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Walmart cuts greeter jobs

UNDATED (AP) — As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being unfairly targeted. Walmart told greeters around the country last week their positions would be eliminated on ...Read more

Streator gets greener with street lights

STREATOR – ComEd is helping Streator go green with an LED streetlight program. Spokesman Jeff Hetrick with ComEd says the goal of the program is to switch out all of the high pressure sodium and mercury vapor streetlights with LED lights. He reported they have replaced nearly half of the ...Read more

Fiat Chrysler cutting jobs at Illinois plant

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it’s cutting about 1,400 jobs at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, that makes Jeep Cherokees — a move the automaker says is unrelated to a major investment in the Detroit area that could add 6,500 workers. The automaker made the announcement about ...Read more