Statewide update—May 2, 2011

Omer Wazir

Chicago TribuneOsama bin Laden killed in Pakistan, “Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said Sunday night, announcing that a CIA-led team killed Osama bin Laden at a compound inside Pakistan and recovered his body, bringing a close to the world’s highest-profile manhunt after a decade-long search.”

  • Daily HeraldEditorial: Work for a sustainable, affordable pension, “The time for placing blame has past. State workers deserve a solution so they know they will have retirement security. Taxpayers deserve a solution that doesn’t require repeated tax hits like the one approved in January. We all have a vested interest in and obligation to fix this unsustainable system.”
  • State Journal RegisterEnd of legislative session could be grueling effort, “Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, and House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, have scheduled the House and Senate to be in session 25 of the next 31 days, including Saturdays and Sundays in the last half of the month.”
  • Daily HeraldOnly Lake Co. board members get debit cards, “Of the five counties in the Chicago area, only the commissioners in Lake County are assigned taxpayer-funded debit cards to cover work expenses, a Daily Herald inquiry showed. In most other area counties, commissioners must seek reimbursement for job-related purchases after they’re made. Some have to cover all work-related costs themselves.”
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