At this point, it no longer matters whose fault it is and who fulfilled their part of the bargain. The chances are approximately zero of the State of Illinois magically finding a new unending revenue source to fix the pension mess it created.
I'm very disappointed that Gov. Pat Quinn signed the homosexual marriage bill into law.
Most people I know didn't want sexual perversion to become law. I guess Quinn thinks that, by signing this legislation, homosexuals will fund his re-election campaign.
Lee York's (Government too big, way too intrusive) self-reported age of 78, though a decade older than mine, represents a yawning chasm of political difference between us.
He yearns for life during the Eisenhower presidency of the '50s — let me explain how deluded he is.
On a recent visit to Carle Convenient Care, I paid my usual co-pay for a general office visit.
There was nothing fancy, no lab work, blood work — just had a cough that lasted more than a week. So thinking I better make sure I do not have a sinus or ear infection, I went there, saw a nurse practitioner for about 3 minutes, was prescribed cough medicine and sent on my way.
I have a better formula for reforming the pension system:
Take the total amount the pension fund was shorted (T). Divide that by the total number of legislators who "served" during the period the fund was shorted (L). Then divide that result (R) by the number of years the pension fund was shorted (Y).
This country is still based on the U.S. Constitution, and freedom is a national desire.
So why should employers who oppose abortion and birth control pills have to purchase those services for employees just because the president says so?
The interim nuclear deal recently reached by the United States and Iran is historic. For the first time since current multilateral efforts to negotiate limits to Iran's nuclear program began under the George W. Bush Administration, the U.S. has reached a deal with Iran that imposes verifiable limits on Iran's nuclear program.
If my wedding ring was lost, I would be searching for it. Instead, I am asking for help in recovering this sentimental item.
On Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., my ring rested on the windowsill of the yoga room at the Champaign County YMCA, where I lead classes.