| Mar 26, 2014
When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on.
The first month, the bill came as promised —...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Mundelein officials are saying residents' electric rate may go up by as much 66 percent or more once the town's current aggregation contract expires in July.
As of now, residents and businesses that don't opt out of Mundelein's aggregation plan pay a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:25 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cameron Rupp had a .346 batting average with an .893 OPS in 26 at-bats this spring with the Phillies.
That followed him hitting .308 in 13 at-bats last September in Philadelphia.
It added up to a demotion Tuesday to minor-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
If you thought you avoided higher electricity costs this winter because you didn't buy power from competitive suppliers who jacked up their variable rates, you may be in for a delayed shock later this spring and summer.
One Lehigh Valley utility...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Hundreds of thousands of electricity customers in parts of Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania waited for power to be turned back on as states fought to clean up Thursday from the second major storm this week.
Up to a foot of snow fell in parts of the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Crossing guard marks 40 years
A part-time crossing guard for Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 schools recently celebrated her 40-year anniversary, making her the longest-serving village employee, officials said. Marie McBride,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Thousands of Orland Park residents enrolled in the village's electrical aggregation program received erroneous notices about their electric service after the village's new electric supplier mistakenly began taking on their accounts a month early,...
| Jan 10, 2014
The web site StadiumJourney.com ranks Coca-Cola Park among the top 100 stadium and arena game-day experiences in the U.S. and Canada for 2013. Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium is 59th in the ranking, which includes all college and professional facilities...
| Feb 12, 2014
If you had tickets to Reading's King of Baseballtown Winter Banquet that was cancelled by (what else?) snow last month, you're invited to the Meet the Fightins Banquet on Monday, March 31, at the Reading Crowne Plaza. Ticket-holders from the original King...
| Jan 30, 2014
All-star second baseman Chase Utley jumped over Double-A on his way up the Phillies minor league ladder. He didn' wear a Reading uniform until 2007, when he played three games on a rehab assignment, and again last year when he appeared in two more for the...