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County board association looks to increase share of income taxes Illinois owes local governments

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler | The Center Square The Illinois Association of County Board Members says it is time to amend the Illinois Income Tax Act and give back more to local governments. Until January 2011, 10% of total income tax......

Union faults BP’s proposals in local refinery negotiations

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An illuminated BP logo is seen at a petrol station in Chester-le-Street, Durham, Britain September 23, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers union (USW) on Friday said proposals by energy giant BP Plc would undermine its......

Real Sociedad’s secret? It’s all about staying local

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Real Sociedad lack the resources and the appeal to star players from around the world. Not to worry, though: they’ve got all the talent they need in Basque Country. Ricardo Larreina/Europa Press via Getty Images SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — It’s raining in San Sebastian. It’s nearly always raining here, or has......

Zac Taylor delivers game ball to local Cincinnati bar after playoff win (VIDEO)

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Bengals coach Zac Taylor is looking to start a new tradition in Cincinnati: deliver a game ball to fans around the city after every postseason win. He embarked on such a task on Saturday, after the Bengals defeated the Raiders 26–19 and recorded their first playoff win in 31 years.......

Bengals’ Taylor delivers a game ball to local bar

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CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor wanted to give a game ball to the city after the franchise won its first playoff game in 31 years. Taylor made sure he delivered that honor personally. On his way home from Saturday’s 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the third-year......

Businesses face conflicting state and local rules on vaccine mandates after SCOTUS ruling

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by......

Meet the Anti-Vax Doctor Who Just Won a Local Ohio School Board Race

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click to enlarge Source: Ohio Channel. Dr. Elizabeth Laffay testifies before the House State and Local Government Committee on March 9, 2021. She spoke in support of a bill limiting the health department’s ability to respond to COVID-19, declaring the “medical pandemic is now over.” For most the pandemic, Dr.......

Bad Birthday to Bezos: Rally at Local Whole Foods Denounces Amazon’s Union Busting

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click to enlarge Photo by Susan Schnur Demonstrators rally outside the Whole Foods in University Heights, (1/12/22). A small group of demonstrators rallied outside the Whole Foods in University Heights Wednesday afternoon to commemorate (sarcastically) the birthday of Amazon owner Jeff Bezos and to denounce the corporation’s union-busting activities as......

Local comedy club owner Mark Ridley recalls ‘big-hearted’ Bob Saget

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The first time Bob Saget performed at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, years before he found fame as America’s favorite single dad on “Full House,” owner Mark Ridley remembers how the lanky comic was a natural on stage.......

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Jury Trials On Pause Until February Due to Local Covid Surge

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click to enlarge Cuyahoga County Justice Center. Photo by Tim Evanson/FlickrCC Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judges yesterday voted to postpone all jury trials until at least Feb. 4 due to surging Covid cases in the region. “We took this proactive step for the safety of the public, our staff,......

Bypass Global Supply Chains and Support Local Manufacturers – Business

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(NewsUSA) – The delays and confusion caused when a 200,000-ton cargo ship got stuck in the Suez Canal sent ripples through the U.S. economy and led many people to explore alternatives to the global supply chain, which is also susceptible to other forces ranging from weather to cyberattacks. Although global......

Key local election officials in battleground states still face threats over a year after 2020 election

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The year after a presidential election is normally slow for Claire Woodall-Vogg, the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission. There are local elections to administer, but the quieter schedule gives her a chance to start planning for the......

Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner Urges Against New Year’s Eve Gatherings as Local Covid Numbers Spike

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click to enlarge Courtesy University Hospitals University Hospitals has recently seen a record number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner Terry Allan yesterday urged local residents, especially the 500,000 unvaccinated ones, to avoid large New Year’s Eve gatherings and parties as Cuyahoga County’s Covid numbers continue to spike.......

Guyana approves wealth fund, local content rules for expected oil boom

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Dec 30 (Reuters) – Guyana’s parliament on Wednesday approved local content rules for oil producers and a sovereign wealth fund to oversee the South American nation’s earnings from a budding oil bonanza. International oil producers have discovered 10 billion barrels of oil and gas that promise to transform Guyana’s agricultural......

China’s local COVID case count driven to 21-month high by Xian outbreak

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Workers in protective suits stand at an entrance to a university’s residential area under lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Xian, Shaanxi province, China December 20, 2021. Picture taken December 20, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Dec 26......

Local Rapper GameboyJones Has Become a TikTok Sensation

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click to enlarge Courtesy of GameBoy Jones. TikTok sensation/nerdcore rapper GameBoy Jones. Locally based rapper GameboyJones (also known as Austin IRL), a guy who grew up singing in his grade school and high school choirs, started making a name for himself when he entered rap contests such as Team Backpack......

Tesla’s German Gigafactory faces local hurdles as it nears completion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks on as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. Michele Tantussi | Reuters Electric carmaker Tesla is clearing the final hurdles to get......

Josh Mandel Calls Cleveland Drag Queen Story Hour “Child Abuse,” Local Drag Queen Claps Back

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click to enlarge Courtesy photo Cleveland drag queen story hour at Near West Theatre In a tweet on Wednesday, U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel took aim at a Cleveland Drag Queen Story Hour event calling it “child abuse” and threatening that it “must be stopped.” Near West Theatre in Cleveland......

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