The Illinois General Assembly recently approved a bill that would allow power companies to raise electricity rates. The legislation is backed by Commonwealth Edison. The utility argues that it needs the extra revenue to update an aging electrical grid.
Local conservative Tom Roeser was long opposed to civil unions. In fact the columnist and WLS weekend host praised Cardinal George for his opposition to this legislation. Roeser spent 17 years as weekend host. He died this Sunday, May 29, about two weeks after retiring from his show.
While civil unions are good news for some in the community, others are skeptical. Yasmin Nair is a co-founder of Against Equality, an online publishing and arts collective that critiques mainstream gay and lesbian politics.
As of June 1, couples around Illinois can enter civil unions. The news is particularly good for many in the gay and lesbian community, who don’t have the right to marry, but not everyone is celebrating.
Morocco is claiming to generate 13% of it's energy from this thermal energy plant. And of course, miles of mirrors in the middle of a desert make for great photos. There's a similar project underway in the Mojave. Hopefully we'll have a photo gallery of mirrors on U.S.
For some Groupon employees, it’s nontraditional to have a traditional job.According to Groupon’s self-reported numbers, their subscribers are young, smart, single, female, wealthy and employed individuals.