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Swinging for the Fences with Monty Cole

In 2016, Monty Cole made his directorial debut in Chicago with Eugene O’Neill The hairy monkey at Oracle Productions, now defunct, and what a start it was. His staging of the story of Yank, a swaggering stoker on a steamboat who is ultimately wrecked by a society that sees him only as a bully, brought […]

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North American Morning Briefing: UPDATE: Stocks will fall as recession fears to grip markets

MARKET ENVELOPES To watch: Personal income and expenses for May; Weekly unemployment claims; Chicago Business Barometer – ISM Chicago Business Survey – Chicago PMI for June; Canada’s GDP for June Opening call: Equity futures fell more than 1% on Thursday as familiar fears of further interest rate hikes and the risk of recession continued to […]

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Jonathan Jackson wins nomination in Illinois’ 1st congressional district: AP – NBC Chicago

Few, if any, races in Illinois had more candidates on the ballot than the Democratic congressional primary in 1st District, but Jonathan Jackson managed to fend off 16 other candidates and secure the party’s nomination in the election, according to Associated Press drafts. The election for the seat became completely free after Rep. Bobby Rush […]

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ArtesMiami Elects New Chairman to its Board of Directors

María C. Bechily has been named Chairman of the Board of ArtesMiami, Inc. Handout Cuban-American philanthropist and public relations professional María C. Bechily has been named chair of the board of directors of ArtesMiami Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the work of Cuban-American artists and cultural institutions . “I am honored to […]

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Congressman Danny Davis endorsed by President Biden as Kina Collins seeks to unseat him in 7th District race

CHICAGO (WLS) — In the race for Illinois’ 7th congressional district, longtime incumbent Danny Davis has been endorsed by President Joe Biden in what could be a tough race, especially from Kina Collins, who is one of two Democratic challengers. The 7th Congressional District covers parts of Cook County, including areas of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest […]

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Atlanta has more assets than any American metropolis

Placeholder while loading article actions Atlanta emerges from Covid-19 with impeccable credit, the world’s busiest airport and an economy generating two-thirds of Georgia’s gross domestic product. It is home to 13 S&P 500 index companies, including Delta Airlines Inc. and Home Depot Inc., whose sales and market valuations make them the world’s No. 1 in […]

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Marketing campaign not the answer to Chicago’s dwindling tourism – Chicago Tribune

Speak Out allows readers to comment on issues of the day. Email Speak Out at [email protected] or call 312-222-2427. Please limit comments to 30 seconds or approximately 120 words and provide your first name and hometown. Chicago is so plan a new marketing campaign to encourage tourism. Planners say tourism has plummeted due to COVID-19. […]

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University of Chicago Economic – GuruFocus.com

CHICAGO, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives market, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), announced today that Nancy StokeyFrederick Henry Prince Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicagois the winner of the 2021 CME Group-MSRI Innovative Quantitative Applications Prize for her work in economics and mathematics. The CME […]

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Orioles vs White Sox prediction: Picks, odds, live stream, TV channel, start time Saturday, June 25

The Orioles and White socks square off Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois and will only be available on local television or through a MLB.tv subscription. Spenser Watkins (0-1, 6.00 ERA) will start for the Orioles while the White Sox […]

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Chicago healthcare worker describes concerns about illegal abortions

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey — one of the GOP’s leading anti-abortion voices who has said the issue was what inspired him to run for office — said he plans to scale back his abortion ban. proposed abortion from 20 weeks to 15 weeks in light of the Supreme Court removing the constitutional right […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, June 24, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Wide Receivers to Watch in the 2023 NFL Draft In 2022, there was a fair amount of depth in the NFL Draft with no real bona fide No. 1 wide receiver prospect. In 2022, the wide receiver market has radically changed. CHGO Bears Podcast: Chicago Bears Schedule Preview: Week 4 […]

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Ken Griffin, Illinois’ Richest Man, Moves Citadel Headquarters to Miami

DOWNTOWN — Billionaire Ken Griffin is moving to Miami and taking his business with him, leaving Chicago after more than three decades. The head of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel told staff in a recent memo that he was moving the company’s headquarters and its associated securities division to Miami. About 300 employees are expected to […]

