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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Argonne National Laboratory: For Superconductors, Discovery Comes From Disorder
ARGONNE, Illinois, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Useful chaos -- introduced disorder improves superconductivity. * * * Discovered more than 100 years ago, superconductivity continues to captivate scientists who seek to develop components for highly efficient energy transmission, ultrafast electronics or quantum bits for next-generation computation. However, determining what causes substances to become -- or s  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Changing Compensation Costs in the Detroit Metropolitan Area for June 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.7 percent in the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI, metropolitan area for the year ended June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that a year earlier, Detroit experienced an increase of  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Changing Compensation Costs in the Minneapolis Metropolitan Area for June 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 3.0 percent in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI, metropolitan area for the year ended June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that a year earlier, Minneapolis experienced a gain of 3  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin for July 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local prices up 1.6 percent over the year * * * The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin area increased 0.3 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that food prices declined 0.4 pe  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington for July 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local prices up 2.2 percent over the year * * * The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington area rose 0.3 percent from May to July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the food index   more

CFTC Charges International Enterprise With Operating a $103 Million Fraudulent Binary Options Trading Scheme
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois charging five entities and four individuals with fraud relating to a global retail binary options enterprise that targeted and victimized U.S. residents. As alleged in the complaint, the defendants executed their unlawful scheme through i  more

CFTC Officials Issue Statement on Settlement With Kraft Foods Group, Mondelez Global
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following statement by Chairman Heath P. Talbert, Commissioners Brian Quintenz, Rostin Behnam, Dawn D. Stump and Dan M. Berkovitz regarding the settlement with Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez Global: "Today the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a Consent Order approved by the Commission that settles the CFTC v. Kraft litigation. We are pleased to bring this matter to a successful resolution  more

EPA to Begin Soil Cleanup at Former Dixon Iron & Metal Company in Dixon, Illinois
DIXON, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will start work to remove soil contaminated with metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the former Dixon Iron & Metal Co. facility at 78 Monroe Ave., Dixon, Ill. EPA will replace the contaminated soil with clean soil, install a cap in certain locations, and restore the property. The agency will also assess the sediment in the adjacent Ro  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Convicted Felon Charged With Illegally Possessing Semi-Automatic Rifle At Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John R. Lausch Jr., issued the following news release: A convicted felon has been charged with a federal firearm violation for allegedly illegally possessing a semi-automatic rifle at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. BERNARD HARVEY, JR., 40, of Indianapolis, Ind., is charged with one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Harvey illegally possessed the rifle on Aug. 12, 2  more

Industry's Critical Role in Force Projection and Sustainment to Be Discussed at the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Command Fall Meeting
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Transportation Command issued the following news release: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Robert McMahon, will discuss industry's significance in projecting and sustaining America's forces during an emergency or a crisis at the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, October 7 to 10, 2019, Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri. As one of five keynote speakers,   more

Jeffrey C. Mack, Lawrence C. Blaney
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: On July 23, 2019, the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied a motion to dismiss filed by Lawrence Blaney, a resident of Sugar Grove, Illinois and the former Executive Vice President of Sales of Digiliti Money Group, Inc., a now-defunct Minneapolis, Minnesota financial technology firm. The SEC's complaint, filed in April 2019, alleges that b  more

Kraft and Mondelez Global to Pay $16 Million in Wheat Manipulation Case
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: * * * - Penalty Valued at Three Times the Alleged Gain * * * The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that it obtained a $16 million penalty and injunction pursuant to a federal court's entry of a consent order against defendants Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Mondelez Global LLC. The order, entered on August 14, 2019 by the Honorable Judge John Robert Blakey of th  more

Scott Aeromedical Airmen Respond to Emergency on Southwest Flight
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: By Tara Stetler Staff Sgt. Ashley Shirley was just 1 1/2 hours into a commercial flight in June when she suddenly turned around and yanked the earbuds out of Capt. James Bickel's head. "There's an emergency in the back of the plane," she quickly explained to him while motioning toward a passenger who was having an allergic reaction. Shirley and Bickel were part of a six-person team f  more

Scott Air Force Base Aeromedical Airmen Respond to Emergency on Southwest Flight
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Tara Stetler Staff Sgt. Ashley Shirley was just 1 1/2 hours into a commercial flight in June when she suddenly turned around and yanked the earbuds out of Capt. James Bickel's head. "There's an emergency in the back of the plane," she quickly explained to him while motioning toward a passenger who was having an allergic reaction. Shirley and Bickel were part of a six-person team from the 375th Aeromed  more

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for the Final Coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following news release: The United States Mint (Mint) unveiled the official designs today for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters(R) Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The first five designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of quarters set for release in 2020 honoring the Nat  more

U.S. Mint Unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following news release: The United States Mint (Mint) unveiled the official designs today for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation(TM) $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The $1 coins in this program feature distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America's ingenuity a  more

USDA Illinois Field Office: Greene, Scott County Farm Service Agency Are Accepting Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) Applications
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Illinois Field Office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director William J. Graff today announced that Greene and Scott Counties are accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from 2019 Spring Flooding. The approved ECP practices under this authorization include EC1 "Removing Deb  more