Disability Advocates Call For Change To Caregiver Overtime Law

People withdisabilities in Illinois said a recent change in state law is endangering their lives. The law limits their home-caregivers to working 45 hours a week, but they saythat’s not nearly enough.

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AAA Reports Illinois Gas Prices Higher Than Last Year

Illinois gas prices are higher than this time last year. Statewide prices are at an average of $2.82 per gallon. This is down from last month, but about 30 cents more expensive than October 2017. AAA spokesperson Beth Mosher says there are a number of economic factors involved. “This fall, Illinois saw a number of issues from local refineries, which pushed prices higher. Also, supply and demand have been affecting prices quite a bit this fall,” she said. AAA forecasters expect prices to fall...

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Sandra Day O'Connor Says She Has Dementia, Withdraws From Public Life

Updated at 2:13 p.m. ET Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," in an open letter that was released Tuesday. O'Connor, 88, is the first woman to serve on the high court and has remained active since retiring in 2006. She left the court to care for her husband, John, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Now, O'Connor says, her condition is forcing her to withdraw from public life. ...

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President Trump is campaigning hard with just two weeks to go until the midterm elections, and he's keeping the fact-checkers busy.

Never a stickler for the truth, Trump has introduced a number of fresh falsehoods during the wide-ranging monologues he's been offering to adoring crowds in packed arenas around the country.

Here's a look at some of the the president's latest false claims.

The U.S. intends to follow through on President Trump's threat to leave a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia. National Security Adviser John Bolton confirmed the plan Tuesday in Moscow, not long after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin in person about the decision.

  Caterpillar is reporting an 18-percent increase in 3rd quarter sales and revenue compared to the same time last year.

The company’s sales and revenue amounted to $13.5 billion. Profit per share for the third quarter is $2.88 which the company says is a quarterly record.

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby says the company’s global team continues to do excellent work focusing on customer success and executing its strategy for profitable growth.

Since the 2010 election, 24 states have implemented new restrictions on voting. Alabama now requires a photo ID to cast a ballot.

Illinois Organic Farmers Adapt

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ATLANTA, Ill. - Illinois farmers who grow local organic fruits and vegetables are adapting their business practices amid the changing market for organic produce.

 

Many small Illinois farmers relied on sales through community-supported agriculture programs, where community members pay for a weekly box of vegetables.

 

  Farmers say their CSA sales have decreased as competition changes. That includes large grocers offering organic produce and meal-kit startups gaining popularity.

 

A superior court judge in San Francisco has upheld a jury verdict against Bayer's Monsanto, maker of the weedkiller Roundup, but slashed the punitive damages by more than $200 million.

The jury had awarded $250 million in punitive damages and $39.25 million in compensatory damages to Dewayne Johnson, a groundskeeper and pest-control manager at a Northern California school district who contracted cancer.

A German court has sentenced a man to 12 1/2 years in prison on charges of attempted murder and attempted extortion for poisoning jars of baby food and leaving them on store shelves.

According to local media, the 54-year-old man was sentenced Monday at a state court in Ravensburg, located in southern Germany, over the scheme he confessed to last year.

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