Posts tagged "Detroit"

Bankrupt Detroit pensioners agree to cuts; is Chicago next?

Reports the Detroit News in a story that didn’t get much attention here in Chicago: Detroit— A committee representing retirees in Detroit’s bankruptcy said Friday it has reached “an agreement in principle” to support the city’s debt-cutting reorganization plan — a breakthrough that could speed the Motor City’s exit from bankruptcy court. Under the deal,... Read more »

Sit there like Puddy

The latest rules for flying brought on by the botched Christmas terrorist who tried to blow up an international flight to Detroit reminded me of a Seinfeld episode. The new rules require all passengers to stay in their seats for the hour before landing and not have anything on their laps. Switch now to the... Read more »

Michigan declares war on Illinois, over carp

A century ago, Illinois reversed the flow of the Chicago River by building the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Now Michigan would have us fill it back in This will affect everyone in Chicago and northeastern Illinois. It could cost us billions in economic and environmental damage. It could affect everyone who has a basement that... Read more »
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