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States settle with Google, iHeartMedia over misleading ads

The settlement bars Google from making misrepresentations in endorsements of its products for 20 years. Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas and the Federal Trade Commission were part of the settlements.

States settle with Google, iHeartMedia over misleading ads
Business

FAA: Construction can start on new O'Hare terminals

Construction can begin on new passenger terminals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport following the completion of an environmental review, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

FAA: Construction can start on new O'Hare terminals
Illinois Business

Illinois voters approve collective bargaining amendment

With its passage, Illinois is prohibited from becoming a right-to-work state. All employees under union contracts can be required to pay union dues, regardless of political or religious affiliation.

Illinois voters approve collective bargaining amendment
Environment

Solar farms in 3 states cited for environmental violations

A statement by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency said, in each case, the alleged companies failed to take steps to control runoff water.

Solar farms in 3 states cited for environmental violations
Business

State attorneys general sue to block Albertsons' $4B payout

Earlier this week, a collection of Attorneys General from California, Illinois, and D.C. asked the parent companies of regional grocery chains Jewel-Osco and Mariano's to delay their merger until they can complete a review. Today, they're suing.

State attorneys general sue to block Albertsons' $4B payout
Illinois Business

Georgia judge nixes tax break for electric truck firm Rivian

Rivian, which also has a plant in Normal, Illinois, had hoped to break ground as early as this summer and begin production in 2024.

Georgia judge nixes tax break for electric truck firm Rivian
Illinois Business

Pritzker promises unemployment fund debt payoff by year end

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that the state's relatively low jobless rate will help him keep his promise to pay off coronavirus-era debt in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund by year's end.

Pritzker promises unemployment fund debt payoff by year end
Chicagoland News

2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot

Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in a Chicago suburb, opting to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million, lottery officials said Wednesday.

2 claim Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest US lottery jackpot
Business

State Farm, Mississippi settle lawsuit over Katrina payments

Mississippi has quietly settled its lawsuit against Illinois-based State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for allegedly minimizing its Hurricane Katrina payments to policyholders, leaving the state to compensate homeowners.

State Farm, Mississippi settle lawsuit over Katrina payments
Business

Walmart seeks to dismiss lawsuit by FTC over money transfers

In a 41-page document, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Walmart laid out a number of what it called legally flawed claims, including that the agency lacked “constitutionally valid authority to sue for money or injunctive relief.”

Walmart seeks to dismiss lawsuit by FTC over money transfers