Worries about nuclear power are rippling across the world as Japan struggles to stave off a potential nuclear meltdown. Earlier in the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the temporary closure of some of the country’s nuclear plants.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says county employees can expect to pay more for health benefits in the future. She spoke with reporters to mark her 100th day in office. Preckwinkle said the salaries of government workers have improved over the years.
Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge reported to federal prison Wednesday. But there are still many outstanding legal issues surrounding his legacy.There are at least six pending civil lawsuits related to Jon Burge and his time as a Chicago police commander.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives gave themselves another extension to cobble together a federal budget. Congress now has through April 8 to get its financial house in order. Otherwise the government will shut down.The latest extension proposes another $6 billion in cuts.