Daily Archive : Saturday October 21, 2017

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    President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, taxes, judges

    AP FACT CHECK: A fraught debate over families of the fallen joins more familiar subjects where Trump misstates the record

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    Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer Boeing has been stepping up its investment in the technologies that enable autonomous flight in recent months.

    How Boeing is investing in the future of autonomous flight

    Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer Boeing has been stepping up its investment in the technologies that enable autonomous flight in recent months in preparation for what many in the industry see as a coming revolution in autonomous, on-demand flight.

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    Google’s 6-inch Pixel 2 XL smartphone has a base price of $849, $200 more than the 5-inch Pixel 2. But in terms of features, the two phones are almost identical.

    Review: Google’s Pixel 2 offers best of Android — if you can find it

    Those looking for an Android phone that takes full advantage of the operating system will love the Pixel 2 — that is, if you’re willing to go out there looking for it.

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    AOL will discontinue its once-popular Instant Messenger platform on Dec. 15.

    Essay: R.I.P. AIM, 1997-2017

    Even though it had languished in irrelevance for years, AIM occupies a warm place in the hearts of kids who came of age online — the place where we discussed Beanie Babies and Destiny’s Child albums, but also where we shared our thoughts about 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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    The older model iPhone 7 is enjoying a new sales bump while the new iPhone 8 line isn’t flying off shelves at the pace of its predecessors, according to an analyst report Monday.

    Waiting to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 8? You’re not alone

    Apple’s older model iPhone 7 is enjoying a new sales bump while the new iPhone 8 line isn’t flying off shelves at the pace of its predecessors, according to an analyst report Monday. It makes sense for a few reasons.

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    Microsoft has bet hard on augmented and virtual reality, which it collectively refers to as “mixed reality” as it continues to shake off its old, fusty image.

    Analysis: Microsoft’s Windows update adds stuff you may never use

    Microsoft wants to set the agenda for the future of computing, with a new set of devices and a new Windows update released this week. For the tech giant, that future means augmented and virtual reality — whether we’re all ready for it or not.

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    Think working for Google would be a dream job?

    Essay: Working at Google seemed like a dream job. But the reality?

    The banner atop the Google Careers portal caught my eye back when I was one of 3 million hungry applicants: “Do Cool Things That Matter.” It spoke to me. But while it probably describes some jobs at Google, it hardly captures my experience these past two years in the company’s human resources department. That’s why I’m resigning.

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    A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected WiFi network.

    Report: Nearly every modern, protected WiFi network is vulnerable

    A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected WiFi network.

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    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applauds as attendees to the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner are announced Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system

    Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans

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    FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)

    Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

    The US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.

Life & Entertainment

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    First Folio Theatre’s “The Man-Beast” studies the personal and professional partnership between fellow outcasts Virginie (Elizabeth Laidlaw) and Jean (Aaron Christensen). The last in Joseph Zettelmaier’s horror-thriller trilogy runs through Nov. 5.

    Chicago-area theaters scare up Halloween treats

    “Other theater companies love to do Christmas shows, we love to do Halloween shows,” says First Folio Theatre’s executive director David Rice. This season they’re staging the werewolf-inspired “The Man-Beast.”

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    Breast cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent

    Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, according to a recent report by the American Cancer Society.

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    It’s important to keep your brain active, too

    Brain health is an often overlooked aspect of wellness, but has a major impact on your body’s well-being.

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    Studies show that supplements such as CoQ10, riboflavin and melatonin may help prevent migraines

    Nutritional supplements may help prevent migraines

    Q: I’ve suffered with migraines for years, and my doctor wants to give me a daily medication to prevent them. I’m reluctant to rely too heavily on drugs. Aren’t there any vitamins or nonprescription medications I can take to prevent migraines?

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    Actress Gabrielle Union discusses her new book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville.

    Authors: Gabrielle Union, Valerie Bertinelli sign books in the suburbs

    Actress Gabrielle Union discusses “We’re Going to Need More Wine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. Valerie Bertinelli signs copies of her new cookbook at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove.

