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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Empire Today opening first retail stores
Chicago Sun-Times
DNAinfo Chicago. Elgin company makes art of demolition BusinessElgin company makes art of demolition. Daily Herald. Terlato, pro golfers make perfect pairing with new wines BusinessTerlato, pro golfers make perfect pairing with new wines. Daily Herald ...

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Jan 26, 2015
U.S. exchanges to keep usual hours amid historic snowstorm
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK — Stock exchanges plan to open in the U.S. despite predictions that a blizzard will deliver several feet of snow to the New York area on Monday and Tuesday. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.

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Jan 26, 2015
Blizzard set to bring New York, U.S. Northeast to a standstill
Chicago Tribune
BOSTON — Wind-driven snow falling as fast as four inches per hour is poised to bring travel and commerce to a standstill from New York to Boston. Thousands of flights have been canceled and the Port of New York and New Jersey anticipates marine ...

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Jan 26, 2015
It's not a Barbie world: The challenges facing Mattel
Chicago Tribune
That's the question investors are asking Monday after Mattel abruptly replaced Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Stockton. The move followed another dismal quarter for the world's largest toymaker and a loss of market share for its signature doll.

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Jan 26, 2015
Syriza's triumph shows the power of big ideas
Chicago Tribune
It may seem ironic that Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's extreme right Front National, rooted for the extreme left Syriza in yesterday's Greek election and rejoiced at its landslide victory. Yet there's nothing unusual about it: Syriza, Front National and other ...

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Jan 26, 2015
The myths behind energy, Texas and job creation
Chicago Tribune
"All of the job growth from 2007 to today can easily be attributed to the shale oil fracking situation and the oil Renaissance. If you take Texas and North Dakota out of the data series for job employment, what you see is that we haven't added any jobs in the ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Uber to cap price surges during East Coast snowstorm
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK — A "life-threatening" storm that is forecast to dump as much as two feet of snow from New York to Boston is a chance for Uber Technologies to show it has learned from past mistakes. Uber, a mobile application that lets people book cars using ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV: review
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Get used to Obama's swagger
Chicago Tribune
House Speaker John Boehner, right, and his fellow Republicans might chafe at it, but expect President Barack Obama's boldness to grow apace with consumer confidence and his approval ratings. House Speaker John Boehner, right, and his fellow ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Berghoff beers to be sold in Florida
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago-based Berghoff Brewery's craft beers will be distributed in the Sunshine State by Cavalier Distributing. “With a 127-year history rooted in the Midwest and growing popularity among craft beer consumers, we're excited to introduce our recently ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Get binoculars ready for annual Backyard Bird Count
Chicago Tribune
Feb. 13-16 marks the 18th annual Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada. Feb. 13-16 marks the 18th annual Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of the Cornell ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Des Plaines resident stars in La Cage aux Folles at The Marriott Theatre
Chicago Tribune
Chicagoland's longest running musical theatre, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, kicks off their 40th anniversary 2015 season with one of Broadway's all-time biggest hits, La Cage aux Folles. The 11-time Tony Award-winning musical, ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Cicero School District 99 ignites the road to excellence with cutting edge ...
Chicago Tribune
In this picture we see Kindergarten students using surface Pro devices to take online state mandated assessments. In this picture we see Kindergarten students using surface Pro devices to take online state mandated assessments. (Posted by duartememo ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald
Young leukemia patients, families enjoy a respite from treatment
Chicago Daily Herald
Arnold was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 9, and he endured three years of chemotherapy and at least three spinal taps. He now is in remission and a student at Elgin High School, where he enjoys being in the Book Club, among other things.

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Jan 26, 2015
Post Holdings to pay $1.15B for Malt-O-Meal cereal maker
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
ST. LOUIS — Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the market for bagged and hot cereals by buying the privately held MOM Brands Co., maker of Malt-O-Meal cereals. Post said Monday it will pay $1.05 billion in cash and give MOM ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Man shot during robbery in Irving Park
Chicago Sun-Times
A man was shot while being robbed by two males Monday morning in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 44-year-old was shot in the leg during a robbery about 7 a.m. in the 3600 block of North Kedzie, police said. The two suspects ran ...

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Jan 26, 2015
14-year-old boy fatally shot in Riverdale
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 7:25 p.m. in the 14300 block of South Dearborn Street found 14-year-old Rashad Oliver lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Oliver, of the 0-100 block of East 144th Street in ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
AT&T buying Nextel Mexico for $1.9 billion
Chicago Sun-Times
DALLAS — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt. The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico and hold all of the wireless properties in Mexico held by NII ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Legislator wants to remove cap on TV production incentives
Chicago Daily Herald
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A New Mexico legislator wants the state to remove the annual cap on incentives for television productions. KRQE-TV (http://goo.gl/YKHw5O ) reports that Democratic Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe is preparing a bill and plans to ...

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Jan 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
Police: Man dies after fleeing police, crashing vehicle on South Side
Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)
Ashlee Rezin. CrimeMan injured in Elgin drive-by shooting. Mitchell Armentrout. 3 killed, 23 wounded in weekend shootings Crime3 killed, 23 wounded in weekend shootings. Sun-Times Wire. CrimeMan grazed by bullet in Humboldt Park. Reema Amin.

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