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Drone shot of the (under construction) New Majestic Star Casino - Gary, Indiana (29th & Burr)

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Indiana Gaming Commission OKs sale of Gary's Majestic Star casinos to Spectacle Entertainment - nwitimes.com

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Removed comments/submissions for /u/LeftyHeftyOne

Hi LeftyHeftyOne, you're not shadowbanned, but 54 of your most recent 100 comments/submissions were removed. They may be removed automatically by spam filters and not necessarily by human moderators.
Comment (1pts) in aww, "Saw this majestic duo on the way to Houston, TX", (14 Jul 19):
You should probably get medical care for your dumbass eyesight.
The dog is clearly latched to his vest that's connected to the bike.
Comment (0pts) in pics, "What Pence's visit to a Texas detention center made me of...", (13 Jul 19):
You people are sick.
Comment (1pts) in baseball, "Why is the Canadian Anthem not sung at the All Star game?", (10 Jul 19):
You should re evaluate your life, if you are seriously worried if they played the Canadian Anthem at the ASG
Comment (1pts) in politics, "A firm donated $750,000 of fireworks to Trump's Fourth of...", (05 Jul 19):
REEEEEEEEEEEE
Comment (1pts) in politics, "AOC goes to war with Kellyanne Conway: ‘Actually do your...", (04 Jul 19):
But when AOC goes on Twitter to fight other people it's not stupid correct?
Comment (1pts) in ChoosingBeggars, "I got rejected badly. He still wanted dinner though", (29 Jun 19):
What him actually being straight forward is bad now?
You people can't make up your mind.
Comment (1pts) in MurderedByWords, "Taken to school.", (28 Jun 19):
She has bigger balls then that soyboy replying to her comment.
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Two Women Go Public to Say E. Jean Carroll Told Them About...", (28 Jun 19):
What about all the Democrats that are Rapists? Do they get a free pass because they have the same views as you?
And fuck you, my parents fled a war and a poor country and did it the LEGAL way to come...
Comment (0pts) in politics, "2020 Presidential Race - First Democratic Primary Debate,...", (27 Jun 19):
You are more likely to get killed by a ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, then dying in a school shooting...
Go ahead and downvote, we know Liberals don't like FACTS
Comment (1pts) in PoliticalHumor, "Receiving bailouts is only trashy if you're poor.", (26 Jun 19):
Farmers are helping society by growing food.. You do realize that?
And you'd bail someone out for making a dumb life decision, by going to college for their Liberal Arts Degree that they know will NO...
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Elizabeth Warren Wants to Replace Every Single Voting...", (26 Jun 19):
You forgot Voting IDs, so only Citizens of this Country can vote
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Donald Trump Swiftly Condemned Over ‘She’s Not My Type’...", (26 Jun 19):
Serial Sexual Assaulter? Do you have any proof or is this coming from your imaginary mind?
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Donald Trump Rape Accuser E. Jean Carroll Says She’s...", (25 Jun 19):
Same goes with Liberals, being a Trump supporter.
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Former Miss Indiana University alleges she was sexually...", (24 Jun 19):
Its not that they are liars,its the timing that's really weird.
Trump announces his 2020 re election bid, and now out of nowhere 2 women are saying that they got assaulted.
You don't find that weird...
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Concentration Camp...", (21 Jun 19):
People shouldn't come here ILLEGALLY.
You do realize that coming here ILLEGALLY is a crime?
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Concentration Camp...", (21 Jun 19):
You people are fucking idiots lol.
We don't have concentration camps here in the USA.
Comment (1pts) in politics, "#AnybodyButTrump2020 trends as Trump rolls out reelection...", (19 Jun 19):
Rofls.... Over 100k people at his rally tonight, Democrats Csnt get more than 1k people at their rallys.
Comment (1pts) in politics, "In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA", (01 Jun 19):
You people need to Uninstall Reddit and enjoy life, not Politics.
Ita depressing to see
Comment (1pts) in WhitePeopleTwitter, "Popeyes biscuit", (16 Apr 19):
Females are garbage these days, I love the ones that are fat as fuck and want a dude that's 6 foot 5
Comment (1pts) in worldnews, "Bad diets killing more people globally than tobacco, study...", (05 Apr 19):
Funny part youve got fat ass people crying about Anti Vax, while they feed their kids McDonald's..
I never understood the insane delusional people here in the USA
Comment (1pts) in gaming, "Got home from work late, took a shower and came downstairs...", (04 Apr 19):
My eyes are starting to hurt just from this picture
Comment (1pts) in CryptoCurrency, "The crypto space right now", (04 Apr 19):
Lol
Comment (1pts) in PublicFreakout, "lady freaks out when no one wants to bend over backwards...", (28 Mar 19):
Mentally ill Liberals for you
Comment (1pts) in PublicFreakout, "‘I am african you will never take my life’", (28 Mar 19):
You are delusional
Comment (1pts) in PublicFreakout, "Hitler hardcore tweaking on meth, like the Tiger tank he...", (28 Mar 19):
You can tell this shit is sped up, but yeah did they a shit ton of drugs
Comment (1pts) in PublicFreakout, "TRUMP ! TRUMP ! TRUMP ! Man make a ass out of him self at a...", (28 Mar 19):
Salt
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Megathread: AG Willam Barr releases his top line summary of...", (25 Mar 19):
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
NO COLLUSION HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Comment (-7pts) in BreakingTheSeal, "Resistance is futile", (23 Mar 19):
Too bad you are fat
Comment (1pts) in PublicFreakout, "Don't make assumptions.", (21 Mar 19):
This is the typical Liberal these days.
Comment (1pts) in CollegeBasketball, "[Game Thread] #10 Michigan @ #8 Michigan State (3:30 PM ET)", (18 Mar 19):
You salty
Comment (1pts) in CollegeBasketball, "[Game Thread] #10 Michigan @ #8 Michigan State (3:30 PM ET)", (18 Mar 19):
These refs aren't calling shit on UofM
Comment (1pts) in politics, "Megathread: Senate Passes Resolution Rejecting Trump's...", (15 Mar 19):
I'm confused, is this good or bad news for Trump supporters
Comment (1pts) in atheism, "36 mega churches in Alabama, but a casino ended up paying...", (11 Mar 19):
.... TDS?
You should seek help
Comment (1pts) in Tw
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In response to the Right Wing mass email: In the past 48 hours, these companies reported layoffs. I responded correctly to EACH claim with citations and links for reference. Please share if you enjoy the truth.

Westinghouse - 200
Total lie. They are laying off 50 people, not 200, and have been slowly closing their operations down since Sept. 11, 2011. So they announced the company will be closed by 2015 in 2011: http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/20755025/article-More-layoffs-announced-at-Anniston-weapons-incinerator?instance=1st_left
Research in Motion Ltd - 3,000
These layoffs were announced in June of 2012. Not because of the economy but because they create a product that has lost demand since other competitors have sold more goods: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/11/08/research-in-motion-cuts-jobs-at-irving-headquarters/
Lightyear Network Solutions - 15
These aren't layoffs...they are permanent in an effort to downsize a company that has been losing money for a long time. http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Company-lays-off-workers-in-Pikeville-177766221.html
Providence Journal - 23
This is a newspaper that has seen its circulation decline from 90,085 to 83,733 in a year's time. They have been regularly laying off employees like every other newspaper across the country as less Americans get their news from newspapers and choose to get it free from the Internet and television: http://www2.turnto10.com/business/2012/nov/08/providence-journal-announces-more-layoffs-ar-1233784/
Hawker Beechcraft - 410
This company declared bankruptcy last year and sold to a chinese company in July of 2011. This recent round of layoffs was 170 people and their business has been in decline since 2008. They make luxury private jets for rich people and I'm assuming the rich can only own a certain amount of private luxury jets at one time: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120802/us-hawker-beechcraft-layoffs/
Boeing 61,000
Boeing expanded it's business dramatically during the Iraq war with HUGE contracts with the defense department. As the war came to a close, they saw their business decline. I guess if you want constant war, Boeing would always be making billions from the government but this is their official statement: "Boeing said the changes were not a response to the threat of additional, across-the-board U.S. budget cuts due to take effect on January 2, or the outcome of U.S. elections, but represented another step in its continuing drive to "be more competitive while investing in technologies and people." So the company itself is deying it has anything to do with the presidential elections and that they layoffs were planned and expected: http://www.catholic.org/business/story.php?id=48428
CVPH Medical Center - 17
This hospital received $3.2 million dollars in federal grant money to keep their doors open but their expenses exceeded their revenues by more than $400,000. They simply don't know how to run a business apparently. http://www.cvph.org/news-and-events/news-detail.aspx?newsid=45
US Cellular - 980
This was the result of a sale of a company to a competitor. Sprint (cell phone company) purchased US Cellular to eliminate a competitor in a certain market. This was a planned sale that took place over the past month, it just happened to be announced on Wednesday. It takes longer than one day to sell a mult-million dollar company: http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2012/11/carriers-Sprint-Buys-US-Cellular-Midwest-Markets-for-480M/
Commerzbank - 6,000
This is the funniest one so far. This is a bank from Germany and Poland that has absolutely no connection to the U.S. or Obama In looking for official layoff reports, I found this statement from the bank from Nov. 8 where they announced they are investing $2 BILLION euros in their company. Sounds like growth to me. https://www.commerzbank.com/en/hauptnavigation/presse/pressemitteilungen/archiv1/2012/quartal_12_04/presse_archiv_detail_12_04_9794.html
Iberia - 7,000
This is the second funniest because it's an airline out of SPAIN that has no connections (or jobs) to the U.S. Spain's economy has been sinking harder that the U.S. since 2007. Absolutely no connection to America or Obama: http://www.theworld.org/2012/11/spains-iberia-airlines-announces-layoffs/
Momentive Performance Materials - 150
This is a TEMPORARY LAYOFF. All of these jobs will be reinstated in two weeks, as reported by the owner of the company here: http://www.tylerstarnews.com/page/content.detail/id/508789/Momentive-Inc--plans-temporary-layoffs-for-150.html?nav=5008
Brake Parts, LLC - 75
These layoffs were disclosed on Oct. 29. I'm afraid that was a full week BEFORE Obama's re-election. Absolutely no connection here: http://www.tylerstarnews.com/page/content.detail/id/508789/Momentive-Inc--plans-temporary-layoffs-for-150.html?nav=5008
Gameforge Berlin - 20
I'm not even looking this up. If people are stupid and desperate enough to blame Obama for the layoff of 20 people in Berlin, Germany, they are idiots. But then again, I wonder if they even realize that Berlin is in Germany and not in America. Probably not.
