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NHL tracking technology will be used during Stanley Cup Playoffs – NHL.com

ST. LOUIS -- The NHL will have player-tracking and puck-tracking technology up and running in the arenas of the 16 teams that make the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and in…

Illinois law limits use of A.I. in evaluating video interviews – Chicago Tribune

Under the new law, companies must explain how the technology works and how the tools evaluate a candidate. Employers must obtain consent from applicants before using A.I. to assess their…

McDonald’s franchisees aren’t clamoring for a fake meat burger – Crain’s Chicago Business

As the broader fast-food business buzzes over plant-based meat substitutes, crickets are chirping in one corner of the industry. McDonald's franchisees haven't joined the chorus of questioners wondering when—or if—the…

Electric vehicles: Can ComEd power EVs and keep the lights on? – Chicago Tribune

“This is a big deal for utilities,” said Tom Baker, an energy industry consultant and partner with Boston Consulting Group’s San Francisco office. “It’s a growth opportunity for the utility,…

London police are taking surveillance to a whole new level, to start using facial recognition to spot criminal – Chicago Tribune

According to researchers at Georgetown University, several U.S. cities have piloted the live facial recognition systems, often with mixed results. In Orlando, Florida, a pilot program that ended last year…

Cook County Clerk of Courts race exposes flaws in current system – Crain’s Chicago Business

The Cook County Circuit Court clerk's office, for the first time in two decades, is an open race. Dorothy Brown, dogged for years by federal investigators but never charged, announced…

Astros sign stealing: Dallas Keuchel apologizes for scandal – Chicago Sun-Times

One week after Astros players dodged questions regarding the electronic sign-stealing scandal that rocked Major League Baseball this offseason, Dallas Keuchel apologized for his part in the 2017 debacle. The…

McDonald’s employees say Chicago HQ makes it faster, younger – Chicago Tribune

Conagra lost 10% of its 250 suburban employees when it closed its Naperville office as part of its headquarters move to Chicago from Omaha, Neb., and just a third of…

Michael G. Grace: Democratic candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner – Chicago Sun-Times

Candidate profile Michael G. Grace Running for: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Political/civic background: Currently serving my third term as Vice President Trustee of the South Lyons Township…

Boeing 777X Takes First Flight Into Troubled Skies for Jumbos – Crain’s Chicago Business

(Bloomberg) — Boeing Co.’s newest plane is preparing to spread its gargantuan wings—so long the tips are hinged—and rumble into the skies over the Washington factory complex constructed a half century…

Eira Corral Sepúlveda: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Democratic primary candidate – Chicago Sun-Times

Candidate profile Eira Corral Sepúlveda Political/civic background: I have ten years of experience in municipal government as Clerk for the Village of Hanover Park. Good governance, transparency, and active community…

Mike Cashman: Democratic candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner – Chicago Sun-Times

Candidate profile Mike Cashman Civic Background: Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (former Junior Board Member) Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago Misericordia Home (Volunteer) Political: Volunteered on Various Political Campaigns…