Morning Newsfeed: Hollywood Shakedown, a Debate on City Stickers, BP's "Spillionaires," and More | Bleader

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Morning Newsfeed: Hollywood Shakedown, a Debate on City Stickers, BP's "Spillionaires," and More

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A Metra employee allegedly attempted to orchestrate a shakedown of workers of the new film Source Code. It didn’t work. (CBS2)

Alderman Joe Moreno proposed yesterday that the city hike sticker fees for SUVs, Hummers, and other gas guzzlers. Hybrid vehicles would get a discount under the plan, which also hikes the standard fee from $75 to $95. (Sun-Times)

Does state senator Annazette Collins live in her district? Fox Chicago finds she claimed a homeowner's exemption for a Hyde Park home, while claiming to live in a rental home in her district. (Fox Chicago News)

Blago is complaining that prosecutors are denying him a fair shot in court. (Reuters)

Former baseball slugger Barry Bonds was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice, as federal prosecutors sought to show he lied in a grand jury testimony related to his alleged steroid use. (Sun-Times)

Another air traffic controller fell asleep on the job. Seriously, people, you can’t do that. (Washington Post)

The BP oil spill wasn’t bad for everyone. ProPublica has found a crop of “spillionaires” who benefited from the tragedy. (Washington Post)

Dan Savage is sure to find something to say about this: Rick Santorum is forming a presidential exploratory committee. (Washington Post)

More details on the truly horrific death of a Yale student in a lab. (NY Times)

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