One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home. And some companies are using the bikes to deliver beer kegs or pick up recycling.
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One year ago, the head of the AFL-CIO predicted Gov. Pat Quinn could not win re-election “without making peace with the unions.” Today, Quinn is hurtling into the crosshairs of public labor that is livid over new pension legislation signed into law last week. “This …
Stocks rose sharply after the government reported a fourth straight month of solid U.S. job gains, the latest encouraging sign for the economy. The strengthening job market focused investors on the nation’s improving economy instead of concerns about the Federal Reserve’s stimulus, snapping a five-day losing streak for stocks.
JOLIET — Will County Veterans Benefits Assistance and Laura Burke of USA Mortgage Financial Group are co-sponsoring four free seminars for veterans at the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission office, 128 Scott St. The seminars are: How to Build and Repair Your Credit, 1 p.m. …
Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
A New York judge has refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, saying a bankruptcy judge was right to reject the arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers.
Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a plan offering up to $1.7 billion in incentives over more than two decades if Boeing agrees to assemble a highly sought-after passenger plane in the St. Louis area.
California citrus growers expect to see minimal damage to the state orange crop after battling freezing temperatures for a second night but no major impact on the price of the fruit.
Friday deadline Lockport chamber: The monthly luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at The Public Landing, 200 W. 8th St. The Lockport Township High School Madrigal Choir will perform. Cost: $20. RSVP by Friday to (815) 838-3357 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday Romeoville chamber: The …
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power’s big drawbacks: The sun doesn’t always shine.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. says about 465,000 users of a prepaid cash card may have had their personal information hacked.
FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.
Boeing is the king of the skies when it comes to U.S. aircraft production, a role that looks especially enviable these days as more than a dozen states grovel before the throne for a chance to share in the riches of the next-generation 777 jetliner.
Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
The White House is pushing to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans. The argument is that if benefits don’t get renewed by the end of the month, more than a million people will lose the assistance — which will slow economic growth.