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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

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Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

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Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

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Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

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Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Your knockoff makeup is too good to be true

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Counterfeit makeup, some being sold online, contains untested and dangerous ingredients including rat droppings and urine, police say.

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Why did the bear cross the road?

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A Polish brown bear went to great lengths for love.

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Foiled by a hat

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A man evading police almost got away - if it wasn't for his lost hat.

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Gross grass? Paint your lawn green

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There's plenty of green in California's brown lawns.

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Teacher suspended after screening ‘Fifty Shades’ for students

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A teacher showed the movie to her high school health class as a "reward."

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‘Cruising’ tiger a sight to see

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A realistic-looking stuffed animal caused quite the uproar.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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PHOTOS: Dogs of Hollywood

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Check out these celebs and their four-legged friends.

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National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

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In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history.

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REVIEW: Evil clown returns for “Poltergeist” reboot

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Just when you felt it was safe to look under the bed, we're given another "Poltergeist" movie.

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PLAYLIST: 19 of the best Summer songs

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Start your season off right with this playlist spanning the '60s to now.

What's Happening

Totally 80’s Adult Prom

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Join us June 19th, 2015 at Erin’s Pavilion for a Totally Rad 80’s Adult Prom!

Downtown BACON Throwdown & Music Fest

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Join us July 10th and 11th in Downtown Springfield!

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!

Closings & Delays

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Get the latest closing/delay info HERE!