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Fired lawyer who set up fake Match.com profile of female attorney cited by disciplinary board.

Updated: An Illinois lawyer who admitted to setting up a fake online dating profile of a female lawyer and posted a false review about her…

- ABA Journal - US

Are drug firms paying your doctor? Illinois doctors accepted $74.1M in industry payments last year.

Lorenza Villegas doesn't think her doctors should accept free lunches or other types of payments from drug companies. But like most consumers, she hasn't looked up whether her physicians are among the many who receive money. "I've got other things on my mind," said the East Garfield Park woman,...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Former President Obama to speak at Economic Club of Chicago in December.

Former President Barack Obama will speak to the Economic Club of Chicago in December, the venerable members-only business institution announced Thursday. Obama is booked as guest speaker for the club's Dec. 5 dinner meeting, with limited guest reservations available. It is a return engagement of...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Cook County: Soda tax no longer runs afoul of food stamp rules.

Cook County officials say they've solved a problem with the new sweetened beverage tax that put roughly $87 million in funding used to run the federal food stamp program in Illinois at risk of being withheld. Purchases made with federal food stamp benefits are exempt from the penny-per-ounce tax...

- Chicago Tribune - US

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA.

CHICAGO - South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu outbreak.

- Reuters - US

Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clash.

A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime.

DETROIT " A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings.Rasmea Odeh admits that she...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ford settles racial, sexual harassment probe for $10.1 million.

Ford agreed to pay $10 million to settle sexual and racial harassment allegations by workers at two Chicago plants, resolving an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

- Automotive News - US

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states.

CHICAGO - The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.

- Reuters - US

1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online.

A voting machine company exposed Chicago voter records after misconfiguring a security setting on the server that stored them.

- CNNMoney - US

Personal data of 1.8 million Chicago voters accidentally exposed by vendor.

Data on 1.8 million Chicago voters, including addresses, phone numbers and partial Social Security numbers, were left exposed on a downloadable cloud-storage site operated by an Omaha election-services company until a cybersecurity researcher discovered it, the company said Thursday. The data appeared...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clash

CHICAGO — A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in…

- Billings Gazette - US

90-Year-Old Bust of Abe Lincoln Destroyed in Chicago Neighborhood

A ninety-year-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, was destroyed in a South Side Chicago neighborhood overnight on Wednesday.

- Breitbart - US

Chicago bishop wants George Washington's name taken off park in black neighborhood

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, in Chicago thinks it's no longer appropriate for statues of American presidents who owned slaves to be commemorated in black neighborhoods.

- FOX News - US

Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai

CHICAGO " Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft's electronics.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus': Waitress loses tip for rainbow tattoo

There have been many cases in the United States when customers have refused to tip the waiting staff for the most bizarre reasons. However, this recent case where Samantha Heaton, working in Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockford, Illinois, claimed that customers refused to tip her because of her sexual pre...

- The Raw Story - US

Don't panic, Chicago, but an AWS S3 config blunder exposed 1.8 million voter records

Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans in public view for anyone to download – after misconfiguring its AWS-hosted storage.…

- TheRegister - UK

Grocery stores in Chicago are in crisis

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsThe grocery store sector is never static. Some stores close, others open. But in Chicago, 25 stores closed over the past 24 months due to bankruptcies or operational reasons, and only 16 stores have opened, producing “an alarming loss” of 545,000 square feet of grocery store space. ...

- Business Insider - US

Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software . The backup files of voter data were found o...

- Engadget - US

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom. Connecticut, Illinois and Wisconsin began fiscal 2018 on July 1, but lawmakers have been unable to pass an overall budget or a way to...

- The Raw Story - US

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom. Connecticut, Illinois and Wisconsin began fiscal 2018 on July 1, but lawmakers have been unable to pass an overall budget or a way to distribute budgeted ...

- Yahoo! News - US

#TBT: Lollapalooza edition with Hippo Campus and Frenship

Fast Company was on the ground at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park earlier this month. The stacked lineup included Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Tegan and Sara, Run the Jewels, Zara Larsson, and way more. In this special Lolla-themed #TBT, we revisit two artist Q&As in tandem with Red Bull TV. Hippo Campus Fast ...

- Fast Company - US

WATCH: Bride surprises dad by wearing Chicago Bears-themed wedding dress for their dance

Brittney Harmon surprised her die-hard Bears fan father, Steve Benda, by wearing a team-themed dress at her wedding on July 22.

- ABC News - US

Don't panic, Chicago, but 1.8 million of your voters' records leaked from a weak AWS silo

Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans unsecured, in public view for anyone to download, in a misconfigured AWS storage system.…

- TheRegister - UK

5 minutes after his first career stolen base, a 38-year-old Cubs pitcher was picked off while trying for another one

It's been over 15 years since he made his major league debut, but John Lackey is still finding new ways to experience the game of baseball. The Cubs starter was cruising along nicely — one earned run, three strikeouts — during Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds when he came to bat in the bottom of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Wal-Mart's profit margins fall; quarterly outlook disappoints

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc warned on Thursday that this quarter's earnings could miss Wall Street's estimates as the world's biggest retailer struggles with falling margins due to price-cutting and heavy spending on its e-commerce operations.

- Reuters - US

Was Elvis guilty of appropriating black music?

This article first appeared on The Conversation. After Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, the African American newspaper, the Chicago Defender explained that: When Elvis Presley breathed his last breath and the press hailed him as the 'King of Rock,' Ol' Man River cried out, 'Naw he ain't! My f...

