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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.

Sports

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here is a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look back on some of the best plays and biggest shots of the week.

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Rose to attend All-Star game

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The disgraced former MLB star will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, April 24.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Lifestyle

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

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The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

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You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected

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Many who ordered the new smartwatch were told that delivery could take a month or longer, but now Apple says some deliveries will start tomorrow.

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Home sales hit 18-month high

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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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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

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Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancer, 102, sees her decades-old performances for the first time

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Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and although she danced in numerous movies, commercials, and TV shows, she had never seen any of them until now.

News

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Billboard suggests Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the line of fire for ‘Rush Hour 4′

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Is this a prank or is Puff Daddy replacing Chris Tucker in the fourth installment of the franchise?

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Coming soon to Netflix

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This is the last weekend to binge on these shows and movies. Get a sneak peak at what's leaving Netflix and what will be new in May.

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David Letterman gets star-studded send-off

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CBS is giving him 90 minutes of prime-time real estate for a tribute show.

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Michael Jackson went to great lengths for strange song sounds

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Longtime engineer Matt Forger says he joined the King of Pop on missions to strange places for album tracks.

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Ex-Black Sabbath star Bill Ward releasing 2 solo albums

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The drummer is bouncing back from his feud with Ozzy Osbourne by announcing he will release two solo projects.

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Robin Williams’ final film heading to theaters

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The "Good Will Hunting" star joined the project in January, 2013, and the film debuted at the Tribeca Film festival last year.

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Sequel planned for Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’

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The big screen adaptation of the hit '80s TV series raked in almost $200 million at the box office.

What's Happening

Movies and Music in the Park

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Get a fill list of music and movies that will be playing at a park near you!

Lunch with Lynch and Liz

III Tomasos

Win FREE lunch for 10 from III Tomassos Italian Bistro!

WYMG Welcomes Sammy Hagar and The Circle to the IL State Fair!

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Sammy Hagar will be at the Illinois State Fair on August 14!

Color Dash 5K!

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Come and enjoy the World’s Brightest 5k with us benefiting the YMCA of Springfield’s Strong Kids Scholarship Fund!

Closings & Delays

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Get the latest closing/delay info HERE!