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How much would you give for 50,000 jobs? Amazon wants to know

How much would you give for 50,000 jobs? Amazon wants to know

By Casey Bischel | Belleville News-Democrat

September 22, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Just about every governor, mayor and county executive is assembling a plan to attract Amazon, which intends to invest $5 billion and employ 50,000 workers at the new site.

SIUE offers free semester for information about racial slur left on student’s door

SIUE offers free semester for information about racial slur left on student’s door

By Wire and staff reports

September 21, 2017


Filed under State

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering a free semester of tuition and fees in exchange for tips that lead to the arrest of whoever wrote a racist note that was left on the door of a student's on-campus apartment, university spokesperson Doug McIlhagga said. Campus police are also investigating...

Chicago-area mechanics are back to work after new contract ends almost 7-week strike

Chicago-area mechanics are back to work after new contract ends almost 7-week strike

September 18, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Mechanics at Chicago-area auto dealerships will be back at work Monday morning after approving a four-year contract Sunday and ending a strike that was about to begin its eighth week. The walkout, which started Aug. 1, involved nearly 2,000 mechanics at almost 140 new-car dealerships throughout the...

In world of citizen science, amateurs and enthusiasts make real contributions

In world of citizen science, amateurs and enthusiasts make real contributions

By Grace Wong | Chicago Tribune

September 13, 2017


Filed under State

The ease with which people can learn about opportunities and share data through the internet and has expanded the possibilities of citizen science.

5.4 million Illinois residents affected by massive Equifax data breach

5.4 million Illinois residents affected by massive Equifax data breach

By Gail MarksJarvis and Becky Yerak | Chicago Tribune

September 11, 2017


Filed under State

Equifax blamed Irma for longer wait times at its call centers in the wake of the breach, which affected 143 million customers nationwide.

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