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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

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The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

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You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected

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Many who ordered the new smartwatch were told that delivery could take a month or longer, but now Apple says some deliveries will start tomorrow.

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Home sales hit 18-month high

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The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

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Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Ice cream theft gives new meaning to ‘sleeping on the job’

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How exactly do you steal $2,500 worth of ice cream out from under a clerk's nose?

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

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The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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Hawaii gets its own Spam

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HONOLULU (AP) — Spam isn’t just junk email. To an older generation, Spam is canned meat that fed American G-I’s.…

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Katy Perry can’t corner the ‘Left Shark’ market

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Officials have denied the "Roar" singer's attempts to trademark the underwater backup dancer that made a splash at the Super Bowl.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancer, 102, sees her decades-old performances for the first time

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Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and although she danced in numerous movies, commercials, and TV shows, she had never seen any of them until now.

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Iggy Azalea didn’t want to dance with Britney Spears

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The "Fancy" hitmaker directed the upcoming music video for "Pretty Girls," but felt uncomfortable dancing alongside the "Toxic" hitmaker.

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Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

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"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

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Chris Brown fighting to get his name on daughter’s birth certificate

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The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker wants to be named the legal father of his daughter, Royalty.

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

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The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Movies and Music in the Park

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