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Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

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Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

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Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

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The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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Northwestern University Given $17.5 Million to Study New HIV Treatment

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Northwestern University has been given a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to invent.

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Clean Jobs Coalition’s Idea to Comply with Federal Mandates: Pass Our Bill

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How will Illinois comply with the president’s Clean Power Plan? One group has the answer – pass our bill.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

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The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

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One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

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Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

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Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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Here’s a look at some of hte big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. PRICE DEBUTS FOR JAYS…

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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

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With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

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A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.

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Americans love cold-brew coffee

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For U.S. coffee shops, business usually cools down as the weather heats up.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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Chevrolet the latest car to be ‘hacked’

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A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

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Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

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"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

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Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

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Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

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Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer

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The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

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