Daily Archive : Monday October 16, 2017

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    Grains mixed, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was up .20 cent at $4.3620 a bushel; Dec corn down 1.20 cent 3.4920 a bushel; December oats gained 3 cents at $2.6240 a bushel while Nov. soybeans was 6.40 cents lower at $9.8440 a bushel. Beef mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle was down .38 cent at $1.1245 a pound; October feeder cattle was up .28 cent at $1.5373 a pound; October lean hogs was up .68 cent at $.6438 a pound.

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    Batir Architecture won the Daily Herald Business Ledger workplace makeover contest and received a new conference room.

    Workplace Makeover winner enjoying new conference room

    Batir Architecture Ltd. of St. Charles is this year’s winner of the Workplace Makeover contest earning a conference room makeover, valued at $12,000.

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    JoLynn Janckila

    New dentist takes over practice

    West Aurora Family Dental, formally known as Bancroft Family Dental, introduces JoLynn Janckila who has taken over the practice after the recent passing of Dr. Bancroft.

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    The American Academy of Dermatology sold its 44,000-square-foot headquarters facility at 930 E. Woodfield Road in Schaumburg.

    American Academy of Dermatology to move to Rosemont

    The American Academy of Dermatology has sold its 44,000-square-foot headquarters facility at 930 E. Woodfield Road in Schaumburg to the Emergency Nurses Association and will be moving in spring 2018 to a 41,459-rentable-square-foot office lease at O’Hare Gateway Office Center, 9500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Rosemont.

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    FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file pool photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look in the direction of the jury as he reacts to his double murder acquittal after the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL. Hernandez's attorneys filed a federal lawsuit last month after Hernandez killed himself in prison and an autopsy revealed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease found in people who've suffered repetitive brain trauma such as concussions. The lawsuit was refiled Monday, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

    Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

    Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products from concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL

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    The site of a proposed Woodman’s Food Market at the southwest corner of routes 12 and 120 in Lakemoor. After a groundbreaking ceremony over the weekend, work to prepare the site for development is underway.

    Lakemoor starts work to ready Woodman’s site

    After more than two years of planning, review and local approvals, tangible work for a proposed Woodman’s Food Market in Lakemoor is underway.

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    Sears' shares fall after key shareholder plans to quit board

    Sears' shares fall after key shareholder plans to quit board

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    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Bruce Berkowitz, the largest outside shareholder at Sears Holdings Corp., is leaving the retailer’s board, a move that sent the stock tumbling on Monday.

    Sears stock sinks as key investor Berkowitz plans to leave board

    Bruce Berkowitz, the largest outside shareholder at Sears Holdings Corp., is leaving the retailer’s board, a move that sent the stock tumbling on Monday.

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    Wayne Christopher walks by a pile of debris outside the church he'd attended his whole life damaged from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. He and his wife had come here every Sunday and every Wednesday for more than four decades. This church is where he was baptized, where he met his high school sweetheart, then married her 46 years ago. "We have a lot of memories here. This is my home. I've been here all my life," said Christopher. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change

    In the weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated Jefferson County, Texas, some conservatives found themselves wondering whether their own party can continue to deny the threat of climate change after this destruction it helped deliver to their doorstep

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    Governor Bruce Rauner will speak to local manufacturers exhibiting at the 2017 Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 17,

    Governor Rauner to speak at manufacturing expo

    Governor Bruce Rauner will speak to local manufacturers exhibiting at the 2017 Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Jack A. Claes Pavilion.

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    Endoscopy services are now available at Edward-Elmhurst’s Health Center in Elmhurst.

    Endoscopy services available at new Elmhurst office

    Endoscopy services are now available at Edward-Elmhurst’s Health Center in Elmhurst.

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    In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, photo, shoppers walk though an elevated walkway at Nordstrom's flagship store in downtown Seattle. Nordstrom says it’s temporarily halting an exploration into taking the company private. The retailer said that a group that includes several members of the Nordstrom family plans to resume looking into a possible deal after the holiday season ends. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Nordstrom puts the hunt for a buyer on hold.

