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The Fix for Illinois in 98 Steps

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Ex-lawmaker, ex-revenue chief co-write new book

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State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

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IHPA is also short of cash

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A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

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Sponsor: Current status is unofficial

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Kirk, Durbin Want Action on Carp

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Senators want to keep the pest out of the Great Lakes

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Watch Out for Funny Money

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Dollar General, McDonald's are among places where it's being passed

Sports

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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

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An Ohio lawmaker wants a license plate celebrating the homecoming of King James.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 1.

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Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sell for $400K

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The gloves the boxing great wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier sold at auction on Thursday.

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Seahawks RB Lynch ends his holdout

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The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost when Marshawn Lynch reported for camp at the team's practice facility.

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Ravens’ Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

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The running back apologizes to his wife for hitting her, vowing to be an "ambassador against domestic violence."

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In San Fran, a million won’t buy you much

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In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, $1 million will barely cover the cost of an 800-square-foot starter home.

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Fly Fido to the moon in space send-off for deceased pets

A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing their remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space.

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Adults embrace art, science sleepovers

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Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years and now adults are getting in on the fun.

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

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A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dog brakes

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Stella the yellow lab wants to keep playing fetch but her hind legs have other plans!

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Want to smell like Tara Reid? No? Well now you can anyway

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Because everyone wants to smell like a B-list star battling sharks in an low-budget sci-fi film, there's "Shark by Tara."

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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell gets cancer all-clear – again

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The guitarist is cautiously optimistic after tests reveal he is in remission again.

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Rob Zombie starts crowd-funding campaign for killer clowns

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The rocker/filmmaker wants fans to help him make another horror flick.

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WATCH: Bret Michaels covers ‘Endless Love,’ serenades van

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The Poison frontman remakes the Lionel Richie classic, while rocking out at Nissan's car testing facility.

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‘Sharknado 2′ sparks feeding frenzy on Twitter, sets record

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Flying sharks chomping through NYC drew a record audience for Syfy network and became the most tweeted-about TV movie in history.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dog brakes

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Stella the yellow lab wants to keep playing fetch but her hind legs have other plans!

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REVIEW: ‘Get On Up’ won’t let James Brown fans down

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

It ain't braggin' if you back it up, and James Brown, warts and all, was one of the most important musical and cultural figures of the 20th century.

What's Happening

Illinois State Fair

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Join us for a cold one at the Bud Tent plus listen to some great bands!

Abe Lincoln Quarter Midget Races

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Text to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Abe Lincoln Quarter Midget Races on August 9 at the Illinois State Fair!

Decatur Celebration – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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Listen for your chance to win 4 Meet & Greet passes to see Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Decatur Celebration!

Beat the Dealer

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Show off your blackjack skills and you could win a trip for 2 to Laughlin, Nevada!

Sweet Jar

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Win a pair of tickets to Boston, Sweet and April Wine on August 12 at the Illinois State Fair!

The Colordash

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Register NOW for the world’s brightest 5K on August 23rd!