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Orphans of the Storm to unveil cat wing

The stainless steel sink is all that remains — they actually threw everything else out. Orphans of the Storm, one of the Chicago area’s leading animal shelters, is nearly finished with the renovation of its cat wing.


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Tuesday, April 29: Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce: Multi-Chamber Mixer from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, 316 Center Drive, Vernon Hills.

9 Money myths exposed: What is the truth?


ASK CARRIE: Dear Readers: According to a January 2014 Schwab Money Myths survey, no matter how savvy we think we are, there are still a lot of financial misconceptions floating around out there.

Vernon Hills to help point out hidden businesses


Vernon Hills wants to help businesses that are blocked by trees or neighboring companies. Trustees recently approved the purchase and installation of four, 16-foot tall signs that can hold nameplates with arrows pointing to where a business is located.

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise


Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors reacted to another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.

Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings up 18.7 percent


Harley-Davidson’s first-quarter earnings rose 18.7 percent as motorcycle sales grew worldwide and efficiency efforts took hold. The Milwaukee company says global sales of new motorcycles grew 5.8 percent in the quarter as buyers responded to its new models.

General Motors seeks more protection from suits

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.

Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks


Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday. Stocks are rebounding from a slump earlier this month when investors dumped high-flying biotechnology and Internet stocks.

Lake Forest gets two Zipcars, city’s first


Need a car for a quick errand or the day? Two Zipcars are now available starting this week in Lake Forest — provided you’re at least 21 years old. The Mazda 3, called “Fresh,” and Jeep Compass, named “Colcord,” are located near the East Lake Forest train station in the in the southeast corner of the parking lot just north of Deerpath.

HealthReach joins with Erie Family to expand services


Erie Family Health Center, a provider of high quality health services to underserved communities, will open two new, state-of-the-art health centers in Lake County.

UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Tennessee.

Buffalo Grove grad now brews Lagunitas in Chicago


OVER THE BARREL: The aroma of boiled hops and malted grain paired with the humming of bottling lines Friday morning marked Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s official entrance into the Chicago craft beer scene.

Stocks log longest winning streak in six months


The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.

Documents detail another delayed GM recall


General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

Oscar Mayer wieners recalled over cheese

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese …

American can’t end retiree benefits yet


A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees.