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'Fight for 15' targets McDonald's shareholder meeting.

Hundreds of fast-food workers demanding wage increases marched on Wednesday outside of the McDonald's Corp headquarters in a Chicago suburb during the company's annual shareholder meeting. The demonstrators were part of a larger, nationwide protest organized by the labor group “Fig...

- The Raw Story - US

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald's stockholder meeting.

Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald's Corp headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. The demonstrators were part of a nationwide protest organized by "Fight for 15," a labor group that has regularly targeted McDonald's in calls for higher ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Disgruntled employees grill United at shareholders meeting.

CHICAGO - United Continental Holdings Inc executives faced disgruntled company and contracted employees at its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, as the airline tried to repair its public image damaged by recent customer relations fiascos.

- Reuters - US

G2 Crowd, a Glassdoor for software reviews, gets $30M from LinkedIn and more.

In the age of social media, you're only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software. G2 Crowd , a Chicago-based company that has built a platform for crowdsourcing enterprise software reviews to help others make decisions on what ...

- TechCrunch - US

'Fight for 15' targets McDonald's shareholder meeting.

The demonstrators were part of a larger, nationwide protest organized by the labor group "Fight for 15," which has regularly targeted McDonald's calling for higher pay and union rights for workers. Dozens of protesters also rallied outside of United Airlines shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. "I saw my mother, who ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes.

WITHOUT the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better , none of it would have happened. The passengers who shot ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

University of Chicago Gets $100 Million Gift for Immune-System Research.

The University of Chicago announced a $100 million gift to support research into the human immune system. The donation, which comes from the family of Craig and Janet Duchossois, is one of the largest ever made to the university.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Illinois cops blamed for teen's suicide over porn video investigation: 'They scared him to death'.

On the last night of his life, Corey Walgren sat with his parents in the kitchen and talked about the colleges they would visit over spring break. At 16, Corey didn't know what he wanted to study — maybe business, maybe astronomy — but he liked the idea of attending a Big Ten school. He wanted...

- The Raw Story - US

US markets are closed on Memorial Day — here are all the markets holidays in 2017.

It's always good to know when the markets are open and when you can take the day off. The New York Stock Exchange has a list of the days on which the biggest stock market in the world is closed for business. Bond and other securities markets are somewhat more decentralized, but the Securities Industry and Financial Markets ...

- Business Insider - US

Democrats: Stop. Listening. To. Rahm. Emanuel.

Democrats are smelling blood in the 2018 midterms. President Trump is horrendously unpopular, has all but admitted to obstruction of justice, and already has a special prosecutor investigating his connections with Russia. The Republican Party is even more unpopular, and they are pushing an agenda of mass desperation and ...

- The Week - US

United CEO likely to face investor questions about dragging.

CHICAGO — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face questions from shareholders Wednesday about the rough removal of a passenger from a flight, an incident that sparked weeks of bad publicity.

- Billings Gazette - US

@properties acquires 2 apartment-finding services, forms rental division

Real estate brokerage @properties is making a major push into Chicago's apartment market with the acquisition of two apartment-finding services and the formation of a full-service luxury rental apartment division. The moves will better position @properties, which will continue its primary business...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Illinois' middle class shrank over the last 40 years. Here's why.

The decline of the middle class and rise of income inequality have been at the heart of the nation's economic storyline for years, and a new report attempts to quantify how those trends have hit Illinois. Middle-income households, which in the early 1970s made up 59 percent of all households in...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Duchossois family donates $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine

A prominent Chicago-area family is giving $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine to research how the immune system, bacteria in the body and genetics can work together to keep people healthy. The donation from the Duchossois family is the largest single gift to University of Chicago Medicine...

- Chicago Tribune - US

'Invasion of seclusion' tort is alleged in suit over Zillow Zestimates

A suburban Chicago homebuilder has filed a would-be class action suit on behalf of Illinois homeowners over Zillow's Zestimates of home values. The suit filed…

- ABA Journal - US

Hundreds of Fast Food Workers Rallied at McD's New HQ, Protest to Culminate at Massive Rally

Fight for $15Earlier this morning fast food workers and community gathered in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood for a mock groundbreaking ceremony and press conference at the new location of McDonald's Headquarters. Wearing hard hats and construction vests, workers and community leaders spoke out, sharing their visions ...

