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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile flips onto its side after crash along suburban Chicago highway

Jul. 23, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile got into a pickle on a Chicago highway. The hot-dog shaped Wienermobile hit a car Monday morning along Interstate 294 and its driver lost control and overcorrected, causing it to roll onto its side near the Chicago suburb of Oak...

Enova International: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 23, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Enova International Inc. (ENVA) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $53.9 million. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $1.93 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.21 per share. ...

Democratic delegates cite new energy while rallying behind Kamala Harris for president

Jul. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

After weeks of intraparty division over President Joe Biden's candidacy, delegates to the upcoming Democratic National Convention on Tuesday rallied rapidly and enthusiastically behind Vice President Kamala Harris as their party's new presidential candidate. Suddenly, some delegates...

Survivors sue Illinois over decades of sexual abuse at Chicago youth detention center

Jul. 23, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Temarkus Washington says the sexual abuse he experienced as a teenager at a troubled Chicago youth detention center still gives him nightmares. The 35-year-old spoke publicly about his experiences Tuesday, a day after joining two lawsuits collecting dozens of abuse...

Bulls, Blackhawks owners unveil $7 billion plan to transform area around United Center

Jul. 23, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The owners of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks unveiled a $7 billion plan Tuesday to replace the parking lots surrounding the United Center with green space, mixed-income housing, a music hall and more. The 1901 Project, touted as the largest private...

Gatx: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 23, 2024 08:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Gatx Corp. (GATX) on Tuesday reported earnings of $44.4 million in its second quarter. The Chicago-based company said it had profit of $1.21 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.43 per share. The equipment...

Harris has a daunting to-do list as she starts up a presidential campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a daunting to-do list. Vice President Kamala Harris suddenly needs to whip up a presidential campaign almost from scratch. It's a process that usually takes months, even years. Harris has only about two months before early voting starts. And, of course,...

Democrats plan to push ahead with virtual roll call ahead of their convention, with Harris favored

Jul. 22, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party plans to push forward with a virtual roll call in which delegates to its convention can choose a presidential nominee before they gather next month in Chicago — despite Vice President Kamala Harris being overwhelmingly favored to replace President Joe...

Equity Lifestyle Properties: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 22, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of...

Democrats promise an 'orderly process' to replace Biden. Harris is favored, but questions remain

Jul. 22, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President Joe Biden announced that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. “In the coming days, the party will undertake a...