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Chicago Fed National Activity Index Shows Economic Growth Picked Up in July

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Shows Economic Growth Picked Up in July

Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to +0.39 in July from +0.21 in June. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index made positive contributions to the index in July, and two of the four categories increased from June.

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

August 25, 2014 The presence of Clostridia , a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. By inducing immune responses that prevent food allergens from entering the bloodstream, Clostridia minimize allergen exposure and prevent sensitization — a key step in the development of food allergies.

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement actions with Riverview Bancorp and Trans Pacific Bancorp

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement actions with Riverview Bancorp and Trans Pacific Bancorp

Release Date: August 26, 2014 For release at 11:00 a.m. EDT The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement actions listed below: Riverview Bancorp, Inc., Vancouver, Washington Written Agreement issued May 28, 2013 Terminated August 22, 2014 Trans Pacific Bancorp, San Francisco, California Written Agreement issued September 15, 2010 Terminated August 22, 2014 Search of Federal Reserve enforcement actions .

Minutes of the Board’s discount rates meetings from July 14 and July 28, 2014

Minutes of the Board’s discount rates meetings from July 14 and July 28, 2014

Release Date: August 26, 2014 For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its discount rate meetings for July 14 and July 28, 2014.

Illinois EPA Refers Olympic Oil Ltd. to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release of Petroleum Products

Illinois EPA Refers Olympic Oil Ltd. to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release of Petroleum Products

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Olympic Oil Ltd. for causing an on-going release of an unknown amount of petroleum products mixed with stormwater, which has migrated in the adjacent Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

Monday Could Be Hottest Day of Year So Far

Monday Could Be Hottest Day of Year So Far

Monday’s temperature could reach a record for the date that was last reached 11 years ago. Temperatures are expected to rise into the low-to mid-90s across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Monday.

Bruce Rauner Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Bruce Rauner Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Bruce Rauner completes the Ice Bucket Challenge. Bruce Rauner jumped on the Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon this weekend.

Suburban Cops Help Fight City Gun Violence

Suburban Cops Help Fight City Gun Violence

8/24/2014: Cook County Sheriff’s Department targets individuals with arrest warrants. Tammy Leitner reports for NBC 5 Investigates.

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