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New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

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Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

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JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

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A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

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Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

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A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

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Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

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He's not involved, spokesman says

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Urban Outfitters apologizes for Kent State sweatshirt

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The shirt sparked outrage for its blood-red dye and holes, in a look reminiscent of the infamous 1970 campus shootings.

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Do you tip the hotel maid?

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Marriott is placing envelopes in its 160,000 hotel rooms to encourage guests to leave gratuity.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

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Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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Docs, developers want more from Apple’s watch

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The Apple Watch, unveiled this week, is designed to be used alongside the iPhone.

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Long-awaited diet pill gets FDA approval

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It's only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Chinese city sidewalk offers ‘cell phone’ lane

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The special path offers a lane for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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Gun-toting woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

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Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son during music practice.

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Police: Man hid drugs in D.A.R.E. doll

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A 22-year-old New York was arrested after allegedly hiding LSD and cocaine inside a stuffed animal.

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Police: Shoplifter makes ‘slow-speed’ wheelchair getaway

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Police in Michigan say they arrested a woman for driving away in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart full of stolen goods.

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Burglar busted while napping with stolen jewels

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Police say an accused burglar stayed snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was swiping from a home despite deputies snapping pictures of him.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Sesame Street’s ‘Star S’mores’ trailer

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Sesame Street has its own take on "Star Wars" and it's adorable, funny, creative ... and makes us want to be a kid again.

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Rihanna has a beef with CBS

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A battle between CBS and Rihanna over the use of one of her songs for an NFL broadcast keeps escalating.

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are parents

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The pair reportedly welcomed a baby girl last week.

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Barbra Streisand on late-night TV for first time in 50 years

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And part of her appearance included singing duets with Jimmy Fallon.

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Conan O’Brien to honor late Beatle with ‘Harrison Week’

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George Harrison's son Dhani will help honor his dad as part of "Harrison Week."

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‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ reboot in the works

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The 1983 classic is getting a new look for a new generation, picking up the story with the now-grown children of Clark and Ellen Griswold.

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