President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will start talks on normalizing relations with Cuba includes plans to allow more exports to that country. Some say that could offer new opportunities for Illinois farmers and businesses.
One of those people is William Delaney. He chairs the International Business Council for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and reacted positively to the possibility of greater exports to Cuba being allowed.
"The impact would be direct, immediate and hugely beneficial for the state of Illinois."
This weekend, Dec. 21, the Fox Valley Orchestra and Chorus present a "Sing-Along Messiah," an event often known as a "Do-It-Yourself Messiah." Audience members are invited to join the choir in singing choruses from Handel’s masterpiece.
Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 1:43 pm
The trade magazine "Institutional Investor" has ranked Illinois' incoming governor as its most influential player in U.S. pensions. An article says Bruce Rauner may regret ever having run for office, given the state's massive longterm pension debt, and the difficulty he is expected to have in addressing it.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner took a handful of questions from reporters following his appearance Tuesday at a Better Government Association in Springfield; the audience was delighted to hear that he'll live in the capital city.
Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 11:00 pm
Many of Illinois' top politicians will pay their respects to the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a memorial service today (Wed., Dec. 17). Topinka died last week at the age of 70, shortly after having a stroke. Even as she's being mourned, political jockeying is underway to determine who'll next take her job.
Topinka passed away a month before she was to be sworn into her next term as Comptroller -- the position in state government responsible for paying the bills.