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Kadner: Using video gambling in political war

In June, towns throughout Illinois that offer video gambling collected a total of about $3 million. Oak Lawn received $35,364 in June alone, Oak Forest's share amounted to $17,939 and Matteson, a community in dire financial straits, collected just more ...

Dan Marlowe

Marlowe, Dan 52, of New Lenox, formerly of Matteson, IL, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Kasper); loving father of Matthew and Joseph Marlowe; dear brother of Christopher (Sue) Marlowe, Patty (James ...

CLUB - Ottawa Sunrise Rotary

On July 24, Rotarian Mike Matteson introduced the guest speaker for Ottawa Sunrise ...
Haddad said $110,000 is invested back into the Illinois Valley by local Scouts through their 5,000 hours of community service. Everyone was invited to attend the Boy ...

Military brief: Clemons graduates

Clemons is the son of Diane and William Clemons of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and brother of Gwen Petty of Columbus and Brandi Lee of Matteson, Illinois. The airman graduated in 2012 from Tyner Academy in Chattanooga.

Win Tim McGraw Tickets at South Oak Dodge

Events Home / Win Tim McGraw Tickets at South Oak Dodge Saturday Aug 1, 2015 – 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4550 Lincoln Highway Matteson, IL Map Join the US 99.5 Rewards Team at South Oak Dodge, located at 4550 Lincoln Highway in Matteson, on Saturday, August 1st ...

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1st District (blue): Robin Kelly (D-Matteson). Southern Cook County and northeastern ...
96.7% Obama, the bluest district in Illinois and America. 80.6% Black. Safe D. 4th District (red): Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs). Southwestern Cook County ...

Gov. Rauner attends Matteson church service

"I love Illinois and I love the city of Chicago," Rauner said. "I've lived around here all my life. We raised our six kids here and I want this to be a great home for every family in every community throughout the great state of Illinois." The governor ...

Conor Commercial Real Estate/Inland Mortgage announce 63-acre Matteson Center Park in Matteson, IL

Developer, Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of The McShane Companies, in partnership with Inland Mortgage Capital, LLC, announced the launch of Matteson Center Park, a new industrial business park well-positioned for build-to-suit opportunities for ...

Matteson, Joyce E.

DECATUR -- Joyce E. Matteson, 79, of Decatur, IL, fell asleep in Jesus at 8:20 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at McKinley Court Care Center, Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Decatur.

How To Properly Pronounce Matteson, Illinois

There has seemingly been controversy and confusion over the proper pronunciation of Matteson for about a century. I wonder what late Illinois Governor Joel Aldrich Matteson would think of all this bickering. I got to thinking about this because the WGN ...

Things To Think Of When Ever Selecting A Vinyl Windows Matteson Professional

By Grace Soto A professional is the most suitable individual to provide quality work for you. In spite of that, there are many different professionals who are experienced in their relevant line of …

Matteson Uses Taxpayer $$ for Police to Protect Rapper “50 Cent” @ Matteson Liquors

CITY CRIES POVERTY BUT USES TAXPAYER MONEY FOR PRIVATE BUSINESS AND RAPPER In a shocking display of the contempt for which Matteson Village officials have for our Black youth, all taxpayers and citiz…
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In MATTESON ILLINOIS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]

Register now and request your ballots for the year in MATTESON ILLINOIS

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Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

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