Vestas Wind Systems 1,700
Huge lie. First sentence in this story reports the layoffs to be 200 and not 1,700. Blatant lie there. It should be noted that this is a company from Denmark and not an American company. EDIT: I stand corrected on this as I found a quote from the article: The combined layoffs, plus some attrition and relocations, have reduced Vestas' Colorado workforce from 1,700 to 1,200 this year. So we can assume the total number of employees is 1,700 (the amount the email suggests was laid off) and that the numbers laid off amount to 500. http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_21754574
Husqvarna - 390
This is a company based in Sweden, again absolutely no connection to Obama or the U.S. In fact, the majority of those affected are in Sweden or where their products are made in Poland: http://www.appliancemagazine.com/news.php?article=1626614&zone=0&first=1
Ericsson - 14,000
This is another funny one. Ericsson is a Swedish company (like Husqvarna) and those layoffs are in Sweden. They are not 14,000, they are 1,550. Pretty big difference: http://www.i4u.com/2012/11/sony-ericsson/ericsson-swedens-job-announces-cuts
SRA International - 222
Another blatant lie. These layoffs were planned, (like another one) on October 29, 2012. A full week before Obama was re-elected. Here is all the info to prove that: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2012/11/06/sra-international-to-lay-off-222-in.html
PerkinElmer - 75
This company is moving operations overseas to save money on having to pay Americans a livable wage. The governor of MA tried to talk them into keeping the jobs in America but the company refused to discuss it with them before making the decision to outsource their jobs: http://articles.courant.com/2012-01-18/business/hc-perkinelmer-layoffs-20120118_1_transfer-jobs-perkinelmer-global-stage
Majestic Star Casino and Hotel - 80
THIS is a company trying to destroy their union. Their workers are in a union and their contract ran out Oct. 31st. The company has made more money this year than they did last year but they are still cutting jobs despite making more money. A quote from the union representative: “These out-of-state owners who control billions are coming to Indiana and taking away our jobs,” said Coleman. It is also worth mentioning that these layoffs were announced on Nov. 6th before the election was officially over and anyone knew who won.
http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/16200678-418/layoffs-hit-garys-majestic-star.html
Center for Hospice NY - 80
TOTAL LIE: This company is renovating its current location and these layoffs will occur NEXT YEAR and they will be TEMPORARY according to the person in charge: http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121106/CITYANDREGION/121109477/1002
Bristol-Myers - 500
Numbers are wrong. It's 470 and everyone agrees that this is the direct result of mismanagement under CEO Lamberto Andreotti...quote from the story: "nominee for worst chief executive of the year." http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/bristol-myers-slash-480-sales-related-jobs-nj/2012-11-06
Lower Bucks Hospital - 500
This is one of the biggest lies: THIRTY people were laid off. 30. Not 500. And the layoffs occurred on NOV.5, THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION. People who believe this stuff are idiots. Ironically, the CEO mentions in this article that they have 750 people on the payroll. Eliminating 500 of those seems kind of out of the question.
http://levittown.patch.com/articles/lower-bucks-hospital-lays-off-30-employees
Oce North America - 9
I couldn't find a single news article to back this up with any kind of facts at all. Enough said.
Corning United Blood Services Gulf - 150
Again, there is absolutely not a single news story to back this claim up anywhere. If it happened, there would be a press release. Right wing blogs are announcing this with NO reference or citation.
Atlantic Lottery Corporation - 16
This is a Canadian company and these layoffs were announced NOV. 5th, a DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labradostory/2012/11/05/nb-atlantic-lotto-layoffs.html
Welch Allyn - 10% of manufacturing work force
These layoffs were announce on September 10th, almost two full months before Obama was re-elected. These are going to take place over THE NEXT THREE YEARS in a restructuring effort: http://www.qmed.com/news/welch-allyn-initiates-global-restructuring-including-layoffs
Dana Holding - 12% of work force
This is a total lie as well. The company released a financial report on Oct. 29th, 2012 and only said they were considering layoffs with NO specific numbers mentioned. The only place I can find this is on rightwing blogs, again, with no citations or references to any specifics. The company's report on Oct. 29th announced NO layoffs. http://thurbersthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/10/dana-considering-layoffs-as-obamacare.html
Stryker - approx 5%
These were announced on June 25, 2012 and it's in response to trying to compensate for a new 2.3% tax on medical devices as part of the new health care act. I don't have to tell you how little 2.3% is and there is also no indiction that it would be 5% of it's employee force. The latest news says 'more than 100' positions would be laid off. http://www.massdevice.com/news/stryker-begin-new-york-layoffs-ahead-medical-device-tax-wall-street-beat
Boston Scientific - Unspecific (sic) amount
These were announced in AUGUST and were a direct result of a change in management and a new CEO. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/29/us-bostonscientific-layoffs-idUSBRE87S0Z120120829
Medtronic - 1,000
ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2012 as a result of the company restructuring plan. http://www.massdevice.com/news/layoffs-medtronic-cut-another-500-jobs-hopes-saving-125m-year
Smith & Nephew - 80
This company is based in LONDON and these job cuts in Memphis were announced in September. This is the only real story I could find about it: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/ArticleEmail.aspx?id=64753
Abbott Labs - 550
Announced on October 17th, about TWO SOLID WEEKS before Obama was re-elected. The facts hurt, I guess: Half of these workers being laid off are in EUROPE. Even though they are laying these people off, the overall amount of workers at Abbott Labs has grown due to additional acquisitions of other companies. Full story here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/abbott-labs-cuts-550-jobs-more-layoffs-planned-2012-10-17
Covidien - 600
This is funny. The company denies any reports of layoffs in May of this year, no real news of layoffs since then: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/mansfield/covidien-denies-layoffs-report/article_a55f54db-b925-5b86-b246-136f2178e487.html?mode=story
Kinetic Concepts - 300
This was announced on JULY 13th, 2012 as part of restructuring after a $6.3 billion dollar buyout in 2011. http://www.massdevice.com/news/report-kinetic-concepts-lays-300-more
St. Jude - 300
This was announced NOV. 2, FOUR DAYS before Obama was re-elected. I wonder if Romney would have won if these lunatics would be blaming Romney for the job losses that occurred 4 days before anyone knew who was going to be the next president: It should also be noted that the company blames poor sales of defibrillators and pacemakers, not on the economy. http://www.startribune.com/business/176871351.html?refer=y
Hill Rom - 200
This is ANOTHER company where the right wing blogs continue to report a layoff in these numbers (200) where there is absolutely no real news source or citation for this. Repeating something over and over doesn't make it true. Just look at Fox: They said Romney would be elected for the past month 1,000 times. Didn't make it so. I would put a source but since there is no source for this, I will leave it alone
Darden Restaurants - 3%
This is the company that owns Red Lobster and the Olive Garden. All they are doing is cutting back hours so they aren't forced to cover employees' medical insurance. Typical big business: Just like Walmart: Wring your workers out for all you can get, work them JUST under the amount of hours where they would be provided some kind of health care security. Just a shitty company more than anything else but no reflection of the election at all but more of an attack on the new healthcare law.
JANCOA - 350
Utter lies. Jancoa is a janitorial outfit in Cincinnati, OH whose owner testified against the new health care law in congress. Funny that this reports she is laying off 350 workers when the owner herself REPORTS THAT THE ENTIRE COMPANY EMPLOYS 320 PEOPLE. Absolutely no layoffs reported anywhere from this company as of Nov. 9, 2012. Maybe it's republicans' wishful thinking? http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2012/07/11/jancoa-ceo-mary-miller-testified-on.html
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Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jul. 4

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jul. 4 - Champ Jon led at every commercial break, and after Jacob took himself out of contention by missing both DDs in DJ, Jon finished well in a pop music category to put the game away with $19,600 going into FJ vs. $6,200 for Robert and $3,500 for Jacob.
DD1 - CASINO ROYALE - Gary, Indiana’s Majestic Star Casino has a royal view of this Great Lake (Jon won $600, picking the DD on the first selection as he did in the previous game and betting the same amount. He seemed a bit unprepared for it though, as he tried to ring in before responding and briefly forgot his phrasing.)
DD2 - LOOK AT THOSE CURVES - Most latitude & longitude lines curve on the gnomonic type of this, a way to map the round earth on a flat surface (Jacob lost $1,200)
DD3 - NEW WORDS... - The neurological condition prosopagnosia is often called this blindness for what isn’t recognized (Jacob lost $2,500)
FJ - CLASSIC CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - A 2016 biography of a children’s author is titled “In the Great Green Room”, a line from this classic book
Everyone missed FJ and Jon only dropped $400, winning with $19,200 for a three-day total of $64,300.
Triple Stumper of the day: Somehow, no one knew that a literary quote that included a reference to "Pip" came from "Great Expectations".
That's before our time: In "Red, White & Blue", the players couldn't identify legendary baseball announcer Red Barber. Later, they were also stumped on the recording star known in the early 60s for "I'm Sorry", Brenda Lee.
Correct Qs: DD1 - What is Michigan? DD2 - What is projection? DD3 - What is face blindness? FJ - What is "Goodnight Moon"?
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Not happy how the sequels are going? I've written a screen treatment for my own! (technically no spoilers)

Personally, I was very happy with The Last Jedi, but some people are very unhappy with it. Either way, a few years ago when work on The Force Awakens was announced, I wrote a brief screen treatment for my own version of Star Wars VII, and now I've decided to get it out, dust it off, and unveil it to /StarWars. It follows a different continuity, so don't expect to see much you've seen before. Anyways, here it is.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….
STAR WARS EPISODE VII THE FORCE DIVIDED
CLICK HERE FOR THE TITLE CRAWL
It is a peaceful and prosperous time. In the decades since the fall of the Empire, the NEW REPUBLIC has formed and spread across the Galaxy, promising peace to all. With the sinister Sith extinguished, a NEW JEDI ORDER, led by MASTER LUKE SKYWALKER, has arisen and built a new Jedi temple on Yavin. They aim to keep the peace and protect the Galaxy.
Not all is as well as it seems, however. The smuggler and war hero HAN SOLO has vanished, and GENERAL LEIA SKYWALKER has poured the New Republic’s resources into finding him and her son, to no avail. Even now, she has taken a REPUBLIC BATTLESHIP to his last known location, the DOSMERAN SYSTEM.
Meanwhile, in the OUTER RIM, an uprising is underway. VIOLENT REVOLUTIONARIES based on the planet Kyushu have begun a BLOODY REBELLION….
ACT ONE
On Kyushu, we see a mining village meant to provide the New Republic with spice. The village is in chaos as bombing run after bombing run is performed by unidentified ships. One of the village elders makes his way through the chaos and up a mountain towards a radio tower overlooking the town.
The village elder enters the radio station. Grabbing a microphone, he begins frantically calling for help, announcing that the village is under attack. Suddenly, power is cut to the building. Everything goes dark. The elder watches in horror as a shuttle lands outside, and a cloaked militaristic figure exits, followed by several similarly dressed guards wielding blasters. The figure enters the building, wearing a mask over its face, sees the elder, and in a distorted voice announces “This one is calling for backup! Take him away!”
As the elder is seized by two guards, he spits at the masked figure and says “It won't work, your little revolution! Democracy will win in the end!” The masked figure ignores him, so he spits in its face again. This time, it pauses and stares at him. Immediately, he looks panicked. As he gasps for air and clutches at his throat, his face turns blue. Finally, he collapses, and the two guards turn over his lifeless body. As the three militants leave the radio station, two other troops come out with flamethrowers and torch it. As the shuttle ascends it flies over the rest of the town, which has been thoroughly torched.
