Pennsylvania officials issue $4.15 million fine to fracking company

Pennsylvania officials issue $4.15 million fine to fracking company

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Pennsylvania officials have fined oil and gas company Range Resources $4.15 million for environmental violations related to fracking in the Marcellus shale.
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State officials urge patience with immigrant driver's license program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Non-U.S. citizens in Illinois said they have been unable to use the state's website and hotline, set up for illegal immigrants who want to apply for a license.

Cat returned to family was missing more than a year

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., April 18 (UPI) -- A Michigan man said his family was overjoyed to be reunited with their cat, Corey, more than a year after she vanished from their home.
Indicted ex-Illinois state rep re-elected

Indicted ex-Illinois state rep re-elected

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith is about to make a stunning political comeback.

Obama license plates available in Illinois

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Barack Obama license plates are now available to Illinois residents who can't get enough of the new U.S. president, state officials say.

Text-messaging mania takes to the street

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- A proposed Illinois law banning text-messaging while walking across intersections points out a serious problem, say backers.

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Ill. politicos: Phoning, walking don't mix

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 3 (UPI) -- Some Illinois politicians say walking, talking, texting and crossing don't mix and want to ban cell phone use while getting to the other side of the street.

Ill. moves to tighten teen driving rules

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 24 (UPI) -- The Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would impose some of the nation's toughest restrictions on teen drivers.

Maytag Repairman too busy to be Mr. Lonely

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 2 (UPI) -- A guy from Richmond, Va., won't face the problem Jesse White, Gordon Jump and Hardy Rawls did: What to do to while away the hours as the Maytag Repairman.

Judge: State must allow Choose Life plates

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge says Illinois officials must allow a non-profit organization to sell "Choose Life" license plates.

Organ-donation spokesman dies

NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 27 (UPI) -- An Illinois man who appeared in commercials for the state's organ donation program has died while awaiting a donated kidney.

Truck driver's past may be investigated

DALLAS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- An investigation has been requested into possible links between a truck driver charged with killing 10 people in a Texas crash and an Illinois scandal.

Al Salvi reportedly may run against Obama

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- A conservative Chicago radio host has let Republican leaders know he wants to take on state Senator Barack Obama in November's election for the U.S. Senate.

Chicago Bulls mascot busted

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The man who plays the slam-dunking Chicago Bulls mascot "Da Bull" was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana from his car.
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Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White talks to reporters during a news conference on January 9, 2009. The Illinois Supreme Court said Friday that White's signature isn't required to validate Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jesse White (January 3, 1917 – January 9, 1997) was an American television, film, and stage character actor. He is best remembered for portraying the Maytag repairman in television commercials, a role he played from 1967 to 1988.

Born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Akron, Ohio, White began acting in local stage productions at 15. After moving to Cleveland, he worked a variety of jobs while working the nightclub circuit. In the late 1930s, he appeared in vaudeville performances. In 1942, White made his Broadway debut in The Moon is Down, followed by the role of a sanitarium orderly in Harvey. He would later reprise his role in the 1950 film version and the 1972 television movie.

In 1947, White made his film debut in a small part in Kiss of Death. During the 1950s, he began landing roles on television shows, including appearances in Make Room for Daddy and Dear Phoebe. In 1954, he landed a semiregular role on Private Secretary, starring Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, and Don Porter. The role led to another semiregular part as Oscar Pudney in The Ann Sothern Show in 1960. White guest-starred on Four Star Playhouse and The Bob Cummings Show. He also appeared in roles in The Bad Seed (1956); Designing Woman (1957), with Lauren Bacall; and Marjorie Morningstar (1958), with Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly.

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