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Durbin Tries Again to Help Those Here Illegally

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He's urging a Twitter campaign, #DACAWorks

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

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Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

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National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

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Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day

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Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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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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Police: Man goes out on a limb to hide drugs

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Police say a man hid a stash of cocaine inside his prosthetic leg.

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Marshawn Lynch holds an “awesomer” press conference

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"You don't feel in beast mode. It feels you."

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Holy mackerel! Don’t eat the free fish

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This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.

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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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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Marshawn Lynch’s Media Day press conference

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day ... and he makes sure everyone knows it.

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More clues point to an all-girl ‘Ghostbusters’

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Director Paul Feig has teased fans with his latest "Ghostbusters" casting coup.

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Star-studded cast bringing back ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

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Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd will officially reprise their roles from the 2001 cult comedy.

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Chocolate maker trolls Patriots with ‘deflated football’ candy

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The chocolate football with a big dent in its side is good enough to (ch)eat!

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Chris Pratt the favorite to take on ‘Indiana Jones’ remake

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The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star is the latest frontrunner to lead a planned Disney remake.

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Liam Hemsworth might take over for Will Smith in ‘Independence Day’ sequel

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Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to return in "ID Forever," which is slated for a 2016 release.

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