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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

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Worker Comp Claims Dropping

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Workers’ compensation rates are set to drop in Illinois for the third year in a row

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Fair Time Almost Here

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Preview night Thursday August 7th

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has identified the man killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident.

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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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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

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Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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

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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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Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

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Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

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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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‘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

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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.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 1

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Lorde curating ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

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The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

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The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.

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PHOTOS: Inside Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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Five years after the King of Pop's death, his iconic California home is about to be sold.

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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!