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Chicago Company Uses Yellowstone Mushrooms to Grow Vegan Protein Products

By Lauren Victory Click here for updates on this story Chicago, Ill. (WBBM) – Yellowstone National Park is slowly reopening after devastating flooding last week, and a Chicago company is closely monitoring the situation from 1,300 miles away. Morning Insider Lauren Victory shares the key role the park has played in growing the business. On […]

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Denver tourism rebounds slowly on demand, but inflation doesn’t help – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Experts say Denver’s tourism has been hit hard by the pandemic, but new data shows the numbers are slowly rebounding. “We’re an outdoor city and an outdoor state and especially after COVID, and people are drawn to that,” Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER told CBS4’s Mekialaya White. “I think […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Five Renew My Church Clusters – Press Releases

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Lakeview-Lincoln Park, St. Mary of the Woods/Queen of All Saints Basilica, Downtown (Chicago), West Burlington and Vernon-Liberty Renew My Church clusters, which include 16 parishes, 10 schools, an oratory and a sanctuary. Over the past few months, the Renew My Church cluster feedback and discernment teams, […]

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New Police Foot Hunting Rules / Konkol / North Ave. beach shooting

What does a cryptocurrency billionaire have in common with US Senator Bernie Sanders? They each endorsed Reverend Jesse Jackson’s son for Congress. Reverend Jesse Jackson (right) wraps his arm around his son, Jonathan, during a news conference in 1994. (AP Photo/Frank Polich) Especially beautiful. High: 85 Low: 67. The first day of summer was hot. […]

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Where to do everything in Chicago, from the concierge of a five-star hotel

It’s Concierge Confidential, a series in which we uncover a city’s best-kept secrets from people who specialize in the field: long-time concierges at the city’s top hotels. At the elegant The Peninsula Chicago, the concierge desk is always buzzing with new ideas and old favorites. With longtime Chicago Concierge Ruben Caraballo joining The Peninsula Chicago […]

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West Chicago High School Class of 2022

Class of 2022 graduates: 448 Time, date and location of the graduation ceremony: Wednesday, May 18, Northern Illinois University Convocation Center Graduates with highest distinction: Paloma Aguado, Jaden Aldaco, Rebecca Alison, Gerardo Avila, James Bloss, Daniel Bowen, Jaclyn Camp, Leslie Correa, Shantal Correa, Jack Dang, Alyssa Danner, Mason Dupasquier, Daniel Eaton, Dominic Errera, Levi Fisher, […]

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Chicago needs more transit-oriented developments on the south and west sides – Chicago Tribune

With rising real estate prices, interest rates and inflation, it’s important to ensure that Chicagoans, regardless of income, can live and work near public transit. . The Connected Communities Ordinance would put Chicago on a par with other U.S. regions that promote commercial and affordable residential development near public transportation. It was developed based on […]

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McLaren Chicago Offers Vehicle Inspection in Chicago, Illinois | New

Nearby Customers Chicago, Ill.can now schedule their vehicle inspections at McLaren Chicago. CHICAGO, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A car should undergo routine inspections to maintain its overall well-being. Moreover, it would ensure that the vehicle is kept in good condition and lasts longer, as any obstacles or damage can be identified and corrected as […]

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Chicago tightens security at Pritzker Pavilion events after murder and other crimes in Millennium Park area

16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago’s Millennium Park Chicago’s Millennium Park is normally a popular attraction for families and tourists, but on Saturday night a teenager was fatally shot there. reports Nate Rodgers. CHICAGO – Chicago is imposing new security requirements on guests attending concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion starting Wednesday after some high-profile […]

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‘My literally happy place:’ Chicago family appeals for local help to help preserve history and leave a legacy – HORIZONS 2022 – Leader Publications

DEWEY LAKE – The small free library and historic sign on Dewey Lake are more than just landmarks that intersect the past, present and future of the Dowagiac region. They are also part of the figurative spine that helps bind the pages of the Sebastian family book. Through his love of history and heightened affection […]

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Thin margins remain amid economic growth – AgriNews

