Daily Archive : Friday September 15, 2017

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    2017 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award honorees
    Profiles of the 18 honorees of the 2017 Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

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    Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com Designers Cindy Schneider, left, and Casey Mullett make arrangements Friday at Flowerama in Mundelein with what flowers they have available. Hurricane Irma has left the industry short on flowers.

    Florists struggle to fill orders because of Hurricane Irma

    Suburban florists are taking a big hit as a result of the destruction Hurricane Irma caused in the flower importing hub of Miami.

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    The former First Baptist Church of Batavia was demolished in May to make way for the One North Washington development in downtown Batavia.

    Could price increase kill downtown Batavia apartment plan?

    It looks like a multimillion-dollar snag on One North Washington project in Batavia.

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    Striking mechanics in Naperville are among about 1,700 who walked off the job Aug. 1. A settlement could end the labor dispute soon.

    Union, car dealerships reach tentative agreement that could end strike

    A strike by Local 701 auto mechanics that stopped repairs at some suburban dealerships could be over soon.

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    FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014, file photo, Tim McCormack, of Boston, inserts cash into a Liberty Teller ATM while purchasing bitcoins at South Station train station, in Boston. On Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, Bitcoin tumbled 15 percent to about $3,300 against the dollar. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Bitcoin ... the way to the future or path to financial ruin?

    If you bought bitcoin a year ago you'd be richer for it but if you bought this month, it might spell disaster

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    McDonald's to switch out Happy Meal apple juice

    The Happy Meal is getting a new apple juice

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    This June 4, 2016 photo provided by Nils Ribi Photography shows the Milky Way in the night sky at the foot of the Boulder Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve will fill a chunk of the sparsely populated region containing night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. (Nils Ribi Photography via AP)

    Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve

    A pristine night sky has put central Idaho on the map when it comes to seeking the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve

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    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comKeynote speaker Alex Bratton of Lextech Global Services, talks social media utilization during the EEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center.

    Images: 2017 EEA awards reception
    Images from the 18th annual Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, held Sept. 14, 2017 in Oak Brook.

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    Residents of River Trails condominiums in Prospect Heights filed a lawsuit to block the condo board of directors from selling the complex to be converted into apartments.

    Prospect Heights homeowners sue to block condo deconversion

    Condominium owners in Prospect Heights are suing to block their homes from being converted into apartments.

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    Lake County Cares hosts ‘Leading for Good’ Expo
    Lake County Cares will host the inaugural “Leading for Good” expo, to meet and connect with over two dozen local nonprofits interested in adding new leadership volunteers and board members to their organizations.

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    Acosta’s Home Consignment adds U-Haul dealership
    Acosta’s Home Consignment, 901 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Wheaton community.

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    Elmhurst College graduate program earn accreditation
    Elmhurst College’s graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders has earned its initial accreditation, achieving perfect compliance with national standards for its master of science program in speech-language pathology.

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    Four Collins Law Firm attorneys honored by Super Lawyers
    Partners Shawn Collins and Edward Manzke of The Collins Law Firm were named to the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list, while associates Jeff Cisowski and John Risvold were also named to the 2018 Illinois Rising Stars list.

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    Local Comcast techs help Irma recovery efforts
    ELMHURST — Twenty-five Comcast technicians left from company facilities in Elmhurst and Homewood for Southwest Florida this week to help restore service to customers affected by Hurricane Irma.The technicians will join locally-based teams to repair lines that deliver internet, video, phone and other services to customers in the storm-battered region. Some 600 Chicago area Comcast technicians volunteered to go to Florida to help with storm recovery. Comcast will assess its needs in Florida and call for additional employees from Chicago and elsewhere across the country as needed. Comcast employees from various locations across the country also have been deployed to Houston to help with storm recovery following Hurricane Harvey. “Their jobs when they arrive are to clear debris, repair damaged lines and restore service so customers can start to rebuild their lives; access news, information and services important to disaster recovery; and stay in touch with their loved ones,” said John Crowley, Comcast Greater Chicago Region Senior Vice President.

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    Great Lakes receives $87 million in work contracts

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. received a combined $87.3 million in work across four projects, including the $47.2 million award for the Post 45 Foot Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance and New Work Dredging – Contract 1 Project.

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    Indiana's unemployment rate rises to 3.5 percent in August

    The state says Indiana's unemployment rate rose to 3.5 percent in August and was below the national rate of 4.4 percent last month

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    Grain mixed, Livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was higher 2.60 cents at $4.4560 a bushel; Dec corn was unchanged at $3.5420 a bushel; December oats lost 2.40 cents at $2.3540 a bushel while Nov. soybeans was down 2.40 cents to $9.7340 a bushel. Beef mixed and pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle gained .40 cent at $1.0733 a pound; September feeder cattle gained .33 cent at $1.4913 a pound; October lean hogs was .05 cent higher at $.5908 a pound.

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    Feder: Tronc to cut 25 percent of Pioneer Press staff

    The parent company of the Chicago Tribune has disclosed plans to eliminate one-quarter of the reporting positions at its Pioneer Press suburban newspaper group through buyouts and layoffs.

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    Judge says 'shadow insurance' documents can remain secret

    An Iowa judge has ruled that the details of "shadow insurance" subsidiaries created by several life insurers can remain confidential

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    Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, addresses the media during a press conference held in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The Renault-Nissan alliance is ramping up electric car production, vowing 12 new models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall production. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: Renault-Nissan CEO confident in electrics future

    The head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance predicts that tougher government emission restrictions will push more and more drivers to electric cars

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    Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, addresses the media during a press conference held in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The Renault-Nissan alliance is ramping up electric car production, vowing 12 new models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall production. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Renault-Nissan promises 12 new electric vehicles by 2022

    The Renault-Nissan alliance is ramping up electric car production, vowing 12 new models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall production

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    Bo, a Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus elephant, inquires about a takeout order from the Rosemont Krispy Kreme on Nov. 10, 2001.

    Editorial: Farewell to elephants, kings of the circus
    As Illinois’ ban on circus elephants goes into effect on Jan. 1, we say farewell to the circus elephants, and hello to a new kind of circus coming to the the suburbs next year.

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    The Democrats have become socialists

    Columnist Dana Milbank: When Bernie Sanders launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, he was often asked whether he, a democratic socialist, would actually become a Democrat. Now, more than a year after he ignited a movement with his unsuccessful bid, that question is moot. The Democrats have become socialists.

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    Feinstein is off-base to demand that judges be secularists

    Columnist Michael Gerson: Some political tastes linger in the mouth like spoiled milk or a bad oyster. Consider the shockingly shabby treatment recently accorded by some Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame who is being considered for a position on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Teachers aren’t only ones frustrated about contract
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: In the Aug. 31 edition of the Daily Herald, the article titled “Frustration mounts in West Chicago high school teacher contract talks” states, “A teacher at the top of the pay scale this year received a $94,919 base salary. A beginning teacher received $42,932.”

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    Eye on executives
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Bad enough that Equifax did not adequately protect the sensitive information they collected on 143 million of us and then kept the July data breach quiet for five or six weeks, but now it has been reported that three high-ranking Equifax executives dumped their personal stock holdings.

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    Republicans should censure Trump
    A Lombard letter to the editor: There has not been enough done by Peter Roskam and his fellow Republicans to condemn the Republican President, Donald Trump, for his refusal and inability to call the actions of the “Unite the Right” rally, neo-Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists, that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia as racists and un-American.

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    Stop signs needed at Harter and Scott
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: I think the latest death at the intersection of Harter and Scott in Sugar Grove should be a wake-up call for the government involved.

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