Daily Archive : Wednesday May 10, 2017





    Grain mixed, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 5 cents lower at $4.29 a bushel; May corn was up 2 cents at $3.6320 a bushel; July oats was up 3 cents at $2.4720 a bushel while May soybeans gained 1.20 cents to $9.6040 a bushel. Beef lower and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle was .30 cent lower at $1.2390 a pound; May feeder cattle was down .90 cent at $1.4360 pound; May lean hogs gained .58 cent to $.7163 a pound.

    Aaron Erter

    Minneapolis paint company assists with local Habitat for Humanity efforts
    Valspar Corp., a Minneapolis-based paint company, assists with local Habitat for Humanity efforts.


    The charm of Herrington Inn

    The Herrington Inn & Spa is located on the Fox River in charming Geneva.The Herrington is the perfect place for a corporate meeting, weekend getaway, or a wedding reception. The hotel is undergoing a refresh in furnishings, wall treatments and décor. Atwater’s, the inn’s fine dining restaurant and lobby lounge is under a reinvention of its own with welcoming back Kevin Gillespie as executive chef. Chef Gillespie was the hotel’s banquet chef more than 10 years ago and is thrilled to be joining the hotel again now overseeing all the culinary operation. He is applying his 25 years of culinary experience and his principles to his new restaurant menu as well as every banquet event. He strives to bring current trends coupled with the classics into his menu and sourcing local products. From his dry aged beef to the no chemical poultry and wild caught seafood he brings seasonally fresh ingredients to the table. He says, “I’ve grown up here and lived her for 35 years and I have had the opportunity to cultivate many great relationships with local farmers and business owners. I work closely with my dedicated staff of culinary professionals to create unique dishes that reflect the season.” Gillespie works attentively to offer gluten free options as well as working with his customers and groups dietary needs. “I am very passionate about serving healthy food and locally sourced ingredients and I feel that it is the only way to truly appreciate good food,” he said. Atwater’s offers an intimate setting for great conversation; a wonderful back drop for exquisite food and exceptional service. Surrounded with windows overlooking the courtyard and the Fox River, makes this restaurant a local favorite. Watch for their new look this year with a refreshed color pallet, new carpet and upholstered chairs. The Herrington Inn & Spa’s emphasis is on superior customer service and luxurious accommodations which is why they have earned AAAs’ prestigious Four-Diamond award for the 25th consecutive year. The well-appointed guest rooms offer fireplaces, luxury baths with whirlpool tub and private balconies with picturesque views of the Fox River. The spa offers a relaxing setting for a massage, facial or body treatments.

    COURTESY OF SEARS HOLDINGS, 2016 Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Chairman Edward Lampert said Wednesday he thinks Sears has been unfairly singled out while other major retailers have also struggled.

    Sears CEO blasts media for struggles, says it has enough customers

    While Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holding Corp. Chairman Edward Lampert Wednesday said shoppers should expect more smaller stores in the future, he also used most of his time to blast the media.

    A sketch shows the proposed two-story, 18,000-square-foot DHL Innovation Center to be constructed within The Pearl District in Rosemont.

    DHL to open ‘Innovation Center’ in Rosemont

    Rosemont rounded out plans for its $80 million, 16-acre The Pearl District development on Wednesday with the announcement that global logistics firm DHL plans to open its first North American “Innovation Center” there.


    Abercrombie & Fitch says it's in deal talks

    Abercrombie & Fitch confirms deal talks with several parties

    FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the first of the large Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, Boeing's newest commercial airplane, sits outside its production plant in Renton, Wash. Boeing stops test flights of its new 737 model because of a possible problem in engine discs. The company is working with engine maker CFM to investigate. The company said Wednesday, May 10, 2017, it was notified of a potential manufacturing-quality issue by CFM, which makes the engines that are going on the Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    Boeing halts test flights of new plane over engine issue

    Boeing stops test flights of its new 737 model because of a possible problem in engine discs

    Microsoft employee Dave Rogers pulls off a HoloLens device after trying it out in a Windows mixed reality immersive experience at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Seattle. Earlier in the day at the annual event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that a half billion devices are now running Windows 10, its latest operating system. That's up from 400 million disclosed last September, but far short of a goal of 1 billion by 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

    Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still being stunted a shift away personal computers


    Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

    Snap, the company behind the Snapchat app popular with young people, says revenue grew sharply, but it had a large net loss related to its initial public offering of stock


    Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April

    South Dakota officials say an 84-gallon oil leak along the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline was minor, and developer Energy Transfer Partners won't be fined


    Report: German prosecutors probing Porsche SE executives

    Stuttgart prosecutors say they have received a complaint from Germany's financial watchdog alleging former Porsche Automobil Holding SE executives manipulated markets by not releasing information about Volkswagen's diesel cheating soon enough

    Barbara Martin

    Vista Health System CEO leaves

    Barbara Martin suddenly left her position as CEO of Vista Health System.

    Russ Riendeau has written a business book based on the Cubs success.

    Author steps up to the plate, writes about Cubs and business
    A Barrington author and executive search professional steps up to the plate to write book about business and the Cubs.

    Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications are working together to protect their nascent cellphone businesses from huge, national providers — such as Verizon and AT&T — by largely refraining from going after each other.

    Analysis: What Comcast’s deal with Charter really means

    Maybe you’ve heard: Charter Communications is teaming up with Comcast. Essentially, it’s a deal by cable giants to shield their early investments in an industry they’re only just beginning to explore. But this detente, while it may se

    Anthony Guzzetta

    Inland Securities names Guzzetta senior vice president

    Oak Brook-based Inland Securities Corp., the exclusive dealer-manager and placement agent for real estate investment programs sponsored by Inland Real Estate Investment and Inland Private Capital, announced Anthony Guzzetta has joined the company as senior vice president — external wholesaler.


    Forbes ranks Baxter among best employers

    Baxter International has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2017.It marks the third consecutive year that Baxter has been named to the list.


    Tabani Group acquires Highland Park’s Renaissance Place
    Dallas, Texas-based Tabani Group has purchased Renaissance Place, an apartment/retail mix property at 1849 Green Bay Road in downtown Highland Park.


    Fort Dearborn names new CEO
    Fort Dearborn Co., a supplier of high-impact prime labels for consumer goods, has named Kevin Kwilinski as Chief Executive Officer.

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, and Wilson Ervin, Chair of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation exchange, shake hands during a news conference at Credit Suisse in Morrisville, N.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Credit Suisse plans to add up to 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub. The jobs projection comes five weeks after North Carolina partially repealed a state law limiting LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Bank adds 1,200 North Carolina jobs stalled by anti-LGBT law

    Swiss bank Credit Suisse it will add 1,200 jobs paying an average of more than $100,000 at its North Carolina technology hub after the state partially repealed a state law limiting the rights of gay and transgender people


    Profit, sales up at merged Ahold Delhaize supermarket group

    Recently-merged Dutch-Belgian supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize, operator of U.S. chains including Stop & Shop and Giant, says its pro-forma operating profit rose 12 percent to 553 million euros ($602 million) in the first quarter of 2017


    Zengeler sets record on Glass Slipper project
    Zengeler Cleaners collected 6,107 new and used dresses in support of its 2017 Glass Slipper Project, a new record in the company’s 15th year supporting the project.


    How Weber Grill Restaurant started and has grown
    An interview with Lauren Rullo, sales and marketing manager at Weber Grill Restaurant.

    Springfield offers a complete and authentic collection of Abraham Lincoln sites and much more.

    Springfield offers array of options

    Springfield provides an array of options for meetings, traveling or a weekend away.


    An option for suburban meeting and event planners
    When looking for a corporate meeting or event, there are a few things event planners inherently look for: meeting room amenities, food & beverage and parking. From there needs can expand in numerous ways to include everything from entertainment to lodging to having someone on-site who can locate any last minute requests.Look no further. “We really are the perfect combination” says director of marketing Ken Churilla. “By operating all three locations in La Banque Hotel, La Voute bistro and Ravisloe Golf Club with the hotel and golf course only three minutes from each other, we can meet every need an event planner could imagine for gathering of as few as half a dozen to well over two hundred.”Q: Tell us a little about Ravisloe Golf Club.A: Ravisloe Golf Club is perfect for a corporate event. At Ravisloe, our clubhouse building was built in the 1920s and from the moment patrons come up the drive, they’re immediately transported to a bygone era of style and grace not since matched. Once inside, the ballroom features a variety of seating arrangements and is surrounded by panoramic views of the golf course. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, groups can own our Bunker Bar & Grill.• Ballroom comfortably seats 250• Bunker Bar & Grill comfortably seats 100• Audio / video materials• Complimentary Wi-Fi• Ample Free Parking• Food and drink catered or provided. • On-site Bunker Bar & Grill• Golf for guests before or after your event• Full pro shop including club rentals• Ranked by Golfweek as the No. 1 Public Classic Course and No. 11 Overall Public Course in all of Illinois• Hotel partner in La Banque featuring discounted rooms for traveling trainers or attendees• Shuttle transportation for guests between hotel and golf courseQ: Tell us about La BanqueA: Sleek, modern and lush La Banque is a fantastic setting for smaller get-togethers. The hotel was built inside the structure of a 1920s era bank building and the meeting room is on the first floor. The entire property is an eighteen room boutique hotel that marries modern style and grace while keeping the soul of the former bank intact. • Seating for up to twenty-four guests • 80-inch smart HDTV • All Audio / Video plug ins (Apple and PC compatible) including Apple TV• Complimentary Wi-Fi • Full service attendants• Hotel rooms for traveling trainers or attendees• Ample Free Parking • La Voute bistro v bar • Accessible to three major Interstates (I-57, I-80 and I-294)• Coffee service and continental breakfast• Use of the hotel sitting area for breakout sessions • Business lounge with complimentary printer• Car rental serviceOne of the biggest assets companies find with La Banque is our hotel manager Meg Sakka. With over a dozen years in the corporate hospitality business, Meg possesses an extensive background managing corporate events and properties ranging from downtown Chicago to locations overseas. Additionally, as a native of the area, she comes with a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area. Q: Tell us about La Voute Bistro v Bar.A: La Voute is an absolute gem. An upscale restaurant and bar that affords guests all the amenities of downtown Chicago without the downtown pricing. From a food standpoint La Voute is led by Executive Chef Dominque Tougne who hails from Alsace (the Northeast region of France) and owns and operates the award winning Chez Moi in Chicago. La Voute features French-American cuisine ranging from salmon and scallops to the classic hamburger to a bone-in rib-eye steak. Q: What about the bar?

    The world famous Route 66 Mural is a popular stop for pictures.

    Put a little fun in your next Function
    Bob Navarro, president and CEO of the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, offers an array of ideas for meetings and events.

    Beth Marchetti

    Think You Know DuPage?

    DuPage County is getting a dramatic new look. And Beth Marchetti, executive director of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB), is confident you’ll see a side of DuPage you’ve never seen before.


    West of conventional: After-hours fun in the Aurora area
    The Aurora area is a collection of ten communities joined by their ideal placement along the scenic Fox River just west of Chicago.


    Only hotel in Springfield allowed to use Abe Lincoln’s name
    An interview with Dan Techman, director of sales and marketing at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton.

Life & Entertainment



    What do leftists celebrate?
    Columnist Walter E. Williams: May Day celebrations were held all across the fruited plain, with leftist radicals and unionists worshiping the ideals of communism.


    Questions for our president and our time
    A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: I am just wondering: After 100 days, how many days did President Trump spend in Florida golfing at the expense of American taxpayers?


    I’ll remember dark day of House health care vote
    A Palatine letter to the editor: The House has voted to pass the new American Health Care Act and Rep. Roskum says it is “reasonable.” Are you kidding me?


    Out of touch
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: President Trump promised to retain ACA protection for the elderly and pre-existing conditions for citizens of the United States of America.


    Let the billionaires run Illinois - but make them pay

    Columnist Ed Murnane: Here’s a solution for Illinois to dig out of the financial hole the politicians have put us in: Let’s insist that the candidates for governor be among the wealthiest residents of our state.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon


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