Daily Archive : Monday September 18, 2017





    Grains lower, Livestock lower

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was off 8 cents at $4.4260 a bushel; Dec corn fell 5.40 cents at 3.50 a bushel; December oats lost 3 cents at $2.3640 a bushel while Nov. soybeans declined 14 cents to $9.6140 a bushel. Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle lost .45 cent at $1.0815 a pound; September feeder cattle fell 1.12 cents at $1.5118 a pound; October lean hogs was off .04 cent higher at $.6053 a pound.


    Westell names new board chairman

    Westell Technologies’ board of directors appointed Kirk R. Brannock to serve as chairman.

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016 file photo, Avril Lavigne arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Searches for Lavigne have a 14.5 percent chance of landing on a web page with the potential for online threats, a number that increases to 22 percent if users type her name and search for free MP3s. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

    Avril Lavigne leads all celebrities in 2017 as the one most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware, according to a new study by cybersecurity firm McAfee

    A public online auction of items inside the 1920s-era Highland Park theater continues to Oct. 4. The city is preserving the theater and ticket marquee, but antique wall sconces, theater seating and hundreds of other items are available.

    Auction is curtain call for historic Highland Park Theater

    The Highland Park Theater, a fixture east of the railroad tracks in the city’s downtown for nearly a century, is being sold in pieces as a curtain call before the building’s demolition.


    Midwest tour links Latino-led immigrant, labor groups

    An alliance of Latino and Hispanic organizations is launching a Detroit tour to link immigrant and labor groups and discuss impacts from trade agreements such as NAFTA

    In this June 10, 2005 an ore ship passes through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Vessels large and small pass through the structures known as the Soo Locks more than 7,000 times a year. Officials from the Great Lakes states are making renewed push to win approval of a long-stalled proposal for adding a new lock to the Soo Locks complex, a critical chokepoint that connects Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes. Only one of the two working locks there handles large iron ore boats. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

    Great Lakes states renew push for new lock at critical point

    Officials from Great Lakes states are making a renewed push to win approval of a long stalled proposal for adding a new lock to the Soo Locks complex

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May walk in the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, during a visit on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that his government could stop doing business with Boeing if it doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier

    FILE - In this July 20, 2016 file photo, Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Fox News Channel says Ingraham is joining its prime-time lineup next week with a regular show. The Ingraham Angle,” will air at 10 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

    Fox News announces that Laura Ingraham will join its evening lineup of hosts at 10 p.m. starting next month.


    Indiana nursing home company sues former executives

    Indiana nursing home management firm sues former executives who've been charged with embezzling more than $16 million from the company


    CFPB fines student loan holder, debt collector

    The federal government has fined two groups it says illegally attempted to collect student loan debt and prohibited them from further action on recovering payments until audits on all its accounts are completed

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is poised to revise its agreement to buy individual Rite Aid Corp. stores, a move that may be enough to resolve outstanding antitrust concerns and clinch U.S. approval for a deal the companies have been pursuing in different forms for two years, said people familiar with the matter.

    Walgreens said to tweak Rite Aid deal to gain U.S. approval

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is poised to revise its agreement to buy individual Rite Aid Corp. stores, a move that may be enough to resolve outstanding antitrust concerns and clinch U.S. approval for a deal the companies have been pursuing in different forms for two years, said people familiar with the matter.

    Bruce Miller, from left, Margaret Atwood, and Elisabeth Moss accept the award for outstanding drama series for "The Handmaid's Tale" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Nielsen says 11.4 million watch Emmy Awards

    An estimated 11.4 million people watched Stephen Colbert host the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the show roughly even with last year's audience


    Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

    Intel says it is expanding its relationship with Google spinoff Waymo in the development of self-driving cars


    MCC offers evening Supervisory Leadership Series
    McHenry County College’s Workforce, Community and Business Programs is accepting registrations for the Developmental Dimensions International’s Supervisory Leadership Series.


    Manitex adds Walter Payton Power Equipment to dealer network

    Manitex International announcced Walter Payton Power Equipment in Riverdale has joined its distributor network.