Back on Yavin, Luke Skywalker is training a bunch of younglings with practice lightsabers. Suddenly, he senses a disturbance in the Force. Sitting down, he is approached by a youngling, who he tells that class is finished for today. As he sits, his Com beeps. Opening it, he is connected with a hologram of General Leia Skywalker .
“Did you sense it, too?” he asks
“I'm afraid so.”
“It's been more frequent. These are difficult times. Get home soon, and may the force be with you.”
“And with you.” Millions of light years away, Leia closes her com. She is on a frigate, the Majestic, in hyperspace surrounded by four unarmored guards.
Meanwhile, on the middle-rim planet Dosmeran, we see a bustling casino. In its shadow lies endless slums, just as primitive and dark as the casino is shimmering and futuristic and bright. Amongst these slums, we find a tavern, Rask’s Cantina, and inside, the legendary smuggler Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca are anxiously awaiting someone’s arrival. The door opens, and the cantina goes silent as a large man dressed in red enters and sits. This is Edan, leader of a competing pirate gang. He sits across from Chewbacca and Han and stares at them in silence. Finally, after some time he asks “Well?”
“Look, Mr. Edan, I’m sorry about your fleet. We can pay double what it’s worth when…”
Edan cuts him off “Ha! That fleet was the finest bunch of pirates this side of Hosnian, and the ships they piloted were priceless, pillaged from the Empire itself! No amount of money could replace that!”
“Then ships. We’ll get you ships.” Chewie growls in agreement.
Edan stands over the table and grabs Han by his shirt, pulling him close. “You better get me ships. Or else somebody…” He pulls back slightly to reveal a blaster aimed at Han’s throat. “...Is gonna lose their daddy.”
Chewbacca roars and pulls Edan away, who fires a shot at Han but misses. It explodes on the ceiling. The barkeep stands up and begins shouting, then produces a blaster of his own and fires at Han. Chewbacca ducks, then re-emerges with his bowcaster and begins firing suppressing fire at the barkeep. At this point, the entire cantina erupts into gunfire as an all-out brawl begins. Han and Chewbacca try to slip away, but Edan follows. Han turns around and shoots Edan in the chest and he collapses. Han makes some cool quip, like “So much for repaying you”, but much cooler, and he and Chewbacca retreat out the back door. In the distance, we can see a New Republic assault lander descending on the tavern as the pair slips away into the streets towards the Falcon. The New Republic troops open fire on the tavern at large, reducing the building to rubble and presumably killing everyone inside.
As the pair boards the Millennium Falcon, Huxley, the son of Han and Leia, powers on the ship. “Ready for departure, Captain!” He announces, to which Han congratulates him. The pair pulls off, but soon finds six Republic X-Wing Fighters chasing them down. They fend off the X-Wings, destroying one or two of them, and protect themselves long enough to make the jump to hyperspace.
~~~~~
Aboard the Majestic, General Leia Skywalker sits meditating. In one hand is a pendant, containing a shard of kyber crystal, which she clutches delicately. In the other hand, held equally delicately, is a cup of tea. As the Majestic leaves hyperspace, it shudders, and her tea spills slightly. This breaks her meditation, and she goes to the bridge.
On the bridge, her first mate Ualan Fan announces that they are approaching Dosmeran. He also mentions that he’s been monitoring local law enforcement transmissions, and that six Republic fighters were scrambled to pursue a suspect who matched Han’s description. She inquires whether he had a boy with him, but Fan does not know.
Leia, Fan, and her four armed guards park the Majestic in Dosmeran's orbit and descend in a lander. When they land, Fan advises Leia that she is probably not a welcome presence on the planet, and that she should watch her back. She agrees, and decides to use a piece of cloth to veil her face. Nobody is in Republic uniform.
The six arrive at Rask’s and find the place crawling with both local law enforcement and Republic troops. Leia unveils her face and identifies herself, and the Republic troops snap to attention. From out of the building comes a Republic Captain, who identifies himself as Captain Reed, and he explains to her what happened. Fan points out that it sounds like Solo, and Leia agrees. They survey the building. Republic troops work to contain the blaze from the blaster fire, while corpses litter the floor. Leia points to the bar, where Rask himself lays partially exploded and burnt behind the destroyed bar. “It would take a wookie bowcaster to pack that kind of punch.” She turns back to Cpt. Reed and asks where the perps went. Reed explains that, after the attack, the fugitives boarded an old freighter and held off six X-Wings, downing two, before making the jump to hyperspace. They managed to track their direction, but couldn’t plot an exact location, but they appeared to be near the Endor system.
~~~~~
Back on Yavin 4, Luke sits eating in his chamber. His communicator buzzes, and a hologram of General Leia appears. She informs Luke that they’ve tracked down Solo and requests that he meet them on Endor. Luke readies two of his most promising padawans, Asher and Jayde, as well as the droids R2D2 and C3PO, and they board Luke’s personal cruiser, the Starkiller, and makes the jump to hyperspace towards Endor.
~~~~~
On Dosmeran, we see the burnt out cantina again. Republic troops are beginning to carry away the corpses for burial. Suddenly, the masked figure appears again. Surprised, Captain Reed greets it as “General”. The General says that he is not pleased with the reports he is receiving from the investigation, and has decided to check himself. Captain Reed says that many of the corpses have already been buried, but the General insists on discovering whether or not a BlasTech DL-44 blaster was used. Captain Reed says there’s no way to know for certain, but the blast marks were consistent with the DL-44, to which the General force-chokes him and drags him towards his face. With Captain Reed inches from the General’s mask we see vapor form and hit him in the face as the General demands he finds out. The General then turns to leave, and only once he’s completely off-screen does Captain Reed drop to the ground massaging his neck.
~~~~~
In orbit above Endor, the crew of the Millenium Falcon are making repairs. Huxley Skywalker-Solo dons a space suit and goes EVA to repair the blaster damage to the ship, and he remarks how much he wishes they had an AstroMech droid to do this for him. Han insists that he used to do this kind of thing all the time, to which Chewbacca growls something. Han covers his com and whispers to Chewbacca “I know I didn’t, but someone did.” A thumping sound is heard as the Majestic comes out of hyperspace, and Chewbacca and Han begin to panic that they successfully followed him. With Huxley still on EVA and holding on by a tether, they begin landing maneuvers on Endor. Huxley must get into the Falcon before they enter the atmosphere.
As the Falcon descends on Endor, we realize that it’s no longer the moon we remembered. The explosion of the second Death Star several decades ago has left much of the world charred, and it has developed large icy poles. Dead trees litter the surface, and a large debris field where the Death Star crashed into the moon almost gives the moon itself the appearance of the Death Star II. As the crew lands, the once lush rainforests lay dead and frozen, and thick grey snow blankets the ground. The crew lays silently in the Falcon as Han tracks the Majestic. Leia’s ship comes very close to discovering them, and pretty much flies right over them, but the grey ship blends in well with the grey snow, and the Majestic passes over, landing a few miles west of their position. Huxley doesn’t know what to do, and Han suggests making a run for it, but Chewbacca says they should wait it out.
Above Endor, a third ship arrives from hyperspace. The Starkiller, piloted by Luke Skywalker, descends into the atmosphere and lands alongside the Majestic. Luke, Asher, and Jayde disembark, leaving the droids to watch the ship. They walk over to the Majestic and board.
On board the Republic ship, they are greeted by Ualan Fan, who tells them that General Leia is getting ready and will greet them shortly, and they are welcome to wait for her on board to avoid the frigid temperature outside. Jayde hears a whisper, and asks if anyone else hears it. Seconds later, Asher hears the whisper, and the two go to investigate. They make it no further than a few feet down the hallway to a locked door when they hear a door open behind them. Back in the main room, the two Skywalkers are reunited, and Luke calls for the padawans to meet his sister.
Leia tells Luke that they’ve tracked the Falcon to this specific region of Endor, and that she can feel her son’s presence very nearby. They bundle up and head out into the dead forest to find him.
~~~~~
ACT TWO
~~~~~
At the Falcon, Huxley has ventured back outside to complete his repairs. Chewbacca has gone with him for protection. Huxley confides in Chewbacca that sometimes he questions his father’s authority, and that he misses his mom. Chewbacca parrots what Han has been telling him, that it’s for the best and his mother has no time for him. They work on the repairs. Suddenly, a blaster bolt explodes against the Falcon, and Chewbacca lets loose a bowcaster bolt into the darkness. The two try to make their way to the door, where Han appears and reaches for his blaster, only for it to not be there Indiana Jones-style. Huxley lifts his father’s blaster from his own belt and fires into the darkness, hearing a screech as his mark hits. A small bear-like creature runs out wielding a club, and Chewbacca hits it with his bowcaster. Horrified, the trio re-enter the Falcon and close it up. As blaster fire thuds against the outside of the ship, they turn on floodlights and reveal that they are surrounded by murderous ewoks, bearing old Stormtrooper arms left over from the Imperial Shield Base that was on the moon during the Civil War. Some are even wearing pieces of stormtrooper armor. Han fires up the ship’s blaster and uses the turret to kill several ewoks, scaring the rest away.
~~~~~
A few miles away, Luke pauses at the sound of blaster fire. After a beat, the others hear it too, and they head towards it. Soon, they hear noise in the snow ahead of them. They hide as an army of stormtrooper-clad ewoks rush by screaming and retreating. One drops a blaster, which Leia identifies as Civil War era Stormtrooper tech. Luke points out that they might have to be afraid of what the ewoks were running from more than the ewoks themselves. They proceed with caution, with Asher wielding the extra blaster.
Presently, they come across the clearing that is lit up by the Falcon, which sits in the middle of it. Han and Chewbacca are out repairing the exterior of the ship. Leia stands and calls out to Han, demanding he return her son. Han insists that her son is safe, but he doesn’t want to see her. He says that her New Republic is everything they fought to destroy in the Empire, and that he’d rather have his son grow up as a smuggler like him than spread injustice throughout the Galaxy. Leia insists he’s exaggerating, and plays stupid when Han mentions things like the massacres at Dosmeran and Kyushu. He insists that they fought for freedom, but she’s let the New Republic slip into the same trap.
At this point, Luke steps in and demand that Han at least give them audience. Han asks why he would want to see Luke, to which Luke responds “I saved your life, Han. At least give me this.” Han hesitates for a minute, but Huxley appears and opens fire on his mom and uncle with his father’s blaster. Leia is hit and collapses in the snow. Luke tries to pick her up, but she insists that it’s too late and he should escape while he can. Luke, Jayde, and Asher retreat into the forest, leaving Leia bleeding out in the snow.
~~~~~
Aboard the Millennium Falcon, Han confronts Huxley, asking him what the hell he just did. They argue over whether it was right to shoot Leia, and Huxley raises his hand in anger and punches Han, who stumbles backwards and falls into his seat, nose crooked and bleeding. Han glares at Huxley for a minute, before muttering “I should’ve left you to rot with your mother” and stumbling back into his quarters on the ship. Huxley sits down and thinks about what he did. He reaches into his jacket and pulls out his father’s blaster, setting it on the table. He then searches through his trunks in his personal bedchambers until he produces his own lightsaber. He ignites it, staring at the blue blade.
