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Hiring Monitor Ordered at Illinois Dept. of Transportation

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A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation.

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Durbin, Oberweis Prepare for Wednesday Night Debate

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The candidates for U.S. Senate will face off in their first broadcast debate Wednesday.

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City Council Green Lights Magro’s off Stevenson Dr.

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Aldermen approved the variance on a 9-1 vote, Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner was the lone no vote.

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Apple’s iCloud looks a little overcast

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The company has posted a security warning for its online storage service.

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CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network

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CVS has pulled tobacco from its stores and will make customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.

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Apps bring playtime back to real world

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Parents eager to get children away from video screens can turn to apps to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

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Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks

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Microsoft is launching a smartwatch that will track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

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Facebook launches ‘Safety Check’

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The world's largest online community will let users update family and friends about their status after bad situations.

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Store clerk gives would-be robber a stinging surprise

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A western Pennsylvania woman tells a would-be criminal to bug off!

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Woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

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It took firefighters two hours to free a woman who was trying to make a Santa Claus style entry into the home of a man she met online.

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Teacher uses ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ for discipline

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A Washington state teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior.

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Woman mistakes jail for bar

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One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart.

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Ebola ‘toys’ are all the rage

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It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Halloween house

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The decorations and synchronized light display on this house is so impressive, we won't even ask for candy.

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Oprah, Neil Patrick Harris among year’s most ‘fascinating’

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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2009 file photo shows host Neil Patrick Harris during the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Harris will host the Emmys again. CBS will air the Emmycast live from Los Angeles on Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Barbara Walters is back with her annual TV special.

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Toys ‘R’ Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls after protest

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If a Walter White action figure was on your Christmas list, it just got more difficult to find.

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Renee Zellweger: Furor over ‘peaceful’ face is ‘silly’

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The "Bridget Jones's Diary" star says her "new face" is a result of a massive lifestyle change.

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‘Django Unchained’ actress charged with lewd conduct

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Danielle Watts made headlines in September when she went alleged the LAPD detained her because she is black and her boyfriend is white.

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WATCH: David Ortiz surprises troops with World Series tickets

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Baseball star David Ortiz surprises service members with an all access tour of Fenway Park and tickets to Game 1.

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