- Common Dreams - US

Bunge says not in talks with Glencore following approach

CHICAGO - U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd said on Tuesday it was not in talks with Swiss mining and commodities group Glencore Plc , after the latter said it had made an informal approach to discuss "a possible consensual business combination."

- Reuters - US

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Chicago Launches Campaign to Welcome Immigrants

Chicago is embarking on a public-service campaign celebrating and welcoming immigrants to the city, one of the boldest moves yet by a sanctuary city.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

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Areas Outside Arenas Becoming a Bigger Security Priority

Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer. The City Council Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a $1 million donation by the World Series champions for the installation of 30 ...

- Voice of America - US

Muslim woman mistaken for terrorist entitled to file lawsuit, US judge says

A federal judge says a Muslim woman has made plausible claims that Chicago police violated her rights by mistakenly identifying her last year as a potential "lone wolf" terrorist as she left a subway station. The...Click To Continue


The NFL is changing its infamously strict celebration rules to let players express themselves more

Don Wright/APCHICAGO — The NFL wants to put some flair back into touchdown celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. In an email from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver "a more exciting game ...

- Business Insider - US

McDonald's former CEO is abandoning burgers and betting on a pizza chain that's like 'Subway, but better'

Cleveland AvenueFormer McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is getting into the pizza business. Thompson has acquired a majority stake in the fast-casual chain PizzaRev through his Chicago-based venture capital firm, Cleveland Avenue LLC, Nation's Restaurant News reports. The chain, founded in 2012, has grown rapidly from three ...

- Business Insider - US

NASA's Goof Could Mean $4M Windfall for Illinois Woman

Only one man was able to be the very first to walk on the moon. Now, an auction that's just as singular. On July 20, Sotheby's will auction a bag containing traces of moon dust, which a Chicago-area woman picked up for $995 and which is expected to sell for...

- Newser - US

'Chicago Justice' Canceled After 1 Season at NBC

“Chicago Justice” has been canceled after just one season at NBC, Variety has learned. The series from superproducer Dick Wolf  followed prosecutor Peter Stone , the ambitious Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau for the city of Chicago. The series also starred Carl Weathers, Monica ...

- Variety - US

HomeAway lawsuit alleges Chicago's 'deeply flawed' home-sharing law is unconstitutional

Home-sharing platform is joining the fight against Chicago's shared-housing ordinance with a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the regulations.The ordinance, passed last summer, seeks to impose stricter rules on home-sharing sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and its subsidiary

- Chicago Tribune - US

Do Zillow 'Zestimates' mislead home buyers? Lawsuit claims yes

Suburban Chicago home builders filed legal action last week against the real estate marketing company Zillow, whose at-your-fingertips property-value approximations are misleading home buyers with lowball figures that roil sellers, the suit claims.

- Marketwatch - US

'Chicago Justice' Canceled By NBC After One Season

I hear NBC has made its decision on the remaining Chicago drama, opting not to renew freshman Chicago Justice for a second season. Flagship Chicago Fire as well as Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med were renewed earlier this month, while the decision on the newest and lowest-rated entry in the franchise, Chicago Justice, was ...

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Retail bankruptcies push available anchor store space to new high in Chicago area

Seeing a lot of big, empty stores? It's not just you. A string of retail bankruptcies has pushed the amount of available anchor retail space in the Chicago area to a new high, and is creating opportunities for some retailers in expansion mode.There are 218 anchor stores totaling 10.8 million square...

- Chicago Tribune - US

From paperboy to CEO: 3 Chicago execs reflect on their first jobs

Summer is coming and so are summer jobs — though they're not as hot as they used to be. The share of 16- to 19-year-olds working or looking for work during the summer has plunged over the last few decades, from a peak of 72 percent in July 1978 to 43 percent last July, in part because more kids...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Chicago could change who can remove passengers from planes following United incident

Chicago employees couldn't help airline employees remove passengers from planes except during crimes or emergencies under a measure aldermen advanced Monday, responding to the infamous dragging incident on a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport.Confusion remains, though, over...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Giants' Panik rebounds from batting slump with big game against Cubs

Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night. Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Belt also connected and Ty Blach pitched The post Giants' ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Illinois Advances Right to Know' Digital Privacy Bills

EFF supports Illinois legislation that would empower people who visit commercial websites and online services to learn what personal information the site and service operators collected from them, and which third parties the operators shared it with. EFF has long supported such right to know' legislation, which requires ...

