News archive from 15 March 2012, page 13

Romney moves up campaigning in suddenly crucial Illinois

Romney moves up campaigning in suddenly crucial Illinois

As the Republican presidential contest moves to Illinois, Mitt Romney finds his campaign parked squarely at the corner of perception and reality. The perception: Despite massive spending and a broad-based organization, Romney has failed to seal the...

 
Private panel would run new account and counsel Emanuel on public works

Private panel would run new account and counsel Emanuel on public works

A panel of five business experts picked by the mayor would run a new fund aimed at directing private investment into public works projects and would not be subject to open meetings or open records laws, under an ordinance Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced...

 

Emanuel scales back speed-camera hours

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a slightly modified version of his plan to pepper the city with speed cameras that included scaled-back hours as he sought Wednesday to win support from wary City Council members. Emanuel said he was open to compromise...

 
Booze ads back on board at CTA

Booze ads back on board at CTA

Although it still will be illegal to consume alcoholic beverages on the CTA, advertisements coming soon to trains and some rail stations may whet the appetite to toss back a few drinks. The CTA on Wednesday ended its 15-year ban on accepting alcohol...

 
Bobblehead doll of Lincoln's assassin is pulled

Bobblehead doll of Lincoln's assassin is pulled

Those looking to complete their assassin doll collection might have a more difficult time finding the John Wilkes Booth bobblehead now that a state museum and national park have deemed it inappropriate for sale. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

 

O'Hare to test simpler screenings for elderly passengers

Some elderly travelers will have fewer hoops to jump through during security screenings at O'Hare International Airport starting Monday, Transportation Security Administration officials said Wednesday. A pilot program at Terminal 1 will allow...

 

Former Lake County man granted new trial in dog shooting

A former Lake County man who served prison time for fatally shooting a stray dog has been granted a new trial, in part because prosecutors' arguments - and tears - prejudiced the jury, an appellate court found. The case involved a little black dog...

 
Ferrari's Alonso awaits 'truth' of the race

Ferrari's Alonso awaits 'truth' of the race

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso resonated positivity on his first public appearance in Australia on Thursday, maintaining Ferrari would be title contenders this year despite a disappointing winter testing. Ferrari personnel have lined up in...

 
Wolves fall 3-1 to Rivermen

Wolves fall 3-1 to Rivermen

If anything frustrates the Wolves more than their struggling power play, it's their inability to come from behind in the third period. Adam Cracknell broke a tie midway through the second period Wednesday night and Peoria held on for a 3-1 victory...

 

Yahoo board battle may begin within the next week

SAN FRANCISCO -- A potentially nasty battle to reshape Yahoo's board of directors will begin within the next week unless the troubled Internet company submits to the demands of a major shareholder. Third Point LLC, a hedge fund owning a 5.8 percent...

 

Community complains about WTC site security plan

NEW YORK - An extensive police plan to safeguard the World Trade Center site against bombs carried in vehicles is being criticized by nearby residents. People who live in the New York City neighborhood surrounding the site say they fear new...

 
Cuban inmates complain of poor conditions, food in video smuggled from Havana prison

Cuban inmates complain of poor conditions, food in video smuggled from Havana prison

Ten videos smuggled out of Cuba's biggest and reputedly worst prison, in an unusually daring operation by a dissident, show grotesquely dirty toilets, grimy walls, leaking sewage and food described as worse than “animal feed.”...

 
Howard loses in possibly last game with Magic

Howard loses in possibly last game with Magic

SAN ANTONIO -- Dwight Howard lost perhaps his last game with the Orlando Magic, declaring before a 122-111 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night that he won't surrender his right to become a free agent this summer. Howard had 22 points and...

 
South Fla works over Cal 65-54 in NCAA tourney

South Fla works over Cal 65-54 in NCAA tourney

DAYTON, Ohio -- South Florida introduced the NCAA tournament to the Big East's nastiest defense Wednesday night, putting more than just a chill into a California team that had never seen anything like it. The Bulls allowed only 13 points in the first...

 

Howard loses in possibly last game with Magic

SAN ANTONIO -- Dwight Howard lost perhaps his last game with the Orlando Magic, declaring before a 122-111 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night that he won't surrender his right to become a free agent this summer. Howard had 22 points and...

 

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