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3rd-Party Electric Providers Misleading Customers In Oak Park

OAK PARK, IL - Oak Park village officials issued a warning Friday for residents to beware of third-party electric providers that claim they are affiliated with the village. The door-to-door salespeople are telling residents they are green electric providers or are part of the Village's Community Cho

PATCH - 2017-11-17 15:53:10

Oak Park resident named new village sustainability coordinator

Oak Park resident Marynda "Mindy" Agnew has been named the village's new sustainability coordinator. Agnew, who assumed the role this week, was selected from a field of more than 50 applicants, village officials said. "Leading our community's efforts to embrace environmental sustainability has long

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 15:43:33

Police: Jewelry worth more than $12,000 stolen from Oak Park home

Theft Someone stole a gold watch, a pair of gold diamond earrings, a pair of gold hoop earrings, a platinum ring, two gold rings, a wedding ring and cash valued at $12,863 from a home in the 400 block of South Clinton Avenue between 8 a.m. Nov. 2 and 8 a.m. Nov. 9. Someone stole two folding chairs,

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 03:11:12

Man, 61, killed when back porches catch fire on West Side

A 61-year-old man was killed when the back porches of a West Side building caught fire early Friday morning, authorities said. The fire started about 5:53 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood, the Chicago Fire Department said. The three-story building appeared

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 13:06:00

Pickup Driver Sued For Death Of Motorcyclist

The family of a 31-year-old motorcyclist who collided with a pickup truck in Morton Grove over the summer has sued the driver. MORTON GROVE, IL - The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a motorcycle over the summer, killing the motorcyclist, is facing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection

PATCH - 2017-11-16 22:08:48

Rush Hour Traffic Helps Cops Catch Carjacker: River Forest Police

Police say Shannon D. Mitchell, 20, of Chicago, was caught in rush hour traffic on Harlem Ave. after allegedly hijacking a car. RIVER FOREST, IL - It's hard to find many people who are thankful for rush hour traffic, but River Forest police were grateful after rush hour traffic on Harlem Avenue hel

PATCH - 2017-11-17 00:58:29

'We're serious about this': Racial equity at OPRF in the spotlight at forum

Oak Park and River Forest High School students and parents are calling for administrators to make the school more equitable for all those who attend. During a Nov. 14 community forum titled "The Intersection of Race and Education," OPRF invited University of Illinois at Chicago professor David Stova

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 23:44:00

Off-Duty Officer in Serious Condition After 'Domestic Incident': Police

An off-duty police officer is in serious condition after what authorities are calling a "domestic incident." Few details have been released, but Chicago Police News Affairs said the officer suffered a head injury near 76th and Stony and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. No one was

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-17 15:52:49

Tioga County Boys and Girls Club serves up Thanksgiving early

OWEGO (WBNG)-- The Tioga County Boys and Girls Club held a Thanksgiving meal for Owego residents on Thursday night. The menu featured turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and some traditional pies "I think it's one of the ways we give back to the community," said Bill Motsko, Tioga County Boys and Gir

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 07:53:00

12 News raises thousands of dollars to help fight prostate cancer

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- 12 News raised nearly $3,500 thanks to generous viewers donating during our 'No Shave November' Phone-A-Thon. "We think it's a good fun way, a unique fun way to grow awareness for cancer, prostate cancer especially," said WBNG General Manager, Bob Krummenacker. WBNG partnered

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 07:23:00

Getting more 'wolflike' is the key to the future for coyotes

Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The future of the coyotes that roam from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wol

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 08:48:00

Plan to improve lobstering data collection faces hearings

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - Interstate fishing regulators are holding a series of hearings on the East Coast about a plan to improve data collection in the lobster fishery. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding the hearings in January. The commission says it wants to improve harvest

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 08:28:00

Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Here's something to be thankful for: the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is down a bit from last year. A New York Farm Bureau market survey found that an average dinner including a 16-pound turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and more averages $44.74 around the state. That

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 08:08:00

Ladies night proves to be a big hit at local hardware store

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Kovarik Hardware on Clinton street in Binghamton held its 5th Annual Ladies Night on Thursday for female customers. Women got a 25% off discount, and the first 50 women through the door got a gift bag filled with samples from the store. Every half hour there was a door prize d

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 07:51:00

$35M Binghamton C.S.D. capital improvement project up for vote Dec. 5

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Almost $35 million will be put in to the Binghamton Central School District for capital improvements if the public votes in favor of the project. The funds are made possible by the school district's capital reserve and state aid, so there would be no impact to the tax levy. Eac

WBNG-TV - 2017-11-17 01:36:00

Binghamton School District Seeks Approval On Capital Upgrades

Binghamton City School District buildings could be getting an upgrade. The district is holding a vote for a capital improvement project on December 5th. If passed, there are several renovation projects planned at multiple buildings across the district. There are two propositions in the vote, the fir

FOX 40 NEWS WICZ TV - 2017-11-17 00:02:00

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero retiring

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election in 2018. Povero, who has been with the Ontario County Sheriff's Office since 1971, was first elected sheriff in 1990. He said the time is right to step away and spend more time with his wife, Cyndi, family, and two

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-11-17 03:07:02

UPDATE: Ontario County Sheriff Povero announces plan to retire

HOPEWELL - The next 13 months will be busy ones for Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero, who announced Thursday he will not run for reelection in 2018 and will retire on Dec 31, 2018. The long-time sheriff made his plans official at Thursday's regular meeting of the Ontario County Board of Super

MPNNOW - 2017-11-17 00:34:41

Ontario County Sheriff Povero announces plan to retire

Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero announced Thursday that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will retire on Dec 31, 2018, Povero began his career in January 1972 and was first elected sheriff in November 1990. According to the county sheriff's department, he is the longest-serving she

MPNNOW - 2017-11-17 00:34:41

More Lake Ontario shoreline erosion possible, weather service warns

A passing storm system will batter the the Lake Ontario shoreline yet again with waves large enough to erode unstable areas. The National Weather Service issued a lake shore flood warning for the entire shoreline, effective Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning. Forecasters said winds will

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-11-16 14:46:15