News archive from 26 February 2013

Radio shakeup: Lack of deal causes Ben and Skin's ESPN departure

There was a shuffle on the local sports talk radio dial on Monday. Ben & Skin, the combination of Ben Rogers and Jeff "Skin" Wade, are gone from ESPN's KESN-FM 103.3, where they filled the daily 9 a.m. to noon time slot. The bluster of...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Tuesday's matchup: Wright State at UIC

Internet: 7 p.m., Tuesday; horizonleague.com. Records: UIC 15-13, 6-8 Horizon; Wright State 18-10, 9-5. Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Flames fell 63-62 to Bradley on a last-second shot Saturday after leading most of the game. With a win over Wright...

 

ComEd outlines steps it is taking to lessen outages in Elmhurst

ComEd representatives told Elmhurst City Council members it's doing what it can to reduce power outages, but the company is suffering through a reduction in programs due to a state ruling on profits. Scott Kish, manager of north region reliability for...

 
NCAA accuses former Miami Hurricanes assistant football coach Clint Hurtt of multiple violations

NCAA accuses former Miami Hurricanes assistant football coach Clint Hurtt of multiple violations

The University of Louisville finally released its Notice of Allegations in the University of Miami case Monday for former Hurricanes defensive line coach Clint Hurtt – and the accusations are plentiful. As expected, Hurtt was hit with...

 

Crist to speak at Hollywood Chamber luncheon

Former Gov. Charlie Crist will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Business Leaders Awards Luncheon Friday. The event recognizes business leaders and companies who raise the bar their support of the Hollywood Business...

 

Voters ponder guns, ethics in Jackson Jr. district

CHICAGO -- Candidates in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are making their final push in a special primary contest where voter turnout is expected to be low. The Democratic front-runners are former state Rep. Robin Kelly,...

 

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

WASHINGTON -- The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she expects the panel to vote later this week on the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Monday the White House has agreed...

 

No tax increase in proposed budget for park district

For the third year, the Park District of Highland Park is not forecasting a levy increase as it moves toward approving its 2013-14 budget. The budget, scheduled for adoption on April 2, shows a small surplus in a year in which it will issue nearly $9...

 

Business Highlights

--- High-stakes trial begins over 2010 Gulf oil spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profits ahead of safety, a Justice Department attorney charged...

 
JPMorgan names auto loan head as it works to win back business

JPMorgan names auto loan head as it works to win back business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co named a new head of auto finance on Monday as the bank tries to boost its lending in a red-hot area where it has lost market share in recent years. Thasunda Brown Duckett, 39, said in an interview that she...

 

Blackhawks Game Day: Emery in goal, Bolland still out

Ray Emery will be in goal as the Chicago Blackhawks look to extend their streak without a regulation loss to start the season to 19 when they face the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night at the United Center. Emery will also attempt to win his eighth...

 

Obama to meet on immigration with McCain, Graham

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with two top Republican lawmakers Tuesday to discuss overhauling the nation's immigration laws. A White House official says Obama will sit down with Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen....

 

Neuqua Valley brings improv comedy to high school stage

It's every theater student's worst nightmare - standing on the stage before a crowd and forgetting his or her lines. The new production at Neuqua Valley High School solves the problem rather simply: no lines to remember. Of course, performers will...

 

GOP will propose sequester changes; wary Democrats plan their own

WASHINGTON -- In a last-minute bid to minimize the most painful impacts of federal spending cuts – and perhaps blame – Republicans will propose this week allowing the government to choose where to cut. They plan to introduce...

 

Decision day arrives in race to replace Jackson

After weeks of candidate forums, an accelerated campaign schedule and a flurry of TV ads from the mayor of New York, the special primary contests to decide who will succeed disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. all come down to the voters...

 

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