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Ellen’s epic lip sync battle

It's a battle of talk show hosts as Jimmy Fallon faces off against Ellen DeGeneres to songs like Silentó's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and Rihanna's "BBHMM."


in Lifestyle

New app lets makeup shoppers ‘Try It On’

Using facial recognition technology, consumers can snap a selfie, scan a bar code on their phone, and instantly know what they'll look like with that new shade of lipstick.


in National

New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 11

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


in Local

Tornado Touches Down in Mason County, Strong Storms Rock Springfield

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.


in Local

No Additional Conditions to be Added to Medical Marijuana Program

The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.


in Local

Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

Official portrait Dr. Kruse

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SIU School of Medicine Names New Dean

Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.

Medal of Valor

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Springfield Police Officer Awarded Medal of Valor

Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.

MAP Grant Funding

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Colleges, Lawmakers Urge MAP Grant Funding Passage

A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.


in Entertainment

Brian Williams heading back to TV this month

The disgraced journalist will return to television as an anchor for breaking news on cable channel MSNBC.


in Local

GOP Rep. Floats New Pension Idea

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.


in Local

Illinois Gets Grants for More Flex-Fuel Gas Pumps

The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.


in Music

Ringo Starr urges Paul McCartney to dig out old Beatles pics

The drummer is preparing to re-release his Fab Four photo book, "Photograph," later this month.


in Music

Nicki Minaj’s controversial waxwork is staying at Madame Tussauds

Staff at the museum were forced to increase security around the statue last month after a fan took an inappropriate snap with the Minaj waxwork.


in Entertainment, Sports

Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


in Sports

The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


in Viral Videos

WATCH: Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon are back with more ‘History of Rap’

From Whodini to Wu-Tang Clan, the boys are back to cover the history of rap.


in National

U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.

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.