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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday.

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in Sports

Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

The baseball star was convicted in 2011 of a single count of obstruction by a jury.

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Meet Tony Smith

New ISBE superintendent starts May 1.

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in National, Sports

Victims describe injuries, loss at marathon bombing trial

The brutality and long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing is being brought home to jurors.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 23

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

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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

For the first time publicly, the U.S. military says it plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

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‘Say anything’ with Blake Lively

This seems like a legitimate use of Scotch tape.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 23

A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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Economic Development, Historic Sites, and the ALPLM – Oh, My

Public-private partnership for Illinois DCEO, which would absorb Historic Preservation; presidential library / museum would become its own agency.

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Senate Votes to Restore $26m in Human Service Cuts, House Approval Questionable

The State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to restore $26 million in grant money the governor froze.

4-22-15 Bicycle Repair Station

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1st Springfield Bicycle Repair Station Installed

Springfield bike trails will soon have seven bicycle repair stations along them.

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Springfield’s Condell House on Endangered Historic Sites List

This year's list of Illinois' most endangered historic places includes a Lincoln-era home in Springfield.

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Area Disposal Drops Idea for PCB Storage at Clinton Landfill

PCB's are chemical compounds once used in products such as paints and fluorescent lights.

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It’s now easier to sue the government

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for people to sue the federal government.

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Food Bank Needs Help Winning More Wal-Mart Money

The Central Illinois Food Bank says after getting $60,000 from Wal-Mart last year through a competition, they're going to try again.

4-22-15 Springfield City Council

in Local

Zoning for West Side Apartments Approved Despite Objections

The Springfield City Council is green-lighting an apartment complex going up on the west side, years after it was first proposed.

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in Entertainment

Sandra Bullock named world’s ‘most beautiful’

The "Speed" star beat Ariana Grande and Gabrielle Union to top the annual poll.

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Rauner to Citizens Club: Stop “Fair Share” Teachers Fees

Rauner tells the Citizens Club of Springfield "we'll deal with that later."

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New Voter Registration Law May Complicate Schock Special Election

The law, taking effect June first, allows voters to register at polling places on Election Day, and then vote.

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John Mayer to tour with Grateful Dead members

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Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting under the official group name this July and rumor has it that Mayer is joining them.

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Iggy Azalea didn’t want to dance with Britney Spears

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The "Fancy" hitmaker directed the upcoming music video for "Pretty Girls," but felt uncomfortable dancing alongside the "Toxic" hitmaker.

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Chris Brown fighting to get his name on daughter’s birth certificate

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The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker wants to be named the legal father of his daughter, Royalty.

in Music

Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

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Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

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The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.