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Springfield Metro Unemployment Falls

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says more people in the Springfield metro area are going back to work.

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City Council Notes Shared with Lincoln Funeral Group

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Documents show council provided money, land, lodging for Lincoln's funeral

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Auburn Bank Robbed, Suspect Being Sought

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Police searching for suspect, seeks public's help

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Quinn Reiterates Support for Constitutional Officer Term Limits

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Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.

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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Take On More Flights

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The Central Illinois Honor Flight program that took World War II veterans on free trips to Washington is turning its operations over to a similar group after having to cancel several flights.

Lifestyle

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Historic canonization of popes brings joy, controversy

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Two giants of Roman Catholicism will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization.

Wednesday in Lifestyle

Travel through time on Google maps

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Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

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Airlines rank lowest in traveler satisfaction

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Air carriers lag hotels and online travel agencies in customer satisfaction.

Monday in Lifestyle, National

Kraft recalls 96K pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs

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Just in time for cookout season, Kraft is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs.

April 18, 2014 in Lifestyle

Mazda recalls 190K SUVs for rust problem

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

Weird

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If he can’t go to prom with Miss America, he’ll go alone

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A Pennsylvania teen, suspended for asking Miss America to prom, has turned down offers from a reality TV star, Las Vegas "bunnies" and scores of young women on social media.

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Do you want fries with your truck fire?

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A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries catches fire. You're going to need a lot of ketchup.

Monday in Weird

Student suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom.

Monday in Music, Weird

White House: ‘no comment’ on Justin Bieber deportation petition

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The troubled Canadian pop star is staying in America for now.

April 17, 2014 in National, Weird

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

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A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

Trending

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Pinnacle base jump

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Two guys jump from the world's tallest building and it's terrifyingly cool.

News

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‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

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"The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species - a comedy by women, about women and for women.

yesterday in Entertainment

Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ episode to air after 24 years

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The "Knocked Up" writer/director submitted a script in the 90s. Now it's finally being made.

yesterday in Music

Pharrell Williams releasing book today

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The "Happy" hitmaker is releasing a book but you can only read it online.

yesterday in Music

This baby looks like a tiny John Legend

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Baby John Legend is adorable, but we want to know, can he sing?

yesterday in Music

‘Hello Kitty’ video pulled from YouTube amid racism allegations

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Avril Lavigne is under fire amid allegations the video features racist stereotypes.

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Register NOW for the 2014 Inaugural Komen Springfield Race for the Cure on May 16th!