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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker allows mobile sports betting registration until COVID-19 crisis ends

Casinos in many states across the country are opening up under strict health and safety guidelines. However, as Illinois casinos remain closed due to deadly COVID-19 crisis, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an order late Thursday to allow sports betting enthusiasts to register for mobile accounts... read more

Illinois General Assembly amends Chicago Casino Tax Structure

Pushing the long-awaited Chicago casino project closer to reality, members of the Illinois General Assembly amended casino tax structure for the city after state lawmakers agreed to trim down its tax responsibilities.

The Windy City businesses have been under lockdown since mid of March... read more

Lake County fire continues to spread fast

An aggressive, fast-spreading wildfire in Northern California has destroyed at least two building and forced more than 500 people to flee to safer places, a Cal Fire spokesperson confirmed in a newly released statement.

Hundreds of firefighters from Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties have... read more

A novel research unveiled that the trap-jaw ant is quite famous for super-strong mandibles. It has the ability to kill its prey, handle eggs and protect its nests from the intruders.

Now, the researchers have come to know that these ants help the tropical ants from predators and... read more

Caterpillar reports better-than-expected Quarterly Profit

Quarterly profit for Caterpillar Inc has turned out to be better than expected. The company reported on Thursday that lower sales didn’t have much impact on the quarterly profit as the margins remained strong. However, the outlook for the rest of the year is not very promising. The outlook was... read more

Heinz and Kraft Foods merger to create third largest food company in North America

H. J. Heinz and Kraft Foods have agreed to $46 billion deal to merge operations, creating the third-largest food company in North America. Kraft shareholders will hold 49 percent stake in Kraft Heinz Co. After the deal was announced Kraft stock jumped by 36 percent to close at $83.17. Kraft... read more

Aaron Schock Faces FBI Investigation

The FBI and the federal prosecutors in Illinois are investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock broke the law while accounting for campaign expenses. As per sources familiar with the issue, Schock has recently also announced plans about his resignation. His resignation news came amid controversy... read more

Gain Insight into as to how Beavers have Super Strong Teeth

Researchers have explained what makes teeth of beavers stronger than any other animal. The research team discovered that the chemical structure of their chompers have decay-fighting iron.

Enamel of beavers consists of enough iron to make it harder and more resistant to acid damage than... read more

America’s Oldest Man Passes away at 110 on Tuesday

The oldest man in the country, residing in northern Illinois Rockford passed away on Tuesday. The Sweden-born man, Conrad Johnson died at 110 years and 338 days.

Robert Young, Senior Database Administrator for the national Gerontology Research Group, mentioned that Johnson was the oldest... read more

3D Printed Model could treat Heart Patients in Better Way

A new study found that an experimental 3D printed model of the heart could assist doctors in treating patients born with complicated heart disorders. The model could be a better alternative to treat heart patients, according to scientists.

Director of the Congenital Heart Disease MRI... read more

Virgin Atlantic Partners with Gogo for In-Flight Internet

British Airline Virgin Atlantic will provide high-speed internet connectivity on its flights. According to Virgin Atlantic, the company has partnered with Gogo, a provider of an in-flight broadband Internet service, to offer in-flight connectivity. With the deal, Virgin Atlantic has become Gogo'... read more

United to award miles based on ticket price, rather than distance

United Continental Holdings Inc., the second-biggest airline by traffic, has announced its decision to award its MileagePlus program customers with miles based on the price of tickets, rather than the distance they fly.

The announcement points to the shift in United Airlines' loyalty... read more

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