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Dover Fueling Solutions releases new MagLink LX 4 Console
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Dover Fueling Solutions releases new MagLink LX 4 Console

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (STL.News) Dover Fueling Solutions ("DFS"), a part of Dover (NYSE: DOV) and a leading global provider of advanced customer-focused technologies, services and solutions in the fuel and convenience retail industries, announced the launch of its next-generation console, the ProGauge MagLink LX 4. The new tank gauge console features several impressive upgrades and enhancements from the previous MagLink LX model, including state-of-the-art "touch and swipe" technology that results in a truly immersive and interactive experience for the user.  Coupled with enhanced graphics, including realistic three-dimensional storage tank renderings that give accurate visualizations of the fuel stored in underground tanks, this intelligent technology enables fuel retailers to seamlessly t...
Illinois IDPH: Region 6 Moves to Phase 4 – Region 7 to Tier 1
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Illinois IDPH: Region 6 Moves to Phase 4 – Region 7 to Tier 1

IDPH urges people to continue wearing masks, avoiding large gatherings, and getting vaccinated when eligible Springfield, IL (STL.News) The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 6 (Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion) is returning to Phase 4 of the Restore Plan and Region 7 (Kankakee and Will) is advancing to Tier 1.  Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage. “I am excited that 10 out of our 11 regions have moved out of Tier 3 mitigations,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “However, this does not mean we can let our guard down.  We must conti...
Abbott receives expanded Medicare Reimbursement – MitraClip Device
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Abbott receives expanded Medicare Reimbursement – MitraClip Device

New national reimbursement enables access to transcatheter mitral valve repair procedures with MitraClip for people with secondary mitral regurgitation, significantly expanding the eligible patient population ABBOTT PARK, IL (STL.News) Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its National Coverage Determination (NCD) to expand coverage for transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER), also referred to as transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr), to include patients with secondary (or functional) mitral regurgitation (MR) resulting from heart failure.  The decision significantly increases the number of people eligible for insurance coverage for mitral valve repair with MitraClip, enabling broader access to the device.  As the f...
Discover Board Approves Repurchase of $1.1B of Common Stock
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Discover Board Approves Repurchase of $1.1B of Common Stock

Discover Financial Services Board of Directors Approves Repurchase of up to $1.1 Billion of Common Stock, Declares Common and Preferred Stock Dividends RIVERWOODS, IL (STL.News) Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) announced Tuesday that its Board of Directors has approved a new $1.1 billion share repurchase program, having suspended share repurchases since March 2020 in response to the economic recession.  The new program expires on December 31, 2021, and can be terminated at any time. The company expects to repurchase shares from time to time subject to the company’s repurchase program limit, its capital plan, market conditions and other factors, including legal and regulatory restrictions and required approvals, if any.  The timing and exact amount of repurchases under the new re...
Illinois IDPH Launches Surge Staffing Program to Support Hospitals
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Illinois IDPH Launches Surge Staffing Program to Support Hospitals

Regions Across Illinois Advance Tiers as State Launches Surge Staffing Program to Support Hospitals in Expanding Capacity IDPH Adjusts Metrics to Allow More Regions to Lift Strictest Mitigations Following Conversations with Hospital Leaders Springfield, IL (STL.News) With the state of Illinois launching multiple health care staffing contracts to increase hospital staffing, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adjusting its mitigation metrics to reflect the additional staff. With the change, Regions 8, 9, 10, and 11 will move from the most restrictive Tier 3 to Tier 2.  In addition, Region 1 and 6 have met the metrics to move to Tier 1, and Regions 3 and 5 have met the metrics to return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Hospital leaders and local health departments...
Dover Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Earning Release Date
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Dover Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Earning Release Date

