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  • ‘When I’m 64’ workshop offered at Barrington library Aug 29, 2014 2:33 PM
    The Barrington Area Council on Aging and the Barrington Area Library are sponsoring “When I’m 64,” a three-part workshop that will help guide 60 somethings as they look toward retirement. The workshops will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 8 through Sept. 22, at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

     
  • Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. “Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"

     
  • Asian Kitchen restaurant opens in Schaumburg Aug 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Asian Kitchen, a new fast-casual Indo-Chinese restaurant, opened late last week in Schaumburg’s Shoppes in the Prime Village shopping center at the northeast corner of Algonquin and Meacham roads. Owners Niral and Pinki Patel said nothing is pre-made and orders can be customized to add patrons’ favorite vegetables and spices. The restaurant is aimed at the lunch and dinner crowds, as well as take-out.

     
  • Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale Aug 29, 2014 9:44 AM
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she convinced him that the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Shelly Sterling offered details of how she negotiated one of the richest deals in sports after her husband’s racist rant to a girlfriend became public, prompting the NBA to ban him for life and decree he give up the team.

     
  • U of I among colleges screening some students for Ebola Aug 29, 2014 8:39 AM
    The roughly 30 Nigerian students expected at the University of Illinois will be pulled aside for a temperature check and private Ebola discussion when they arrive at the health center for mandatory immunization paperwork and tuberculosis screening, said Dr. Robert Palinkas, the center’s director. “Parents are comforted to know that there is a screening process, that we are alert for it, that we are prepared for it,” Palinkas said.

     
  • Illinois agency issues long-awaited fracking rules Aug 29, 2014 4:46 PM
    The new rules would require companies awarded drilling permits to submit lists, some of them redacted, of the chemicals used in fracking. The redacted list would be made available to the public by department and be submitted to the public health department. The industry says releasing the full list would expose trade secrets.

     
  • Tilted Kilt raises money for soldiers’ families Aug 29, 2014 4:42 PM
    The Tilted Kilt in Schaumburg will host a formal check presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after becoming the sports bar chain’s single largest contributor to its fourth annual “Here’s to Heroes” national fundraiser. The Schaumburg location itself raised $20,320 of the $115,424 raised nationwide for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

     
  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August Aug 29, 2014 4:43 PM
    “We’re seeing a listless, pre-holiday market,” said Drew Wilson, an investment analyst at Fenimore Asset Management. The S&P 500 index finished up 6.63 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,003.37.

     
  • Chicagoan accused of defrauding Chinese Aug 28, 2014 7:48 AM
    A 30-year-old Chicagoan faces federal charges for allegedly bilking nearly 300 Chinese of $160 million, including by assuring them their investments would secure them U.S. residency permits. A Wednesday grand jury indictment in Chicago says Anshoo Sethi told investors he was building a nearly $1 billion hotel and convention complex near O’Hare International Airport.

     
  • JPMorgan-Inspired Colombia bond buying backfire Aug 28, 2014 8:31 AM
    Investors who piled into Colombia’s local-currency bonds after JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased the country’s representation in its debt indexes are suffering the worst losses in Latin America this month. The nation’s peso-denominated notes have dropped 1.7 percent in dollar terms, on pace for the worst month since January. Local government bonds in emerging markets have gained an average 0.5 percent, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

     
  • Business leaders offer support for Scottish independence Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from other companies argued there are too many uncertainties surrounding the Sept. 18 vote.

     
  • CSR soars after rejecting offer from Microchip Technology Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    CSR Plc, a U.K. chipmaker that pioneered Bluetooth wireless technology, is “considering its options” after rejecting a bid from Microchip Technology Inc. The shares jumped as much as 39 percent. The company turned down the price proposed by chipmaker Microchip Technology, Cambridge, England-based CSR said in a statement today. Microchip must say whether it wants to pursue a transaction by Sept. 25 under U.K. takeover rules, according to the statement.

     
  • Argentina set for second national strike as economic woes deepen Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    Argentina is bracing for a day of road blocks and disruption as labor unions stage a second national strike in less than five months while July’s bond default threatens to fuel inflation and undermine growth. Truckers, train conductors, port workers and waiters were set to walk off their jobs today in a 24-hour strike to demand higher wages and in protest at dismissals.

     
  • Aeroflot to revive low-cost plans blocked by Ukraine sanctions Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    Russian flag carrier OAO Aeroflot said it will revive plans to build a low-cost arm after discount unit Dobrolet was grounded by European Union sanctions tied to the Ukraine crisis just two months after flights egan. Dobrolet, which halted services Aug. 4 as companies were compelled to end provision of services including insurance and leasing, carried 43,400 people in July, the only full month of flying, with 93.3 percent seat occupancy, Aeroflot said today.

     
  • Camping World/Good Sam plans expansions in 2015 Aug 28, 2014 9:27 AM
    Lincolnshire-based Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owners organization, announced additional markets for their 2015 SuperCenter expansion and future development. The newest developments raise the total number of Camping World SuperCenters to just under 120 nationwide.

     
  • New ship rules come amid worst barge spills since 2008 Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008. Coast Guard rules to be issued within the next 90 days would require commercial vessels nationwide to be equipped with Automatic Identification System, or AIS, technology, which uses transponders and electronic chart displays to alert pilots to neighboring ships, according to trade group American Waterways Operators.

     
  • Kids get lesson in financial planning thanks to parents Aug 28, 2014 12:44 PM
    A lesson in financial literacy and the importance of helping others tops the list in McTigue Financial Group's Take Your Kids To Work Day.

     
  • U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Aug 28, 2014 1:52 PM
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.

     
  • Malaysia Airlines posts sixth quarterly loss amid delisting Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM
    Malaysian Airline System Bhd., which lost a plane to a missile in Ukraine while another remains missing for months, reported a sixth quarter of losses as its majority owner considers a restructuring plan. Net loss widened to $97 million in the three months ending in June.

     
  • Dollar General committed to Family Dollar deal Aug 28, 2014 9:36 AM
    Dollar General, whose $9 billion offer was rejected by Family Dollar last week on antitrust concerns in favor of a lower bid from Dollar Tree Inc., is trying to keep its perch atop the dollar-store industry. A merger between its two peers would create a new market leader and intensify competition at a time when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is pushing smaller-format stores.

     
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