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Business & Lifestyle

Fiscal bind may lead to police and fire layoffs in Decatur

Reductions in state subsidies are one reason for Decatur’s predicament, but long-running pension woes are an even larger source of pain. Decatur may soon have to shed police and fire personnel – a concern local leaders have linked to a recent reduction in funding from the state. Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe told a state Senate committee May 16 that further reductions in funding from Springfield would lead to layoffs. It’s true that a loss in state funding was one driver […]

todayMay 28, 2018

Business & Lifestyle

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) -- The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, who already pay the highest combined local and state taxes in the country and who continually are being forced to pay more because of unsustainable public pension benefits and a culpable state government that refuses to do anything about them. Last fall, Illinois' First District Appellate Court ordered the city of […]

todayApril 21, 2018 1

Automotive News

Hurricane Harvey kills at least 1, officials warn of mass flooding

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF HURRICANE HARVEY ROCKPORT, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) -- Texas state officials confirmed the first fatality related to Hurricane Harvey, which came ashore in the Lone Star State late Friday night with 130 MPH wind speeds and torrential rainfall. Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm as the first storm of such intensity since 2004 and the strongest storm to hit Texas in over five decades since Hurricane Ike, which caused $30 billion in damage in the states of Texas […]

todayAugust 26, 2017

Automotive News

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, lays destruction and heavy rains

BREAKING NEWS ROCKPORT & CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI/Reuters) -- Hurricane Harvey made landfall into south Texas as a category 4 hurricane around 10:00 pm Central time last night, resulting in major damage along the gulf coast between Corpus Christi and Galveston. Among those heavily hit include Aransas Pass, Rockport, Fulton, Lamar, Holiday Beach and other communities. Shortly after the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years moved inland Saturday, torrential rainfall and 130 MPH winds […]

todayAugust 26, 2017 1

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