Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. But it may not be up to him.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over Illinois’
pension reform law won’t get a decision on the defendants’ arguments
just yet, thanks to an informal ruling today by a Sangamon County judge
who said he wants to do the case by the book so it doesn’t get sent back
to him later.