CHICAGO — The trend of mild to moderate economic growth continues in the Federal Reserve Districts. Current economic temperature survey results were reported in the Beige Book released on June 1, based on information collected by May 23. This document summarizes comments received from contacts outside the Federal Reserve system and does not constitute commentary […]

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BIG3 Season 2022: How To Watch, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel, Schedule

The 2022 BIG3 basketball season has officially started. The league’s fifth season will feature an eight-week regular season schedule that will take place in Chicago and Dallas, a playoff round that will take place in Tampa and a championship game in Atlanta. For the first time, the season will also feature an All-Star weekend taking […]

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In DC, Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pitch DNC to Chicago’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON — Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented Chicago’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic convention to senior Democratic National Committee officials on Friday, bringing boxes of goodies from Chicago and — to show just how important that bid is. serious – themselves. In separate presentations, DNC officials — including DNC Chairman Jamie […]

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Chicago Community Trust’s outgoing CEO wants the city to think big to close the growing wealth gap between black and white Chicagoans

The wealth gap between black and white Chicagoans is widening, and “big programs” are needed to close it. It’s parting advice from someone in a unique position to know what Chicago needs to solve one of its thorniest challenges. For five years as CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, Helene Gayle focused on equal opportunity […]

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Roman Villarreal’s first-ever retrospective, ‘South Chicago Legacies,’ opens Friday at the Intuit Art Center

WEST TOWN — A prolific urban artist from the Southeast will make his debut this weekend with his first retrospective — an exhibition that reflects the complexity of life in his native South Chicago community. Roman Villarreal is the self-taught creator behind a lakeside mermaid whose origins have remained a mystery for more than a […]

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These children’s hospitals ranked among the best in Illinois, according to a new list – NBC Chicago

On a new ranking of the best children’s hospitals in Illinois, three made the cut. But none of the state made the list of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation. According US news and world reportAnn and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago took first place for Best Children’s Hospital in Illinois, […]

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Chicago officials report signs of tourism recovery

Chicago saw an 86% increase in visitors last year compared to 2020, a result that shows pent-up tourism demand, city officials said Wednesday. The 30.7 million domestic and international travelers who came to Chicago in 2021 represent a healthy business return that has continued throughout this year as pandemic restrictions ease, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and […]

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Gladstone Park’s North Branch Fried Chicken celebrates 2 years with free pork sliders and chicken sandwiches

GLADSTONE PARK – A popular fried chicken and barbecue sauce company is giving away sliders to celebrate its second anniversary. North Branch Fried Chicken, which opened its Gladstone Park restaurant in June 2020 at 5481 N. Northwest Highway, specializes in Chicago-style barbecue sauces, rubs, savory jams, compotes and casual chicken dishes. The casual eatery will […]

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Bernanke: Fed ‘credibility’ means we’re ‘almost certainly not at risk’ of repeating 1970s inflation

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Ben Bernanke, who served as Federal Reserve Chairman from 2006 to 2016, published an op-ed in the New York Times on Tuesday saying the United States is “almost certainly not” threatened by the economic woes that have plagued the country in from 1966 until 1981. He based […]

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Trump expected to campaign for Miller, but still hasn’t endorsed Illinois gubernatorial candidate – NBC Chicago

Former President Donald Trump is expected to hold a rally in support of Representative Mary Miller next weekend, but he has yet to endorse any of the candidates currently running for Illinois governor. According to Republican insiders, Trump is expected to appear in Quincy for a Miller campaign rally, as she seeks to bring down […]

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The US Thot Patrol spotted in Illinois, who is she looking for?

