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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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Accident at Clear Lake and I-55 Sends Four to Hospital

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Traffic near a stand-still on southbound I-55 near Clear Lake as crews work to clear an accident

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Cuts Are on the Way to IHPA

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Perhaps lawmakers will give historic sites more money

Sports

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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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Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

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The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

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Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

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The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.

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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

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

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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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Girl doesn’t want brother to grow up

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Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

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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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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

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Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

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Wife, son of late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb to release new music

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The previously unreleased tracks were recorded before Gibb lost his battle with cancer in 2012.

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians’ among year’s most entertaining

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Director James Gunn elevates our August with one of the most entertaining films of 2014, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Bieber tweets, deletes Miranda Kerr shot after Bloom fight

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Justin Bieber appears determined to continue provoking Orlando Bloom following their bust-up at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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

Beat the Dealer

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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!