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Tammy Duckworth to Challenge for Mark Kirk's U.S. Senate Seat

Robin Kelly of Matteson, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville ...
Before Congress, Duckworth led the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs, appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2006. In 2009, Obama appointed her Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Duckworth to announce Senate bid Monday

The Illinois Senate race next year is expected to be one of the ...
Bill Foster of Naperville, Robin Kelly of Matteson and Cheri Bustos of East Moline, among others. If she advances, Duckworth vs. Kirk would be a campaign between two military veterans ...

Kelly develops ag platform for diverse district

KANKAKEE, Ill. — U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, a Democrat from Matteson, represents the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Kelly, who has her eye on the Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, talked about her new agriculture platform and ...

Southland College Prep Group Interpretation Team to Compete in Illinois High School Association Final Meet at University of Illinois Springfield

RICHTON PARK, IL—(ENEWSPF)--March 25, 2015—Southland College Prep ...
Richton Park; Erik Thomas, senior, Matteson; Malik Bibbie, senior, Richton Park; Charnnia Jones, senior, Richton Park; Deiarah Wright, senior, Matteson; Noelle Robinson, sophomore ...

Wachowski looks to use management background

A Democratic candidate and resident of Morris for 30 years, Wachowski said the amount of support he received in a 328-295 vote loss to Alderman Don Matteson two years ago ...
Currently working for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Wachowski ...

Southland College Prep Group Interpretation Team to Compete in (IHSA) Final at U. of I. Springfield

The team will compete in the Group Interpretation finals scheduled at the University of Illinois, Springfield Friday ...
Erik Thomas, senior,Matteson; Malik Bibbie, senior, Richton Park; Charnnia Jones, senior, Richton Park; Deiarah Wright, senior,Matteson ...

1 man dead after shooting at suburban Chicago bar

Authorities identify the man as 26-year-old Christopher Hooper of Matteson. He died at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. Patrons say the shooting happened during a performance by hip hop artist Future.

Man killed during shooting at bar in Chicago suburb of Markham during hip hop performance

MARKHAM, Illinois — One man is dead after a shooting at a bar in ...
Authorities identify the man as 26-year-old Christopher Hooper of Matteson. He died at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. Patrons say the shooting happened during a performance by hip hop ...

Man fatally shot in Markham at Adrianna’s Sportsbar

Hooper, of the 800 block of Carnation Lane in Matteson, was pronounced dead at Ingalls Memorial ...
The south suburban sports bar has featured popular artists such as Lil Wayne in the past. Illinois State Police were also dispatched to the scene to assist ...

How To Properly Pronounce Matteson, Illinois

There are viewer complaints every time the town of Matteson is in the news. If we pronounce it “MAT-ti-sin”, viewers will call to complain that it should be “MATT-sin”. Yet if we pronounce it that way on the air, other viewers will complain that it ...

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

***Please be aware this is the second “Waverly” novel so if you haven’t read GARDEN SPELLS, there may be spoilers*** If you read my review of Garden Spells yesterday, you’ll see how big a fan I am of…

Man Killed In Shooting Near Markham Bar

http://media.chicago.cbsl 13117387AA.mp4 (CBS) –A man is dead after a shooting at a south suburban bar early Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller. Police in …

Talk of hypocrisy, Starbucks management wants to impose some standard on us but ask them how many Starbucks coffee shops are located in Harvey, Gary, Benton Harbor, East St. Louis, Ferguson, Maywood, Englewood or Matteson.

NEED TO GET THEIR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER FIRST Perhaps it is time that the US Justice Dept. launch an investigation as to why Starbucks doesn't open stores in black neighborhoods. Let's have that discussi…

Clothes, VERY GOOD CONDITION (Matteson)

I have a lot of free clothes and shoes in good condition. Many of them would be for business casual at work. Or an older teen who perhaps needs clothes for work. I would prefer to give the best of the…

Lobbying in Lansing

Statewide, Governor Cuomo’s approval rating is 50 percent. It’s safe to say that among the several hundred parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members in attendance at the March 19th “…

Research Shows An Increase In Obesity Has Caused A Similar Rise In The Incidence Of Arthritis

Research Shows An Increase In Obesity Has Caused A Similar Rise In The Incidence Of Arthritis (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 12, 2015 ) Orlando, Florida -- Obesity is a preventable condition, but it is still …

Events in Rochester, NY for Thursday, March 12, 2015 through Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Here's my selection of events in Rochester this week: Thursday, March 12 From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Steve Matteson will present Discovering the Goudy Legacy as part of the Frederic W. Goudy: 150 Yea…

DPCC in Meltdown Mode As Leadership is Questioned by Unpopular and Uncool Non Male Members

angstäNG(k)st/noun a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general."adolescent angst"synonyms:anxiety,&n bsp;fear, apprehensi on,…

Opponents of pipelines now want to halt rail oil shipments after 4 wrecks in 3 weeks

Bloomberg/Fuel Fix: Canadian National Railway Co. is building a 1,500-foot long track to bypass a burning train that derailed Saturday in northern Ontario, while BNSF Railway Co. crews were working Su…

Bomb Train Roulette? Latest Derailment in Ontario Is Fourth in Four Weeks | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

http://www.commondreams.o rg/news/2015/03/08/bomb-t rain-roulette-latest-dera ilment-ontario-fourth-fou r-weeks Bomb Train Roulette? Latest Derailment in Ontario Is Fourth in Four Weeks A train carryi…


Avoiding job scams in MATTESON ILLINOIS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.



Cautions with Jasbug in MATTESON ILLINOIS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

Fighting against human trafficking in MATTESON ILLINOIS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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