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Illinois Man Fights $5K+ Water Bill
A man from Homewood, IL, is taking his water department to court over an enormous bill, alleging that the local government carried out deceptive practices and refused to issue an accurate reading. Paul Otubusin was sent a $5,347 water bill earlier this year, despite that previous water readings for his two-person home have been normal.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
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Chicago Tribune Phil Rosenthal column [Chicago Tribune]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 13--As high-tech devices go, the folks at Apple and the rest have yet to introduce anything quite as hot as the one first shown to the public in a televised demonstration 55 years ago this week.
IL-Gov: Chicago Tribune Poll Has Quinn (D) Leading Rauner (R) 48-37
A new poll shows incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn with a big lead over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner in the race for Illinois governor. The Chicago Tribune poll found Quinn at 48 percent support compared with 37 percent for Rauner, with 8 percent undecided.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
CT Gov: Dem Trails By Six, Voters Say Republican Is Better On Economy And Spending
George W. Bush on 9/11/2001: We're at War, We Will Find Who Did This and "We're Going to Kick Their A**" It looks like Republicans will control the majority of governorships after the 2014 cycle. They lead most gubernatorial races, albeit with small margins .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Local link in US bribery case
The chairman of three ASX-listed companies, Bruce Higgins, has been drawn into a US court case over alleged bribery by red light camera group Redflex, where he formerly served as head of North American operations. In court documents, the American government alleges that, along with another Redflex executive, Karen Finley, Mr Higgins approved the payment by the company of bills for "hotel rooms, car rentals, meals, golf games, computers and other personal items" bought for Chicago official John Bills.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Our Past: Asheboro Junior-Senior prom, 1956
Lib Nault of Asheboro snapped this picture during the Junior-Senior prom at Asheboro High School in 1956. Fred Burgess, the subject of the portrait, seems quite comfortable posing for the snapshot though he was more accustomed to operating from the other side of the lens: He was a photojournalist with The Courier-Tribune .
Sat Sep 06, 2014
National Public Radio
The Kid Who Crowdfunded His College Education - In 1987
A plethora of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending services such as Kickstarter and Upstart have grown up in recent years to help you answer that Sally Struthers-esque question and to provide prospective college students with a host of options for soliciting donations and loans from friends, family members and total strangers. Back in 1987, though, 18-year-old University of Illinois freshman Mike Hayes could think of but one option to his own college-financing quandary, and it was a long shot.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Falling gargoyle kills bride-to-be in Chicago
Falling gargoyle kills bride-to-be in Chicago Sarah Bean was en route to lunch with her fiance in Chicago. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1o6mitt A paddle boarder coasts along the smooth surface of Lake Michigan with the downtown skyline in the background on Aug. 20, 2014, in Chicago.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
McCarthy touts accomplishments in speech
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon at Maggiano's Banquets restaurant.
Tribune Media's Gracenote acquires Baseline for $50 million cash
Tribune Media Co.' s Gracenote entertainment-metadata division has acquired Baseline, which sells film and TV information services to studios and entertainment providers, for $50 million in cash as the company looks to broaden its footprint and better compete with rivals like Rovi.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
IL-Gov: Bruce Rauner (R), "Yes I Belong To A $100,000 Wine Club"
Gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has taken exception to comparisons to Mitt Romney, but there's no mistaking the Republican has a different lifestyle than many of the people in Illinois he's trying to represent.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Lib Perry Nault of Asheboro shared this photograph of the queen and the runners-up in the 1957 Queen of Randolph Pageant.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Another GOP Holdout State Expands Medicaid Under Obamacare
I've written about health care for more than two decades, starting from my native Iowa where I covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy.
Trademark Application for 'Ticker Tape Rally Stock Market Game' Filed by Tribune Company
The serial number for this application is 74213149. As submitted by the applicant, this trademark application relates to the following goods and services: Educational game dealing with fictitious investing in the stock market.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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Secret Koch Event Audio Could Be Gift For Senate Democrats
Members of the "Save Our News'' coalition, including: Courage Campaign, SEIU, Forecast the Facts, Greenpeace and the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, rally before delivering a 500,000-signature petition urging the Tribune Co.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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Chicago Tribune Scott Kleinberg column [Chicago Tribune :: ]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 27--Facebook announced a few weeks ago that it's going to force mobile users to download its separate Messenger app in order to keep chatting with friends.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Tribune Media Has a New Digital Boss, and a New Digital Strategy
Tribune Media is bringing in a new leader for its digital operations: John Batter, who has been running streaming video service M-Go, is in.