News archive from 9 April 2013

Smart meter foes resurrect court fight

Opponents of Naperville's smart meter program have re-filed their federal lawsuit to include more evidence to back up their concerns over health, safety and security and show their constitutional rights are being violated. The amended lawsuit now...

 

Judge dismisses suit against Naperville smart meter program

A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit against the city of Naperville filed by opponents to its smart meter program. However, leaders of the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group say they plan to file a revised lawsuit within 14 days. The city has...

 

Konerko's quiet dedication pays off

As the White Sox head to Washington for the start of a three-city road trip, team captain Paul Konerko is hitting .100. And for those who don't know Konerko, that means he probably will spend a sleepless Monday night. Konerko is a notorious worrier,...

 

Maximizing senior year

Nowadays, many high school students feel compelled to juggle AP classes, athletics, clubs and musical instruments – especially in senior year – to get into college. Yes, applications are up: About 28 percent from 2007 to 2011 in...

 

Series preview: White Sox at Nationals

All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: First meeting. Did not play in 2012. Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-Ch. 26. Related Peavy happy to play National League ball Power play working for White Sox Maps 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

 

Kings take on Stars at Dallas on Tuesday night

NEXT UP FOR THE KINGS: TUESDAY AT DALLAS When: 5:30 PDT. Where: American Airlines Center. Also Dwight Howard is a man of few words after Lakers lose to Clippers Fab Five minus one? Jalen Rose calls out Chris Webber on reunion Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf is a...

 

Study: Florida could see sharp drop in Bright Futures scholarships

New state rules may slash the number of Florida students eligible for the state's most popular type of Bright Futures scholarship, according to an analysis by the University of South Florida in Tampa. The Legislature in 2011 toughened criteria so that...

 
Car buyer cries fraud after discovering odometer has been rolled back

Car buyer cries fraud after discovering odometer has been rolled back

Keisy Fernandez thought she got a great deal when she purchased her 2006 Chrysler last year from a Miami car dealership. A few months later, she wanted to upgrade and another dealership offered to buy the car from her. But when that company ran a...

 

Police: Orion Twp. mom arrested for driving 'super drunk' with 9-year-old son in car

A woman drove in Lake Orion Sunday morning with a blood alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit – and her 9-year-old son in the back seat, according to police. “It's unbelievable that she was driving and no one was injured or killed,”...

 

Shepard Fairey taps LAUSD students for ideas

If Shepard Fairey is not exactly following in the footsteps of Barbara Kruger and John Baldessari, he is driving in their lane. Fairey is the third high-profile L.A. artist who has signed on to participate in the "Arts Matter" public...

 
Stray 3-legged dog has new home at last

Stray 3-legged dog has new home at last

A stray three-legged dog found wandering down State Road 19 in Howey-in-the-Hills has a new home. Melanie Tucker of Yalaha rescued a skinny and exhausted Sam and "Sweetie," a brindle-colored dog, Feb. 28. She turned to RUFF Rescue of Central...

 
Smoking rate declines in Lake; child poverty rises

Smoking rate declines in Lake; child poverty rises

Leon Walter said he was nervous when he registered for the Lake County's tobacco-cessation program. A smoker of 12 years who went through a pack and a half of Newport cigarettes every day, Walter feared the person at the other end of the...

 

In Connecticut, Obama makes emotional appeal for gun legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. - President Obama drew the families of the Newtown school shooting victims into an emotional call to pass gun control measures on Monday, urging that the displays of solidarity and grief in the aftermath not be the end of the country's...

 

Another step backward for Bulls' Noah

Late Sunday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., after logging 21 minutes, 25 seconds against the Pistons in his return from missing eight games with plantar fasciitis, Joakim Noah gritted his teeth and admitted he would be trying to play through the...

 

Chicago parking taxes would go up for premium parkers

Many folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot would pay more come July under a proposal the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Monday despite objections from the hotel industry. Anyone who pays a parking fee of more than $25 for a weekday, $125...

 

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