POLL: The 'Inappropriate' Office Behaviors Most Pervasive In Workplaces

Some of the most inappropriate behaviors at the office, in Americans' minds, are also the most common — yet almost no one admits to them, in a new poll on workplace behavior from NPR and Ipsos. Americans broadly agree that certain behaviors — spreading rumors, speculating about coworkers' sexual preferences — are inappropriate at work, according to the poll. However, most people have experienced many of those same behaviors. In addition, Americans' opinions shift on just how inappropriate...

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The president and CEO of Intersect Illinois spoke with members of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation Thursday about how to bring new companies and projects to the state.

Intersect Illinois was established as the state's economic development organization in 2016. It works to entice companies into setting up shop in Illinois.

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A panel of state senators heard budget requests from agencies representing colleges and universities, and lawmakers took the opportunity to ask why neighboring states are able to lure so many Illinois students away.

The answer is pretty simple: Other Big 10 schools offer financial considerations that the Illinois flagship campus can't match.

Sessions from Studio A - The Antitones

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The Antitones perform "The Panther's Hunt" in WNIJ's Studio A.

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"Valentine's Day was a day of love, passion and friendships as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated February 14, 2018 ..."

That's how the student journalists writing for the Eagle Eye, the newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, started their story about one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history.

That first line flowed quickly for senior Christy Ma, but the rest of the article took days to write as she relived the events.

Three-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully In DeKalb

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A DeKalb man was arrested Thursday after a three-hour standoff with police. Two schools were put on lockdown and some neighbors were evacuated during the incident. Police blocked off streets and brought in military-style equipment while trying to convince John F. Sommer, 45, to turn himself in.

Police received a report of a domestic dispute at 108 Fisk Ave. Responding officers say Sommer threatened to kill them. Two family members escaped the home and officers retreated, closing off the area.

Police say they have found the bodies of a missing Rockford woman and her boyfriend. Her estranged husband died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives have been conducting a missing person investigation into the disappearance of Danielle Son, Danielle’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Sergio Quiroz, and her estranged husband, 26-year-old Hand Son.

Transform Rockford Endorses Home Rule

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Transform Rockford on Wednesday announced it supports the return of home rule to Rockford.

Spokesmen say the organization stands behind the March 20 referendum because it will allow the city to regain control of a destiny that is currently being controlled by leaders in Springfield.

“We want to seize control of our own destiny, and we want to seize control of whats already happening,” Executive Director Mike Schablaske told reporters at a new conference. “That’s why we’re supportive of this and that’s why we encourage others to be supportive of home rule.”

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An Illinois man was found "not guilty” for an arson case dating back to 1995. Bill Amor already spent 22 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

Amor shared a Naperville apartment with his wife and her mother. In 1995, a fire at that apartment  killed his mother-in-law.  Amor says he was at a movie with his wife when the fire broke out. Law enforcement at the time immediately pinned Amor as a suspect.

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More than 500 high school students, teachers and parents from a Chicago suburb participated in a walk-out Wednesday protesting gun violence and calling for gun law reform. It came after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week.

 

Oak Park and River Forest High School students walked out of class and circled the block for a half hour to call for gun law reform.

Last week, the Illinois governor’s budget address outlined several proposals to reduce state spending. One focuses on K-12 schools.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants public school districts to begin “cost sharing” their employees’ state pensions over the next few years. Districts would be responsible for 25 percent of their pension cost during the first year, then an additional 25 percent each of the following three years. He said this overhaul is a fiscal necessity.

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Florida's Republican governor is calling for a range of measures that aim to prevent shootings like the one that occurred last week in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed.

In a news conference Friday in Tallahassee, Rick Scott called for a number of new laws and programs that fall into three categories: gun laws, school safety and mental health.

The South Korean women's curling team, hometown rock stars of these Winter Games, put on quite a show for a rollicking arena in Pyeongchang on Friday. The team defeated Japan in the semifinals, 8-7, claiming the nail-biter victory only after both teams went tied into an extra end.

Nigeria is tough on diseases.

With help from a few partners, it stopped Ebola's spread. It wrestled guinea-worm disease into a headlock, with no new cases since 2013. And it's nearly eradicated the transmission of polio.

But now a disease that usually just lurks in the background has roared into headlines. Since the beginning of the year, there's been a particularly large outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria's southern provinces.

President Trump on Friday announced a fresh round of sanctions against North Korea in an attempt to block oil and other prohibited products from getting to the Asian nation.

"We have imposed the heaviest sanctions ever imposed," Trump said at the conclusion of his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxen Hill, Md., just outside Washington. "Hopefully, something positive can happen. We will see."

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Rick Gates, the business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty to new charges brought against him this week.

A person familiar with the case confirmed to NPR on Friday that Gates has been negotiating with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller to change his plea from not guilty and cooperate with investigators.

Gates is expected to appear in federal court on Friday afternoon.

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