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (STL.News) Dover (NYSE: DOV) announced today that it will release fourth quarter 2020 earnings at 6:00 a.m. Central time (7:00 a.m. Eastern time) on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  Later that morning, Dover will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Central time (10:00 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss these results. To participate on the conference call, please dial 1 (866) 882-5865 (domestic) or 1 (678) 894-3017 (international), reservation number 5898048.  Due to the expected number of callers, please dial in at least 15 minutes before the conference is to begin and ask to be connected to the Dover teleconference. A link to the live audio webcast will also be available on the company website at dovercorporation.com.  An audio replay of the conference call will be availabl...
Illinois Governor Activates National Guard to Secure State Buildings
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Illinois Governor Activates National Guard to Secure State Buildings

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard to Bolster Security of State Buildings in Downtown Springfield Gov. Activates an Additional 100 Members of The Guard in Support of the Presidential Inauguration in D.C. Springfield, IL (STL.News)- Governor JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for State Active Duty in response to the warnings issued this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding threats to state capital cities in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.  Our state public safety agencies, including the Illinois State Police (ISP), Secretary of State Police and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are working in tandem with local and federal counterparts to protect the residents of Illinois w...
Illinois Governor Pritzker on the Impeachment of President Trump
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Illinois Governor Pritzker on the Impeachment of President Trump

Springfield, IL (STL.News) — Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the second impeachment of President Trump. "For the first time in United States history, a sitting President has been impeached on two separate occasions by the House of Representatives - a testament to the resiliency of our Constitution, but an ugly stain on our nation's history," said Governor JB Pritzker. "Make no mistake: to hold accountable those who smear our democracy, who unleash violence and death upon the halls of Congress, who dance on the desks of duly elected public servants in the name of insurrection - and yes, those who incite it all from inside the world's most powerful office - is the most patriotic thing we can do. We cannot rebuild without ridding ourselves of what's rotten....
CME Group: Statement on CME Group Political Action Committee
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CME Group: Statement on CME Group Political Action Committee

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) CME Group today announced the company will suspend all political contributions through CME Group's Political Action Committee (PAC) for the foreseeable future.  This decision was made in response to the violent attack at the U.S. Capitol last week.  In light of this appalling event, the company believes it is critical to reexamine its contribution policies to ensure anyone who receives PAC support shares the values of CME Group. CME Group's Political Action Committee (PAC) is a voluntary contribution program for eligible exchange members and employees and has historically supported members of office and political candidates that endorse a free market economy, regardless of political affiliation.  The PAC serves to educate candidates around the role of futures mark...
Illinois: IDVA Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Director
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Illinois: IDVA Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Director

IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia to Step Down, Major General Peter Nezamis to Serve as Interim Director Nezamis, 34-Year Veteran of Air National Guard and Current Assistant Adjutant General – Air to Serve as Interim Director Pending Search for Permanent Replacement Springfield, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia is stepping down from her role.  Major General Peter Nezamis, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Illinois National Guard to serve as interim director.  The governor will name a permanent director for the department following a nationwide search. "Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our freedom and this administration will continue to do everything possible to prioritize their care," said Govern...
MI & IL – Carp Prevention Project – Brandon Road Lock & Dam
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MI & IL – Carp Prevention Project – Brandon Road Lock & Dam

Project Made Possible by Funding from Both States as Well as the Federal Government LANSING, MI (STL.News) The governors of Illinois and Michigan Thursday agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker today announced an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which allows Illinois to use up to $8 million in funds appropriated in 2018 by the Michigan Legislature to support the pre-construction engineering and design (PED) phase of the Brandon Road Ecosystem Project. Further strengthening the path forward, the State of Illinois also signed a separate PED agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for ...
Illinois Governor Announces Appointment to State Commission
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Illinois Governor Announces Appointment to State Commission

(STL.News) Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration: ILLINOIS WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION Bradley Gillespie will serve as an Arbitrator on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.*  Gillespie is currently an Associate Attorney at Gori Julian & Associates. Previously, he served as the Assistant Attorney General in both the Environmental and General Law Bureau in the Illinois Office of the Attorney General.  Gillespie also served in the United States Army Reserve where he earned the Army Commendation Medal among other accolades.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Boeing Reaches Agreement with Department of Justice
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Boeing Reaches Agreement with Department of Justice

