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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.


in National, World

Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home

A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.


in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.


in Lifestyle

This fire truck is purple for a purpose

A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Viral Videos

Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing

That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...


in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’

File this under "stupid."


in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer

It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Local

Illinois Economy Continues to Grow Slowly

The monthly measure of the state's economy is where it's been since May 2013 – slow, steady growth.

4-28-15 Rauner

in Local

Rauner Reiterates Budget Passage Plea

A speech from Gov. Bruce Rauner on the budget impasse offers little new information.

10-7-15 Camp Butler

in Local

Camp Butler Honors “Unaccompanied Veterans”

Twenty-one fallen military members were honored during the "Unaccompanied Veterans" ceremony.


in Local

Ward 2 Alderman Senor Denies Fighting Allegations

Police were called to the Inn at 835 on September 26th following reports of a disturbance.


in Local

Committee Recommends Pain Problems for Medical Marijuana Treatment

Vhronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, among items recommended.


in Local

Health Departments Want State Money

The Illinois Public Health Association says the state budget impasse is "eroding" the ability to respond to public health emergencies.


in Local

Southbound I-55 Lanes Near Lincoln Reduced Due to Haz-Mat Situation

An overturned semi carrying hazardous materials has reduced I-55 southbound down to one lane just north of Lincoln.


in Local

Former Elected Official Goes to Prison After Name Change

A judge has sentenced an ex-Illinois official to prison after he changed his name, claimed he's dead and violated his supervised-release conditions.


in Local

Fox Lake Manhunt Proves Costly

More than $300,000 has been spent on the investigation


in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving

An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

in Entertainment

‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.

in Entertainment

Carlton says there won’t be a ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot


Alfonso Ribeiro is adamant there will never be a TV reboot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," because no one can take the place of their "cornerstone" James Avery.

in Music

WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.