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Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

November 10, 2013 10:05 am
Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Who Wants to Be Millionaire' tryouts Monday in Des Plaines

Syndicated game show "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" is on the road this summer to hold contestant auditions for its upcoming 11th season.

July 07, 2012 9:15 pm
Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill.

Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill.

Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill., will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its launch on July 18, 2012.

July 06, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Jim Belushi returning for One-Year Anniversary of Chicagoland's Rivers Casino

OFFBEAT: Jim Belushi returning for One-Year Anniversary of Chicagoland's Rivers Casino

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 06, 2012 12:00 am
Polish Triplets Musical Group Alizma

Polish Triplets Musical Group Alizma

Entertainers Alizma are the talented triplets from Poland. Monika (left to right) Aleksandra and Izabela are shown backstage at the July 17 opening gala of the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill.

July 29, 2011 12:00 am
Jim Belushi performs at gala opening of Rivers Casino

Jim Belushi performs at gala opening of Rivers Casino

Actor and entertainer Jim Belushi performed for the VIP opening gala of the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill., on Sunday, July 17, 2011.

July 19, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Jim Belushi helps open Chicagoland's Rivers Casino

OFFBEAT: Jim Belushi helps open Chicagoland's Rivers Casino

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2011 12:00 am

Some suburbs already slated for casino cash

If the massive gambling expansion plan approved Wednesday by Illinois senators becomes law, it could result in a double dip into casino profits for several south suburbs.

December 02, 2010 1:13 pm
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