Illinois gives lottery winners IOUs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA Today) The cash-strapped state of Illinois announced Wednesday they'll be handing out IOUs for the time-being to any state lottery winner who wins more than $600. The more…

Fat water is now a thing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) The thing: A $3.95 bottle of water mixed with fat, a sweetener and some flavors. The new 20-calorie beverage, called FATwater, was developed by entrepreneur Dave Asprey, more…

Dennis Hastert to plead guilty to feds

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2097745" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Dennis Hastert[/caption] Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the U.S. House, will plead guilty to federal charges, according to lawyers who spoke in a Chicago more…

Obamacare faulted for Tennessee school closing

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2535755" align="aligncenter" width="602"] A school district in Tennessee is shuttering operations due to financial burdens fueled by Obamacare mandates.[/caption] Jerry Strong, director of Clay County schools in more…

Illinois to delay pension payments over cash shortage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) Illinois will delay payments to its pension fund as a prolonged budget impasse causes a cash shortage, Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger said. The spending standoff between Republican more…