~~~~~
Above Endor, another ship comes out of hyperspace. It is the Avenger, a New Republic Destroyer. Around it, several other New Republic battleships appear. A lander descends down towards the planet.
Leia’s body lays in the snow near the Falcon. Silently, two New Republic soldiers appear over her crumpled form and signal over the rest of their platoon. The soldiers pick Leia up and carry her back towards their lander. She’s alive, but just barely.
~~~~~
Huddled in a nearby cave, Asher and Jayde try to comfort Luke about the loss of his sister, but he insists that he can still feel her, that she’s still alive. More importantly, he now knows that his nephew is still alive, and needs his help. Luke reveals to Asher and Jayde that Huxley was a student of his who showed great promise, but was barely trained when he stole a lightsaber and ran off with Han. He explains that, as an untrained Jedi, Huxley poses a great threat, and that he’ll have to be dealt with safely but non-lethally, as he also still has great promise and should be spared.
The sound of a spaceship cracks through the night, and Asher says he hopes they’re friendly. Something else howls in the darkness, and you can faintly hear the cries of an ewok war party somewhere.
~~~~~
On board the Avenger, the General stands before Mon Mothma, who is like 70 at this point. She inquires about General Skywalker, and the General assures her that she was recovered and is being given medical treatment. She is expected to survive. The General tells Mothma that technically the encounter on Endor was an attempt on a Republic official’s life, and that it cannot be tolerated. Mothma sighs, and then gives the General full permission to begin a military strike against Han Solo and capture him and the boy dead or alive.
~~~~~
In the cave, Luke and Jayde are asleep. Asher is standing watch, and beginning to drift off, when he hears the whispering again. He snaps awake and silently walks past the other sleeping Jedi and into the depths of the cave. Igniting his blue lightsaber to light his way, he follows the whispering deeper into the cave, until he sees that it’s coming through a gap too small to walk through. He turns off his lightsaber and gets on his hands and knees.
Crawling through the gap, Asher finds himself in the Majestic. The lights are off initially, but as he stands up red running lights turn on in the hallway, guiding him towards the doorway to Leia’s chambers. The whispering beckons him on. As he creeps through the silent spaceship, the whispering intensifies, until he is standing before the doorway. He presses a button, and the door opens into Leia’s chamber, which is also bathed in red. It looks as if it has been ransacked, with clothes scattered here and there. On the bed are several outfits, including a mask that is identical to that of The General. Asher is oblivious to the connotation, but the audience should start to realize it. The whisper intensifies as Asher reaches for the mask, but just before he can catch it he is awoken by Jayde, who informs him that he fell asleep on the watch and she’s relieving him. He is back in the cave and goes to sleep.
~~~~~
Chewbacca enters Han’s chamber and asks if he’s okay. Still nursing a broken nose, Han tells Chewie that their position has been compromised. They express that they would just give the kid to Leia at this point if they could, and Chewie contemplates dumping him in the snow, but Han won’t let him. Instead, they lock Huxley in his bedchamber and venture out into the snow to recover Leia’s body, but when they discover the boot prints and absence of a body, they realize that the Republic is closer than they thought. They board the ship and prepare for takeoff.
~~~~~
Aboard the Majestic, the droids are scanning for signs of life. They find Luke and the padawans in the cave, but can’t locate Leia so they radio in. Jayde tells them that Leia has been killed by her son, and they begin to panic. They try to establish contact with the Avenger but cannot. Continuing their scan for lifeforms, they find a large mass of something living heading towards Luke and the padawans’ position. They radio Jayde, who wakes up the others.
The Jedi exit the cave and find that they have been set upon by wolf-like creatures. They run back towards the Majestic, but the creatures are gaining on them. Finally, the creatures catch up and Luke and the Padawans are forced to stand and fight. They manage to fend off the wolves with their lightsabers, but Luke’s mechanical hand is severely damaged in the process, causing him to drop his lightsaber. They continue their trek back to the Majestic.
~~~~~
The crew of the Falcon begin the take-off sequence. They rise above the treeline and briefly see the rising sun above the ashy snowstorm covering the planet, but then the Avenger descends upon them and begins firing on them. Chewbacca pilots while Han shoots X-Wings out of the sky as the Avenger tries desperately to shoot them down. In the commotion, Huxley uses his lightsaber to cut his way out of his bedchamber and attempts to murder Chewbacca, who throws him to the side. Han abandons the gun to protect his crew and pulls his blaster on his son, but cannot bring himself to fire. Huxley grins, tells Han that he’s weak just like Leia always said, and beheads Han with his lightsaber. Chewbacca pounces towards Huxley, leaving nobody to pilot the Falcon. An X-Wing shoots the cockpit, disabling the controls, and the Falcon plummets back into Endor’s atmosphere. The X-Wings pull off, assuming the crew to be dead.
The Falcon falls through the atmosphere with Huxley and Chewbacca locked in combat inside. Chewbacca knocks Hux’s lightsaber out of his hand, and it falls out the gaping hole where the cockpit used to be. Huxley grabs his father’s DL-44 and shoots the wookie, who cries out in pain. The Falcon collides with the burnt out forest, which explodes into charcoal dust, and eventually comes crashing down to the ground and ignites.
~~~~~
Already in pain, Luke is forced to sit down by feeling the loss of his friend, Han. They can hear the explosion as the ship falls to the ground, and can see the smoke trail it left in the growing dawn light. Jayde sits alongside him, attempting to comfort him, but Asher insists that they have to keep moving if they want a chance of survival. Presently, they continue towards the Majestic.
~~~~~
Aboard the Avenger, The General is informed that the Falcon has been shot down, and that the fugitives are presumed dead. The General orders a search party to be sent down to find the Jedi and bring them in for questioning, as they are “guilty by association”, as well as a second search party to be sent down to find the wreck of the Millennium Falcon and ensure that there are no survivors.
Once the search party departs, the General asks for her own ship to be readied, as she says she doesn’t trust the Republic soldiers to do a “thorough job” with it. As she said, “ensure there are NO survivors”.
~~~~~
ACT THREE
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On the surface of Endor, we see the sun rise over the burning wreckage of the Millennium Falcon. Though is is engulfed in flames, it is not so mangled that we can’t tell what it is. Inside, Chewbacca and Huxley lay side by side, unconscious. Chewbacca comes to, turns over, groans, then realizes the danger. He tries to wake Huxley, but to no avail. The boy is severely injured, and bleeding from his face. Chewbacca pulls Huxley clear of the wreckage, then turns to go back in for Han’s corpse, but the Falcon continues burning even stronger. Chewbacca knows that, even if he were able to get back in, there wouldn’t be much of Han’s body left to bury, and it seems fitting that a captain go down with his ship. Chewbacca sits next to Huxley’s limp, bloody body and watches the fire. He notices an abandoned Imperial outpost nearby, and makes note of it as a place to stay warm.
Suddenly, the atmospheric crack of a descending spaceship sounds. Chewie looks up and sees two Republic landers descending. He panics, picking up the boy, and runs into the forest in the direction of the Imperial outpost.
The Republic lander comes to rest adjacent to the Falcon’s wreckage, and a squad of Republic troops disembark, led by Captain Reed. Reed orders them to search for survivors, and one soldier comments that nobody could survive the inferno. They secure the perimeter and wait for the fire to die down before they can carry out their search.
~~~~~
Exhausted, the Jedi finally make it to the Majestic. They inform Ualan Fan that they believe Leia to be dead and that, in addition to now being the commander of the Majestic, as far as they’re concerned he is now a General for the New Republic. They grab the droids and are about to retreat to the Starkiller for takeoff, when Fan informs them that the Falcon was shot down and everyone inside it presumed dead. Luke is taken aback, as he assumes that he had only felt Leia’s death, but slowly realizes that this means Leia may still be alive. He leaves the padawans with the Majestic and sets off on his own in the Starkiller to find her, presuming she’ll still be where he last saw her.
~~~~~
At the Falcon’s wreckage, another Republic lander descends. The General’s personal guard emerges, followed by The General herself. She demands to know whether they found bodies, and Reed informs her that the blaze was so intense they were unable to enter the ship, but whoever was in there is certainly dead. Immediately, he begins to choke, and this time she actually raises her arm and pulls her to him, whispering through her mask directly into his face “I didn’t want to know where the bodies probably are. I wanted to see bodies. If I can’t see theirs, I may as well see yours. Go get them!” With the Force, she throws him into the burning spaceship, where he burns alive.
She turns to everyone else, then notices something. She points out to the search party that there are clearly wookie tracks leading away from the wreck, which they try to explain as curious ewok scavengers. She accuses them all of insubordination, ignites her red lightsaber, and murders all eleven remaining members of the search party. Turning away from the burning Falcon, she sets out through the snow following the Wookie’s tracks.
~~~~~
Some distance away, Chewbacca kicks in the door of the abandoned imperial outpost. As he sets Huxley down, the boy begins to stir. The wookie takes Han’s gun away from him, growls at him one last time, and sets back out on his own to find the Majestic and the Starkiller, which he had previously seen on the Falcon’s tracking system. The boy comes to, demands the wookie not leave him to die, but is ultimately left defenseless.
~~~~~
Aboard the Starkiller, Luke is making his way to the Falcon’s last known location when he sees the wreckage from the air. Instead, he lands next to the Republic lander and begins using the Force to stack snow on the burning spaceship, stifling the flames. Entering the ruined ship, he discovers Han’s jacket, shed during the fight, and clutches it to his heart. He buries Han’s remains alongside the crashed Falcon, as well as the murdered soldiers, who he recognizes as having been killed with a lightsaber. He assumes at this point that they were murdered by Huxley. Finding the Wookie footprints and the human footprints, he sets out to protect Chewbacca, who he believes Huxley to be pursuing.
~~~~~
At the Imperial Outpost, Huxley is pounding on the door trying to be let out, but the wookie has long since abandoned him. Finally, he calms down, collects himself, and breathes. He notices that the vapor from his warm breath trails in a certain direction, and soon realizes that air is moving through the building. Picking up a handful of dust, he tosses it, makes note of the air’s direction, and follows it. He does this again and again, until he discovers a hole in the structure. Using rocks as tools, he bashes the edges of the ancient concrete wall away until the hole is large enough for him to climb out of. He sees the tracks of the pack of wolves, and decides to go the other way.
~~~~~
At the Majestic, the padawans and Ualan Fan are arguing about whether to leave for a safer planet or wait to hear back from the Starkiller. Ualan insists that, if they left now, they’d be able to take refuge on Kuna’s Tooth, a planet in the ewok Kuna constellation, before the Republic would know they were gone, but the padawans insist that they want to hear back from Master Skywalker first. As they’re arguing, C3PO, who is looking out the window, informs them that they are too late either way.
Outside, the other Republic lander appears, and the second search team disembarks and surrounds the Majestic. Their captain, Captain Fu, informs them that they are wanted by the New Republic for questioning in relation to the crimes committed by the pirate known as Han Solo, and demands that they surrender themselves. After some deliberation, the crew decides to hide their weapons on their person and comply. When they express their intent to do so, Captain Fu even allows them to land the Majestic aboard the Avenger themselves. The Majestic and her crew depart for the Avenger.
