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Pass/Fail: Dragons, Tupac, Hunger Games to appear in spring curriculum, Illinois lawmakers pass pension reform at state workers’ expense

By Danny Cozzi | December 3, 2013

Pass: Dragons, Tupac, Hunger Games to appear in spring curriculumThe College of Education has unveiled 15 intriguing classes that relate to pop culture topics, according to today’s article in the Northern Star.Considering the fact that I spend a rather...

Pass/Fail: Troops to receive holiday surprise, Cullerton says no pension crisis

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: Troops to receive holiday surpriseThe ROTC program is set to send soldiers in eastern Afghanistan care packages for Thanksgiving, according to today’s Northern Star article.I’ve had relatives overseas during holidays in the past, and holidays...

Illinois pension fund could run out

By Thomas Verschelde | May 8, 2011

The pension funds of many occupations around Illinois, including teachers, are in jeopardy of running out soon. A pension is a payment made to a retiree or surviving dependents under certain conditions. The funds are in jeopardy of running out because...