There is an unfortunate trend when it comes to parental involvement in school activities.
Looking back twenty years, I don’t know why we felt it was our best choice for summer entertainment with small children. Despite the foreseeable challenges, we headed off to an amusement park in Indiana for the day when our girls were five, three, and almost two years old.
The Hoopeston Area High School Cornjerkers soccer team opened IHSA regional play Oct. 15 against a talented St. Anne team.
The Hoopeston Area-Armstrong-Potomac Cornjerkers host Salt Fork in a special Saturday outing this weekend.
The Hoopeston Area High School Lady Cornjerkers were defeated at home by Oakwood in three sets, 25-16, 19-25 and 25-23 despite an incredible team effort that featured Sadie Drayer and Payton S…
The Hoopeston Area High School Cornjerkers picked up their 20th win of the soccer season Oct. 7 against Clifton Central.
ITASCA, IL, Oct. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - (NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") today announced that the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") granted the Company an additional extension through March 16, 2020 to complete and file its 2018 Form 10-K and become current with all of its periodic Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. The NYSE will continue the listing of the Company's common stock during such time; however, the additional extension period and continued listing of the Company's common stock is subject to ongoing reassessment by the NYSE. The NYSE also informed Kingsway that in the event it does not complete its 2018 Form 10-K with the SEC by April 17, 2020, the NYSE will move forward with the initiation of suspension and delisting procedures. At this time, the Company expects to file its 2018 Form 10-K and become current with all of its periodic SEC filings prior to the expiration of the extension period.
ITASCA, IL, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - (NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") today announced that the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") granted the Company an additional extension through March 16, 2020 to complete and file its 2018 Form 10-K and become current with all of its periodic Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. The NYSE will continue the listing of the Company's common stock during such time; however, the additional extension period and continued listing of the Company's common stock is subject to ongoing reassessment by the NYSE. The NYSE also informed Kingsway that in the event it does not complete its 2018 Form 10-K with the SEC by April 17, 2020, the NYSE will move forward with the initiation of suspension and delisting procedures. At this time, the Company expects to file its 2018 Form 10-K and become current with all of its periodic SEC filings prior to the expiration of the extension period.
The Florida Senate will conclude a “precedent-setting” special session with a full floor vote Wednesday on whether former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should be reinstated over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ objections and against Parkland shooting victims’ families wishes.
ROCKFORD, Ill., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with locations in Chicago, Downers Grove, Freeport, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Peoria, St. Charles, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; Santa Fe, NM; Madison and Park Falls, WI; and McLean, VA, today announced that it is pioneering an innovative and unmatched approach to transform the industry of fee-only, independent RIAs.
CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. today announced the union's support of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to apply a new congestion tax to ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft. According to a recent press release from the Mayor's Office, Mayor Lightfoot's plan seeks to reduce congestion and vehicle emissions in the city by imposing a premium on citywide single-passenger ride-hailing trips and single or shared trips that originate or stop in Chicago's downtown area.
You need a loan and you want the best interest rate possible. You know that a high credit score paves the way for the best interest rate offers – but did you know that your credit card balances contribute to one of the five factors used to calculate your credit score?
Your credit utilization, defined as the amount of credit you use compared to your credit limit, is one of the largest components of your credit score. When your credit balance is zeroed out, your credit utilization at that moment becomes zero as well. Creditors can see that you have managed your debts well and are capable of handling new debt.
Unfortunately, you probably aren't going to show a $0 balance even if you pay all your bills on time as soon as your billing statement is available. The amount reported to the credit reporting agencies is the balance on your billing statement on the reporti...
On Halloween, we all enjoy handing out treats to the little monsters that arrive at our door asking for candy. Unfortunately, some of us have to deal with damage created by larger monsters that arrive at our door asking for trouble.
Vandalism and property damage are just some scary Halloween insurance concerns. You also have to consider the possibility of trick-or-treaters getting hurt on your property or accidents caused by decorations or other holiday accoutrements. Are your insurance policies ready to handle any horrors that the holiday may bring?
Here are some of the most common Halloween events that might trigger an insurance claim.
- Slips and Falls – It is easy for smaller children to trip or slip and hurt themselves, especially with elaborate or clunky costumes that make it hard for them to see clearly or walk normally. Add the an...
We all go through major life changes, both positive and negative. All have the potential to affect your credit, in either a positive or negative way. The outcome depends on how you handle these life events and the corresponding changes.
Consider the following examples.
1. Going to College – College is more than four years of fun – it's an investment in your future. Is your degree likely to result in a job that pays enough to cover your student loans?
You can build credit by making all student loan payments on time or ruin your credit through missed payments and excessive spending. If you need help, income-based repayment plans and other assistance programs are available.
2. Changing Your Marital Status – Your credit scores won't blend after marriage, but activity on joint accounts will affect both credit sco...
You shopped around to find the credit card with the best annual percentage rate (APR) for your qualifications. Maybe you've got a lower rate than the average – around 17%. The last thing you want to do is incur a penalty APR that ruins your hard work.
If you've missed a credit card payment for at least sixty days, your account may be subject to a higher interest rate known as a penalty APR. The penalty APR represents your increased risk in the card issuer's view – if you've missed one payment, you're more likely to miss other payments.
You can be assessed a penalty APR for reasons other than missed payments, depending on your card issuer's policy. Examples include returned payments, making charges past your credit limit, or defaulting/missing payments on a different account with the same card issuer.
Penalty APRs can be up to 29.99%, but may be lower depending on your card's terms and your creditworthiness. Review the terms and conditions section of you...
To some of us, Halloween is an enjoyable time to dress up our children and/or ourselves, carve scary pumpkins, decorate our home with spooky effects, gorge on treats, and spend the next morning jogging off a candy binge. To others, it is a time to figure out how much candy they need to have on hand to avoid cleaning toilet paper out of their trees the next morning.
Regardless of what you do the morning after Halloween, with these simple steps you can wake up with a thicker wallet than usual, and not just from hiding Hershey's Kisses in it.
- Buy Bulk Candy – You can save tremendous money by buying individually wrapped bulk candy instead of the overpriced brand name assortments at your grocery store or pharmacy. Do make sure that you buy individually wrapped candies; parents will (and should) shy away from letting their children try loose candies because of tampering concerns.
- Make Your Own Costumes – It take...
Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.
Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.
Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.
We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.
No hats, scarves, mittens or heavy coats are needed by these holiday carolers.