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Today, Boeing (NYSE:BA, “the Company”) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which resolves the Department’s investigation into the Company relating to the evaluation of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  As part of Boeing’s resolution with DOJ, the Department has agreed to defer prosecution of the company, provided that Boeing abides by the obligations set forth in a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, after which time the charge will be dismissed. Under the agreement, Boeing will pay a penalty of $243.6 million and provide $500 million in additional compensation to the families of those lost in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents.  The agreement also inc...
CME Group to Launch Six New Japanese Energy Futures Contracts
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CME Group to Launch Six New Japanese Energy Futures Contracts

CHICAGO and TOKYO (STL.News) CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced four new Japanese electricity futures contracts and two new LNG futures contracts will be available for trading on February 8, 2021, pending regulatory review. The four new electricity futures contracts expand CME Group's already robust suite of global power futures and options and fill a gap in the Japanese electricity futures market, providing traders a robust platform for block-trade submission to CME Clearing.  The two new LNG contracts provide Japanese power producers a more efficient tool to manage their price risk. "The Japanese wholesale electricity market is now fully liberalized with hundreds of retail firms and producers, creating an opportunity for a more ...
Abbott Hosts Conference Call for Fourth-Quarter Earnings
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Abbott Hosts Conference Call for Fourth-Quarter Earnings

ABBOTT PARK, IL (STL.News) Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will announce its fourth-quarter 2020 financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, before the market opens. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern), and will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations website at www.abbottinvestor.com.  An archived edition of the call will be available later that day. About Abbott: Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 ...
Illinois Governor Names Sen. Manar as Senior Advisor
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Illinois Governor Names Sen. Manar as Senior Advisor

Gov. Pritzker Names Sen. Manar as Senior Advisor Manar, a Leading Advocate for Education, Balanced Budgets and Working Families, Will Advance Governor’s Agenda CHICAGO (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker announced that Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) will join his administration to serve as senior advisor, bringing a wealth of experience and accomplishments on vital issues in Illinois. "Andy has been one of the most thoughtful and successful lawmakers of his generation, and he will be a trusted advisor," said Governor JB Pritzker.  "In his career, Andy has done so much to improve the lives of working families. He led the effort to reform the state's antiquated education funding formula, made insulin cheaper for the millions who depend upon it, led efforts to reform election laws, and o...
Drug Paraphernalia Intercepted by CBP Officers in Chicago, IL
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Drug Paraphernalia Intercepted by CBP Officers in Chicago, IL

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Chicago recently seized four shipments that contained dabbers, quartz banger nails, used to vaporize cannabis concentrates on a bong or dab ring. On December 27 and 28, CBP officers inspected the four shipments, arriving from Hong Kong, to determine the admissibility of its contents in accordance with CBP regulations.  The shipments were manifested as glass adapters, but when officers opened the shipments they found 2,500 Quartz Banger Nails in each parcel with a total domestic value of $169,000. CBP will seize any illegal drug paraphernalia. Law prohibits the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale or transportation of drug paraphernalia.  If you are convicted of any of these offenses, you may be subject...
Agreement to Reduce Water Pollution from Sewer System
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Agreement to Reduce Water Pollution from Sewer System

U.S. Government and the State of Illinois Reach Agreement with Peoria and the Greater Peoria Sanitary District to Reduce Water Pollution from Sewer System Settlement Allows Green Infrastructure Solutions and Adaptive Management (STL.News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the state of Illinois today announced an agreement with the city of Peoria and the Greater Peoria Sanitary District (GPSD) that will yield significant reductions of sewage discharges from Peoria’s wastewater systems into the Illinois River and Peoria Lake. The settlement resolves Clean Water Act violations by the city of Peoria and GPSD related to combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit exceedances. Under t...