on the following to read the rest of the story: Quinn orders review of tainted Crestwood well - Chicago Breaking News
the biggest way to stretch funds could be to convert preferred shares to common stock, a strategy that the government seems prepared to use on a case-by-case basis.
arrangement with Citigroup by converting up to $25 billion of preferred stock, which is like a loan, to common stock, which represents equity.
Treasury would also become a major shareholder, and perhaps even the controlling shareholder, in some financial institutions. That could lead to increasingly difficult conflicts of interest for the government, as policy makers juggle broad economic objectives with the narrower responsibility to maximize the value of their bank shares on behalf of taxpayers.
Click on the following to read the rest of the story: U.S. May Convert Bank Bailouts to Common Stock - NYTimes.com
ICE spokesman Gail Montenegro said Monday that the sting netted 17 arrests and two detainees, with five of those arrested from Aurora and others coming from Elgin, Streamwood, Warrenville, West Chicago, Hanover Park, Belvidere and Boone County.
Take at look at: http://belvideresovereignty.wordpress.com/ It shows you, change may be possible in Belvidere. Silence Dogood complained and put his complaint on the web and “Walla—the awning is gone”.
Update April 23, 2009:
Well that is not the way it is—The only thing changed was the color of the awning.
Sorry Dogood, keep the faith.
AFTER (For a week or so)
Sources: Chrysler Financial Refused Government Loan Over Limits on Executive Pay - washingtonpost.com
But Chrysler Financial says that is not so.
"Chrysler Financial has determined that it has adequate private capital funding to cover the short-term needs of our dealers and customers and as such no additional TARP funding is necessary at this time," the company said in its statement.
Click on the following to read the rest of the story: Sources: Chrysler Financial Refused Government Loan Over Limits on Executive Pay - washingtonpost.com
based largely on a a 1971 case, Graci v. United States, that found there is no immunity for flooding caused by a federal project unrelated to flood control, this current case hopes to show a similar legal situation exist in the MR-GO, navigation canal
Click on the following to read the rest of the story: Civil Lawsuit Over Katrina Begins - NYTimes.com
Ald. Andy Racz is scheduled to make a motion that the city establish a line-item in the Public Safety Building budget for renovations, upgrades and expansion.
Click on the following to read the entire story: Belvidere to tackle Public Safety Building - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star
This unfortunate case is before us again. From what I understand there may currently be a larger than agreed number of domestic animals on this farm. Does anyone have any details?
Click on the following to read the story: Jury to hear hoarding case July 6 - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star