Daily Archive : Friday September 8, 2017




    In this Sept. 6, 2017, photo, the Miami Drum Services Superfund cleanup site in a fenced off area behind a rail yard. At least five of the most flood-prone Superfund sites located in South Florida are in various stages of cleanup. Strong winds and driving rains from Irma could damage years of cleanup work completed at the sites and spread contamination, endangering public health by spreading the contamination. As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency is emphasizing its efforts to evaluate and prepare some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites from the risks posed by howling winds and surging water. (AP Photo/ Jason Dearen)

    AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

    EPA works to secure toxic waste sites in Irma's likely path

    Though Paragon Theaters’ name is still on the building, the downtown Arlington Heights movie theater is now being managed by CMX Cinemas. Officials say the theater will eventually undergo a brand transition and renovations.

    Arlington Heights theater ownership changes hands again

    Arlington Heights’ downtown movie theater will have its third owner in four years. Florida-based CMX Cinemas, a subsidiary of Cinemex, announced this week it has acquired the Paragon Theaters at 53 S. Evergreen Ave.

    Hibachi Grill Buffet, 101 Busse Road in Elk Grove Village, will pay $100,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Illinois attorney general’s office alleging the restaurant profited by targeting Latinos for underpaid positions.

    Hibachi Grill Buffet in Elk Grove Village to pay $100,000 settlement

    The lawsuit said the restaurant paid Latino workers far below the minimum wage and required them to live in overcrowded, squalid apartments infested with rats and bedbugs.


    My Place Hotel breaks ground in North Aurora
    My Place Hotel recently broke ground on a new three-story, 63-room hotel at 1000 Kilbery Lane in North Aurora.

    FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s Southern District want to know if use of the software, which created fake customer accounts, broke any federal laws, said the people, who didn’t want to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly. An Uber spokeswoman said Friday, Sept. 8 it is cooperating in the probe and that use of the software has been discontinued. The U.S. Attorney’s Office would not comment on the case. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    AP Sources: Feds probe Uber's tracking of Lyft drivers

    AP Sources: Feds probe Uber's use of software to track and recruit Lyft drivers

    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a man walks past the Apple logo during a product display for Apple TV following an Apple event in San Francisco. Television is one of the few screens that has Apple hasn’t conquered, but that may soon change. The world’s richest company appears ready to set out to produce Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

    Television is one of the few machines with a screen that has Apple hasn't conquered, but that may soon change as the world's richest company sets out to produce Emmy-worthy programming

    Amazon.com Inc. is looking for a North American city to build a massive second headquarters — and Chicago wants to be in the running.

    How does Chicago stack up against contenders for Amazon HQ2?

    Amazon.com Inc. is looking for a North American city to build a massive second headquarters — and Chicago wants to be in the running. Dubbed “HQ2,” the site will probably cost more than $5 billion, take up to two decades to develop and employ 50,000 people.


    MYR Group subsidiary to work on Colorado project

    Sturgeon Electric Co., a subsidiary of MYR Group, has been selected by Kiewit Meridiam Partners to provide electrical construction services for the $1.2 billion Central 70 Project in Denver, Colorado.

    Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sell $6 billion of bonds to chip away at a $15 billion bill backlog.

    Rauner plans $6 billion borrowing to cut backlog

    Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sell $6 billion of bonds to chip away at a $15 billion bill backlog, which would mark the Illinios’ largest borrowing in more than 14 years.


    Gavel International honored by MeetingsNet

    Gavel International was recently named to MeetingsNet’s 2017 CMI 25 list, the only omprehensive report on the 25 largest meeting and incentive management companies for the U.S. corporate market.


    Shamrock Landscaping adds U-Haul services
    U-Haul Company of Illinois announced Shamrock Landscaping has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Elburn community.


    Salata to raise funds for schools in October
    “Next Generation Salad Bar” concept Salata will launch its fundraising initiative “Salata Salutes” on Oct 2.


    Indiana ready to work with private sector to boost ports

    Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch says the state is ready to work with the private sector to help make the Ports of Indiana more successful


    Grain higher, Livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was higher 2.20 cents at $4.1560 a bushel; Sept corn was up 2.60 cents at $3.4440 a bushel; December oats lost .60 cent at $2.33 a bushel while Sept soybeans was up 4.60 cents to $9.68 a bushel. Beef higher and pork mostly lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle gained .08 cent at $1.0630 a pound; Sepember feeder cattle gained .58 cent at $1.4613 a pound; October lean hogs was .05 cent lower at $.6140 a pound.

    John Meyer, manager of marketing communications and motion control at Siemens, right, along with Randy Pearson, Technical Applications Center manager motion control in Elk Grove Village, shows off the CNC machines at the facility.

    Siemens’ digital future comes through Elk Grove training center
    As it shows of its digital vision in Germany this month, global manufacturing giant Siemens AG is also gearing up its Elk Grove Village facility to train the workforce needed to run the new technology.

Life & Entertainment


    Art Cyr

    Hurricanes, humanitarian relief and American tradition

    Guest columnist Art Cyr: Today, we expect the White House and federal agencies to provide effective leadership in mitigating national disasters, which people until the 20th century fatalistically viewed as unavoidable “acts of God.”


    The case for government

    Columnist Fareed Zakaria: While we accept, even celebrate, the role of government in the wake of disasters, we are largely blind to the need for government to mitigate these kinds of crises in the first place.


    County doesn’t want soda tax to work
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: We have been told that Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s new “soda tax” has been enacted as a public health measure.


    Don’t expect any help
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Is it just my imagination or have no countries come forward with help or aid to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey?


    Where are our foreign friends now?
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: Where is the European aid when you need it?


    Save the lawsuit money on religious displays
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: In response to your recent article titled “Should Mundelein allow religious holiday displays on public property?”


    Why we want to keep library where it is
    A Lombard letter to the editor: Many have asked why the Helen Plum Memorial Library Board doesn’t consider another location for the library. We have prioritized staying at the current location for several reasons.


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


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