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Monday, November 17, 2014

One dark and windy day

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* Why public-sector unions lost big in Illinois:

Public-sector unions this fall pulled out all the stops to defeat Rauner in his race against incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D), with hopes of avoiding life under a Republican who questioned whether they should have collective bargaining rights at all. But they failed in Illinois, and four of the other five states where they waged a battle to defeat GOP gubernatorial candidates hostile to their cause.
Now, public-sector unions are bracing for more attacks by ascendant GOP governors and undergoing a period of soul-searching to figure out why they have lost so much public support — and how to get it back.

* Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme.

* Drought Photos: See Lake Oroville Fall Near Historic Low Over 20 Months;

Currently the water levels are so low that people need to rappel down to their boats at Bidwell Marina.

* Informative Chicago article, with fun video: Get to Know an ‘L’ Line: Green Line, Lake Branch.

* Yippie-I-ay, yippie-I-o. Ghost riders in the sky.

Posted by Marie at November 17, 2014 10:04 PM