Today Scots will decide whether or not to be independent from Britain. With more than 95% of eligible voters registered to vote, it is expected to be a close call. We'll discuss what this could mean for Scotland, with Scottish-Chicagoan Euan Hague.
Scottish voters will decide in September whether or not they want to continue to be a part of the United Kingdom. Edward Luce, Washington columnist for the Financial Times walks us through the arguments for and against independence.
Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We'll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.
We'll examine what's behind the rise in income inquality in the United States and see how we stack up with against other wealthy nations. Plus we'll find out why one Spanish region wants a referendum on independence.
In Chicago’s run off election on April 5 some ten Cook County communities will ask voters to weigh in on a proposed tax increase. The ballot referendum includes an estimate of the impact the hike would have on homeowner’s tax bill.But some say the figures are a gross under-estimate.
Scores of villagers have died in recent fighting in southern Sudan despite the presence of 10,000 U.N. troops mandated with protecting civilians. Now, internal documents say U.N. officials have ordered peacekeepers not to operate in areas where civilians may be at risk.