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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Super Bowl: From humble beginnings to king of sports

From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl is the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events.

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This weekend in entertainment history

A look back at some of the biggest headlines to ever come out of Hollywood.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Feds seize $19.5M in counterfeit items ahead of Super Bowl

More than 325,000 counterfeit jerseys and Super Bowl-related merchandise were seized by the NFL and law enforcement.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.

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This week’s best sports shots

A look back on some of the biggest moments and best photos in sports this week.

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Seahawks: A championship season in photos

A look back at the 2014-2015 season.

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Patriots: A championship season in photos

A look back at the 2014-2015 season.

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.

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Rauner Defends Higher Staff Pay

Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top staff members significantly more than those who worked for his predecessor.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the biggest headlines to ever come out of Hollywood.

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This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.