~~~~~
Meanwhile, on the Avenger, Mothma is growing concerned that she has only heard back from one search party. She sends a battalion down to investigate, led by Sergeant Idris Rodya. They land at the Falcon’s landing site and, because the previous search party was buried, find nothing but the abandoned lander. They report this, then find the footprints and also set out into the snow.
~~~~~
The General finds the imperial outpost and shoots the door open, but finds it empty. While she’s investigating, she senses a presence with the Force. Emerging back into the open, she finds Master Luke Skywalker waiting for her. They have a brief exchange about her being a traitor to the Republic’s values, and she insists that he is a traitor to the Republic itself. Luke recognizes that argument and asks The General if she is Leia, to which she produces and ignites her red lightsaber and charges him. She attacks him viciously, while he works only to defend himself. He pleads with her to stop what she’s doing as she is falling to the dark side as he almost did decades ago. At one point, he cuts away part of her mask with his lightsaber so we can see her face underneath it, and it is indeed Leia. General Leia becomes enraged and doubles down on her attacks, which easily outweigh the injured Skywalker (who, remember, lost a hand and is fighting with his left hand and with his own lightsaber instead of the Skywalker Saber). She disarms him, cutting off his other hand, and begins to force-choke him while she lectures him about devotion to the Republic and how great he could become if he only joined her, to which he replies “You sound like our father” and uses the Force to ignite his lightsaber underneath her, injuring her foot and making her drop him. She retreats back towards the Falcon’s wreck and her transport, leaving Luke injured in the snow.
~~~~~
Off in the frozen forest, Huxley is still following the wolves’ prints when he comes across the clearing where the Jedi’s confrontation with the animals had occurred before. He finds Luke’s prosthetic hand, still clutching the Skywalker lightsaber, and he ignites it, smiling to himself. Now that he has a weapon, he turns around and cuts back towards the Falcon’s wreck. However, he is intercepted by Leia, who is overwhelmed with emotion seeing her boy all grown up. She begs him to come to her, to let her hold him, to let her nurse his wounds. He does, and together they make it back towards her landing craft at the site of the wreck of the Falcon. Huxley confirms to her that Han is dead, and though she seems remorseful, she is still happy that her son is safe with her. They board the lander and ascend towards the Avenger.
~~~~~
Luke is laying in the snow freezing to death when Yoda and Obi-Wan visit him in Force-Ghost form. They chastise him for giving up so easily and remind him that his father kept fighting until his last moments, and it was ultimately his only redemption. They then disappear. He calls out after them, and Chewbacca hears it and comes to his rescue. With Chewie’s help, he returns to the Starkiller, where they see Leia’s transport returning to the Avenger. Chewbacca pilots the Starkiller towards the Avenger while Luke installs a replacement for the mechanical hand that he lost and fashions a crude replacement claw for his other hand.
Roll credits.
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This is a response to the right wing viral email about companies laying off employees due to Obama's re-election. Refutes almost all of the claims (with links/citations). X-post from r/politicaldiscussion

Westinghouse - 200
Total lie. They are laying off 50 people, not 200, and have been slowly closing their operations down since Sept. 11, 2011. So they announced the company will be closed by 2015 in 2011: http://annistonstar.com/view/full_story/20755025/article-More-layoffs-announced-at-Anniston-weapons-incinerator?instance=1st_left
Research in Motion Ltd - 3,000
These layoffs were announced in June of 2012. Not because of the economy but because they create a product that has lost demand since other competitors have sold more goods: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/11/08/research-in-motion-cuts-jobs-at-irving-headquarters/
Lightyear Network Solutions - 15
These aren't layoffs...they are permanent in an effort to downsize a company that has been losing money for a long time. http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Company-lays-off-workers-in-Pikeville-177766221.html
Providence Journal - 23
This is a newspaper that has seen its circulation decline from 90,085 to 83,733 in a year's time. They have been regularly laying off employees like every other newspaper across the country as less Americans get their news from newspapers and choose to get it free from the Internet and television: http://www2.turnto10.com/business/2012/nov/08/providence-journal-announces-more-layoffs-ar-1233784/
Hawker Beechcraft - 410
This company declared bankruptcy last year and sold to a chinese company in July of 2011. This recent round of layoffs was 170 people and their business has been in decline since 2008. They make luxury private jets for rich people and I'm assuming the rich can only own a certain amount of private luxury jets at one time: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120802/us-hawker-beechcraft-layoffs/
Boeing 61,000
Boeing expanded it's business dramatically during the Iraq war with HUGE contracts with the defense department. As the war came to a close, they saw their business decline. I guess if you want constant war, Boeing would always be making billions from the government but this is their official statement: "Boeing said the changes were not a response to the threat of additional, across-the-board U.S. budget cuts due to take effect on January 2, or the outcome of U.S. elections, but represented another step in its continuing drive to "be more competitive while investing in technologies and people." So the company itself is deying it has anything to do with the presidential elections and that they layoffs were planned and expected: http://www.catholic.org/business/story.php?id=48428
CVPH Medical Center - 17
This hospital received $3.2 million dollars in federal grant money to keep their doors open but their expenses exceeded their revenues by more than $400,000. They simply don't know how to run a business apparently. http://www.catholic.org/business/story.php?id=48428
US Cellular - 980
This was the result of a sale of a company to a competitor. Sprint (cell phone company) purchased US Cellular to eliminate a competitor in a certain market. This was a planned sale that took place over the past month, it just happened to be announced on Wednesday. It takes longer than one day to sell a mult-million dollar company: http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2012/11/carriers-Sprint-Buys-US-Cellular-Midwest-Markets-for-480M/
Commerzbank - 6,000
This is the funniest one so far. This is a bank from Germany and Poland that has absolutely no connection to the U.S. or Obama In looking for official layoff reports, I found this statement from the bank from Nov. 8 where they announced they are investing $2 BILLION euros in their company. Sounds like growth to me. https://www.commerzbank.com/en/hauptnavigation/presse/pressemitteilungen/archiv1/2012/quartal_12_04/presse_archiv_detail_12_04_9794.html
Iberia - 7,000
This is the second funniest because it's an airline out of SPAIN that has no connections (or jobs) to the U.S. Spain's economy has been sinking harder that the U.S. since 2007. Absolutely no connection to America or Obama: http://www.theworld.org/2012/11/spains-iberia-airlines-announces-layoffs/
Momentive Performance Materials - 150
This is a TEMPORARY LAYOFF. All of these jobs will be reinstated in two weeks, as reported by the owner of the company here: http://www.tylerstarnews.com/page/content.detail/id/508789/Momentive-Inc--plans-temporary-layoffs-for-150.html?nav=5008
Brake Parts, LLC - 75
These layoffs were disclosed on Oct. 29. I'm afraid that was a full week BEFORE Obama's re-election. Absolutely no connection here: http://www.tylerstarnews.com/page/content.detail/id/508789/Momentive-Inc--plans-temporary-layoffs-for-150.html?nav=5008
Gameforge Berlin - 20
I'm not even looking this up. If people are stupid and desperate enough to blame Obama for the layoff of 20 people in Berlin, Germany, they are idiots. But then again, I wonder if they even realize that Berlin is in Germany and not in America. Probably not.
Vestas Wind Systems 1,700
Huge lie. First sentence in this story reports the layoffs to be 200 and not 1,700. Blatant lie there. It should be noted that this is a company from Denmark and not an American company. EDIT: I stand corrected on this as I found a quote from the article: The combined layoffs, plus some attrition and relocations, have reduced Vestas' Colorado workforce from 1,700 to 1,200 this year. So we can assume the total number of employees is 1,700 (the amount the email suggests was laid off) and that the numbers laid off amount to 500. http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_21754574
Husqvarna - 390
This is a company based in Sweden, again absolutely no connection to Obama or the U.S. In fact, the majority of those affected are in Sweden or where their products are made in Poland: http://www.appliancemagazine.com/news.php?article=1626614&zone=0&first=1
Ericsson - 14,000
This is another funny one. Ericsson is a Swedish company (like Husqvarna) and those layoffs are in Sweden. They are not 14,000, they are 1,550. Pretty big difference: http://www.i4u.com/2012/11/sony-ericsson/ericsson-swedens-job-announces-cuts
SRA International - 222
Another blatant lie. These layoffs were planned, (like another one) on October 29, 2012. A full week before Obama was re-elected. Here is all the info to prove that: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2012/11/06/sra-international-to-lay-off-222-in.html
PerkinElmer - 75
This company is moving operations overseas to save money on having to pay Americans a livable wage. The governor of MA tried to talk them into keeping the jobs in America but the company refused to discuss it with them before making the decision to outsource their jobs: http://articles.courant.com/2012-01-18/business/hc-perkinelmer-layoffs-20120118_1_transfer-jobs-perkinelmer-global-stage
Majestic Star Casino and Hotel - 80
THIS is a company trying to destroy their union. Their workers are in a union and their contract ran out Oct. 31st. The company has made more money this year than they did last year but they are still cutting jobs despite making more money. A quote from the union representative: “These out-of-state owners who control billions are coming to Indiana and taking away our jobs,” said Coleman. It is also worth mentioning that these layoffs were announced on Nov. 6th before the election was officially over and anyone knew who won.
http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/16200678-418/layoffs-hit-garys-majestic-star.html
Center for Hospice NY - 80
TOTAL LIE: This company is renovating its current location and these layoffs will occur NEXT YEAR and they will be TEMPORARY according to the person in charge: http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121106/CITYANDREGION/121109477/1002
Bristol-Myers - 500
Numbers are wrong. It's 470 and everyone agrees that this is the direct result of mismanagement under CEO Lamberto Andreotti...quote from the story: "nominee for worst chief executive of the year." http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/bristol-myers-slash-480-sales-related-jobs-nj/2012-11-06
Lower Bucks Hospital - 500
This is one of the biggest lies: THIRTY people were laid off. 30. Not 500. And the layoffs occurred on NOV.5, THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION. People who believe this stuff are idiots. Ironically, the CEO mentions in this article that they have 750 people on the payroll. Eliminating 500 of those seems kind of out of the question.
http://levittown.patch.com/articles/lower-bucks-hospital-lays-off-30-employees
Oce North America - 9
I couldn't find a single news article to back this up with any kind of facts at all. Enough said.
Corning United Blood Services Gulf - 150
Again, there is absolutely not a single news story to back this claim up anywhere. If it happened, there would be a press release. Right wing blogs are announcing this with NO reference or citation.
