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Old Second Bancorp: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Old Second Bancorp Inc. (OSBC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $21.9 million. The bank, based in Aurora, Illinois, said it had earnings of 48 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 46 cents per...

Discover: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — Discover Financial Services (DFS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.53 billion. On a per-share basis, the Riverwoods, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $6.06. The results surpassed Wall...

Wintrust: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Wintrust Financial Corp. (WTFC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $152.4 million. The bank, based in Rosemont, Illinois, said it had earnings of $2.32 per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations....

A dam fails after rain, wind, tornadoes pound the Midwest. The Chicago area is cleaning up

Jul. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people in a southern Illinois town were ordered to evacuate Tuesday as water rolled over the top of a dam, just one perilous result of severe weather that raged through the Midwest overnight with relentless rain and tornadoes and hit the Chicago area especially hard. ...

A dam in southern Illinois has failed after heavy rains, officials say. Rescuers check for anyone trapped or injured

Jul. 16, 2024 12:49 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A dam in southern Illinois has failed after heavy rains, officials say. Rescuers check for anyone trapped or injured.

A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating

Jul. 16, 2024 12:21 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A dam in southern Illinois is in imminent danger of failure after heavy rains, officials say. Residents are evacuating.

Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city but also shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in 8 states

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to General Motors, Stellantis and other carmakers to help restart or expand electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly sites in eight states, including the presidential battlegrounds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and...

2 teen girls are killed when their UTV collides with a grain hauler in south-central Illinois

Jul. 11, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (AP) — Two teen girls were killed and another is fighting for her life when their utility terrain vehicle crashed into a grain hauler in south-central Illinois. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Strasburg in Shelby County, WCIA-TV reported....

Ex-senator, Illinois governor candidate McCann gets 3 1/2 years for fraud and money laundering

Jul. 10, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois state senator and candidate for governor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 3 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to fraudulent use of campaign funds, money laundering and tax evasion. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen...