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African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant

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More Americans see influence of religion waning

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Nearly three-quarters of the public think religion is losing influence in American life, according to a poll released on Monday.

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Being a couch potato could cause depression

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A new analysis ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.

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Not so small: World’s population expected to soar

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Higher-than-expected birth rates and longer life spans are expected to cause the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century.

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CDC urges healthy adults to get flu shot

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The flu vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone age 6 months or older.

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American waistlines still expanding

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The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

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Happy birthday, here’s a mega bratwurst

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Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

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Hearses to parade through Hell (Michigan)

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Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars this weekend during a parade through Hell.

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Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."

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Captain Citrus: OJ crusader, crime fighter

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Florida has a muscular new superhero who promotes orange juice while battling evil through the power of the sun.

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‘Frozen’ wedding gown for brides who can’t ‘Let it Go’

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Brides everywhere can soon get married in true Disney fairytale style.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon’s giant birthday cake

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The "Tonight Show" host gets some star-studded surprises to celebrate his 40th birthday.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 23

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A look back at the headlines that went down in Hollywood history.

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‘The Lion King’ makes history

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"The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.

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‘Fashion Police’ to go on without Joan Rivers

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Bosses at the E! network have confirmed they plan to revive the series in January.

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Samuel L. Jackson plans Christmas charity single

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The "Pulp Fiction" star is rounding up his celebrity friends to raise money for the cancer charity One For The Boys.

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Shaq sings Bon Jovi song at crowded college bar

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WATCH: The basketball legend jumped on stage at an LSU-area bar to belt out a Bon Jovi classic.

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