Atlantic Lottery Corporation - 16
This is a Canadian company and these layoffs were announced NOV. 5th, a DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labradostory/2012/11/05/nb-atlantic-lotto-layoffs.html
Welch Allyn - 10% of manufacturing work force
These layoffs were announce on September 10th, almost two full months before Obama was re-elected. These are going to take place over THE NEXT THREE YEARS in a restructuring effort: http://www.qmed.com/news/welch-allyn-initiates-global-restructuring-including-layoffs
Dana Holding - 12% of work force
This is a total lie as well. The company released a financial report on Oct. 29th, 2012 and only said they were considering layoffs with NO specific numbers mentioned. The only place I can find this is on rightwing blogs, again, with no citations or references to any specifics. The company's report on Oct. 29th announced NO layoffs. http://thurbersthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/10/dana-considering-layoffs-as-obamacare.html
Stryker - approx 5%
These were announced on June 25, 2012 and it's in response to trying to compensate for a new 2.3% tax on medical devices as part of the new health care act. I don't have to tell you how little 2.3% is and there is also no indiction that it would be 5% of it's employee force. The latest news says 'more than 100' positions would be laid off. http://www.massdevice.com/news/stryker-begin-new-york-layoffs-ahead-medical-device-tax-wall-street-beat
Boston Scientific - Unspecific (sic) amount
These were announced in AUGUST and were a direct result of a change in management and a new CEO. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/29/us-bostonscientific-layoffs-idUSBRE87S0Z120120829
Medtronic - 1,000
ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2012 as a result of the company restructuring plan. http://www.massdevice.com/news/layoffs-medtronic-cut-another-500-jobs-hopes-saving-125m-year
Smith & Nephew - 80
This company is based in LONDON and these job cuts in Memphis were announced in September. This is the only real story I could find about it: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/ArticleEmail.aspx?id=64753
Abbott Labs - 550
Announced on October 17th, about TWO SOLID WEEKS before Obama was re-elected. The facts hurt, I guess: Half of these workers being laid off are in EUROPE. Even though they are laying these people off, the overall amount of workers at Abbott Labs has grown due to additional acquisitions of other companies. Full story here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/abbott-labs-cuts-550-jobs-more-layoffs-planned-2012-10-17
Covidien - 600
This is funny. The company denies any reports of layoffs in May of this year, no real news of layoffs since then: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/mansfield/covidien-denies-layoffs-report/article_a55f54db-b925-5b86-b246-136f2178e487.html?mode=story
Kinetic Concepts - 300
This was announced on JULY 13th, 2012 as part of restructuring after a $6.3 billion dollar buyout in 2011. http://www.massdevice.com/news/report-kinetic-concepts-lays-300-more
St. Jude - 300
This was announced NOV. 2, FOUR DAYS before Obama was re-elected. I wonder if Romney would have won if these lunatics would be blaming Romney for the job losses that occurred 4 days before anyone knew who was going to be the next president: It should also be noted that the company blames poor sales of defibrillators and pacemakers, not on the economy. http://www.startribune.com/business/176871351.html?refer=y
Hill Rom - 200
This is ANOTHER company where the right wing blogs continue to report a layoff in these numbers (200) where there is absolutely no real news source or citation for this. Repeating something over and over doesn't make it true. Just look at Fox: They said Romney would be elected for the past month 1,000 times. Didn't make it so. I would put a source but since there is no source for this, I will leave it alone
Darden Restaurants - 3%
This is the company that owns Red Lobster and the Olive Garden. All they are doing is cutting back hours so they aren't forced to cover employees' medical insurance. Typical big business: Just like Walmart: Wring your workers out for all you can get, work them JUST under the amount of hours where they would be provided some kind of health care security. Just a shitty company more than anything else but no reflection of the election at all but more of an attack on the new healthcare law.
JANCOA - 350
Utter lies. Jancoa is a janitorial outfit in Cincinnati, OH whose owner testified against the new health care law in congress. Funny that this reports she is laying off 350 workers when the owner herself REPORTS THAT THE ENTIRE COMPANY EMPLOYS 320 PEOPLE. Absolutely no layoffs reported anywhere from this company as of Nov. 9, 2012. Maybe it's republicans' wishful thinking? http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2012/07/11/jancoa-ceo-mary-miller-testified-on.html
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The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (7/17/16)

Sunday:
NORTH:
· 1. Rally against police violence draws hundreds to Evanston's Fountain Square (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)
· 2. Waukegan Scoop a reminder of years gone by for car enthusiasts (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 3. Vernon Hills Park District officially opens new Kids' Castle at Deerpath Park (Daily Herald)
· 4. Woodland Elementary School District 50 seeks new board member because one member resigns to move out of district (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 5. Kenneth Cornelissen, owner of South Elgin's Our Place Restaurant, passes away (Chicago Tribune/Elgin Courier-News)
· 6. Former Hoffman Estates bus driver guilty of sexually abusing two 5-year-old girls in South Beloit (Chicago Sun-Times)
WEST:
· 7. Man arrested in stepfather's death after hitting him in the head with a hammer (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTHWEST:
· 8. Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip holds prayer vigil in wake of police-involved shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, Lousiana (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 9. Young Oak Lawn boxer who struggled with health issues is carjacked on his way to Chicago gym (Chicago Tribune)
SOUTH:
· 10. Lansing Village Board OKs tax break for Planet Fitness at former PetSmart location on Torrence Avenue (Northwest Indiana Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 11. Gary Air Show wows crowd with aerial acrobatics (Chicago Tribune/Gary Post-Tribune)
· 12. Indiana's corporate tax rate reduced to 6.25 percent as of July 1 (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 13. Kouts man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of minors (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 14. Dyer Plan Commission gives support to proposals for addition to Kennan Liquors, construction of Northwinds Storage Facility (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 15. St. John town officials battle over commissioner's statements of opposition to proposed changes to Town Center plan; some residents also oppose plan (Northwest Indiana Times)
Monday:
NORTH:
· 16. Mundelein-based Historical Society of Fort Hill Country celebrates 60th anniversary (Daily Herald)
· 17. Dold proposes legislation to compensate communities like Zion for storing nuclear waste at shuttered nuclear plants (WBBM AM 780)
· 18. Port Barrington man dies after being rescued from Fox River following boat-vs-pier crash in Trout Lake (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 19. Lake County jury hands down $1.67 million verdict against a Waukegan hospital in case of botched knee-replacement surgery (Daily Herald)
· 20. The Monkees bringing 50th anniversary tour to Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Nov. 4 (Daily Herald)
· 21. Mundelein remembers Marion Quig, matron of Quig's Orchards, who died at age 74 (Daily Herald)
· 22. Broken gas meter forces closure of Route 83 in Long Grove (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 23. Man wounded in leg during home invasion in South Elgin when homeowner struggled over a gun with another invader (Daily Herald)
· 24. Three men arrested after cutting their way into Elgin Corrugated Box Company (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 25. Officials: Merger between Little City and Countryside Association for People with Disabilities, both based in Palatine, should provide more services (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 26. Questions remain about Bellwood School District 88 spending, hiring practices as district officials travel, give perks to superintendent on taxpayer dime (Chicago Tribune)
· 27. Westchester police investigating shooting of woman, cousin in car outside her home (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)
· 28. Aurora mayor voices support for proposed Great Lakes Basin Rail Line outside the suburbs (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 29. Elk Grove Village man, formerly CEO of InfrAegis, convicted of defrauding 200 investors out of $9 million (Daily Herald)
· 30. Four people injured in five-vehicle pileup on Naperville's North Aurora Road (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 31. Joliet woman shot to death in Joliet (Chicago Tribune)
· 32. Illinois Department of Transportation OKs toll bridge linking Interstate 80, CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet/Elwood (Chicago Tribune)
· 33. Former chief financial officer of Joliet Housing Authority sentenced to 4 years in prison for stealing $200,000 from Chicago Housing Authority; her ex-husband sentenced to 30 months of probation for his involvement in the crime (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTH:
· 34. Woman killed, three people injured when she loses control of vehicle on ramp between Bishop Ford Freeway and I-80 in South Holland (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 35. Lake County sheriff seeks dismissal of deputy charged with DWI, injuring Frankfort man at Gary Air Show (Chicago Tribune/Gary Post-Tribune)
· 36. Gary City Council stops pursuing proposed ordinance that would have banned saggy pants due to 'lack of support' (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 37. 15-year-old boy in critical condition after near-drowning at Washington Park Beach in Michigan City (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 38. Whiting officials endorse call to end U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's requirement for vehicle testing in Lake, Porter counties (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 39. Tri-Creek School Corporation board exploring options for solar panels at its five schools to reduce energy costs, become more environmentally friendly (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 40. Lowell girl discovers newborn left in family's back yard in severe heat (NBC 5)
· 41. Valparaiso installs 18 traffic signals with audible pedestrian crosswalk signals (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 42. Niche.com names Bannockburn, Grayslake, Hodgkins, Naperville, Northbrook, South Barrington among best American suburbs to live in (NBC 5)
· 43. Illinois State Board of Education ends controversial PARCC testing for high schoolers, replacing it with state-paid SAT test (Chicago Tribune)
Tuesday:
NORTH:
· 44. Waukegan police investigate robbery near bank on 3400 block of Sunset Avenue (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 45. Arlington Heights creates new liquor license allowing businesses on second or higher floor to serve alcohol without requiring a full kitchen (Daily Herald)
· 46. Man blends passion for architecture, childhood love for LEGO to become LEGO certified professional (WGN TV)
· 47. The Pick Restaurant in Park Ridge closes after eight months in business (Chicago Tribune/Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)
· 48. Roundy's CEO Bob Mariano, of Inverness, to retire from position, remain as advisor (Daily Herald)
· 49. German pharma company Vetter looking to build new production facility at Algonquin and Mount Prospect roads in Des Plaines (Crain's Chicago Business)
WEST:
· 50. Disagreements persist over fix for borderline-dangerous football field at St. Charles North High School (Daily Herald)
· 51. Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 referendum will ask voters whether to eliminate Township Trustees of Schools and Treasurers (Daily Herald)
· 52. vineyard vines lifestyle clothier to open first Midwest store in Rosemont's Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Daily Herald)
· 53. Mail carrier recovering after being stung 30 times by hornets while on route in Wheaton (WBBM AM 780)
· 54. Brookfield Zoo announces names for three Mexican gray wolf pups: Rio, Azul and Ela (NBC 5)
· 55. Bolingbrook-based Association of Pakistani-Americans guys two billboards to encourage Muslims to fight Islamophobia (Chicago Tribune)
· 56. Hemingway love note discovered in Oak Park Library archives may revealed famous author's first love (Chicago Tribune)
· 57. Crash involving two cars and a motorcycle close down Naper Boulevard, Chicago Avenue in Naperville (Daily Herald)
· 58. DuPage Sheriff's Office: Already 25 employees short of ideal staffing level; no way to cut another 10 percent of budget (Daily Herald)