- The Raw Story - US

Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report

Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when their survival is threatened. The study suggests it may be possible to slow dangerous infections by manipulating the messages these microbes send to each other, allowing the body to defeat an ...

- PhysOrg - NL

The Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to upgrade the landing gear on older planes

US Air Force The Air Force plans to drop some serious cash to upgrade the landing gear on some of its oldest aircraft. The service has awarded a contract to AAR to overhaul the landing gear on its C-130 Hercules; KC-135 Stratotanker; and E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system, or AWACS, fleets, according to an ...

- Business Insider - US

Ford is settling claims of alleged harassment for $10.1 million

REUTERS/Bogdan CristelFord will reportedly pay $10.1 million to settle charges of alleged sexual and racial harassment at two facilities located in the Chicago area, according to a report from the Detroit News. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission led an investigation into the matter and said in a statement ...

- Business Insider - US

Walmart's most surprising top-selling items in every state

Walmart gathers more data than any other US retailer on what Americans are buying, thanks to its sheer size. The company recently analyzed Walmart.com data to find out which items are the most popular in every state, and shared the results with Business Insider. There were some products that were popular across the board, ...

- Business Insider - US

'Suits' season 7 finale episode to make way for spinoff

Los Angeles, Aug 17 The season 7 finale of TV show "Suits" will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres and centred around her "Suits" character Jessica Pearson. The spinoff won't be a legal drama but will be set in the world of Chicago politics, reports deadline.com. The pilot will be written ...

- Yahoo! News - US

​Georgia-filmed Netflix series 'Ozark' renewed

Netflix renewed "Ozark" for a second season, according to Variety. Season one "Ozark" filmed in and around Atlanta. Shooting locations included Canton, Sunset Grille Restaurant and Victoria Harbour Marina on Lake Allatoona in Woodstock, Jones Park Bridge in Norcross, Williamson Bro.s Bar-B-Q in Marietta, Chateau Elan Winery ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Wal-Mart's margins fall on price cuts, spending on e-commerce

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly margins after it cut prices and invested heavily on expanding its e-commerce operations, and its shares fell nearly 3 percent.

- Reuters - US

Chicago's Holland Capital Management to close

Holland Capital Management, a prominent Chicago money management firm that is both African-American- and female-owned, will close after 26 years in the investment business. The firm, named for one of its founders, Lou Holland, has notified clients that it is winding down the investment business,...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Jeff Sessions Slams Sanctuary Chicago from Now-Compliant Miami

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a shot across the bow of so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions like Chicago Wednesday from Miami, where a dramatic shift to compliance with federal immigration enforcement took place.

- Breitbart - US

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime

- Townhall.com - US

Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: graphene

Whether you call it effervescent, fizzy, or sparkling, carbonated water is making a comeback as a beverage. Aside from quenching thirst, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a new use for these "bubbly" concoctions that will have major impact on the manufacturer of the world's ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' cities

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant sanctuary city' stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city's surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants. Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Chicago's former US attorney will open King & Spalding office

Zachary Fardon—who was asked asked to resign as the Northern District of Illinois U.S.attorney was by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March—has rejoined…

- ABA Journal - US

'Liquid biopsy' spots early-stage cancers in blood: U.S. study

CHICAGO - A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a new milestone in the rush for so-called "liquid biopsies."

- Reuters - US

King & Spalding expands in US with office launch

King & Spalding is launching its 20th international office in Chicago, following the hire of litigator Zachary Fardon. The post King & Spalding expands in US with office launch appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

- The Lawyer - US

Atlanta's largest law firm expands to Chicago, hires ex US Attorney

King & Spalding, the largest Atlanta-based law firm, announced Wednesday that it is expanding into Chicago and has hired a former U.S. Attorney to lead the office. The new office will be King & Spalding's 20 th globally and 10 th in the U.S. The law firm said in a press release that this addition expands the firm's ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's skyline, dwarfing old favorites like Coit ...

- SFGate - US

King & Spalding's Latest Lateral Recruit Has Firm Headed to Chicago

Rather than return to Latham & Watkins, Zachary Fardon chose to build a King & Spalding office from the ground up in Chicago. He said he will build his new firm?s Windy City outpost with a focus on ?caring, kindness and civility,? noting that those ?those couplings are maybe too rare in the Big Law business.?

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

CBS Chicago Story Proves Trump's Point on Washington Statue Removals

President Donald Trump suggested at his August 15 press conference that after you start taking down Robert E. Lee statues that it could lead to the same fate for George Washington or Thomas Jefferson statues because they owned slaves. The response from much of the mainstream media was quick. They utterly mocked the notion ...

- NewsBusters - US

Sessions gives sanctuary cities speech in Miami

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cracked down on Chicago and other sanctuary cities in a speech from Miami

- CBS NEWS - US

Sessions tries to bash 'sanctuary cities' but accidentally makes the case for them

During a press conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered blistering remarks against immigrant-friendly policies in Chicago by conflating them with the city's high murder rates. But in the course of blasting so-called “sanctuary cities” , localities where local law ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Jeff Sessions Touts Miami, Rips Chicago on Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday slammed Chicago officials for suing the Trump administration over withholding federal funds to sanctuary cities, touting Miami as in "full compliance and eligible for all federal law enforcement grant dollars."

- Newsmax - US

Sessions slams Chicago sanctuary policies

- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly criticized the city of Chicago's political leadership, citing its so-called sanctuary policies as an example of the breakdown of law and order in the country.

- Reuters - US

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