Archive for June, 2011

Count Down To NBA Lockout

Count Down To NBA Lockout

When the start of July happens for all of us, the NBA owners will announce the start of their lockout against the Players Association. Both sides have given up talks with each other, and now the next step is the announcment of the lockout. Players will be informed that there will be no more communictaion between players and teams, practices and camps will be put on hold, and players will be responsible for their own health and benefits.

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Williams Sisters Fall Short Monday At Wimbledon

Williams Sisters Fall Short Monday At Wimbledon

Defending Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams and her five time winning sister Venus will not be competing in the fourth round at the All England Club as of Monday where they both were knocked out of play. Even though the book-makers had the sisters going deep and being front runners it was not enough for the injury riden pair as they will have to look forward to August and the US Open.

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Jurors say they have verdict on 18 of 20 counts for Blago

Jurors say they have verdict on 18 of 20 counts for Blago

Judge James Zagel just announced in court, the jury has reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts for the former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. “The jury has come to a unanimous decision on 18 of 20 counts … We are confident that we will not able to come to agreement on the two counts even with further deliberation,” the note […]

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Dodgers file for bankruptcy

Dodgers file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK  –The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy court protection just less than a week after Major League Baseball blocked the team from signing a new television deal to provide it with the cash it needed to meet the team’s payroll. The Monday filing also comes during the wake of a bitter divorce battle between owners Frank and […]

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Camry “Most American Car” according to Cars.com Study

Camry “Most American Car” according to Cars.com Study

/PRNewswire/ — Cars.com announced today that the Toyota Camry once again took the top spot in the site’s annual American Made Index.  This is the third consecutive year the Camry has held this position, despite many newcomers to the list including the Ford Explorer, the Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia.  The Camry, which is assembled in Georgetown, Ky. and Lafayette, Ind., is […]

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UHC Opens New Headquarters in Downtown Chicago

UHC, a national organization representing 90 percent of the nation’s academic medical centers, has announced the opening of its new headquarters in downtown Chicago.  A long-time Chicago-area business, UHC relocated its offices from the suburb of Oak Brook to 155 N. Wacker Drive. The organization’s 12-year lease at the new 77,109-square-foot headquarters marks one of the biggest downtown deals of the first quarter. “We are […]

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2 cops injured in crash

2 cops injured in crash

Two Chicago police officers were hospitalized when their squadrol wagon collided with another vehicle at an intersection in the Andersonville neighborhood, according to officials. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of West Foster Avenue, Chicago police said. The officers were taken to Swedish Convent Hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. […]

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New details surface in Ryan Dunn fatal car crash

New details surface in Ryan Dunn fatal car crash

One of Ryan Dunn and Zachary Hartwell’s  friend has revealed new details about their “drinking session” at a West Chester bar before the high-speed car crash that killed both men. According to Thaddeus Kalinoski, he spent five hours drinking with Dunn at Barnaby’s, downing shots of whiskey, although Kalinoski says that Ryan ‘didn’t appear drunk’ as he left the bar. […]

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Pride parade proves positive

Pride parade proves positive

The first official week of summer has come and gone, and the city of Chicago has managed to carry out its usual summer traditions.  Several have been deemed successful, as is the intention from years past, and this past Sunday’s  Gay Pride parade certainly was no exception. The Gay Pride Parade  event took place just North of Lincoln Park, where […]

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ComEd: 99 Percent of Customers Restored After Tuesday’s Storms

/PRNewswire/ — Working round-the-clock, ComEd crews have restored power to virtually all 440,000 customers affected by the powerful storms that hit northern Illinois on June 21, including two tornadoes that touched down in the Mount Prospect and Downers Grove areas. ComEd mobilized more than 800 crews to repair downed power lines and damaged equipment and expects to have the remaining isolated outages in heavily damaged areas restored […]

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