    Molex receives Cisco Supplier of Year Award

    Molex has received the 2017 Supply Chain Operations Supplier of the Year Award from Cisco.

    File - This Nov. 16, 2016, file photo shows the Roku Premiere streaming TV device in New York. Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households. The Los Gatos, Calif., company on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, said it would offer about 18 million shares of stock at $14 apiece. (AP Photo/File)

    Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

    Roku hopes to raise up to $252 million with IPO as it moves to expand video streaming

Life & Entertainment


    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in defense of the county’s sweetened-beverage tax.

    Editorial: Repeal of sweetened beverage tax is right thing to do

    A Daily Herald editorial urges Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and members of the county board to listen to the complaints of citizens and businesses and repeal the arbitrary, unfair and unwise tax on sweetened beverages.

    Todd Maisch

    Time for leaders to keep their promises on reform

    The Illinois Chamber of Commerce calls on state lawmakers to pass essential reforms aimed to promote economic growth and job creation.


    No good reason to legalize marijuana
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Why, other than another excuse to tax the public, would any state legislators even consider legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana?


    Nuclear option should not be ‘on the table’
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: There is no moral justification for nuclear war.


    Still deeper on Arpaio
    A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: The title of Mary Kay Arndt’s letter on Sept. 9, was “Dig deeper into Arpaio’s actions.” But upon digging deeper, what I found in her condemnation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio were troubling flaws in what she billed as “facts.”


    Stand up for all forms of diversity
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: When in Summer 2015, a letter writer to this space attempted to make the point that diversity in society brings division and strife, the Daily Herald took an open public stand in favor of diversity in Illinois:


    Saluting the men of Hoffman Fire Station 21
    Letter to the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the Hoffman Estates Fire Department, Station 21, for the outstanding care I received following a recent fall in my home.


    Who got to see Bears practice at Prospect High School?
    Letter to the editor: Writer questions how tickets were handled for the Chicago Bears’ pre-season practice at Prospect High School.


    Voter approval should be required for District 59 bond issue,
    Letter to the editor: Dave Toler says that for large bond issues like the $20 million District 59 wants, voter approval should be reuired.


    Koshaba: Elk Grove Township editorial left out pertinent detail
    Letter to the editor: Elk Grove Township trustee Andrea Koshaba disputes the Daily Herald editorial of Sept. 8, as “unfair in representing my viewpoint” and adds it didn’t state some pertinent facts.


    ‘So blessed to call Barrington home’
    Letter to the editor: A heartfelt homage to Barrington, from a mother and son who found they could count on the village when they needed it most.


    Arlington Heights missed chance to support living wage
    Letter to the editor: Keith Moens of Arlington Heights says village leadership clearly isn’t concerned with living wage jobs.


    Once in a while, good things happen
    Letter to the editor: The president of the Arlington Heights Sunset Rotary recounts a small good deed involving a local business.


    Harvey illustrates climate change
    An Elgin letter to the editor: While on vacation, we were appalled at Hurricane Harvey reports and very sorry for the people of Houston, Texas, and nearby cities after Hurricane Harvey. Our first concern has to be the safety of the people and the recovery of their homes and their lives.


    Final round of help with Roselle flags
    A Roselle letter to the editor: As we approach the last Flags for Roselle installation for 2017 on November 11, Veterans Day, we want to be sure that all know what an important role they are playing and how appreciated they are.


    Fond recollection of bipartisanship
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: With the recent debacle in Washington, we should remember the great bipartisanship of minority leadership of Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois and his Republican minority in the Senate in the middle ‘60s which enabled the passage of the great Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the passage of Medicare in 1966.


    Should decry alt-left carrying clubs, too
    In the Aug. 31 Daily Herald, DuPage County Board Member Elizabeth Chaplin bemoaned President Trump’s not being forceful enough in condemning “men carrying torches through the streets of Charlottesville” and“ “the sole purpose of those carrying torches was intimidation.”Unfortunately it appears that Ms. Chaplin has no concern over the recent images of masked alt-left anarchists carrying clubs to intimidate peaceful speakers last weekend in Berkley. Until we as a nation condone all acts of violence and intimidation, we will never be at peace with one another.Ken DietzElmhurst


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