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  • Despite felony conviction, Burge keeps his pension

    The outrage is official. Ex-Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge gets to keep drawing money from the taxpayers. Since March 2011, those taxpayers have been paying Burge's $3,000-a-month pension while he sits in prison. They'll be paying it when he's released...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook

    Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook
    An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment. Facebook has come under fire after...
  • Kids can find "Where's Waldo" in Emmaus in July

     
    Where's Waldo? In Emmaus! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over twenty different local businesses throughout Emmaus during July. Kids who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book...
  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

     
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog......
  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Sudanese Christian woman detained yet again

    A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row Monday after an appeals court in Khartoum overturned convictions for apostasy and adultery has again been detained by Sudanese authorities, who accuse her of forging travel documents. Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...
  • Final East Penn schools budget raises property tax 3.34 percent

    East Penn School Board on Monday approved a final budget that increases taxes 3.34 percent. The $137 million spending plan eliminates two administrative positions and four-and-a-half teaching positions, all by attrition. Those teaching jobs include an...
  • Three Japan public pension funds buying stocks ahead of asset review - sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese "semi-public" pension funds aggressively bought Tokyo stocks in recent weeks, market sources said, acting before a review of their asset allocation policies is complete. The funds' buying helped Japanese shares to rally...
  • From pink dolphins to eco lodges, Brazil hopes World Cup will boosts tourism

    LAKE ACAJATUBA, Brazil The lancha rapida speeds through a narrow channel a shortcut in the flooded jungle en route to a floating attraction where guests can touch the velvety skin of pink dolphins. Clapboard stilt homes with acai palms in their yards,...