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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

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Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

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If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Deals pop up as airlines compete

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It might be getting a little cheaper to fly the friendly skies.

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Many drivers ignoring new tech features in cars

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Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.

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Tie the knot, cut the cord

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A Houston couple arranged for a quickie hospital wedding once they found out the bride-to-be was also going to be an early mom-to-be.

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The ‘town drunks’ can’t drink that

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The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

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Let’s grab a coffee at the cat cafĂ©

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Hey, it could be fun, right?

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Newlyweds welcome wedding guests with ‘weed tent’

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This Oregon wedding had a new twist on the traditional "open bar."

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The $1.5-million fall

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Having a bad day? Just remember, it could be worse.

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Tie the knot, cut the cord

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A Houston couple arranged for a quickie hospital wedding once they found out the bride-to-be was also going to be an early mom-to-be.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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‘War Room’ Stuns With $11M, Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ Tanks

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The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."

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Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule the VMAs

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Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the U.S. presidency in 2020.

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Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead

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Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit "Scream," died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 31

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments

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Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

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