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  • Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!

    Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!
    “Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on. “No, we don’t...
  • Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader

    Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader
    Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80. Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
  • Person injured by freight train on Near West Side

    Person injured by freight train on Near West Side
    A person was found injured by a freight train on railroad tracks on the Near West side this evening, officials said. Fire crews were called to Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel to Talman Avenue, at Washington Boulevard, about 8:15 p.m.,...
  • Mosquito Spraying This Weekend in San Joaquin County

    Ground spraying to kill mosquitos will happen Friday or Saturday morning in the Stockton area. The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District say the spraying will take place from 3:30 to 6 a.m. either Friday, or Saturday depending on the...
  • Walter Chrysler

    Walter Chrysler
    From the Kansas Historical Society: Automaker.  Born: April 2, 1875, Wamego, Kansas.  Married: Della V. Forker, of Ellis, Kansas, June 1901 (died 1938).  Died: August 18, 1940 Great Neck, N.Y. Walter Percy Chrysler was born April 2, 1875, in Wamego,...
  • AMC's 'Hell on Wheels' follows blood and vice on the march west

    From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception. On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
  • Common goes West

    Common goes West
    Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels." "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
  • Restaurants, Food & Spirits

    Restaurants, Food & Spirits
    This list is not all-inclusive American Contemporary Abigail's American Bistro 493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009 Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

    New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error. The system uses global positioning system technology to keep track of trains, and if two get too close or...
  • Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather

    Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather
    The Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors are working extra hours in an effort to complete levee repairs before winter rains set in. In Marysville a two thousand foot section of levee protecting the city from the Feather and Yuba Rivers is being...
  • 'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run

    'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run
    ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train...