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Chicago Boardrooms Lag Nation in Diversity

November 15, 2012
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Overall, minorities account for only 12 percent of the boards of directors at Chicago's 50 largest firms, versus 15 percent at the 200 largest S&P 500 firms, said a new report by Chicago United, a not-for-profit group that advocates diversity in executive ranks.
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Former United Flight Attendant Files Whistle-Blower Lawsuit

July 2, 2012
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Malcolm Hamilton alleged he was fired after reporting to the Federal Aviation Administration that United had an “unofficial, unspoken policy” requiring flight attendants to file false reports.
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Pension Funding Gap Erupts

March 17, 2009
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Funded status of Chicago-area pension plans drops.
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Pension Bombs Going Off

March 17, 2009
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Exploding pension fund shortfalls are blowing billion-dollar holes in the balance sheets of some of the Chicago area's biggest companies, forcing them to make huge contributions to retirement plans at a time when cash flow and credit are already under stress.
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