· 59. Neighbors threaten lawsuit after Kane County Board approves housing development on M.A. Center property near Elburn (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 60. Man fatally struck by Metra train near Tinley Park/80th Avenue station (CBS 2)
· 61. Ex-Elmwood Park police sergeant found not guilty of stealing $20,000 from elderly man with dementia (Chicago Tribune/Elm Leaves)
· 62. Wilmington native and Joliet Catholic High School volleyball player Kelly Murphy named to U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
SOUTH:
· 63. Lincoln Way High School District 210 has to repay another $321,635 in improperly collected drivers-education fees, after previously refunding $377,411 (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 64. Illinois Court of Appeals clears Calumet City officers in shooting death of autistic teen (Northwest Indiana Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 65. Three men, one teenage boy charged with attempted robbery of Crown Point CVS pharmacy, demanded prescription drugs (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 66. Hammond's Byway Brewery named best in Indiana (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 67. Art installations to light up Gary at night (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 68. Porter County Board supports alternate plan that would re-route freight trains around the county (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 69. Michigan City man in critical condition after kayak overturns on LaPorte's Stone Lake (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 70. U.S. 12 reopened after seven-hour closure following semi carrying steel coil rolls over (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 71. Former Highland High School teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with a child (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 72. 90 acres of land near Porter County Regional Airport may be home to cargo-transfer facility, bringing with it 50 new jobs (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 73. Cook, Lake (Ill.), Will counties discuss courtroom safety following Michigan courthouse shooting (CBS 2)
· 74. Home-security company Safewise lists Clarendon Hills, Hawthorn Woods, Campton Hills as safest communities in Illinois (NBC 5)
Wednesday:
NORTH:
· 75. Thieves steal SUV, crash it into a Skokie police car, steal another SUV to flee; three suspects in custody (Chicago Tribune)
· 76. Experts gathering input from Gurnee residents, businesses on revitalizing East Grand Avenue (Daily Herald)
· 77. Route 134 reopened after serious accident near Park Avenue/Lake View Court intersection near Fox Lake (Daily Herald)
· 78. Man allegedly held gun to girlfriend's head, threatened to shoot dog during barricade situation in Antioch (NBC 5)
· 79. Tower Lakes man dies after his vehicle is submerged in a flooded ditch in northern Wisconsin; emergency workers rescue his wife (Chicago Tribune)
· 80. Principal of Mundelein's Carmel Catholic High School resigns; school won't say why (Daily Herald)
· 81. Libertyville village administrator to retire after 25 years on the job (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 82. Gas station on McLean Boulevard in Elgin robbed at gunpoint (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 83. Barrington White House project reaches $6.8 million fundraising goal to help run community center (Daily Herald)
· 84. Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 to have public-input sessions Monday and Tuesday, July 18-19, on strategic plan (Daily Herald)
· 85. Buffalo Grove trustees weigh moving insurance to private market, which could safe up to $600,000 over five years (Daily Herald)
· 86. Palatine to replace cash-only 'honor boxes' with electronic payment systems at its commuter parking lots (Daily Herald)
· 87. Former AT&T campus in Hoffman Estates facing default (Crain's Chicago Business)
· 88. Japanese drug company buys Schaumburg-based Sagent Pharmceuticals (Chicago Tribune)
· 89. Lake in the Hills playground at Stoneybrook Park to reopen with new equipment (Daily Herald)
· 90. Marengo fire captain, previously with Elgin Fire Department, loses battle with cancer (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 91. DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle marks anniversary of Sandra Bland's death in Texas jail (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 92. Cicero man arrested in Riverside claims he stole money from unlocked cars to support pizza habit (Chicago Tribune)
· 93. NBA sideline reporter and Batavia native Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPY Awards (ABC 7)
· 94. Aurora man charged in Yorkville woman's overdose death, leaving her body behind abandoned business (FOX 32)
· 95. Ex-Winfield deputy fire chief indicted on forgery, official misconduct charges; officials say he present fake college diploma to get promotion (Daily Herald)
· 96. Empire craft-beer-and-burger bar in Naperville a mix of old furnishings, new menu items (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 97. Tinley Park man dies after jumping in front of a Metra train at Tinley Park/South Street Station (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
SOUTH:
· 98. Hazel Crest woman killed by stray bullet in Calumet City house (FOX 32)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 99. Jeff Strack named president and CEO of Strack & Van Til (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 100. MaiaCo., connected to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, may help develop parts of Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 101. Two people convicted of child neglect in scalding of 14-month-old baby in LaPorte (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 102. Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh launches campaign for open Senate seat (CBS 2)
· 103. Gary man sentenced to six years in prison for shooting death of teen trying to steal his car (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 104. Which taxing bodies are you paying to fight mosquitoes? In some towns, you could pay up to three different agencies (Daily Herald)
· 105. Cook County issues first transportation plan in 76 years as result of change in motor-fuel tax distribution takes effect, to qualify for federal money (Chicago Tribune)
· 106. Cook County celebrates first graduate of mental-health court in Bridgeview (WGN TV)
· 107. Comcast announces $100 million plan to expand fiber-optic and coaxial cable in Chicago region (Chicago Sun-Times)
Thursday:
NORTH:
· 108. Mundelein man accused of murder-for-hire plot commits suicide in Lake County Jail's medical unit (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 109. Lake County State's Attorney to appeal dismissal of theft charges against former North Chicago police chief (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 110. Lake County Electoral Board agrees to remove incumbent Coroner Thomas Rudd's name from November ballot (Daily Herald)
· 111. Waukegan police search for suspects in two separate armed robberies on city's southeast side (Daily Herald)
· 112. 3-month-old kitten found severely burned in Harwood Heights alley; rescuers believe burns came from a firework attached to the kitten (NBC 5)
· 113. Highland Park chiropractor who sexually abused a client gets released from jail early (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 114. Two counselors injured when tree falls on them at Camp Duncan in Ingleside (ABC 7)
· 115. California man caught with 72 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle in McHenry County sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug trafficking and possession (Chicago Tribune)
· 116. Family of Hanover Park man killed in April motorcycle crash sues Bartlett man over alleged negligent driving that led to biker's death (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 117. Domestic-outreach arm of St. Raymond de Penafort Parish in Mount Prospect to screen documentary on campus rape on Sunday, July 17 (Daily Herald)
· 118. Former Rolling Meadows city attorney Donald M. Rose, who helped shape the city, dies at age 85 (Daily Herald)
· 119. Buffalo Grove police given vehicle-safety award as part of 2016 National Law Enforcement Safety Challenge (Daily Herald)
· 120. Push Fitness to move to new location on Remington Road in Schaumburg (Daily Herald)
· 121. Palatine rejects tobacco store's request to allow sales of hookah, glass pipes (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 122. McDonald's promises to work with Oak Brook officials as it prepares to move to Chicago (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)
· 123. Geneva councilmen seek referendum to raise city's sales tax by 0.5 percent to 8 percent (Daily Herald)
· 124. Koch Foods scraps plan to move to Rosemont after estimated cost of new headquarters exceeds its budget (Daily Herald)
· 125. Old artillery shell found cemented into basement floor of foreclosed Yorkville home draws out police, Kane County Bomb Squad (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 126. Montgomery man dies four days after crash on Aurora's Farnsworth Avenue near Chicago Outlet Mall (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTHWEST:
· 127. Body of man found inside trunk of rental car that was on fire in Joliet Township; coroner reports he'd be shot in the head (Chicago Tribune)
· 128. Chesterton, Ind., woman killed in motorcycle crash in Oak Lawn (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 129. Yemeni immigrant who lived in Chicago Ridge shot to death during argument at Chicago gas station (Chicago Tribune)
· 130. Plainfield native's cooking slammed by Gordon Ramsey on 'MasterChef' (Chicago Tribune)
SOUTH:
· 131. Hot-dog mogul Dick Portillo and his wife pledge $1 million to performing-arts center at Argo High School in Summit, where the couple met (Crain's Chicago Business)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 132. Two men sought in liquor robbery from Dyer Jewel-Osco (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 133. Volunteer firefighteparamedic from South Haven suspended after racist post on Facebook (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 134. Three people wounded in separate shootings Wednesday in East Chicago and Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 135. 15-year-old beaten up, his cell phone stolen in Hammond garage (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 136. ComEd estimates 22,000 customers in suburbs lost power following Wednesday's storms (NBC 5)
Friday:
NORTH:
· 137. Lake Zurich sued by building owner following third rejection of U-Haul proposal (Daily Herald)
· 138. Two teenage boys robbed at gunpoint while playing 'Pokemon GO' at 10 p.m. near Lake Villa (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 139. Cyclist struck by Metra train at about 9 a.m. at intersection of Dempster Street and Lehigh Avenue in Morton Grove (Chicago Tribune/Morton Grove Champion)
NORTHWEST:
· 140. Anti-abortion protest/march in Arlington Heights gets cheers, jeers (Chicago Tribune/Arlington Heights Post)
· 141. Former dean at Des Plaines' Joseph Academy convicted of distributing heroin in Minnesota (Daily Herald)
· 142. Lake Barrington man hospitalized after falling into village's namesake lake (Chicago Tribune/Barrington Courier-Reveiw)
· 143. Two Schaumburg men — one with 12 felony convictions — arrested for theft from Hanover Park home-improvement store (Daily Herald)
· 144. Palatine Library seeks applicants to fill seat on board; applications due by July 29 (Daily Herald)
· 145. Group of suburban women witness chaos of terrorist attack in Nice, France (CBS 2)
WEST:
· 146. Former Naperville resident's essay on growing up black in the Midwest draws widespread attention (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 148. Countryside man arrested in Michigan for shooting that killed man, injured woman in Chicago on June 6 (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 149. West Chicago Community High School drama club raises $80,000 for trip to Scotland to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Daily Herald)
· 150. Kane County sheriff withdraws deputies from Kaneland, Burlington Central high schools as department deals with short-staffing (Daily Herald)
· 151. Chicago man convicted of making phone calls threatening state representative from Wheaton given two years probation (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 152. Cicero man charge with murder in abuse-related death of 2-year-old son in Berwyn in April (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 153. Fox Mill residents oppose Campton Hills' move to take away control of 275 acres of open space in their subdivision (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 154. New Lenox pays out nearly $1 million to settle police-misconduct cases since 2004; other south, southwest suburban departments subject of complaints costing municipalities thousands to millions (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 155. Man arrested for selling crack out of Chicago Heights senior-living facility (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 156. Dean of Blue Island's Eisenhower High School arrested in Proviso Township for soliciting a sex act, the third time this year (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 157. Merrillville man extricated from van, flown to Oak Lawn, Ill., hospital after crash on Interstate 65 (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 158. Ivy Tech Community College names new president for Michigan City campus (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 159. Gary man arrested for intimidation, disorderly conduct after burning a dollar bill, shouting allegiance to IS at Majestic Star Casino (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 160. Search turns up nothing following bomb threat at Gary's Carter C. Woodson Library (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 161. 'Pokemon Go' a mixed blessing for public facilities, private businesses (Daily Herald)
Saturday:
NORTH:
· 162. One person dead, seven injured after crash involving a pickup and several motorcycles in Fox Lake (WGN TV)
NORTHWEST:
· 163. Inverness-based Preservation of Human Dignity provides counseling, clothing for new mothers dealing with difficulties (WGN TV)
WEST:
· 164. Greater Chicago Food Depository's Lunch Bus makes stops in Berwyn, Cicero to help kids who qualify for free meals during school year get lunches during the summer (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 165. Riverside police chief personally warns kids to keep back from Des Plaines River after they waded into the water while playing 'Pokemon GO' (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 166. Dress Barn on Kingery Highway in Elmhurst robbed; suspect forces employees into bathroom before fleeing (ABC 7)
· 167. Aurora man's memorial to victims of Orlando shooting moved to permanent display at Orange County Regional History Center (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
· 168. Wheaton-Warrenville Unit School District 200 considering where to house early-childhood education program (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 169. Man dead in fall from railing during Chicago Open Air Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview (CBS 2)
SOUTH:
· 170. Summit police seek man responsible for hit-and-run that killed 98-year-old man two months after his was struck (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 171. Town of Chesterton investing $2 million in fiber-optic project for existing, future businesses (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 172. Valparaiso to reconstruct Washington Street between Lincolnway and Jefferson Street after Popcorn Fest (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 173. Statistics show Lake Michigan has nearly as many drownings and rescues as the rest of the Great Lakes combined (Chicago Tribune)
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The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (1/31/16)

Sunday:
Two joggers hit, injured by classic car in Porter County (Chicago Sun-Times)
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Will County seeing more visitors since arrival of bison (Chicago Sun-Times)
Ballot issues in Lake County to include sales tax, fire service in Fox Lake, Green Oaks roads, appointed-vs-elected clerk in Mundelein (Daily Herald)
Wauconda reduces catch limits on bluegills, sunfish, perch in Bangs Lake (Daily Herald)
One person killed, four hospitalized after crash on LaGrange Road in Palos Park (CBS 2)
100 people estimated to have been part of fatal brawl outside Aurora restaurant (NBC 5)
Students return to Griffith, Ind., after charter bus was stuck in snowstorm in Pennsylvania (WBBM AM 780)
Indiana DNR, Valparaiso police remove coyote from Kohl's entryway (CBS 2)
Cook County sheriff blames Gov. Rauner for reduced funding for social-service programs (WBBM AM 780)
Gary man charged with six counts of criminal recklessness after firing gun inside house with children present (CBS 2)
City of Gary seeking more federal funds to demolish 200 vacant and/or blighted buildings (ABC 7)
18-year-old woman found fatally death in Lansing apartment she shared with boyfriend (ABC 7)
Lansing man charged with possession of endangered animal after 6-foot, 200-pound alligator removed from his house (ABC 7)
Wisconsin man sentenced to two years in prison for crash that killed Illinois State Trooper in 2013 (FOX 32)
Volo Auto Museum puts on display of snowmobiling history (Daily Herald)
Gas leak forces temporary closure of Des Plaines Jewel-Osco (Daily Herald)
Fire caused by electric meters forces 18 families out of Schaumburg condominiums (Daily Herald)
Monday:
Lutheran Services of Illinois to cut 750 positions, shut down 30 programs because of state budget impasse (Chicago Tribune)
Skokie police discover Chicago cop had outfitted his personal car with police equipment; cop reassigned to desk duty (Chicago Tribune)
Worker with outgoing personality at McDonald's drive-through in Wheaton catches Facebook mom's group's, corporate's eye (Daily Herald)
Gurnee turns to crowdsourcing site for new logo, chooses Indonsian's design (Daily Herald)
Buffalo Grove considers tougher restrictions on use of vaping equipment, e-cigarettes (Daily Herald)
Two cases of whooping cough reported at Evanston preschool (NBC 5)
Man shot during armed-robbery-gone-wrong in Waukegan (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cook Memorial Public Library District considering expansion at Vernon Hills branch (Daily Herald)
Government Finance Officers Association recognizes Mount Prospect for 2014 financial report (Daily Herald)
Algonquin-based Community Unit District 300 aims to have digital devices for every student by 2020 (Daily Herald)
Centegra care facility to anchor new West Dundee shopping center (Daily Herald)
Brother turns in suspect who robbed Schererville bank (CBS 2)
Friend keeping up search for Bolingbrook girl who disappeared 20 years ago (WBBM AM 780)
Calumet City pawn-shop owner shoots, wounds would-be robber (ABC 7)
Teacher struck by classic car in Porter County dies (WGN TV)
Richton Park police seek suspect in cell-phone store robbery (WGN TV)
Chicago landlord buys Glen Ellyn apartment complex for $32 million (Crain's Chicago Business)
Tuesday:
Plane to pick up organ donor slides off runway at Wheeling airport (Chicago Tribune)
Document: Indiana lost at least $60 million in revenues after passing religious-objections law (Chicago Tribune)
Oakton Community College honors former leader with status as president emerita (Daily Herald)
Rosemont eyeing parking lot at MB Financial Park as site for future building (Daily Herald)
Gasoline from Barrington station leaks into village's sanitary sewer (Daily Herald)
Palatine restaurant shuttered indefinitely following fire (Daily Herald)
Waukegan native's YouTube videos led to his opening for comedian George Carlin (Daily Herald)
Task force to present study to Glen Ellyn Elementary School District 41 on how to eliminate portable classrooms at junior high (Daily Herald)
Tilted Kilt franchisees suing Rolling Meadows-based developer, claiming it misrepresented financial performance (NBC 5)
Chicago police find car of 18-year-old woman murdered in Lansing (NBC 5)
Price Is Right to conduct contestant search at Majestic Star Casino in Gary on Feb. 21 (CBS 2)
Stone Park's home-rule status trumps state law in religious order's lawsuit against strip club, for now (NBC 5)
Binny's Beverage Depot joins grocery-delivery app to bring alcohol to you within the hour (FOX 32)
Security guard at Gary phone store seriously wounded in shooting (Chicago Sun-Times)
St. Charles considering cancelling electronics recycling dropoff contract with Kane County (Daily Herald)
Bar near Lake Bluff loses liquor license in wake of December shooting, other violations cited (Daily Herald)
New Fox Lake police chief sworn in (Daily Herald)
Calumet Photo closes last three stores (Crain's Chicago Business)
Columbus, Ohio-based Huntingdon National Bank buys FirstMerit Corp. (Crain's Chicago Business)
Wednesday:
Naperville Crime Stoppers offering reward for information leading to arrest in arson case (Chicago Sun-Times)
Aurora singer roasted on 'The Tonight Show's' 'Do Not Listen' segment (Chicago Sun-Times)
Magazine: Wheaton College debate over Islam-Christian connection 'threatens to undo' institution (Daily Herald/The Washington Post)
Huntley police report two women trying to lure girl into their car (Daily Herald)
Morton Arboretum removing hundreds of non-native trees, shrubs from property (Daily Herald)
Wheeling accuses business annexed into village in 1988 of violating zoning code (Daily Herald)
Indian Prairie Unit School District 204 proposes redrawing elementary school boundaries (Daily Herald)
Batavia School District 101 board chooses artificial turf to replace football field at high school, will replace track also (Daily Herald)
West Chicago woman ordered to repay $44,085 she misappropriated from blood-cancer charity (Chicago Sun-Times)
Trustee's resignation from Glen Ellyn Park Board leaves vacancy to be filled (Daily Herald)
Founder of Woodfield Area Children's Organization passes away (Daily Herald)
Schaumburg settles 11th lawsuit over undercover cops charged with conspiracy in drug cases (Daily Herald)
FTC sues DeVry University, alleges misrepresentation about students' job prospects, income (Crain's Chicago Business)
Berwyn South School District 100 considers closing two school to help get it out of debt (WBBM AM 780)
Melrose Park man convicted of stealing 1,868 cases of beer from McHenry warehouse (NBC 5)
South Holland police catch, arrest five people who committed armed robberies, other crimes in Chicago, Gary (NBC 5)
One person dead in afternoon crash that closed Harlem Avenue in Stickney (ABC 7)
Thursday:
$400,000 renovations to West Chicago Public Library include improved wireless Internet access, new furniture, new study room (Daily Herald)
Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 eliminates $35-$65 instructional fee (Daily Herald)
Committee recommends pushing back Barrington High School start time to 9 a.m.; elementary schools' start to remain at 8 a.m. (Daily Herald)
Wheaton man participates in 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's 'Broken Skull Challenge' (Daily Herald)
State representative to host Lake County economic-development forum on Feb. 24 in Grayslake (Daily Herald)
Eight-bedroom Evanston mansion designed by Mayo & Mayo on market for $3.3 million (Crain's Chicago Business)
Wisconsin man found guilty of posting threats on Facebook against North Central College in Naperville (Chicago Sun-Times)
Vehicle fire closes lanes on northbound Tri-State Tollway near Mount Prospect (Chicago Sun-Times)
Lincoln-Way District 210 board president resigns, claiming personal attacks motivated decision (Joliet Herald-News)
Elgin renews contract for diversity consultant (Daily Herald)
Man arrested for breaking into buildings in Wadsworth (Daily Herald)
Elgin public services director: There will be road projects everywhere in 2016 (Daily Herald)
Elk Grove Village abandons 'outdated' pet-tag program (Daily Herald)
Woodstock space center honors 30th anniversary of Challenger explosion (WBBM AM 780)
Substitute teacher charged with inappropriately touching 10-year-old student at La Grange school (NBC 5)
Friday:
FBI employee from Crown Point charged with rape, suspended from job (CBS 2)
Cook County Jail sued over Norridge woman's suicide; father says officers failed to take into account mental health, heroin withdrawal (CBS 2)
Wonder Lake man held on $750,000 bond in 16 counts of child-sex assault, abuse (CBS 2)
Cicero man arrested in Oak Park charged with last year's robbery of Elmwood Park gas station (CBS 2)
Allegations of child-sex abuse made against Hammond Catholic school (ABC 7)
Geneva police conducting death investigation; man's body found six hours after well-being check conducted (ABC 7)
Car crashes into Merrillville house shortly after woman, granddaughter had left living room where car came to rest (WGN TV)
Teen, two men charged for armed robberies in Waukegan (Chicago Sun-Times)
Horses at Bartlett farm quarantined after testing positive for EHV-1 (Daily Herald)
West Dundee entrepreneurs to open world's first 'hoverboard' park (Daily Herald)
Addison man sentenced to 12 years in jail for heroin trafficking (Chicago Sun-Times)
Rolling Meadows police chief, deputy chief to retire later this year (Daily Herald)
ComEd to bring 'smart meters' to Libertyville (Daily Herald)
Mundelein businesses give money to buy body armor for police dog (Daily Herald)
Former Illinois Senate President Phil Rock, of Oak Park, passes away (CBS 2)
Brookfield man killed in car had just testified in a criminal court case (ABC 7)
Saturday:
Man shot on Bishop Ford Expressway near Blue Island (Chicago Tribune)
River Forest girl wins 'MasterChef Junior' (Chicago Tribune)
$1.3 billion deal reached on last new runway in O'Hare Modernization Project (Chicago Sun-Times)
Owner of St. Charles' Arcada Theatre found to have violated deceptive practices law by not paying former manager for now-closed dinner club (Daily Herald)
Romeoville man arrested on charges of juvenile prostitution (Daily Herald)
Two men arrested for burglary also charged for possession of stolen vehicle in Skokie (CBS 2)
Man claims ATM at Maywood bank took $800 cash, produced receipt saying it couldn't count the money (CBS 2)
Two Lake County Circuit Clerk's Office employees charged with official misconduct for changing records, reportedly dating back to 2010 (FOX 32)
Two Stevenson High School students facing charges after police find stun gun, knife following fight (Daily Herald)
Longtime Warren Township High School track coach to be inducted into Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame (Daily Herald)
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