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  • Safety recall on portable bed rails for adults

    Safety recall on portable bed rails for adults
    About 113,000 portable bed rails for adults are being voluntarily recalled because they pose a risk of entrapment and strangulation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today. The handles, sold nationwide through 2007 by Bed Handles Inc.,...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains
    After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains. Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
  • AAA Forecasts Increase in Memorial Day Weekend Traffic

     
    After a brutal winter for most of the country, motorists are planning to hit the road in droves this Memorial Day weekend. AAA is reporting that around 31.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more this weekend, up from......
  • Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares

    Officials will decide today whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares
    Capping months of debate over the effect of higher costs on low-income riders, Los Angeles County transportation officials will decide Thursday whether to raise Metro bus and rail fares in September and two more times over the next eight years. Los...
  • Chicago-area home sales down 10% in April as inventory remains tight

    Chicago-area home sales down 10% in April as inventory remains tight
    More Chicago-area homes came on the market in April than in any month during the past four years, a good sign for buyers stymied by a lack of inventory during their home search this spring. Still, the number of available homes listed through the local...
  • Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year

    Travelers using LAX this summer projected to be up 4% from last year
    Citing an improving economy and growing demand for foreign travel, the operator of Los Angeles International Airport is predicting a substantial increase in passengers in the months ahead compared with last year. Officials for Los Angeles World Airports...
  • Auto sales zoom up 11.4% in May, on track for best year since 2006

    Automakers logged one of the best sales months since the Great Recession in May as buyers, lured by good weather and the Memorial Day weekend, streamed into dealerships. Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in May, up 11.4% from the same month a...
  • Raises approved for D214 teachers

    Raises approved for D214 teachers
    Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises. The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
  • Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?

    Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?
    One of Illinois' most successful high school districts is in the midst of a power struggle: teachers vs. the school board. Teachers at Hinsdale Township High School District 86, which includes Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central high schools, voted to...
  • Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent

    Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200’s superintendent will be leaving to head another local school district. Brian Harris has been named as superintendent of Barrington District 220, according to a press release issued Thursday...