- EFF - US

Trump budget to slash toxic waste clean-up effort his EPA head called 'essential'

Scott Pruitt has stated repeatedly Superfund is a part of EPA's core mission.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, speaking here near a Superfund site in East Chicago, Indiana, has said cleaning up contaminated sites is a top agency priority. CREDIT: AP Photo/Teresa CrawfordEnvironmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump's immigration efforts

CHICAGO - Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally.

- Reuters - US

Gender transition surgeries jumped nearly 20% in a year — but the new data highlight a worrisome problem

Getty ImagesPlastic surgeons performed more than 3,250 operations to help people physically change their genders in 2016 — a 19% increase compared to the previous year in the US. Such operations included everything from changing the shape of a transgender person's face or body to sex reassignment. "There is no ...

- Business Insider - US

Do Zillow 'Zestimates' mislead home buyers? Illinois lawsuit claims yes

Suburban-Chicago home builders filed legal action last week against real estate-marketing firm Zillow, whose property value approximations are misleading would-be home buyers with lowball figures that have stalled sales, the suit claims. But Zillow argues it's never claimed to be an appraiser.

- Marketwatch - US

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Could Slow Aging

New US research has found evidence that including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet can help to promote healthy brain aging.Led by Marta Zamroziewicz from the University of Illinois, the research team carried out two studies which looked at omega-3 and omega-6...

- Newsmax - US

Scheming copyright scam lawyer John Steele disbarred in Illinois

Justice coming for Prenda Law Notorious copyright troll and scammer John Steele of Prenda Law has been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court.…

- TheRegister - UK

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior

Contrary to posters you may have seen hanging on the walls in science buildings and classrooms, Lijun Liu, professor of geology at Illinois, knows that Earth's interior is not like an onion.

- PhysOrg - NL

Copyright troll lawyer is finally disbarred for fraud

While it is illegal to download copyrighted files from file-sharing sites, it is also against the law to extort downloaders. John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer who pled guilty to perjury, fraud and money laundering resulting from alleged "honeypot" sch...

- Engadget - US

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Touts Social Services for Illegal Aliens

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration in Chicago launched a pro-immigration, pro-foreign refugee campaign designed to help get newcomers to the U.S. on public services.

- Breitbart - US

Paper: 'No admit-No deny' settlements undercut accountability in civil enforcement

Should federal regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission require admissions of guilt from the targets of civil investigations? According to a new paper co-written by a pair of University of Illinois law professors, even though the federal watchdogs rely heavily on "No admit-No deny" settlements as ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Ahead of Exxon's annual meeting, shareholders and investors push for climate action

Thomson ReutersBOSTON - Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures could have on their businesses. Proponents ranging from giant New York and California state pension funds to Wespath ...

- Business Insider - US

Find the Most Dangerous City in Your State

The most dangerous city in Illinois must be Chicago, right? Ditto with Detroit for Michigan and New York City for New York state? Not so much, at least in terms of per-capita violent crime. A new survey at 24/7 Wall St. crunches FBI crime data to find the most dangerous...

- Newser - US

Illinois, Indiana engineer a successful jobs program with Purdue Northwest

When entrepreneur Nick Wilson realized how tough it was to find qualified engineers for his Cook County-based manufacturing company, he crossed the border to Indiana and did something about it. That was in 2008, and since then Wilson has been instrumental in forging an unusual Illinois-Indiana...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Economic Report: Chicago Fed's national economic measure hits three-year high

U.S. hiring improved and factories were busier last month, enough to overcome weaker consumer spending and drive up a broad measure of April national economic activity released Monday by the Chicago Federal Reserve.

- Marketwatch - US

Backlash results: Fans and WWE stars react to Jinder Mahal's shock win over world champ Randy Orton

The event was aired live from the Allstate Arena in Illinois, Chicago, on 21 May.

- - UK

Chicago police tighten rules guiding officers' use of force

Chicago police officials have announced policy changes intended to cut back on questionable shootings and other uses of force that have haunted the department for years. The changes, made after months of revisions, will tighten Police Department rules that experts and advocates have criticized...

- Los Angeles Times - US