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Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

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Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race

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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

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A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.

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Florida State’s Winston benched half a game

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Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston will be punished after shouting sexually-obscene comments in the student union.

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NFL back on the road with extra game in London

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The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base.

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‘NBA 2K15′ adds 3D face mapping for latest game

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"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

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Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

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There are 99 players and 14 coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at the latest sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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American waistlines still expanding

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The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

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Urban Outfitters apologizes for Kent State sweatshirt

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The shirt sparked outrage for its blood-red dye and holes, in a look reminiscent of the infamous 1970 campus shootings.

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Do you tip the hotel maid?

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Marriott is placing envelopes in its 160,000 hotel rooms to encourage guests to leave gratuity.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

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Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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Docs, developers want more from Apple’s watch

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The Apple Watch, unveiled this week, is designed to be used alongside the iPhone.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

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The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 18

In this undated photo, Jimi Hendrix performs with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. The Stratocaster, used by countless professional and amateur musicians, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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‘Frozen’ wedding gown for brides who can’t ‘Let it Go’

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Brides everywhere can soon get married in true Disney fairytale style.

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Taylor Swift leads ‘best dressed’ list

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The annual list of celebrity style icons includes Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, Rihanna, and Blake Shelton.

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‘NBA 2K15′ adds 3D face mapping for latest game

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"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

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Motley Crue’s final gig to be at Whisky a Go Go

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Vince Neil has let slip plans for the band's final shows, revealing they will return to the site of their first gigs.

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‘Easy Rider’ chopper on the auction block

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Peter Fonda's iconic "Captain America" Harley-Davidson is set to sell for more than $1 million.

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Cat Stevens announces new album, tour

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Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, has announced a tour that will take him to the U.S. for the first time since 1976.

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