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Source: The Daily Herald

Warren :: MI :: USA | updated 2012-06-11 20:09:53 -0700 | technology-news

A lithium-ion battery exploded about 9 a.m. at GMs Warren Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, injuring two people, David Frederick, the citys fire chief, said today in a telephone interview. When the crews were on the scene, they reported smoke...
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Source: Daily Southtown

Springfield :: MO :: USA | updated 2012-06-04 07:04:15 -0700 | technology-news

Bats are the primary carrier of rabies in the state, according to a release from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The first rabid bat has already been caught this year, and two people who came into contact with the...
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Source: Daily Chronicle

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2012-05-09 17:27:57 -0700 | political-news

That was a key message to mayors and other officials from around the world who gathered Thursday in Chicago to talk about sustainable growth and the battle against global warming, pollution and other threats to the environment. While nations talk,...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2012-04-04 20:26:20 -0700 | sports-news

Staff report Emergency crews resumed searching a lake near northwest suburban Johnsburg this morning following of report of a fisherman falling into the water Friday night...Rocky Beach Lane in Johnsburg after a fisherman was reported yelling for help'' after possibly...
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Source: Daily Southtown

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2012-01-25 01:46:10 -0800 | business-news

If approved by voters, the villages could negotiate residential electricity rates.  Once a village selects an electricity vendor, residents could sign up for the lower rates or opt-out and continue with ComEd, Park Forest finance director Mary Dankowski said.
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Source: The Daily Herald

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2012-01-14 21:31:55 -0800 | technology-news

Illinois health officials say even though the official start of winter is weeks off, it's time to prepare for severe winter weather. The Illinois Department of Public Health is calling this week Winter Storm Preparedness Week. Dr. Craig Conover is...
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Source: The Daily Telegraph

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-12-20 15:02:36 -0800 | sports-news

Winds of more than 64km per hour caused water to batter areas near the lake Wednesday evening and prompted city authorities to discourage people from running, cycling or walking near the edge of lake, or swimming in it, myFOXchicago.com reported....
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-12-01 05:57:55 -0800 | political-news

The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive. The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March....
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Source: The Daily Herald

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-11-15 00:24:46 -0800 | travel-news

Wildfires in northern Minnesota are responsible for the pall of smoke pouring over the suburbs today, a meteorologist at the National Weather Services Chicago headquarters said. Authorities said the smoke originates from the 60,000-acre Pagami Creek wildfire, which was sparked...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Forest Park :: GA :: USA | updated 2011-11-02 18:07:01 -0700 | travel-news

Staff report A west suburban Forest Park restaurant was completely destroyed by fire this morning. The blaze broke out about 4 a.m. on the back porch of Skrine Chops, 7230 W. Madison St. and spread to the rest of the...
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Source: The Daily Herald

Orland Park :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-10-23 18:50:48 -0700 | technology-news

Officials said thunderstorms are capable of producing heavy rain, winds in excess of 60 mph, hail and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. The storm, currently located west of the Daily Herald coverage area, could also produce some isolated tornadoes, officials said.
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Source: The Daily Herald

Petaling Jaya :: Malaysia | updated 2012-11-01 21:45:50 -0700 | sports-news

Officials with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago launched several green initiatives Monday, the first day of the Islamic month marked by fasting and prayer. The efforts follow a resolution adopted by Illinois legislators a few weeks ago...
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Source: The Daily Herald

Maywood :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-11-01 21:37:06 -0700 | political-news

According to ComEd, about 350,000 customers still had no electricity as of 11 a.m. this morning, roughly 196,000 of them in the utility's northern region, which includes the North and Northwest suburbs. About 500,000 customers have had power restored since...
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Source: Chicago-Sun Times

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-07-25 13:33:25 -0700 | political-news

Greenpeace activist Kelly Mitchell on the Fisk Generating Station, 1111 W...Greenpeace photo Eight Greenpeace activists climbed a smokestack at a coal plant in the Pilsen neighborhood Tuesday morning to protest the effects the plant is having on Chicagoans who live...
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Source: United Press International

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2011-07-18 05:47:18 -0700 | political-news

A conservation group says the daily discharge of 1.2 billion gallons of undisinfected sewage effluent into the Chicago River system threatens public health. The American Rivers organization has placed the Chicago River, which supports more than 6 million residents regionally...
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