    Nordstrom puts sale on the back burner

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    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo the logo of Mercedes is photographed in Stuttgart, Germany. Automaker Daimler AG says it is moving toward a restructuring that would see its Mercedes-Benz car division and its truck and bus business become legally independent entities under Daimler’s overall roof.The company said Monday Oct. 16, 2017 that the changes would give the divisions the entrepreneurial flexibility to react to a rapidly changing business environment. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,file)

    Daimler plans new structure for Mercedes, truck business

    Automaker Daimler is moving toward a restructuring that would see its Mercedes-Benz car division and its truck and bus business become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof

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    In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s tax plan includes a repeal of the federal estate tax paid by people who inherit multimillion-dollar estates. That break could directly benefit people with valuable art collections. Trump’s wealthy cabinet includes a number of art collectors. Ross, for one, owns several paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte and reported a collection worth more than $50 million on his financial disclosure forms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

    President Donald Trump's tax plan could benefit art collectors with a repeal of the federal estate tax paid by people who inherit multimillion-dollar estates

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    Redeveloping the 5th Avenue corridor near the Metra station in Naperville is one of Mayor Steve Chirico’s goals for economic development. The firm chosen to oversee a visioning process, Ryan Cos., is beginning its work with two community meetings Monday and Tuesday.

    Fifth Avenue wish lists growing in Naperville

    Wish lists for 5th Avenue redevelopment in Naperville are beginning to come forward as developer Ryan Companies hosts its first community meetings on the project Monday and Tuesday.

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    Your succession plan may need tweaking
    Who is the best person to take over the business if something happens to me?

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    Democratic candidates for governor of Illinois include (top row from left) Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman and (bottom row from left) Chris Kennedy, Alexander Paterakis, J.B. Pritzker.

    Editorial: Advice for Democrats in Campaign 2018

    In this editorial, the Daily Herald warns Democrats running for governor of Illinois to understand that the criticism of Gov. Bruce Rauner has more to do with process than with his message.

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    U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

    Bringing Americans together: What I learned in Pleasant Gap

    Is America coming apart? That question has been on many minds since last November’s election. It’s one that I confront every day as a member of Congress. But despite the hue and cry in Washington and on various cable news and radio stations, I continue to believe that there’s more that unites us than divides us. That was brought home to me again during the August congressional recess.Late last summer, I found myself in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania — in the district of my colleague, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican. Pleasant Gap is an unincorporated community of fewer than 3,000 people. Its residents are about 96 percent white. It’s a far cry from my hometown of Schaumburg, in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Schaumburg, a community of 75,000, is a little United Nations. Fully 20 percent of its residents are Asian-Americans.When you look up at the sky in Pleasant Gap, you see Mount Nittany. When you do the same in Schaumburg, you’re likely to see a jet plane headed to O’Hare International Airport. The two towns could hardly be more different. Yet, their residents share a common and critical concern: finding the good-paying jobs of today and tomorrow — the kind of jobs on which to raise a family and live a middle-class life.I was visiting Pleasant Gap to talk about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This legislation, which Congressman Thompson and I co-sponsored, is the first major overhaul of our national Career and Technical Education Act in more than a decade. Together, we were meeting with students at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology to talk about how our bill could boost their efforts to obtain good-paying technical jobs.Although the students looked a little different from those I’ve visited at similar institutions in my own district, such as Harper and Elgin Community Colleges, their objective was the same: to get the education and training necessary for employment with a local industry. As in many places around our country, the jobs are there — but the skills are not. I learned that the students in Pleasant Gap are embarking on a new natural gas compressor training program in partnership with local companies such as Ariel Corporation. Once the students’ training is complete, their employment in these companies is assured.In Schaumburg and across the Chicago suburbs, similar partnerships are training workers for employment with local companies such as Zurich North America, Motorola Solutions and IBM. Many of these jobs don’t require a four-year college degree, which is out of reach or not of interest to many students. But they do require the technical skills taught in our community colleges and other vocational programs. And those programs, in turn, often partner with existing local businesses that are seeking workers with the skills and background to perform highly technical jobs.Our Thompson-Krishnamoorthi bill, which passed the House unanimously and is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate, is designed specifically to aid this process. It aims to improve the alignment of technical and career training across the U.S. so it results in real, good-paying jobs in the local economy. Our bill provides greater flexibility and control by local schools, education officials, and business leaders to produce workers with the skills and training most in local demand. And it combines more federal funding for such programs with increased transparency and accountability to ensure positive results.

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    We must get control of national debt
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Our president has suggested doing away with the debt ceiling and just keep spending as needed.

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    Thanks for vote to fund schools
    A Third Lake letter to the editor: As a parent, I do everything I can to give my child the best possible chance in life in all that he does. At the end of the day, I want to rest assured that the school I send my child to every day is fully funded.

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    Now is the right time to discuss gun control
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Every time a mass shooting occurs in this country, we hear, “Now is not the time to discuss gun controls.” When is the right time?

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    Health-care signup deadline coming soon
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Did you know ACA enrollment starts Nov. 1?

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    Let’s be honest
    A Kildeer letter to the editor: Now that the soda tax is repealed, the truth comes out.

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    How can library use taxpayer funds to promote illegal immigration?
    Letter to the editor: Writer Dr. Theodore Homa says canceled program at the Arlington Heights library was attempt to help illegal immigrants skirt the law.

