llinois company helps create Pete Rose statue

  LAKEWOOD, Ill. (AP) — The idea when sculptors immortalize athletic heroes is to capture them in their element. Michael Jordan soars through the air outside the United Center, legs spread in the Jumpman pose popularized by Nike, about ready to posterize another unfortunate opponent. Hank Aaron stands outside SunTrust Park in Atlanta, eyes fixed […]

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Craft brewers compete to create Illinois bicentennial brew

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Fair is giving visitors something to wash down all that funnel cake: Craft beer. Craft brewers from all over the state will take part in the competition Aug. 11-13 at the state fair in Springfield. At least 18 craft beer makers are expected to compete. They’ll showcase one […]

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How local farms and restaurants work together

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Local restaurateurs and farmers are working together to provide customers with food from farms they drive past on a regular basis. As consumer tastes shift, evidence of the changes are apparent at many local eateries, including Bella’s Short Stacks in Algonquin and Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, among […]

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Tax breaks for Foxconn plant considered in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of a planned $10 billion electronics factory that could bring 13,000 jobs in the largest economic development project in Wisconsin history called it a once-a-generation opportunity during a public hearing Thursday, while critics said the state was being held for ransom. State lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a $3 […]

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Owner of Wisconsin brewery sues 2 large brewing companies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian company that owns a brewery in southern Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging antitrust violations by two of the world’s largest brewing companies. Mountain Crest says in the suit filed Tuesday that AB InBev of Belgium and Molson Coors Brewing Co. in Denver had an arrangement with the […]

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Public hearing on Wisconsin $3B Foxconn tax break bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The public is getting a chance to tell Wisconsin lawmakers what they think of a $3 billion tax incentive package that’s part of an agreement struck with electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group. A Wisconsin state Assembly committee scheduled a hearing on the proposal Thursday. The Taiwanese-based Foxconn has pledged to invest […]

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Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

By the Associated Press Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep working. The U.S. government […]

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Foxconn steers clear of Trump’s $30 billion investment claim

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group is not saying whether it plans to invest $30 billion in the United States, as President Donald Trump claimed he was told by the company’s leader “off the record.” Trump announced to a group of small business leaders at the White House on Tuesday that Foxconn CEO Terry […]

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Chicago officials take 17 party bus companies off the road

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are taking 17 party bus companies off the road after months of complaints about public drunkenness, shooting incidents and even gang activity. On Monday, city officials announced they’d issued cease and desist orders to the companies after finding they had not followed strict requirements the City Council put in place […]

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Many Wisconsin farmers are seeking retirement advice

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin agency said it’s never too early for farmers who are considering retirement to start putting together a plan for their farm’s future. The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection’s Wisconsin Farm Center gives farmers free advice, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . The center takes about 2,000 calls annually, […]

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