An investigation conducted by the health department concluded Morelli was paid $46,619 for time he did not work, Hansen said, and that Job was overpaid $39,875
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The following is a history of Quartz Crystal processing by Ken Hennessy, Acting President of NDK America. It was published in the December 2007 issue of High Frequency Electronics.
Here is an overview of the history, manufacture and
current technology of quartz crystals, one of the
most common components in high frequency, high
Author Information: Ken Hennessy is Manager, Application Engineering at NDK America, Inc. in Belvidere, Illinois. (The world’s
most advanced crystal growing autoclaves are located at
this facility.) 
Click on the following: http://highfrequencyelectronics.com/Archives/Dec07/HFE1207_Tutorial.pdf
conservatives became the biggest potential voting bloc in 2009. Forty percent of Americans called themselves ‘conservative’ last year, compared with 36 percent who said they were ‘moderate’ and 21 percent who described themselves as ‘liberal.’
The findings, which have an error margin of 1 percentage point, come from an aggregate of 21 separate Gallup and USA Today/Gallup surveys, spanning nearly 22,000 interviews.
Click on the following for more details: Democrats may face a new challenge: rising conservatism | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters
A 2009 spending spree has left the Republican National Committee (RNC) with its worst election-year cash flow this decade
Click on the following for more details: Worst RNC cash flow in a decade - TheHill.com
Some good retail news.
Sears predicted a fourth-quarter profit between $385 million and $465 million, $3.36 to $4.06 per share, for the period that will end Jan. 30 …Sears' forecast is sharply above the $2.65 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters
Click on the following for more details: Daily Herald | Sears expects full-year profit above year ago
Chronicle believes pipeline company which recently completed its run across Boone County needs to pay damages for a DeKalb County bridge.
Enbridge – or the company Enbridge contracted with – contributed to the bridge’s collapse and, therefore, should pay to replace the bridge. In April, DeKalb County Administrator Ray Bockman said he was trying to work out a deal in which the company would pay to replace the bridge and any out-of-pocket expenses the county or township have incurred, which he estimated to be a little over $933,000. Surely, the cost to replace the bridge increases as time passes.
Click on the following for more details: Our View: Enbridge owes county a bridge | Daily Chronicle
Freeport area considering changing the form of their county government.
the county to pay its chairman a larger salary, possibly in the range of $80,000 to $100,000 a year.
A referendum to change to an elected chair form requires an individual petitioner to collect at least 3,500 signatures by Aug. 16 so the question can be on the Nov. 2 ballot. The county executive form only requires 500 signatures. The County Board has the authority to place a referendum on the ballot without gathering signatures.
Click on the following for more details: County Board chairman system: ‘Why f ix it?’ - Freeport, IL - The Journal-Standard
Sheriff Nygren fired Seipler in November 2008 after an investigation revealed two cases in which he pulled over Hispanic men driving without a license, told them to switch seats with a female passenger and then ticketed the woman.
Click on the following for more details: Daily Herald | McHenry Co. sheriff sues to overturn rival's reinstatement
Class J liquor license would allow beer and wine to only be sold during a game, alcohol only be sold at certain concession areas near the ballpark, and outside liquor would not be allowed into the ballpark. The initial fee for a Class J liquor license is $5,000, with a $1,500 annual fee.
Click on the following for more detail: Sycamore approves new type of liquor license | Daily Chronicle
Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week requesting details of the department's contracts with companies and federal agencies that administered the program. The department contracted with Citibank, Vangent, Affiliated Computer Services, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Aviation Administration, among others, according to the DOT report.
A report submitted to Congress in late December said the department has spent $77 million on administrative costs
Click on the following for more details: Grassley seeks accounting of 'Cash for Clunkers' costs - washingtonpost.com
State’s Attorney Michelle Courier and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a joint lawsuit against NDK Crystal to compel the company to detail what harmful chemicals were present during a Dec. 7 explosion and to map out solutions to prevent similar incidents from happening at the Crystal Parkway plant.
Read the following for more details: Lawsuit filed to get NDK Crystal information, solutions - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star