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  Some of the largest ad agencies in the nation are competing for a multimillion dollar contract with the state of Illinois to promote a feature of the national health overhaul law. Illinois officials began evaluating bids from 13 companies Wednesday.

Big ad agencies bid on Illinois health outreach

Updated: 5/8/2013 04:17 PM

  Wood Dale-based Aircraft maintenance and support provider AAR Corp. said John Fortson will join the company July 1 as vice president of finance. Fortson will become vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer on July 19, or as soon as...

AAR names Fortson as new chief financial officer

Updated: 5/8/2013 09:45 AM

  Oak Brook-based McDonald's says it wants to speak directly to a man widely quoted in accounts of the discovery of three women who were being held captive in a Cleveland home this week. Charles Ramsey, who lives in the neighborhood where the women...

McDonald's reaching out to Ohio man

Updated: 5/8/2013 09:29 AM

  Federal watchdogs say they're launching an effort to bolster labor-law compliance involving hand-harvested crops in Illinois and Missouri. The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division announced the initiative Tuesday. The intent is to...

Govt. seeks to protect ag workers in Mo., Ill.

Updated: 5/8/2013 07:31 AM

  Americans aren't chewing as much gum. That's a problem for Deerfield-based Mondelez, which owns Trident, Chiclets and other brands. The company, which also makes Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolates and Ritz crackers, on Tuesday reported a first-quarter...

Mondelez sells more Oreos but struggles with gum

Updated: 5/8/2013 07:30 AM

  United Airlines expects to start flying its Boeing 787s again on May 20. The 787s had been grounded because of concerns about smoldering batteries, but they have been returning to the skies. Ethiopian Airlines was the first to fly a 787 again, on...

United to resume 787 flying on May 20

Updated: 5/8/2013 07:30 AM

  Illinois State Police say they have a backlog of tens of thousands of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards. The agency received more than 28,600 applications for FOID cards during April. That's on top of a backlog of nearly 76,000...

Illinois has backlog for firearm owner permits

Updated: 5/8/2013 04:15 PM

  The Senate Executive Committee voted 10-5 Wednesday to send the measure to the full Senate. The proposal allows physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients who have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions. The measure creates a pilot...

Illinois Senate committee OKs medical marijuana

Updated: 5/8/2013 04:14 PM

  A love of nature is love worth sharing, which the Fox Valley Park District will do again this season with its Flower Power Planting Parties. From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, groups of volunteer planting teams — perhaps you included...

Flower Power Planting Party - can you dig it?

Updated: 5/8/2013 03:20 PM

  Leading Illinois law enforcement organizations stepped up their opposition Wednesday to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, focusing on motorist safeguards they say are too lax to prevent traffic deaths. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of...

Police groups question marijuana test

Updated: 5/8/2013 03:06 PM

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