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Ease Up on Drug Punishment, Emanuel Tells Lawmakers

Ticket for marijuana, misdemeanor for other drugs

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in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the top sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Adorable little league fail

After winning their first home game, the Wallkill Mighty Mites attempted to run through a banner. You won't believe what happens next.

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2 naked intruders arrested in Keanu Reeves’ home

The "Matrix" star has been left shaken after an intruder was arrested at his home for the second time in two days last week.

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Hackers threaten to leak nude photos of Emma Watson

Threats of an Emma Watson photo hacking scandal have been exposed as a publicity stunt.

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Soda companies to cut calories by 20 percent

The largest soda makers in the U.S. promised to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025.

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Americans hit the road more often, use less gas

U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

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in Lifestyle

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

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In some areas heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer

States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York say they are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, and that the drug is getting cheaper and easier to obtain.

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Jeter beloved for what is ‘good in the game’

Jeter will play his last regular season home game on Thursday in what is sure to be an emotional night for a player about to take his place in the pantheon of Yankee greats.

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3 Seattle schools locked down in attempted kidnapping

Schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun and tried to lure several children into a car.

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in Weird

‘Pizza police:’ Cops make delivery after driver crashes

After a Pizza Hut driver was injured in a crash in Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him.

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in Entertainment

Vince Vaughn joins Colin Farrell on ‘True Detective’

Production on the second season of the eight-episode HBO drama will begin later this year in California.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 24

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Central Illinois Foodbank to Add Geothermal Heating/Cooling

The Central Illinois Foodbank is going greener.

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Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

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District 186 Administrative Offices Burglarized

Springfield Police are looking for clues as to who tried to burglarize Springfield Public Schools' administrative offices.

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Inmate Escapes from Vandalia Prison

An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a prison in Vandalia.

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in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ princess promises to be hot holiday item

Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

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Former IDPH Administrator Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Filing False Returns

A former Illinois Department of Public Health Administrator has pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, and filing false income tax returns.

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Judge refuses to dismiss ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have failed to convince a judge to dismiss a copyright lawsuit.

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

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.

in Music

How Joe Perry finally got his prized guitar back

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Strapped for cash the Aerosmith star sold his prized 1959 Les Paul guitar and it somehow ended up in Slash's hands.

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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.