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  • Elk Grove Village wants input on future bicycle plan Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elk Grove Village officials and local cycling enthusiasts are looking for the public's input on how their town can become more bicycle friendly. The suggestions they get — whether it be adding routes, signage or bike racks — could be incorporated into a village bicycle plan.

     
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark Aug 29, 2014 9:02 AM
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across the border.

     
  • Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers Aug 29, 2014 9:02 AM
    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of lying about its role and dangerously escalating the conflict.

     
  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants Aug 29, 2014 9:02 AM
    Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route. Convoys of Mexican federal police and immigration service employees in southern Mexico have begun hauling migrants from rail cars and sending them to deportation centers. They have also set up moving roadblocks, checking the documents of passengers on interstate buses.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Family wants answers on traffic stop death; Buffalo Grove Days Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    Family of Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop wants answers. Buffalo Grove Days opens. Prosecutor testifies about Schaumburg hotel attack. Cyclist hit by car in Arlington Heights. Prep football begins tonight.

     
  • Wisconsin mother charged with homicide in child’s death Aug 29, 2014 9:05 AM
    A mother has been charged with homicide in Dane County after her 1-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a van while riding in a wheelchair.

     
  • Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily Aug 29, 2014 9:06 AM
    The upfront cost of an I-PASS account for the Illinois Tollway system is getting cheaper. Tollway officials announced Thursday a new I-PASS account will temporarily cost $30. That includes a $10 deposit and $20 in prepaid tolls.

     
  • Illinois woman charged in infant daughter’s death Aug 29, 2014 9:06 AM
    Associated Press NAUVOO — Police say a western Illinois woman has been charged in connection to the death of her 19-month-old daughter. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports 33-year-old Jody Price was charged Thursday in Hancock County court with endangering the life or health of a child. Nauvoo Assistant Police Chief Mike Boley says the investigation is ongoing into the death of Price’s daughter in July. He says the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy but hasn’t determined the cause of death. He says morphine was found in the girl’s body and morphine pills were found near her bed and play area. Tests are ongoing. Price is being held in the Hancock County Jail on $50,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has an attorney. Illinois social services officials are also investigating.

     
  • Consumer spending falls for 1st time in 6 months Aug 29, 2014 8:51 AM
    Consumer spending in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to ccelerate. Household purchases decreased 0.1 percent after increasing 0.4 percent in June, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. None of the 79 economists in a Bloomberg survey projected a decrease. Incomes climbed 0.2 percent, the smallest monthly advance this year.

     
  • McDonald's says Russian regulator is inspecting 100 restaurants Aug 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    McDonald's Corp. said Russia's consumer-safety regulator is inspecting more than 100 of its restaurants after the world's largest fast-food chain by revenue was forced to close 12 locations in the country. McDonald's temporarily closed four restaurants in Krasnodar, in southern Russia, on an order from Rospotrebnadzor, as the agency is known,

     
  • Participants sought for Veterans History Project in Lake County Aug 29, 2014 9:18 AM
    On Veterans Day morning, Tuesday, Nov. 11, war veterans are invited to come to the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan to have their oral histories recorded by official court reporters who will produce transcripts of their interviews.

     
  • Senegal confirms its first case of Ebola Aug 29, 2014 8:39 AM
    Senegal has recorded its first case of Ebola in an outbreak that is ravaging its West African neighbors, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person is a young man from Guinea, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters.

     
  • JPMorgan hack said to start months ago Aug 29, 2014 8:46 AM
    Hackers burrowed into the databanks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and deftly dodged one of the world’s largest arrays of sophisticated detection systems for months. The attack, an outline of which was provided by two people familiar with the firm’s investigation, started in June at the digital equivalent of JPMorgan’s front door, an overlooked flaw in one of the bank’s websites.

     
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid slip to 298,000 Aug 29, 2014 8:35 AM
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The Labor Department says the four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750. That’s just 6,000 higher than four weeks ago, when the average fell to the lowest level in more than eight years.

     
  • Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets Aug 29, 2014 8:37 AM
    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. Hours of digital video of his opponent was instantly available to be seen with the swipe of a screen while he walked across campus, lounged at home or chatted with teammates.

     
  • Denny’s pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner Aug 29, 2014 8:44 AM
    Denny’s is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location. The Daily News reports the diner chain’s Financial District debut is serving up a special combo putting a pricy bottle of Dom Perignon alongside its down home Grand Slam breakfast. The newspaper reports the $300 souped-up Slam is one of several unique touches on the menu at the Big Apple Denny’s opening Friday. There are also $11 cocktails alongside hash browns, bacon and pancakes. Denny’s takes Manhattan after years of planning and a legal fight. Residents of the 24-floor Nassau Street building where the diner has set up shop sued last year to block the move. A judge rejected their claims that the 1,700-location chain is a haven for violence, disorder and “alcohol-drenched patrons.” Bottoms, and biscuits, up. —

     
  • What happened in July stayed in July for bonds Aug 29, 2014 8:34 AM
    One month after talk that the 30- year bull market in bonds was ending, it’s business as usual. From the U.S. to Asia and Europe, fixed-income securities of all types have gained 1.23 percent in August, the most since January as measured by Bank of America Merrill Lynch index data.

     
  • Manhattan condo resale prices reach record high Aug 29, 2014 8:34 AM
    Prices for previously owned Manhattan condominiums rose to a record last month even as an increase in the supply of units eased competition among buyers.An index of resale prices climbed 1.1 percent from June to reach the highest level in data going back to 1995, StreetEasy.com, a New York real estate website, said in a repor.

     
  • Reynolds-Lorillard deal to undergo additional antitrust scrutiny Aug 29, 2014 8:34 AM
    Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc., the U.S. tobacco companies that agreed to a $25 billion merger last month, received requests for additional information on the deal from antitrust regulators.

     
  • USDA launches new dairy insurance program Aug 29, 2014 8:34 AM
    Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn’t factor in the price of corn. Signups for the new program will run Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday.

     
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