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Forensic Scientist from Riverton Wins Top State Police Honor

Kimberly Kunkler of Riverton works in the "trace" section of the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Laboratory.

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Third Person Dead from Legionnaires’ Disease in Quincy

The new case increases the number of residents contaminated there to 29.

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Plane Crash Kills 2 in Illinois

Crash outside Kewanee killed two Texans.

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More Second City Shows Cancelled Following Last Week’s Fire

The Second City comedy theater says last week's fire that destroyed its Chicago offices has forced the cancellation of this week's performances.

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Plenty New at Decatur Farm Progress Show

Crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show.

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William Shatner working on Leonard Nimoy book

"Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship" will hit the shelves next year.

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‘Deflategate’ judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks.

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Hulk Hogan begs forgiveness, wants back in WWE

The wrestling icon is pleading with fans for their forgiveness after he was caught on tape using a racial slur, insisting the controversial comments were made at the "lowest point" of his life.

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Ronda Rousey wants you to have a ‘knockout’ breakfast

The MMA champion has teamed up with fast-food chain Carl's Jr. to pitch their latest breakfast creation.

Justin Timberlake performing at Philips Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Atlanta.

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Justin Timberlake headed to the big screen

Footage from the singer's 20/20 Experience World Tour is being made into a movie.

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Scholarship gives new meaning ‘higher education’

A Colorado county is thinking about setting up the world's first public college funded with marijuana money.

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Pros, Cons of Municipal Bankruptcy

Governor's pension proposal studied

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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Commerce Secretary, Members of Congress Laud UI Labs

Hultgren, Bustos hope for statewide impact

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in Entertainment

Marvel announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ comic

"The Guardians of the Galaxy" adventures will continue in this new comic book, which ties in with the blockbuster film.

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in Lifestyle

Meet the NYC garbage guru

New York City's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are in her corner.

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Sammy Hagar is releasing a cookbook

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The rocker calls his book "a manual for my personal lifestyle."

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Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin writes a book

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The rocker is releasing "Population Wars" later this month.

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‘Game of Thrones’ breaks world record

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The second episode of the fifth season of the HBO fantasy show was broadcast simultaneously in 173 countries.

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Rihanna to mark 10 years in the music business

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At the launch of her new fragrance, Ri Ri, in New York, the "Umbrella" hitmaker talked about her new album and her plans to celebrate a decade in the industry.