Showing posts from November 2, 2013

Chicago Macy's State Street Windows Decorated, Lighting of Great Tree

Holiday windows unveiled today on State Street, as is tradition on the first Saturday in November each year and helps kick-off Macy's holiday season [...] Magnificent Mile Light Festival is November 23, 2013

Illinois’ $40 Billion Teacher Pension Underfunded by $55 Million

Dick Ingram, executive director of the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, says the retirement system for 390,000 public school teachers in Illinois is spending more money than it’s taking in. In a few decades the TRS faces a real possibility that the system will not have enough money to pay benefits to retirees (those currently in their 20s and 30s and 40s)  [...] Illinois Teacher Retirement System ... TRS Wikipedia ...

Chicago Connections to LAX Shooting

Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer recovering from gunshot wound after getting hit while waiting to board aircraft at LAX [...] Stephen Hartley, 59 of Chicago, had flown into Los Angeles to be with his daughter after her emergency appendectomy ... Stephanie Rosemeyer, 26, awaiting a flight to Chicago, looked into the gunman's eyes, heard him curse the TSA [...] WORLD WATCHES AT LAWA ... Gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration worker and wounded two others — after sending a suicidal text message to his family [...] First TSA officer killed in the line of duty is 39-year-old Gerardo I. Hernandez [...] Gunman's Text Message: LAX gunman, Paul Anthony Ciancia, planned to die in shoot-out with 'pigs and the TSA' [...] LIVE LAX shooting TIMELINE: 'Multiple victims' hit; at least 7 hurt [...] BREAKING ... A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morn