Daily Archive : Friday August 18, 2017




    The owner of the Baker Hill shopping center could pay for a new facade, shown in this preliminary rendering, as part of a project to draw Pete’s Fresh Market to the anchor spot.

    Glen Ellyn considering $1.5 million tax incentive for shopping center owner

    The village board on Monday will discuss a lucrative tax incentive for a shopping center owner drawing Pete’s Fresh Market to the anchor spot.


    Paylocity announces new president & COO
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Paylocity Holding Corporation, a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management software solutions, today announced that Michael Haske has been promoted to the position of President & Chief Operating Officer (COO).In this expanded role, Haske will be responsible for aligning go-to-market sales and marketing activities with our operational teams who are focused on delivering an industry leading implementation and service experience to our nearly 15,000 clients.“Over the past 10 years, Michael has built a world-class sales and marketing organization and has been a driving force behind the Paylocity growth story,” said Steve Beauchamp, Chief Executive Officer of Paylocity. “As President & COO, Michael will leverage his more than 20 years of industry experience to help us continue to build strong teams across the company as Paylocity continues to grow.”“It’s an honor to be named President & COO of Paylocity,” said Michael Haske. “I am very proud of the strong culture we have created, and I look forward to working closely with our talented and dedicated employees as we build off of the success we’ve had in the past and enter into this next exciting chapter.”


    First Midwest Bancorp declares third quarter cash dividend
    First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First Midwest Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.10 per share.


    Industry veteran Eric Mesko joins Mooney Lyons advisor team
    Mooney Lyons, a wealth management firm specializing in retirement income planning, announced today the addition of Eric Mesko, a highly experienced and respected investment advisor representative to the Mooney Lyons team.

    In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, the Foot Locker logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of sporting goods stores plummeted Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales. Both companies also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A sports rout on Wall Street

    Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak

    FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Uber CEO Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in response to a lawsuit filed against Uber a week earlier by one of its major investors and a former Kalanick supporter, Benchmark Capital. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded

    In this Monday, June 19, 2017, photo, cashiers stand at checkout counters waiting to serve customers at the Potonggang department store in Pyongyang, North Korea. Three generations into Kim Jong Un's ruling dynasty, markets have blossomed and a consumer culture is taking root. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

    The real revolution in North Korea is the rise of a new consumer culture


    Indiana's unemployment rate edges up to 3.1 percent in July

    The state says Indiana's unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July and is below the national rate of 4.3 percent last month

    FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    11 US states added jobs in July

    11 US states added jobs in July, unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in 2 states


    Grain higher, livestock lower

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was higher 2.40 cents at $4.1640 a bushel; Sept corn was up 1.60 cents at $3.5220 a bushel; Sept oats gained 1.20 cents at $2.5940 a bushel while Sept soybeans was up 2.20 cents to $9.3240 a bushel. Beef lower and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August live cattle was .83 cent lower at $1.0630 a pound; August feeder cattle lost .88 cent at $1.3960 a pound; October lean hogs was .55 cent lower at $.6638 a pound.

    FILE - This Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo shows John Deere farming equipment at a dealership in Petersburg, Ill. Deere & Co. reports earnings, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves



    Lake Zurich company creates new, improved website for Blood Collectors Week
    Fresenius Kabi and AABB have announced the introduction of a new and improved Blood Collectors Week website in advance of the 12th annual Blood Collectors Week.

    Justin Wagner, lead instructor, plays the part of a postal worker, with student Ryan Chen, 10, of Naperville, at GenCyber camp at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Students use skills to solve cyber crimes at the college’s Homeland Security Training Center.

    COD summer camp gives teens, teachers exposure to cyber security
    Summer camps usually conger up memories of huddling around campfires, s’mores, singing ... or, for the more intense, practicing math tables or musical scales. But a recent camp at the College of DuPage left its attendees with memories of securing personal online information and cyber crime sleuthing.

Life & Entertainment


    People flee the scene in Barcelona Thursday where a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists.

    Editorial: Awareness, barriers needed in fight against terrorism by vehicles

    A Daily Herald editorial says cities must take more precautions against people who would use vehicles as weapons, but we must balance them against the commitment not to let terrorists change who we are.


    Governor’s school-funding reform plan is fatally flawed

    Guest Ralph Martire: Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of the school-funding reform bill, which he claimed created a “fairer funding system.” Nothing could be further from the truth.


    How can you stand by a president with no heart?
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Now the operative question is not “Should Bannon leave?” It has become: “Why should anyone not named Bannon stay at the White House?”


    Sad headline
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: Re: Daily Herald of Aug. 15: “Trump: ‘racism is evil’”.


    ‘Peasants’ at mercy of leaders at all levels
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Will the various levels of government never tire of screwing the peasants into the ground? Do they comprehend something as simple as survival economics?


    The four acceptable conditions for war
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: President Donald Trump is down in the polls, the Russiagate investigation is closing in on him, and he desperately wants a “win,” so he’s beating the drums of war with North Korea.


    Fair volunteers much appreciated
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: We had a very busy week at the DuPage County Fair providing a hands-on experience to all ages who came by to see hand-operated farm equipment from the early twentieth century: corn shellers, corn grinders and rope makers.


    Batavia affordable housing merits support
    A Batavia letter to the editor: Please consider voting “yes” to the Campana Affordable Housing Development in Batavia.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon


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