“I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No.
A series of nuclear reactor fires and explosions at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Fukushima, Japan has put nuclear power back in the spotlight around the globe.And few states are as central to the discussion of nuclear power in the United States as Illinois. Illinois is home to seven nuclear
The death toll in Japan currently stands at more than 2,700. While the horrific aftereffects of the earthquake and tsunami are a world away, some geologists think a powerful earthquake could happen here.
Illinois officials say this week’s bond sale went better than expected, but traders say the state is still paying a higher interest rate than any other state in the country.Illinois bonds are rated the worst in the country by Moody’s – reflecting the state’s inability to pay