For the first time since the World Economic Forum’s records began in 2006, the global gender gap is widening again. The data make for depressing reading. Each year, the WEF ranks 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index to see how they compare on four “pillars”: economic participation and opportunity, education, political empowerment, and… via It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap — Quartz Advertisements Continue reading It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap.
CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the biggest overnight gas hikes we’ve seen in quite some time occurred Wednesday, with some stations raising prices 50 cents. In the last several hours alone, there was a 40 cent jump per gallon at a Speedway in Summit, Illinois. So, what’s behind the sudden spike? CBS 2’s Jim Williams… via Gas Prices Across Illinois Spike Overnight — CBS Chicago Continue reading Gas Prices Across Illinois Spike Overnight
MURDER. MURDER. MURDER.
Americans are obsessed with the idea of murder. Our thirst for blood is reflected in our entertainment choices and our day-to-day reality, where, if you are shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death, you don’t have the option of getting up and getting ready for your next part. If you get murdered – for real — there is no reset button. It’s pretty much a GAME OVER type of deal. And, although our favorite and most chilling, weekly crime stories can tie up a case in one hour or less, or in the case of How To Get Away With Murder, drag it out for four seasons, in the USA approximately one third of all murders are cold cases with many of those cases going back for decades.
According to the World Health Organization a murder is committed every 60 seconds.
There are murderers in our midst. Walking, talking, working and sleeping with us are approximately 200,000 killers. Plus, if you really want to get away with murder, then, Illinois would be the perfect place to commit a homicide.
A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people. via At Least 50 Killed In Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting — WCCO | CBS Minnesota Continue reading At Least 50 Killed In Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting
It was the motherload of all book fairs to-date. The night before I could hardly sleep. I tried to calm myself down with a cup of Chamomile – but this brain of mine was on ninety. I tried deep-breathing and became even the more stirred with excitement. I kept saying oh- I wonder, how will […] via SoulFul Chicago BookFair (7/17/2016) — Visionarie Place is Freedom Enter HERE to read the latest editions of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading SoulFul Chicago BookFair
CHICAGO — The Latest on legal battle between Trump administration and Chicago over so-called sanctuary cities (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Attorneys for Chicago are asking a federal judge to stop President Donald Trump’s administration from withholding public safety grants from cities and counties that provide sanctuary to immigrants in the country illegally. In a… via The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules — National Post Enter HERE to read the latest editions of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules
Federal Employees are Fed-Up with Trump I have been representing federal employees of the executive office for over 35 year, as an officer of the National Federation of Federal Employees, and must express alarm over the personnel policies and practices under consideration by President Trump, to be applied nationwide. The federal government, it should be noted, is not a TV show. At one time the federal government was considered to be the premiere employer in the country. Positions are competitively sourced, and it takes three years for someone to achieve full career status. This appears to be changing under Trump. … Continue reading Federal Employees are Fed-Up with Trump