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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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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.

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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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Billboard suggests Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the line of fire for ‘Rush Hour 4′

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Is this a prank or is Puff Daddy replacing Chris Tucker in the fourth installment of the franchise?

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Mumford & Sons: No cell phones allowed

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The British folk band has banned phones from a concert on Monday amid fears fans will record and leak their new material.

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This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Coming soon to Netflix

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This is the last weekend to binge on these shows and movies. Get a sneak peak at what's leaving Netflix and what will be new in May.

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David Letterman gets star-studded send-off

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CBS is giving him 90 minutes of prime-time real estate for a tribute show.

What's Happening

Movies and Music in the Park

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Get a fill list of music and movies that will be playing at a park near you!

Animal Protective League

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Check out APL’s Pet of the Week!

Color Dash 5K!

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Come and enjoy the World’s Brightest 5k with us benefiting the YMCA of Springfield’s Strong Kids Scholarship Fund!

Closings & Delays

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Get the latest closing/delay info HERE!