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August 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Nearly two decades after it topped Chicago's skyline with the world's tallest building, Sears, Roebuck & Co. aims to make a similar impact on suburban office park design. At Prairie Stone, the site of Sears' new retailing headquarters, deer and raccoon roam restored prairies and herons pick their way through marshes where endangered yellow-headed blackbirds trill. Ecologists call the 786-acre business park Sears is building in Hoffman Estates a model of nature and commerce in balance.
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October 15, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The catch on this brisk autumn afternoon is, frankly, not that great. There were two really rusty bed springs. And one of those big orange barrels that road crews put up to divert traffic. Mostly, however, it was old soda bottles and crunched cigarette packages and what seemed like miles of knotted nylon fishing wire. Nothing too spectacular. But Chad Pregracke isn't disappointed. He digs this stuff. For five years now, he has been hauling junk out of the Mississippi River.
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October 15, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The catch on this brisk autumn afternoon is, frankly, not that great. There were two really rusty bed springs. And one of those big orange barrels that road crews put up to divert traffic. Mostly, however, it was old soda bottles and crunched cigarette packages and what seemed like miles of knotted nylon fishing wire. Nothing too spectacular. But Chad Pregracke isn't disappointed. He digs this stuff. For five years now, he has been hauling junk out of the Mississippi River.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Nearly two decades after it topped Chicago's skyline with the world's tallest building, Sears, Roebuck & Co. aims to make a similar impact on suburban office park design. At Prairie Stone, the site of Sears' new retailing headquarters, deer and raccoon roam restored prairies and herons pick their way through marshes where endangered yellow-headed blackbirds trill. Ecologists call the 786-acre business park Sears is building in Hoffman Estates a model of nature and commerce in balance.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2010 | By Monica Eng
A giant slaughterhouse in the Illinois river town of East Moline is creating a big stink — and it hasn't even been built yet. Supporters of the proposed facility, which would process thousands of hogs a day, say it would bring jobs and economic revitalization to the Iowa border community. Mayor John Thodos says he thinks it will create 2,500 jobs in an area where unemployment has doubled in five years. The controversy surrounding the project reflects an intensifying national debate over how we should house, raise, slaughter and process the livestock we consume.
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May 5, 1987 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
American Ecology, an Agoura Hills-based company specializing in disposing of low-level radioactive waste, has sued its insurance carrier, American Nuclear Insurers, for refusing to pay attorney fees, as well as for damages that might occur in two lawsuits involving the company's controversial dump sites.
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