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Three ways to curb holiday spending

Ah, the holidays. A time to get together, celebrate with family and make questionable life choices.


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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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 Issues Pardons

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.


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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.


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Change your Amazon password now

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.


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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.


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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault

Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.

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Food Pantries Thankful for Contributions

Donations at Illinois food pantries during the holiday season helps them stay open year round.


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Businesses Get EDGE Tax Credits

The deals through the EDGE tax-credit program, though, would not provide tax incentives until Rauner and Illinois lawmakers agree on the overdue state budget.

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Historic Site Acquires Historical Portrait

Olof Krans depicted Bishop Hill in Henry County.

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History Professor to Lead U of I Chancellor Search

Antoinette Burton will chair the 15-member committee.


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REVIEW: ‘Creed’ builds on the legacy of ‘Rocky’

"Creed" stays rooted in tradition while simultaneously taking the entire franchise in a new direction as vital as it is welcome.


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Protests in Chicago Expected to Continue

Protest groups were set to return to the streets of Chicago.


in Black Friday, Entertainment

11 awkward Thanksgiving jokes

Worried about spending quality time with family this weekend? Cut the dinner table tension with a delightfully awful Thanksgiving zinger.


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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities

In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.


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HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week

From classic specials to movies and competitions, this week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.


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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security

Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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Adele announces tour


Adele, whose latest album "25" has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour.

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Eagles confirm musical plans


The veteran rockers are pressing ahead with plans for a Broadway musical centered around their iconic song "Hotel California."

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‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.

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Unsolved: 6 rockers and rappers whose deaths remain a mystery


These six unsolved deaths bring the ugly underbelly of the music industry to the surface. We pair each artist with their swan song hit.