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Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

Illinois Lottery Privatization Timeline

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

In the wake of Gov. Pat Quinn's firing of Northstar, the private firm operating the Illinois lottery, further evidence has come to light that the Lottery Control Board was out of compliance with Illin...

Residents wary of water privatization

By The Columbia Chronicle

December 3, 2012

Several aldermen and community activists have expressed concern about the possible privatization of the city’s water services, which would increase water costs for residents.Because the 2013 city budget called for privatizing 34 jobs in the Department of Water, some have suggested that the city’s entire water program will soon follow.“Privatization has failed with the parking meters and will fail in any other sector of ...

Stroke risk among youth

By Stephanie Saviola

February 14, 2011

Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. and strokes are the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the American Stroke Association.New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show strokes in younger people are on the rise. The results suggested that this might be due to an increase in diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure in younger generations. However, the reasons behind t...

Mayor pumps brakes on potential privatization

By Patrick Smith

November 2, 2009

After days of speculation, Chicago’s chief financial officer told the Chicago City Council on Oct. 28 that the city was not considering leasing Chicago’s water system. But despite the announcement, Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) and 12 other members of the council are continuing to push forward an ordinance that would prevent the city from leasing public assets without increased oversight and public input.According to Ald....

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