Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Priest Abuse In Chicago: Study Shows Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Had Pedophile Priests

"Almost 60% of the parishes have had a publicly accused predator," SNAP founder and President Barbara Blaine said in a statement. "But the key word is 'publicly accused.' History, psychology and common sense tell us there are dozens and dozens of other offending nuns, seminarians, brothers, priests, bishops and lay employees who have molested or are molesting kids now whose identities are not known.

Priest Abuse In Chicago: Study Shows Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Had Pedophile Priests

Will Beloit join Illinois?

Census Bureau is considering attaching the Beloit urban area to the Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area. City of Beloit officials were recently notified of the plan, which has been published in the Federal Register, and they now plan to file an appeal.

Beloit is currently a recognized urban center attached to the Janesville MSA, but the Census Bureau is considering attaching Beloit to the Rockford MSA because development between the two cities has resulted in almost continuous urban land uses from Rockford to Beloit by way of Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton and South Beloit.

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Insurance premiums going up for DuPage County employees - DailyHerald.com

 

DuPage County employees who likely won’t be getting raises for the second year in a row will now start paying for health insurance they currently get for free.

The employees could be asked to pay $20 a month for health and dental insurance to cover a $1.3 million gap in county health insurance costs.

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Boone County uses geothermal energy to cut costs - WREX.com –

admin bldg the geothermal energy system has helped the county cut down on its utility bills by as much as 50 percent. It's also good for the environment because it uses steam and hot water produced in the earth to generate electricity. Even with all these positives the system has not been without problems.

"We've had issues keeping the building cool.  We think they're fixed.  There was a period of time when parts of the building just didn't have air conditioning," says Terrinoni

Click on the following for more details:  Boone County uses geothermal energy to cut costs - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader