Daily Archive : Wednesday May 3, 2017

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    Grain lower, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 7 cents lower at $4.46 a bushel; May corn was down 4.60 cents at $3.6140 a bushel; July oats was up 1.60 cents at $2.40 a bushel while May soybeans lost 3.60 cents to $9.6160 a bushel. Beef higher and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle was 4.50 cents higher at $1.3455 a pound; May feeder cattle was up 1.90 cents at $1.5520 pound; May lean hogs rose .98 cent to $.6893 a pound.

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    This Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, photo shows a Tesla Model S on display in downtown Los Angeles. Tesla Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Tesla 1Q loss widens on higher spending ahead of Model 3

    Tesla 1Q loss up on increased spending ahead of launch of Model 3 and solar panels

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    This is an architectural drawing of the newly designed Denny’s restaurant approved for Hoffman Estates’ Poplar-Prairie Shopping Center at the northwest corner of Route 59 and Hoffman Boulevard.

    Newly designed Denny’s coming to Hoffman Estates

    Hoffman Estates village board members have narrowly approved a newly designed Denny’s restaurant in the Poplar-Prairie Shopping Center over the parking objections of the neighboring Stone Eagle Tavern.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Congress rejects Labor Dept. rule for state retirement plans

    Congress has voted to reject a Labor Department rule designed to guide states as they create retirement savings programs for low-income workers

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    Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, talks about how business is driven by data during his keynote address Wednesday at the 8th Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

    1871 CEO urges DuPage businesses to keep up with the speed of technology

    1871 CEO Howard Tullman urged business owners to keep up with the digital age or fall behind. He addressed about 700 business executives, financial experts and others at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace for the 8th annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook.

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    This building in Wood Dale, which once housed Market Day, is now being used by AmazonFresh, an online food ordering business that will compete with Peapod and others.

    AmazonFresh gearing up in Wood Dale facility

    AmazonFresh, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has moved into a building in Wood Dale and will offer consumers online grocery shopping for delivery or pick up.

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    Chicago Cubs donate $22,500 to Advocate for mammography services

    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts Wednesday presented Advocate Health Care CEO Jim Skogsbergh with a $22,500 contribution benefiting Advocate Health Care’s mammography screening and breast health services programs for underserved patients during a ceremony at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. The donation comes just ahead of the Cubs’ Sunday, May 7, #PinkOut game honoring breast cancer survivors and raising awareness for the disease that one in eight women will develop during her lifetime. On Sunday, Advocate is bringing together 25 breast cancer survivors and fighters, along with their families, breast health navigators and surgeons, for a day at the ballpark, including taking the field at each position and participating in an on-field pink ribbon ceremony. The money was raised from auction sales of pink jerseys, gloves and other apparel at previous #PinkOut games.

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    This is an entrance to Saia Inc.’s regional trucking terminal on Midlothian Road, just north of Winchester Road, in Grayslake. A Lake County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Mundelein that disputed Grayslake’s approval of the terminal.

    Grayslake prevails in lawsuit over trucking terminal

    A Lake County judge has dismissed a 2½-year-old lawsuit filed by Mundelein that challenged neighboring Grayslake’s approval of a regional trucking terminal.

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    Facebook tops Street 1Q forecasts

    Facebook beats 1Q earnings and revenue expectations

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    In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo provided by the University of New England, prospective students attend an open house on the school's satellite campus in the Moroccan coastal city of Tangier. In response to concerns about anti-immigrant sentiment, some U.S. colleges are making new efforts to help international students feel welcome and reassure them of their safety. (Rachid Ouettassi/University of New England via AP

    US colleges send warm welcome overseas amid dip in interest

    Some US colleges worry the nation's politics could be steering international students elsewhere

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    The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile will be making stops at three suburban Wal-Marts this weekend.

    Weinermobile to stop at suburban Wal-Marts
    The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile will be making stops at three suburban Wal-Marts this weekend.

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    Sparton joint venture awarded $17.4 million in foreign sales contracts

    Sparton Corp,’s joint venture with Ultra Electronics USSI has been awarded subcontracts valued at $17.4 million from its ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture.

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    NAI Hiffman represents AEW Capital Management in two lease transactions
    NAI Hiffman announced to represented institutional owner AEW Capital Management L.P. in two recent suburban lease transactions.

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    NAI Hiffman represents Tibor Machine Products in Bridgeview
    NAI Hiffman recently represented contract machining leader Tibor Machine Products in the long-term lease renewal of its headquarters at 7400 West 100th Place in Bridgeview.

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    Lemko, Federated Wireless partner on spectrum innovation

    Lemko Corp. and Federated Wireless have agreed to partner in an effort to further the goal of wireless innovation as part of the FCC’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) initiative,

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    Aptar partners with Kali Care to develop medical management technology
    Aptar Pharma and Kali Care announced a partnership to address monitoring adherence in ophthalmic clinical trials.

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    Turk, Gross join Landmark Partners
    Landmark Partners, based in Schaumburg, recently hired Thomas Turk and Eugene “Bud” Gross to the company.

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    Tyler LaMantia

    LaMantia names a Top 100 Producer by Insurance Business America
    Insurance Business America recently recognized Rolling Meadows-based producer, Tyler LaMantia of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Rolling Meadows, as one of its Top Producers 2017.

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    This Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, photo shows a Taco Bell restaurant in Metairie, La. Yum Brands Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Taco Bell sales jump; plans more fried chicken 'innovation'

    Demand for Taco Bell's "Naked Chicken Chalupa" and its $1 menu helped parent company Yum Brands report a profit for the first quarter that beat Wall Street expectations

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    Delphi to spin off powertrain unit into separate company

    Automotive parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. plans to spin off its vehicle powertrain operations into a separate publicly traded company

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    General Mills names new CEO

    General Mills says company veteran Jeffrey L. Harmening will replace retiring Ken Powell as the packaged food giant's chief executive in June

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    This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows security camera footage of a crane leaving Balad Air Base unchallenged by Sallyport Global security guards on Nov. 14, 2016, after it was involved in stealing generators. (Photo via AP)

    US firm in Iraq ignores smuggling, security risks for F-16s

    AP Investigation: An American company helping secure the Iraqi base where F-16 fighter jets battle the Islamic State group turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations and allegations of sex trafficking

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    German jobless below 6 percent as employment remains strong

    Germany's unemployment rate has dipped below 6 percent as the labor market in Europe's largest economy continues to show strength in an election year

Life & Entertainment

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    Comedian Doug Benson returns to Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

    Weekend picks: Doug Benson shares standup, podcasts at Zanies in Rosemont

    Comedian Doug Benson returns to town for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration standup show and two podcast tapings of “Doug Loves Movies”

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    Brad Pitt told GQ Style magazine for an interview published online May 3 that he quit drinking since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in Sept. 2016.

    Brad Pitt talks Angelina Jolie divorce, giving up alcohol

    Brad Pitt is opening up first time about his pending divorce from Angelina Jolie and his relationship with their children.

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, actor and author Alec Baldwin appears at Barnes & Noble Union Square to sign copies of his new book, "Nevertheless: A Memoir," in New York. Baldwin welcomes the chance to share the screen with President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live." "I think if he came it would be a great show," Baldwin said in an interview Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Alec Baldwin: Trump is 'Saturday Night Live' head writer

    Alec Baldwin would like to see President Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live,' but says Trump refused an invitation to be on the show.

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    In this Jan. 3, 2017 image released by ABC, host Jimmy Kimmel appears during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles. Kimmel's tearful account of his newborn son's heart surgery reverberated widely across social media, turning a monologue seen by a relatively small late-night TV audience into something far more potent. While "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew its average of about 2 million viewers Monday, May 1, 2017, the host's comments earned an online megaphone that made it a top news story reaching all the way to Washington and the health-care debate. (Randy Holmes/ABC via AP)

    Kimmel's touching monologue resonates on social media

    Jimmy Kimmel's tearful account of his newborn son's heart surgery reverberated widely across social media, turning a monologue seen by a relatively small late-night TV audience into something far more potent

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    There are steps you can take to reverse crankiness

    Recognizing that you’re becoming a cranky old man just the first step at recovery.

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    This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss as Offred in a scene from, "The Handmaid's Tale." The series has won a second season from Hulu. "The Handmaid's Tale," adapted from the acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel and starring Elisabeth Moss, premiered April 26 as Hulu’s biggest-ever series debut. (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)

    'Handmaid' wins 2nd season as Hulu unveils live-TV option

    Just a week after premiering, "The Handmaid's Tale" has won a second season from Hulu, which also is bringing aboard Alec Baldwin for an upcoming drama series about events that led to the 9/11 attacks

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    Try something different this Cinco de Mayo: mezcal. Truco Taqueria’s Chula is made with fresh strawberry, Gifford Vanilla De Madagascar, basil, fresh lime juice and Del Maguey Mezcal at the Mount Prospect restaurant.

    Suburban bars look to mezcal to quench drinkers’ thirst for something new

    Tequila may be the first drink that comes to mind for Cinco de Mayo, but this year consider the Mexican spirit mezcal, which has been making its way onto suburban bar menus.

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    Celebrate with sensibility at family festivities

    Annettee Budzban says celebrate family festivities sensibly and with respect to those being honored.

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    This cover image released by No Quarter Records shows the self-titled album by Joan Shelley. (No Quarter via AP)

    Review: Joan Shelley's self-titled album is simply lovely

    Music Review: Joan Shelley's self-titled new album is simply lovely and reflects the beauty of simplicity

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    Feder: Layoffs at iHeartMedia; Medill defends decision not to seek continued accreditation

    Feder: As Steve Harvey’s contract is renewed, layoffs are launched at iHeartMedia; Northwestern’s Medill j-school defends decision not to seek continued accreditation.

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    Hulu Launches $40 'Live TV' Service

    Hulu has stood alongside Netflix as one of the most prominent subscription video-streaming services and a driving force behind cord cutters ditching pay TV for online viewing. Now Hulu is offering its own take on live TV with a new service similar to Sling TV. The simply named Hulu with Live TV provides access to 50 different live TV channels, with cloud-based DVR, for $39.99 per month. The service includes ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC broadcast networks (local affiliates are available on some markets), along with Cartoon Network, CNN, ESPN, FX, TBS, USA, and other cable networks. Subscribers also get access to Hulu's on-demand programming, equivalent to the $7.99 Hulu subscription. This includes commercials for on-demand television, though the subscription can be upgraded to remove the commercials for another $4. If available in the subscriber's market, Hulu with Live TV can follow MLB, MLS, NBA, NCAA, NFL, and NHL sports games and record them as they're played. This aspect of the service tracks what games are played on live TV available through Hulu and is separate from sports-specific subscription services like MLB.tv. The $39.99 service supports streaming for two devices and 50 hours of cloud-based DVR, though add-on packages can expand both features. The Enhanced Cloud DVR package expands storage to 200 hours, and the Unlimited Streams package lets users access the service on as many simultaneous streams as they want within their home and three outside the home. Both are $14.99 each per month or $19.99 per month for both. Showtime can also be added for another $8.99. The live TV service is currently in beta, but available to all customers who want to subscribe. Users can watch Hulu with Live TV on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, along with the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Xbox One. Support for Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs are planned for the future. As a beta service, Hulu with Live TV is still a work in progress, but since it's available to consumers for a subscription fee, PCMag will examine it as consumer product. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at Hulu with Live TV soon. This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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    FILE - This March 2, 2014, file photo, shows Kevin Spacey, from left, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Degeneres and Jared Leto joining other celebrities for a group selfie during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kylie Jenner's star-studded Instagram picture taken Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Met Gala in New York is coming close to DeGeneres’ all A-list Twitter selfie in social media popularity. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

    Kylie Jenner's star-studded selfie rivals Ellen's Oscar pic

    Kylie Jenner found an unlikely spot for a star-studded selfie at the Met Gala: the museum's bathroom

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    Paris Jackson attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Paris Jackson signs on for big screen acting debut

    Paris Jackson is set to hit the big screen a few months after making her television acting debut

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    Bite-size sandwiches, snacks and desserts are made for sharing at afternoon tea. An updated but classic high tea is perfect for wedding and baby showers or a special Mother’s Day gathering.

    The no-frills, very British way to host an afternoon tea

    What’s not to love about afternoon tea? Here’s how to combine some of the best features of the British tradition with a more laid-back approach.

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    Just don’t buy into the coconut as cure-all hype, and do stick to unsaturated oil for everyday cooking.

    On nutrition: Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all

    “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop. Don’t buy into the coconut as cure-all hype, and do stick to unsaturated oil for everyday cooking.

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    Lisa O’Hare plays transformed flower seller Eliza Doolittle in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “My Fair Lady.”

    Orchestra makes Lyric’s ‘My Fair Lady’ an experience like no other

    One of the most delightful things about Lyric Opera of Chicago’s revival of “My Fair Lady” is hearing Lerner & Loewe’s superb score performed by a 36-member orchestra.

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    Bite-size sandwiches, snacks and desserts are made for sharing at afternoon tea. An updated but classic high tea is perfect for wedding and baby showers or a special Mother’s Day gathering.

    No fuss English tea classic recipes
    Classic British scones, Battenberg cake and white chocolate truffles for tea.

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    Tea sandwiches require attention to detail.

    Crusts off! How to assemble sandwiches for an afternoon tea

    If you’d like to include savory sandwiches in your plans for an afternoon tea, some attention to detail is important. Here are some helpful tips to follow.

Discuss

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    A confederacy of dictators

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: It should have been obvious, but I missed it: Steve Bannon has been banished and Dennis Rodman is whispering in the president’s ear. Oh, OK, maybe not, but it could explain Donald Trump’s sudden admiration for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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    Ignorance and demagoguery on trade
    Columnist Walter E. Williams: How much of a problem is it when there is a deficit, or a negative imbalance, on current accounts? Let’s look at it.

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    The language of hatred, increasingly normalized by Trump

    Columnist Michael Gerson: For those who claim that Donald Trump has been pasteurized and homogenized by the presidency, his sour, 100th-day speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was inconvenient.

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    Let’s be climate leaders
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and around the country on Saturday to draw attention to climate change. Even though more than 97 percent of scientists say the phenomenon is real and that humans are contributing to it, the president and others deny its existence.

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    Trump’s knowledge of nuclear weaponry
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: Donald Trump lamented that he hadn’t known that being President would be such hard work.

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    Planned Parenthood not worthy of support
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: The recent opinion posted April 20 by Mary Ewert, bemoaning the future loss of taxpayer money for Planned Parenthood is inaccurate in its description of and support for said organization.

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    Madigan retirement is way overdue
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: There have been numerous calls for term limits for our elected officials but they seem to have never gained much traction. Apparently our politicians like their jobs so much they just don’t want to leave. It’s nice to like your job.

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    It’s Congress that writes the tax code
    A Geneva letter to the editor: On April 29, Jill Versace expressed her doubt that anyone believes trickle down economics works. Some research shows the economic experts cannot agree if works or not. On that subject you can believe who you want.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
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