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Plight of company towns: finding a new identity.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring "We wouldn't … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement.

CHICAGO " As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity.

PEORIA, Ill. " Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring "We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar."It's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

SEC filing: New York hedge fund Starboard Value, led by Jeff Smith, dubbed the activist investor that 'CEOs fear the most', acquires 6.6% in Tribune Media .

Lynne Marek / Crain's Chicago Business: SEC filing: New York hedge fund Starboard Value, led by Jeff Smith, dubbed the activist investor that “CEOs fear the most”, acquires 6.6% in Tribune Media  —  The man dubbed “the investor CEOs fear most” has taken a stake in Tribune Media, the Chicago ...

- Mediagazer - US

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity.

PEORIA, Ill. — Company towns like Peoria, Illinois, have long relied on a major employer to provide generations of locals with jobs and give...

- Townhall.com - US

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement.

CHICAGO — As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant.

- Billings Gazette - US

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement.

As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant.

- WRAL.com - US

US judge halts mass fingerprint harvesting by cops to unlock iPhones.

Uncle Sam's vaguely worded raid warrant knocked down by the Constitution Analysis An Illinois judge has rejected a warrant sought by the US government to force everyone in a given location to apply his or her fingerprints to any Apple electronic device investigators happen to find there, a ruling contrary to a similar ...

- TheRegister - UK

Under deadline pressure, Dakota pipeline protesters leave camp.

CHICAGO, Feb 23 — After nearly a year of occupying North Dakota prairie land to block the route of a controversial oil pipeline, many of the camp's holdouts finally marched out today to meet an evacuation deadline. Some 10 activists...

- The Malay Mail - MY

LOOK: Mom shares viral, painful photo of cancer-stricken son.

On Tuesday, Facebook page Love What Matters posted a photo of Drake Medinger, a 10-year-old boy from Texas who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2012, NBC Chicago reported. Now bald and wearing a diaper, his aching facial expression depicts his discomfort brought about by months of chemotherapy. ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Chicago Moving to Name Street After FALN Terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Chicago is considering naming a street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the domestic terrorist who founded the FALN terror group responsible for killing six people and perpetrating some 130 bombings and terror attacks on U.S. soil between 1974 and 1983. Twenty-sixth Ward Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name a ...

- Breitbart - US

Revised Chicago school budget approved, $111 million gap remains

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a revised budget that incorporates unpaid furlough days and other cost-cutting measures to save $104 million to help address a $215 million pension funding shortfall. The Chicago Public Schools will continue to pursue money from the state of Illinois to fill the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

February warmth melts Chicago record book

With record-breaking temperatures reaching into the high 60's for five days in a row, short sleeves and even shorts can be spotted along Chicago's beaches.         

- USA TODAY - US

JK Rowling boosts US Muslims' fundraiser for Jewish cemetery

CHICAGO, Feb 23 — A fundraiser started by a pair of Muslim-American activists got a boost from famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, raising tens of thousands of dollars to aid a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised over the weekend....

- The Malay Mail - MY

22 sex abuse charges against ex-US gymnastics doctor

CHICAGO, Feb 23 — The authorities in Michigan yesterday charged former US national gymnastics team doctor Lawrence Nassar with 22 criminal counts of sexual assault, including of girls under the age of 13. Nassar, 53, was arrested last November...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'This is not Trump's America': Passengers cheer as racist man kicked off flight for harassing Pakistanis

Passengers on a flight from Chicago to Houston cheered this past weekend when a racist man was kicked off an airplane for harassing two passengers. Local news station KHOU reports that United Flight 1118 this past weekend experienced a disruption in service after flight attendants ousted a male pass...

- The Raw Story - US

The man angling to become the U.S. envoy to India shares Trump's love of the limelight

A Chicago businessman who "clicks" with Trump is newly popular in India.

- Washington Post - US

Here's how many games Vegas thinks your favorite MLB team will win this season

The Chicago Cubs are once again the favorite to be the best team during Major League Baseball's regular season, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook . With spring training now under way, the Cubs have an over/under win total of 95.5, three games better than their over/under win total prior to the 2016 season, and ...

- Business Insider - US

Deportation Squads Don't Come Cheap, French Women Flocking to Marine Le Pen, Fifth Circuit Affirms Right to Film Police: A.M. Links

Economists and advocates weigh-in on what Trump's plans to escalate deportations would cost and the effect they could have on the U.S. economy. Chicago Public Schools told principals not to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials inside school buildings without a warrant. Harris County, Texas, has ended its ...

- Reason.com - US

Illinois hospitals commit to increasing organ transplants

When Jacob Lenzini's dad died suddenly two years ago, it felt, to the teenager, like the end of hope.The Park Ridge man, Chris Lenzini, had a stroke, and within a few days was declared brain-dead, the result of a previously undiscovered brain tumor.Jacob never thought anything positive could come...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Blackhawks' Toews scores hat trick

The relatively slow start to the season for Jonathan Toews has been buried by his recent surge. The captain is in prime form at the right time for the Blackhawks, reminding the Minnesota Wild that their postseason path will likely lead to Chicago. Toews had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

CHICAGO — Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

- Billings Gazette - US

Tyson Foods accelerates shift away from antibiotics in chicken

CHICAGO - Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

- Reuters - US

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

CHICAGO " Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."Doctors' groups oppose the bills because of flawed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

Kristen Hare / Poynter: ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois … ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday.  —  Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPublica's first regional project from the Medill ...

- Mediagazer - US

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

CHICAGO — Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven...