You never know what you’ll see on the road in Illinois. Honestly, you never know what you’ll find parked in a Walmart parking lot. Of course, you will find the vehicles of customers and workers. You can spot a tractor trailer parked somewhere while the driver is resting. Heck, if you’re lucky you might also […]

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Chicago Pride Parade: Cops on the lookout for threats to parade after neo-Nazis target similar event in Idaho

After dozens of neo-Nazis were arrested with riot gear near an Idaho Pride event this weekend, Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown announced on Monday that officials had “enhanced” intelligence-gathering efforts ahead of planned festivities in the city, as he “warned those who might be planning something.” Thirty-one members of the Patriot Front, a neo-Nazi group […]

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Stocks slip back into bearish territory amid recession fears

Shares pfell back into bearish territory on Monday amid growing fears that a recession or stagflation looms on the horizon. The S&P 500 fell 2.4% to enter a bear market. A bear market is when an index falls below 20% from a recent high. The S&P 500 has fallen 20.6% year-to-date, its most recent peak. […]

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Two-term Illinois attorney general Jim Ryan, former GOP gubernatorial candidate, dies at 76

When then-Gov. Jim Thompson tried to recruit Jim Ryan to run for Illinois Attorney General in 1985, just a year after Mr. Ryan was elected DuPage County State’s Attorney, Mr. Ryan said no , feeling that he was not ready yet. The cautious decision set Mr Ryan apart in a political landscape of often brash […]

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One of America’s Scariest Bridges Is in Kentucky

While researching another post about an amazing Kentucky fact, I came across a YouTube video of a bridge in the Bluegrass state that some people are afraid to cross. Location and dimensions of the Brookport Bridge The bridge is almost 100 years old and connects Paducah, KY to Brookport, IL over the Ohio River. Brookport […]

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Race Against Gun Violence raises funds for community groups

CHICAGO (SCS) — A peace movement through Chicago on Saturday included a run against gun violence that took place in part of Grant Park. And it is no coincidence that the race was there. Not only is it a central location, but it’s also within walking distance of Millennium Park, where 16-year-old Seandell Holliday was […]

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New Indiana law undermines efforts to retain workers and ease student loan crisis – Chicago Tribune

After Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks’ gloomy view of Indiana’s appeal to businesses and workers, it’s clear that the GOP tactic of cutting taxes and offering tax credits to business without bold investments in education, quality of life or public health has set us on a course for ruin if we do little to correct […]

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Marcus Stroman in IL, Wade Miley leaves the start

NEW YORK — The health of the Chicago Cubs rotation is quickly becoming a concern. The Cubs placed right-hander Marcus Stroman on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, retroactive to Tuesday, with right shoulder inflammation. Stroman hasn’t felt well since returning from COVID IL on May 19, according to manager David Ross. “The hope right […]

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US lifts COVID-19 testing requirement for international travel – NBC Chicago

The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the United States take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights, easing one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus. A senior administration official said the warrant expires at 12:01 a.m. EDT on […]

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Chicago sees a big weekend of festivals and events – NBC Chicago

From art fairs and music festivals to races and sporting events, Chicagoans will have no shortage of things to do this weekend across the city. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications warned people traveling to the city Friday through Sunday to beware of additional crowds, resulting in different traffic patterns and likely delays. OEMC […]

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Illinois House District 66 Republican primary issues include taxes and government streamlining – Chicago Tribune

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles about races in the Aurora area during the June 28 primary election. The Republican primary race for Rep in Illinois House District 66 is between Arin Thrower and Connie Cain. Suzanne M. Ness is unopposed in the district’s Democratic primary. The primary election is set […]

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Republicans and Democrats contest state Supreme Court seat once held by Thomas

When Democrats redrew the state’s Supreme Court districts last year for the first time in 58 years, they hoped the new map would keep their party’s majority on the court. A longtime Democratic judge had just lost his seat, and his party’s lawmakers knew that maintaining their 4-3 dominance over the state’s highest court would […]

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Is a recovery in urban commerce underway? – RetailWire

June 08, 2022 “Progress is slow, but retailer interest in urban corridors is returning and transaction volumes are increasing as shoppers, workers, travelers and diners return to city life,” according to a new report of the real estate services company JLL. Are they right? The report finds more workers heading to the office, although well […]

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The Aspire Center: A Timeline

The Austin Community ASPIRE initiative will kick off this year with the launch of the Aspire Center for Workforce Innovation project. Here is some background information on how this important effort began: ● 2018○ The Austin Forward. Together. (AFT) quality of life plan is created to address a set of comprehensive community-led strategies for neighborhood […]

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83% say the economy is bad while the job market is strong

Americans are feeling ultra pessimistic about the economy, according to a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and the University of Chicago’s NORC. A whopping 83% of respondents describe the economy as bad or not so good. And 35% said they were unhappy with their own finances, the highest level of dissatisfaction reported since […]

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In a new book, an Illinois political scientist considers racism a major obstacle to democracy

The revival of democracy is now available from the University of Illinois Press. An Illinois political scientist and former Chicago city councilman has drawn on his 50 years of experience for his latest book examining the challenges Americans face in making the United States a multiracial, multiethnic democracy. The new book by author Dick Simpson, […]

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‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle charged with money laundering – NBC Chicago

‘Tiger King’ star Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said on Monday he believed was the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. The charges against Antle and Andrew Jon Sawyer, one of Antle’s employees at […]

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Quarantine and isolation rules, updated travel advice – NBC Chicago

As COVID cases continue to rise in Illinois, what do you need to know if you test positive or have been exposed to someone who has? The spike in cases comes at the start of summer vacation, with Chicago’s recently updated travel advisory. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois […]

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Warehouse fire latest to spotlight industrial safety in Bangladesh | Radio WGN 720

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh were still struggling Monday to determine the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and officials said. local media, as experts have raised. concern about the safety standard in the industrial sector of the […]

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Here’s Who’s Running in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District – NBC Chicago

When congressional maps are redrawn following the United States Census, incumbent members of Congress are often forced to face each other, and in Illinois, the 6e District, two Democrats face off in a primary to determine their future in the legislature. Rep. Sean Casten, who defeated incumbent Peter Roskam in 2018 and then ousted Jeanne […]

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New plan for Lac Calumet puts recreation and industry side by side | Latin Voice | Chicago News

Perhaps the most visible remnant of the rise and fall of industry on Chicago’s southeast side during its years as part of the Port of Chicago is the 442-acre Lake Calumet. The very shape of the lake has been altered by industry, and years of industrial abuse have had detrimental effects on water, soil, and […]

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These Phoenix food vendors have been victims of serious accidents. how to help

The past few weeks have been difficult for the food community in Phoenix, as three beloved vendors were involved in serious car accidents that caused damage to all or part of their businesses and serious injuries to two of them. Husband and wife James and Jawn Golo run a stall at the Downtown Farmers Market […]

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Cooling an overheated US economy doesn’t have to be painful

As job growth and wage growth show signs of slowing, tax and regulatory changes could help stave off economic hardship. US employment increased by 390,000 in May. Job growth is slowing. Price and wage inflation are also showing signs of slowing, according to the same government data. For policy makers, this is good news. The […]

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Backlog of sexual assault kits eliminated for the first time: Pritzker

Despite a 2010 Illinois law requiring sexual assault kits to be processed within six months of a crime, the backlog of untested evidence has continued to mount. Blame it on the lack of resources. But for the first time, Gov. JB Pritzker’s office said on Friday, the backlog – of about 1,800 kits at the […]

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Mexican-born engineer for more diversity in space

ATLANTE – Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to let go of her dreams of space travel. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I always heard the same thing: This isn’t for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated Press. Echazarreta, 26, will prove them wrong on Saturday when she joins a […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Deacon James Norman as Vicar of Deacons – Press Releases

The former Kraft Foods executive will lead the world’s largest Catholic diaconate. Norman’s appointment takes effect July 1. Chicago – (June 2, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced the appointment of Deacon James Norman as Vicar of Deacons. In this role, Norman will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of the […]

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Supply chain relief sparks row over degree of slowdown in US economy

Some supply tensions in the United States are easing, two years after a surge in demand began to empty shelves, rumble shipments and sow the seeds of runaway inflation. The queue of 25 cargo ships bound for Southern California’s two major ports is less than a quarter of January’s record backup, and spot container rates […]

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From Illinois’ largest water park to a historic rock quarry, here are 13 water parks to visit this summer – NBC Chicago

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, Illinois water park season is upon us. Here’s a roundup of where to find some of the most popular across the state, and when each one opens for the summer. Cypress Cove, Woodridge Cypress Cove in Woodridge opened for the season on May 28 and features a […]