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    Costumed canines compete for prizes Saturday at the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

    Weekend picks: Pets on parade at Randhurst Halloween fest

    Randhurst Village hosts its annual Halloween Fall Festival, with a pet costume parade, pumpkin decorating, wagon rides and other fun activities. This and other upcoming events and concert highlights.

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    Coco-Mat pillows are customized based on your body type, preferred sleeping position, breathing habits and more.

    A smart pillow and other sleep innovations

    We aren’t just sleeping in our beds; we are also working, eating, checking email and watching television. Companies have responded by creating innovative products for the bedroom.

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    Mexican actress Kate del Castillo stars in the three-part docuseries “The Day I Met El Chapo” on Netflix.

    Kate del Castillo releases doc ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’

    Kate del Castillo says she just “wants closure” and is hoping to get it from the release of her new three-part docuseries “The Day I Met El Chapo,” now on Netflix.

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    Is the CFPB crack down on payday loans in the public interest?

    Payday loans are convenient, quick and readily available without a credit assessment. New rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are viewed by some as burdensome. The core issue then is whether a market should be maintained that is useful to a minority of those who use it but is addictively harmful to a much larger group whose patronage is needed to keep the market alive.

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    Small claims court may be an option for basement repair

    Q. I bought a house two years ago for which the seller’s disclosure form answered “No” to questions about wet basement problems. It was a baldfaced lie.

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    In this St. Louis condo, natural light and an airy ambience were established into the space by the use of light colors and a variety of textured surfaces.

    Design the ideal home office

    One of the perks of working from home is the ability to roll out of bed on your own clock and get down to business in a bathrobe, if you so desire. But if you want to feel energized and productive in your home office, consider design and layout carefully.

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    Unit owners would need to approve compensation

    Q. The members of the board of our condominium spend a tremendous amount of their time on association matters. Can the board set a salary to be paid to board members?

Discuss

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    Mayor Craig Johnson is proposing that cigarette sales be banned in Elk Grove Village.

    Editorial: Mayor Craig Johnson’s proposed cigarette sales ban merits study

    In this editorial, the Daily Herald says given that cigarettes are an indisputable health hazard, a proposal in Elk Grove Village to ban tobacco sales is at least worth reviewing.

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    Heartbeat and life
    A Long Grove letter to the editor: A clarification for the letter “Religious or not, keep minds open on abortion”: According to the Bible in Ezekiel 37, this was not an actual happening but a vision given by God to Ezekiel the prophet.

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    Gun questions
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I have never heard of a ‘bump stock’ until the Las Vegas shootings.

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    Cartoon on the mark
    A Tower Lakes letter to the editor: Thank you for the editorial cartoon of Oct. 14 depicting Harvey Weinstein as Jabba the Hut, a bloated overgrown garden slug, and a no-longer-young-and-slender Hillary Clinton on a very short leash, as Princess Leia.

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    Right message, wrong means
    A Streamwood letter to the editor: I strongly agree with protests against racially discriminatory practices and police abuse of anyone.

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    The assault on the Affordable Care Act
    A Naperville letter to the editor: In September, the ACA survived yet another repeal attempt by the U.S. Senate.

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    An inept president
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Surely congress has to say enough to this POTUS for his obnoxious behavior to the people of Puerto Rico.

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    Thank you, senator
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Our thanks to Sen. Corker for his “intestinal fortitude” to speak up.

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    Gun rights support is all about safety
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Flowers’ letter “Putting gun rights over public safety.”

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    When is it time to talk about gun control?
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: April 16, 2007, a gunman armed with automatic weapons kills 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech University. When the American public called for stricter gun control laws Republican lawmakers responded “Now is not the time to talk about gun control.”

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    Women need full control of their destiny
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: I have never been as proud to live in Illinois as after this election, and more recently after the signing of HB40.

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