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Rauner Rails Against State’s Finances

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Also wants to overhaul tax system

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Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

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New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign

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Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

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A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

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Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

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NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties

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Too Many Governments, Says Franks

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Mosquito abatement districts, one-building school districts add up

Lifestyle

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say

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There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term is misleading, researchers say.

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‘No-tip’ restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

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The restaurant has reignited debate over working conditions in the food service industry.

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

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We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

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If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

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Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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San Fran Zoo offering creepy, crawly Valentines

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Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex?

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Bodies ‘left behind’ in funeral home finally buried

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Several decomposed bodies and remains left unattended by a Providence funeral home have been laid to rest.

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink

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The new uniforms at one jail are quite the fashion statement.

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‘Death by chocolate’ a real-life problem for New Hampshire bears

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Wildlife officials hope to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to entire their prey with a sweet treat.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos, Weird

Fake baby from ‘American Sniper’ deserves an Oscar

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The blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper may be controversial, but one thing not up for debate is that this baby is fake!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

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The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.

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Royalties won’t ‘Stay’ with Sam Smith

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Tom Petty "Won't Back Down" over the similarities between his 1989 hit and the Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me."

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Phillip Phillips wants to be ‘free’

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The "American Idol" winner wants to be released from recording and merchandising deals linked to the TV talent show.

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Emma Watson is Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The former "Harry Potter" star will play the princess in a live-action version of the Disney film.

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

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Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage to a symbol of celebrity.

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Blake Shelton plays the ‘Whisper Challenge’

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Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton play a ridiculous guessing game involving noise-canceling headphones.

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