All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Three female fugitives wanted in New Jersey restaurant theft arrested in Illinois

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have announced the arrest of three female fugitives wanted in connection with a theft that occurred in a New Jersey restaurant earlier this year. The three subjects...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Marcus Williams
    Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old

    Online Staff Report Marcus Williams, 22, of Machesney Park, pled guilty Dec. 18 to failure to report an accident involving personal injury after leaving the scene and aggravated driving under the influence of drugs involving great bodily...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • McDonald's
    McDonald’s: Federal complaint says company is joint employer

    Online Staff Report NEW YORK — Despite an aggressive pressure campaign by McDonald’s corporate lobbyists, the federal government on Friday, Dec. 19, charged that the company is indeed an employer that exerts substantial power over its employees’...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • T-mobile-settlement
    T-Mobile settlement: $90M for cell phone bill cramming

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — A $90 million settlement has been reached with T-Mobile USA over allegations the company placed unauthorized charges on customer’s accounts — a practice known as “cramming.” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D),...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Shelter-Care-Spring-Luncheon
    Shelter Care Ministries gets $30,000 grant

    Online Staff Report “Shelter Care Ministries has been awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Norris A. and Margaret K. Aldeen Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois,” Lou Ness, executive director of Shelter Care, has...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Dead-Bee
    Even more dead bees?

    Bees are dying at a startling rate all over the country. And now, Dow Chemical is asking the EPA to let them expand the use of a potent bee-killing pesticide to a whole new set of crops...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Holiday-travel
    Holiday travel: 98.6 million plan getaway, most on record

    Online Staff Report AURORA, Illinois — AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Scam-Alert!
    Scam artists posing as utility reps, demanding payment

    Online Staff Report Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) issued an alert to utility customers about a scam targeting residents in the Chicago area and northern Illinois in which someone claiming...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Holiday-mail-USE
    Holiday mailing deadlines approach, Rockford Post Office warns

    Online Staff Report With Christmas less than a week away, the Rockford Post Office wants to remind customers about remaining holiday deadlines. “This is our season, and we’ve seen holiday mail volume dramatically increase,” said Rockford Acting...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Renters-Insurance
    Hispanics more than half of all renters, yet most are uninsured

    Online Staff Report Only 29 percent of Hispanics who rent their homes report having renters insurance, according to a new survey by State Farm. In fact, among respondents without renters insurance, more than one-third (34 percent) said...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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