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Durbin: 21 to Smoke

A bad decision to start, he says

scales justice

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Fair Share Is Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

SEIU: This is an Illinois Policy Institute presentation. IPI: No, it's not.


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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 1

A look back on this day in Hollywood history.

Illinois State Museum

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Illinois State Museum Officially Closed — What’s Next?

For State Senator Andy Manar, that's a good question he can't necessarily answer.

7-21-15 Springfield City Council

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The Great Hunter Lake Debate Continues

Residents continue to speak out about the council's commitment to build Hunter Lake as a secondary water source.

road construction

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Month-Long Road Closure on 9th Street Starts Thursday

9th between Converse and Black Avenue will be closed so that Union Pacific can do some work on the railroad bridge.


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Proposal for Undocumented Immigrants to Purchase Health Insurance

Undocumented immigrants could buy coverage on the exchanges.


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No charges for Caitlyn Jenner in fatal car crash

Sheriff's investigators previously determined the 65-year-old Olympian and reality TV star was traveling at an unsafe speed in the February crash.

Mental Health

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Sheriff: Budget Crisis Affects Mentally Ill

Budget impasse may impact mentally ill, says Cool County Sheriff


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Storm Recovery Continues in Quincy

The city of Quincy has started the third phase of cleanup after a damaging windstorm in July.


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Zack Morris was a Ferris Bueller rip-off with a dye job

Mark Paul Gosselaar admits his iconic "Saved By The Bell" character

oil spill

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ISU Professor Concerned About Oil Pipeline

Industrial sociology professor William Rau says he worries the Enbridge pipeline could leak where it crosses three creeks that contribute to the city's water supply.

Morning Newswatch

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Lockport Mayor Wants Rauner Museum Closure Reversed

The mayor of Lockport says he's trying to keep open an art gallery that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered closed amid state budget cuts.


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NASCAR champion Stewart will retire after 2016 season

Stewart will be 45 next season, hasn't won a race in over two years and has been privately working on finding a successor for the No. 14 Chevrolet all year.


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Don Henley bans booze from tour

The "Boys of Summer" singer released his first solo album for 15 years on Friday, but he will not be toasting its success during his upcoming North American concerts.


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Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown; House to follow

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to avert a government shutdown, sending the measure to the House of Representatives just hours before funding for federal agencies runs out at midnight.


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House Republicans to hold leadership elections Oct. 8

Republicans will choose their candidate for John Boehner's replacement as well as their choices for other party positions.


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Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.


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Your smartphone screen is getting stronger

But it's still not unbreakable ... yet.


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Watch these girls take cancer wigs to a new, awesome level

Kids dealing with the consequences of cancer are benefiting from Happy Hair Bands.

Recent Headlines

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TOP 10: Count down the hottest songs this week


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Oct. 3.

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REVIEW: Veteran cast can’t save ‘The Martian’


It has all the earmarks of a blockbuster, but still can't shake the feeling of missed opportunity.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in October


Get your remotes ready for a binge-worthy weekend of new movies and TV shows.

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Rolling Stones get their own Cuervo bottle


The tequila maker is paying tribute to the rockers and their 1972 North American tour.

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‘The Walk’ puts audiences on edge


"The Walk," out in theaters on Friday, tells the story of the quirky Philippe Petit and a misty August morning in 1974 when he strung cables between the Twin Towers and walked across the gaping void.