More than 300 Chicago government employees receive layoff notices before Thanksgiving

CHICAGO (UPI) — More than 300 government employees in Chicago learned they would lose their jobs just two days before Thanksgiving, due to budget cuts. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously for a $5.2 billion budget that required 321 public employees be cut, the Chicago Tribune reported. The lay-offs are expected to begin next month. County More...

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By Associated Press On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Airline defendants to pay $95 million settlement for security lapses leading to 9/11 terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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BERG: Small businesses are the lifeblood of Illinois, but they’re treated like dirt

(Illinois News Network) — Nov. 25 marks the arrival of Small Business Saturday across the nation. And Illinoisans have a lot to appreciate. For all the talk of big-box dominance, mom and pop shops are the More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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McCALEB: Reasons to be thankful in tax-and-spend Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — Many Illinoisans will be hard-pressed this week to find something to be thankful for with regard to a state government that is taxing and spending its way to insolvency. The General More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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MARTIRE: A historical lesson on tax cuts

To stimulate the U.S. economy to “levels you haven’t seen in many years”— President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent families More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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FCC chair seeks to scrap open Internet access rules

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Colorado fines Uber $8.9 million for problem drivers

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber’s parent company on Monday for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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CBS Corp channels blacked out for Dish customers citing carriage dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) — CBS Corp’s TV stations were blacked out for Dish Network Corp’s customers over a network carriage deal dispute, the companies said early Tuesday. Dish said in a statement that CBS More...

By Associated Press On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Justice League disappoints with $96 million opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that’s the situation Warner Bros. and DC’s “Justice More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Effingham Kmart to see its last holiday shopping season

EFFINGHAM (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Effingham Kmart on North Keller Drive is one of 45 Kmart outlets that will close in January as parent company Sears Holdings continues its wave of store closures, a Business More...

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