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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Skilling: The polar vortex is not coming back to Chicago

    Skilling: The polar vortex is not coming back to Chicago
    Chill out, everyone, the polar vortex is not coming back to Chicago.  Despite a tweet today from the National Weather Service, which said a "July version" of the polar vortex will hit Chicago next week, the area won't see a single flake or anything...
  • 73% of Sales Come from Digital in Activision Blizzard's Second Qtr.

    With "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," "Skylanders Trap Team" and "Destiny" launching this fall, Activision Blizzard raised its sales outlook for the rest of the year, expecting to generate $4.7 billion. That's up slightly from earlier estimates of...
  • Raymond C. Ventrone: EPA emissions plan would impair coal-related jobs, economy

    Throughout Pennsylvania, union members count on coal for the good-paying, middle-class jobs that enable them to support themselves and their families. I should know. As the business manager for Boilermakers Local 154 in the western part of the state,...
  • How 'Warcraft' Will Fight to Stay Relevant Before Legendary's Film Storms into Theaters in 2016

    When legendary Entertainment in 2006 announced plans to produce a movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's "Warcraft," the fantasy videogame franchise had completed a successful platform shift to the massively multiplayer online "World of Warcraft,"...
  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • Robin Williams to be Memorialized in 'World of Warcraft'

    Blizzard Entertainment has agreed to memorialize Robin Williams in "World of Warcraft" after fans of the late comedian petitioned the company to create a non-playable character in the fantasy game. The company announced its plan to honor Williams' memory...
  • Could Paul McCartney's Next Hit be for Video Game 'Destiny'?

    Could a little Beatlemania rub off on Activision Blizzard's "Destiny?" Paul McCartney, who has been composing the score for the tentpole videogame, that launches Sept. 9, and was created by "Halo"-creators Bungie, will also release a single he wrote...
  • It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year

    It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year
    A couple of years ago, the governor of Maryland stood on a dock on South River, a bushel of steamed crabs at his feet, telling everyone it was OK to eat Chesapeake blue crabs again — sort of like the mayor in "Jaws" telling everyone it was OK to...
  • Vivendi Cuts Stake in 'Call of Duty' Maker Activision Blizzard

    Vivendi will cut its stake in Activision Blizzard, the video game company behind "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty," in a deal worth $850 million, the media company said Thursday. The French company's decision to divest itself of 41.5 million...
  • Shailene Woodley's 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets North American Distribution

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Shailene Woodley-starrer "White Bird in a Blizzard" and plans a theatrical release for later this year. Gregg Araki directed from his own script, based on Laura Kasischke's...
  • Blizzard's 'World of Warcraft' Designing Motorcycles with 'American Chopper's' Paul Jr.

    Given its characters and settings, fantasy fare -- whether it's a movie, TV show or videogame -- hasn't been able to incorporate much product placement, but Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft" franchise will attempt to break the mold with...