County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a measure to repeal the unpopular penny-per-ounce tax. Commissioner Sean Morrison said last week he has enough “yes” votes to eliminate More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Committee seeking to improve properties in Nokomis with community gardens meeting October 24

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A steering committee called Nokomis Community Gardens will be meeting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The interim chair of the committee, former chef More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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McDonald’s employee arrested for serving ‘Happy’ Meals with cocaine

BRONX, NY (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a report from the New York Post, a McDonald’s night shift manager in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday for serving a side of cocaine with Happy Meals. Actions More...

By United Press International On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water isn’t from a spring

STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) — A lawsuit filed in Federal court in Connecticut claims Poland Spring water is not actually from a spring and is “common groundwater.” A lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water More...

By United Press International On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (UPI) — Amid his country’s ongoing economic and political crises, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — a frequent critic of the United States — has called for a face-to-face More...

By United Press International On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Up to 160 Applebee’s, IHOP restaurants to close

GLENDALE, Calif. (UPI) — The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP announced Thursday it intends to close up to 160 locations of the restaurants amid slumping sales. DineEquity said that though it is More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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McDonald’s plans 2,000 new restaurants in China by 2022

OAK BROOK, Ill. (UPI) — McDonald’s announced plans Tuesday to increase the number of restaurants in China from 2,500 to 4,500 within five years. The company also announced completion of a partnership More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie faces off with Chicago Cubs fan who heckled him

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer MILWAUKEE (UPI) — Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey got into a Chicago Cubs fan’s face at Miller Park in Milwaukee Sunday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Sponsored Content: Reach new heights with a reinvented burger

MISSION, Kan. (Family Features) — Text your friends, dust off your apron and fire up the grill. It’s time to throw a barbecue party that won’t sink your summer budget. You can find everything More...

By United Press International On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Starbucks to close all 379 Teavana locations

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer SEATTLE (UPI) — Starbucks announced it will close all 379 of its Teavana locations after the tea shop showed poor sales and little hope of improving. Starbucks More...

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