Archive for July, 2011

Netflix Announces Price Hike

Netflix Announces Price Hike

Netflix is rising its prices, and customers can say farewell to the service’s $9.99 monthly unlimited DVD-rental and streaming combination plan. Netflix will now separate DVD and streaming services into two separate plans, each priced a $7.99. A combo plan will still be available, but an increased rate of $15.98 a month. There will also be a standalone DVD rental […]

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More than 670,000 ComEd customers down, 199,000 to go

More than 670,000 ComEd customers down, 199,000 to go

At least more than three-quarters of the Commonwealth Edison customers who lost power in Monday’s strong storms have had their service restored, although it will take until at least Saturday before everyone is back on line, the utility said. ComEd had said that a record 868,000 had lost power, and that as of 5 a.m., 199,000 homes and businesses were […]

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OP-ED: White House Pandering to African-Americans?

Did you know the White House has a site dedicated to the African American community?  Where the site dedicated to the Caucasian-American community?  What about the Mexican-American community?  What about a section dedicated to the LGBT community?  Where does one draw the line to ponder to different fractions that make up ALL Americans? Do you remember when whites were considered […]

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Suspicious device shuts down Millennium Park

Suspicious device shuts down Millennium Park

A man was charged in connection with a suspicious package left near the bean at Millennium Park Saturday evening, according to police officials. Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak. The call came in at around 5:36 p.m. to reports of a suspicious package, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl […]

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Firefighter injured while fighting fire on West Side

Firefighter injured while fighting fire on West Side

A firefighter was injured early Saturday morning, when he fell fighting a fire in the city’s West Garfield Park Neighborhood, according to fire officials. The fire broke out in an abandoned building on the 4500 block of West Harrison Street early this morning, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. The firefighter was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital […]

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4 rescued from Lake Michigan–including 2 kids–from capsized boat

4 rescued from Lake Michigan–including 2 kids–from capsized boat

Two girls and two men were rescued from Lake Michigan late Thursday after their speed boat hit a breakwall about 2 miles out and they were all thrown into the water, authorities said. At about 10:15 p.m. the boat hit the breakwall, flipped over and capsized. According to Chicago police, two men and the children, ages 10 and 12, were […]

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U.S. Jobless Rate Climes to 9.2 Percent As Country Adds 18,000 Jobs In June

U.S. Jobless Rate Climes to 9.2 Percent As Country Adds 18,000 Jobs In June

Fewer jobs where added in June for the United States, as the unemployment rate rose, adding concern to fears that an economic slump has taken hold and,  well the topic is further dashing hopes that a powerful recovery will be soon forthcoming. In June only 18,000 jobs were added to the American economy, which is a blow to Wall Street […]

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Charlie Sheen Comedy Central roast announced

Charlie Sheen Comedy Central roast announced

While Charlie Sheen is the focus of an upcoming Comedy Central roast, the actor hopes that it’s his old network, CBS, that gets skewered on Sept. 19. As previously reported, Sheen’s roast will air the same night that “Two and a Half Men” returns to TV for its Sheen-free debut — and that’s no coincidence. “He doesn’t care what they say about […]

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Anthony case closed: set to release July 17th

Anthony case closed: set to release July 17th

The case that stirred up most of America, and left the public on edge watching the news has finally come to a close.  Casey Anthony, a Florida resident who was on trial in Orlando for the alleged murder of her 2-year-old daughter, was found not guilty earlier this week. She was, instead, found guilty on charges of lying to the […]

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Is Chord Overstreet coming back?

Is Chord Overstreet coming back?

Breathe a sigh of relief, Gleeks! Chord Overstreet might just return to “Glee” next season after all. Despite the recent news that Overstreet wasn’t selected to be a series regular for season three, reports say that the producers at “Glee” really do want him on the show. “His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this […]

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