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.
On Saturday, Egyptians will vote in a historic referendum that will be the first real test of the country’s transition to democracy. They’ll be voting on a series of amendments to the nation’s constitution. Proposed amendments include limiting presidential terms to two fo