- Townhall.com - US

Four major US cities are seeing a surge in homicides — but not for the reasons you might think

AP Photo/Christian K. LeeFour major US cities are experiencing a surge in homicide rates and have neared or exceeded the numbers from the 1990s, according to a study from The Wall Street Journal. The publication looked at homicide data stretching back to 1985 and found that murder rates in Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and ...

- Business Insider - US

Toews gets hat trick for Hawks in 5-3 win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for...

- Townhall.com - US

Four major US cities are seeing a surge in homicides — but not for the reasons you might think

Four major US cities are experiencing a surge in homicide rates and have neared or exceeded the numbers from the 1990s, according to a study from The Wall Street Journal. The publication looked at homicide data stretching back to 1985 and found that murder rates in Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Memphis now look like ...

- Business Insider - US

Drew Peterson now in federal custody, officials say

Ex-cop and convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson was transferred from the Illinois Department of Corrections to federal custody on Tuesday, according to IDOC officials.

- FOX News - US

Pharma firm CEO insists its $89,000 muscular dystrophy drug is affordable

CHICAGO — When Marathon Pharmaceuticals' $89,000 price tag for a year's supply of its newly approved muscular dystrophy drug sparked outrage earlier this month, the company's CEO responded with another figure: $20. That's how much he expected Duchenne muscular dystrophy patie...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. extradition OK'd for Ukrainian billionaire indicted in Chicago and linked to Trump

An Austrian appeals court approved a U.S. request to extradite Dmitro Firtash on corruption charges in a surprise decision that opens the way for the Ukrainian tycoon to be sent to the U.S. for trial. But that could be delayed after the case took another unexpected turn minutes after the verdict...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart's sales in holiday quarter

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported higher-than-expected U.S. sales on Tuesday for the crucial holiday quarter as its low prices attracted more customers to its stores and online activity accelerated.

- Reuters - US

Tiny nanoclusters could solve big problems for lithium-ion batteries

As devices become smaller and more powerful, they require faster, smaller, more stable batteries. University of Illinois chemists have developed a superionic solid that could be the basis of next-generation lithium-ion batteries.

- PhysOrg - NL

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

CHICAGO " Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.While testosterone...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

CHICAGO — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government...

- Townhall.com - US

No Reduced Sentence for a Snitch Who Ran Too Soon

Tyran ran. That was the problem for Tyran Patton, a government informant who lost out on a sentence reduction because he took off in the middle of an investigation. A major drug dealer in the Chicago area, he was supposed to testify before a grand jury but disappeared before......

- FindLaw - US

Look For The Good Entrepreneurs And You'll Find The Good Ideas, Says New Lightbank Chief

The new managing partner at Chicago-based Lightbank said he'll continue the venture firm's strategy of finding good ideas by first finding good entrepreneurs. Victor Pascucci III takes the helm at Lightbank as founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky step back to focus on their own startups.

- Forbes.com - US

Several US Jewish centres evacuated over bomb threats; Ivanka Trump calls for 'religious tolerance'

Some 11 centres including those in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee areas received phoned-in bomb threats that were later determined to be hoaxes.

- Global News - CA

Indian soybean, soyoil fall for fourth straight session

Feb 21 - Indian soybean and soyoil futures fellfor a fourth straight session in heavy trading on Tuesday, aslow demand, high supply and weakness in overseas marketscontinued to weigh. The most-actively traded March soybean futures fell0.7 percent to 2,914 Indian rupees per 100 kg on the NationalCommodity & Derivatives ...

- Sify - IN

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"In stark contrast to the state of Chicago, I have NEVER felt unsafe living in Opañel."

- Matador Network - US

Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart's sales

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected U.S. sales, helped by more customer visits to stores and accelerating online activity, and the world's largest retailer's shares rose more than 3 percent.

- Reuters - US

Several US Jewish centers evacuated over bomb threats; Ivanka Trump calls for 'religious tolerance'

Some 11 centers including those in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee areas received phoned-in bomb threats that were later determined to be hoaxes.

- Global News - CA

Big hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects online

CHICAGO — Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to "Twist and Shout," Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago. The story starring the Chicago Bulls' mascot played out almost in real time on social media on a recent Monday, with ...

- SFGate - US

Jewish centers report bomb threats across United States

Several Jewish community centers across the United States were evacuated for a time on Monday after receiving bomb threats, the latest wave of threatened attacks against them this year, the national umbrella organization said. Some 11 centers including those in the Houston, Chicago and Milwauk...

- The Raw Story - US

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'

NEW YORK/CHICAGO - Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies.

- Reuters - US

Arrests in Portland, as 'Not My President's Day' rallies held across country

Anti-Trump rallies taking place on the President's Day holiday in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami and other cities

- CBS NEWS - US

'It Was Surreal': Here's the Inside Story of the Cubs' Dramatic Team Meeting During the World Series Rain Delay

Here's the inside story of the Chicago Cubs' team meeting during the 10th inning rain delay in Game 7 of the World Series.

- Mediaite - US

Fourth round of bomb threats hits Jewish Community Centers across the country

The threats are now almost weekly.CREDIT: AP /David ZalubowskiIn what is becoming an almost weekly occurrence, a fourth wave of bomb threats appears to have been made against Jewish Community Centers across the country, forcing evacuations.According to various reports and independent ThinkProgress reporting, Jewish ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Jewish centers report bomb threats across United States

Several Jewish community centers across the United States were evacuated for a time on Monday after receiving bomb threats, the latest wave of threatened attacks against them this year, the national umbrella organization said. Some 11 centers including those in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee areas received phoned-in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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