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    Putting cell tower in Rolling Meadows park is all wrong
    Letter to the editor: William Roberts writes that letting a cell phone company put up a tower in a local park is wrong-headed.

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    Why Buffalo Grove is great place to live
    Letter to the editor: Volunteer project just one more reason why Buffalo Grove continues to impress this resident.

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    Hanover Township offers so much more
    Letter to the editor: Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire says there is so much more to the township’s mission than most people know.

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    More than 10,000 saw The Wall in Des Plaines, thanks to hundreds of helpers
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2992 wishes to acknowledge and thank the many people and organizations that made the visit of The Wall That Heals possible.Volunteer coordinator Caren Raymond organized and guided the numerous volunteers who donated their time. Her Marine husband Michael spent hours videotaping the event and helping wherever he was needed.We also thank all the many volunteers that gave so selflessly. Thanks to the park district, chamber of commerce, fire department and especially the police, who provided security 24/7. The McHenry VFW Post 4600 was gracious in allowing the escort to Des Plaines start at their post, and giving everybody a hot breakfast.Special thanks to Kevin O’Connell, who coordinated the transport of The Wall from McHenry to Des Plaines. Kevin was the contact person with the police departments and got the Huey Flyover arranged.Our thanks to all the motorcycle riders and organizations that were part of the escort to Des Plaines, and the ride captain, Brian Burkross, who did a great job. Tony Arredia kept our meetings on track and provided opening comments at our programs.Our opening ceremony was enhanced by the Chicago Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and the cadets from St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin. Singer Jeff Blume did a fantastic job with the national anthem and “God Bless The USA.”We had four separate religious representatives who we designated as chaplains: Deacon Jim Ernst from Our Lady of Hope; the Rev. Virginia Ericson of Christ Church; Pastor Charles Reid of Bethesda Worship Center and Captain Matt Foley U.S. Army, of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights.The American Legion was well represented by Franklin Park Post 974, our Color Guard and guides for the candlelight service on Saturday night; and Des Plaines Post 36, which held a morning service every day and were escorts throughout.The Sons of the Legion Squadron 36 acted as escorts and help where needed. Vietnam Veterans Chapter 311 conducted a service on Sunday for those who passed since Vietnam, but because of Vietnam, and participated in the opening and candlelight ceremonies.Our thanks also go to Jerry Christopherson of True Patriot Care for the 700-plus American flags at the Wall and Bugles Across America and the Des Plaines Community Band for “Taps.”Financial support came from Rivers Casino, Des Plaines City Council and individual donors including state Sen. Laura Murphy, Walmart, VVA Chapter 242, state Rep. Marty Moylan, Millennium Bank, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 690 Palatine and the Greek American Restaurant Association.Our guest speaker at the opening ceremony was Major General James Mukoyama, a Vietnam Veteran. The guest speaker for the candlelight service was Fred Salanti, founder of the Missing in America Project and my roommate from 50 years ago at Fort Bliss, Texas. He sent a video that was shown using the Optimist Club screen and projector.Sound was provided by the City of Des Plaines. The beautiful floral displays were provided by Chris Pesche of Pesches Flowers. Generation at Oakton printed our program books and Shop & Save Market fed the volunteers who constructed The Wall on Wednesday.A special thanks to my co-hosts, Sons of the Legion Squadron Commander Kevin O’Connell and former Mayor Tony Arredia. None of this would have been possible without the trust and support of my wife Noreen. She designed the logo we used, handled all the finances and paperwork, helped where ever needed and designed the entire program book.The Wall was seen by more than 10,000 people and I sincerely hope it did indeed heal. This is a worthwhile project created and supported by patriots who have not forgotten the sacrifice of our fallen heroes. Thanks to them we were able to do this. God Bless America.Mike Lake, chairmanThe Wall That Heals Committee

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    Importance of honoring flag lost on many
    A batavia letter to the editor: Lately there is much disrespect being shown to the flag and anger toward those who protest against honoring it by kneeling or remaining seated when they should be standing for it and the national anthem.

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    Stop sending pols to catastrophe sites
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: This writer believes it is time to call a halt to the expectation of visits, to the scenes of American catastrophe, by top-level dignitaries such as the state governor, the president, or vice-president of these United States.

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    GOP wins, citizens lose on health care
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Well, Congressman Roskam, party over country. Just exactly what do and your party hope to gain with the new Republican health care proposal other than failure of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Always silence on health care solutions
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: There are so many who endlessly argue the benefits and drawbacks of the Affordable Care Act but there seems to be an eerie silence on real solutions on the health insurance debacle.

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