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Postal worker holdup leads to muscle car theft ring arrests

One of the men admitted to the FBI that he and another associate had been in contact through Instagram with people in the Detroit area to get stolen vehicles, and that they would then "sell to buyers in other areas, including Chicago and Indianapolis,” the complaint said.

Postal worker holdup leads to muscle car theft ring arrests
MLB

Yankees star Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris' AL record

Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ AL record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard.

Yankees star Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris' AL record
Crime

Defendant to represent himself in Wisconsin parade trial

Brooks plowed through Waukesha's Christmas parade in his Ford Escape last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, prosecutors allege. His trial opens Monday with jury selection and is expected to last at least a month.

Defendant to represent himself in Wisconsin parade trial
Business

Commuters dodge headaches as freight-rail strike averted

A deal reached Thursday between freight rail companies and their workers has ensured that commuter rail systems that also would have been affected can serve customers unimpeded.

Commuters dodge headaches as freight-rail strike averted
Business

Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

The Association of American Railroads trade group estimates that a strike would cost the economy $2 billion a day. The Business Roundtable says a strike would be an “economic catastrophe.”

Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses
Agriculture

US asks farmers: Can you plant 2 crops instead of 1?

Illinois and midwestern farmers are being asked to do more by the federal government to meet international demand.

US asks farmers: Can you plant 2 crops instead of 1?
Business

Fed official: New real-time payment system starts summer '23

In development for effectively a decade, Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard told a workshop in suburban Rosemont on Monday that she expects the FedNow system to launch between May and July next year.

Fed official: New real-time payment system starts summer '23
Crime

Chicago man found guilty in Minnesota road rage shooting

Jurors found Jamal Smith, 34, of Chicago, guilty of three counts in the July 2021 death of 56-year-old Jay Boughton, of Crystal, MN. Boughton was shot in the head as he drove his son home from a baseball game on Highway 169 in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth.

Chicago man found guilty in Minnesota road rage shooting
Business

Stocks drop deeper into bear market ahead of big Fed news

Investors are bracing for the Federal Reserve's announcement on Wednesday about how sharply it will raise interest rates. Earlier in the day, it wobbled between modest losses and gains after a couple big companies flexed financial strength with stronger profits and payouts to shareholders.

Stocks drop deeper into bear market ahead of big Fed news
Business

EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas

The fuel consumes more than 40% of the nation's corn supply, and ethanol and other biofuel production plants offer jobs in rural areas that have seen steady population declines over the decades.

EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas