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  • John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term

    John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
  • Taxes, jobs top concerns in DuPage County Board races

    Taxes, jobs top concerns in DuPage County Board races
    Taxes, bloated government and jobs are the hot-button issues for most candidates seeking contested seats on the DuPage County Board. While incumbent board members tout the county's cost controls and budget discipline, no one can deny that DuPage...
  • Acquisition Boosts Barnes Group Earnings In Third Quarter

    Earnings at Barnes Group jumped 62 percent in the third quarter on increased sales from an acquisition that closed late last year and higher margins in its aerospace and industrial distribution businesses. The Bristol parent of Associated Spring,...
  • Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat

    Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat
    Peter Schweyer and Steven Ramos are both running for Allentown's 22nd state House district. The similarities end there. The stark contrast between the two candidates for Allentown's newest house district were on display last week as the candidates...
  • L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

    L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
    Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour. Since their inception in the...
  • Why the economy is still failing most Americans [Commentary]

    Why the economy is still failing most Americans [Commentary]
    I was in Seattle recently to congratulate union and community organizers who helped that city enact the first $15-per-hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should followSeattle's example. Contrary to the dire predictions of...
  • Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn

    Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn
    The battle for women voters in the Illinois governor race reached a new level Tuesday, as First Lady Michelle Obama led a Democratic rally for Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner blamed the governor for the deaths of child-abuse...
  • 9? Microsoft goes straight to Windows 10

    9? Microsoft goes straight to Windows 10
    Skipping over Windows "9," Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 on Tuesday to steer far away from displeasure with the company's current computer operating system. Expected to go on sale in the middle of next year, 30 years after version 1.0 launched the...
  • Gloucester Main Street businesses can get lending help

    Gloucester Main Street businesses can get lending help
    The Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust formed a revolving loan fund to help Gloucester businesses enhance their visibility or expand. The Gloucester Revolving Loan Fund will operate as a separate entity in coordination with the Gloucester Main...
  • Rauner blames Quinn for DCFS child deaths

    Rauner blames Quinn for DCFS child deaths
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today said he blames Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of child-abuse victims whose families previously had contact with the state’s child-welfare agency. “Yes,” Rauner said when asked...
  • F&ME Completes Production on 'Breathe - Umphefumlo' (EXCLUSIVE)

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- With productions spread around much of the globe, and an enduring focus of social issues, Film and Music Ent. (F&ME), the London-based production company set up 15 years ago by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, has concluded production in Cape...