April 8, 2021

Month: April 2021

Driver hospitalized after Lake County municipal truck crashes into business in Libertyville

A pickup truck owned by Lake County Government crashed into a business in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville Wednesday. | Photo: Max Weingardt.

A Lake County Facilities Operations employee was injured after crashing his work truck all the way into a car repair business in Libertyville Wednesday afternoon.

The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 12:17 p.m. Wednesday to the AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care, 1406 North Milwaukee Avenue.

Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze said officers received a call for a pickup truck that had driven into the business.

Officers arrived

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Amazon Is the Target of Small-Business Antitrust Campaign

WASHINGTON—Merchant groups are forming a national coalition to campaign for stricter antitrust laws, including measures they hope could force Amazon.com Inc. to spin off some of its business lines.

The effort is being launched Tuesday by trade groups that represent small hardware stores, office suppliers, booksellers, grocers and others, along with business groups from 12 cities, organizers say. Merchants plan to push their congressional representatives for stricter antitrust laws and tougher enforcement of existing ones.

The groups, which collectively represent thousands of businesses, want federal legislation that would prevent the owner of a dominant online marketplace from selling its own

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Officials: Oklahoma reaches $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance over earthquake claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Following devastating earthquakes in Oklahoma, state leaders say they have finally reached a settlement agreement with Farmers Insurance.

From 2010 through May of 2016, officials say only 19 percent of earthquake insurance claims in Oklahoma were paid.

In fact, many homeowners who suffered significant earthquake damage had their claims denied because the insurance companies deemed the damage as just settling.

Now, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready say they have reached a $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance for the company’s handling of earthquake claims.

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Personal finance experts encourage filing your federal taxes before extended deadline

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Despite the June 15 extension for Texans to file their federal income taxes, experts say you should still file as soon as possible.

“I’m of the mind that knowledge is power,” said Jeanette Pavini, “so if you are going to be getting money back, if you’re going to be having to owe a little bit more money, I think it’s better to know sooner than later.”

Pavini is a savings expert and author of the new book, The Joy of $avings.

She said most Americans will receive returns on their taxes this year and it’s

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Red Sox having ‘conversations’ about vaccines, but leaving it as personal choice

For instance, no more masks required in the bullpen and dugout. They can resume communal activities — playing video games, and cards in the clubhouse. They can dine indoors. Vaccinations also have competitive implications, as those who receive vaccines won’t automatically be subjected to contact tracing isolation should a member of the team test positive for COVID-19.

Manager Alex Cora said that he’ll get vaccinated, but reiterated it’s up to each member of the Red Sox to decide.

“There’s a lot of ongoing conversations about vaccinations, and obviously that’s something that the individual has to decide what he wants to

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How 20th-Century Black Business Leaders Envisioned a More Just Capitalism

In the early 20th century, the US saw what’s been called a golden age of Black business and of Black business thinkers, one that has been elided in traditional business history taught in classrooms and leadership trainings. In this highly segregated era, leaders like Charles Clinton Spaulding and Maggie Lena Walker created and ran successful regional, national, and international corporations that employed and served the Black community in unique ways. The authors, two business historians, describe these leaders and show the ways in which the theme of social support runs throughout their work. The authors argue that leaders in today’s

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