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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

2 hours ago in Local

Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.

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3 hours ago in Local

House Re-Votes on Budget; Passes Again

The mood was a little more tempered, but the votes remained the same.

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5 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: This slow-mo capture of a lightning strike is like fire falling from the sky

This wicked weather was recorded at 7000 frames per second. Mother Nature is truly breathtaking.

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6 hours ago in Weird

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.

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6 hours ago in Music, Viral Videos

Blake Shelton finally tries sushi

Jimmy Fallon takes "The Voice" judge out for a little dinner and a chance to broaden his horizons.

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5 hours ago in Local

U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

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5 hours ago in Local

CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

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6 hours ago in Local

Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.

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7 hours ago in National

‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend

The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

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7 hours ago in Local

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

Victim stabbed 39 times: police interview.

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8 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a totally pointless, boring sequel

Not even Johnny Depp - reliable as ever inside a fright wig and exaggerated make up - can save this sequel.

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7 hours ago in Local

Crimestoppers Seeks Help Solving Armed Robbery

Police need your help solving an armed robbery last weekend involving a pizza delivery worker.

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10 hours ago in National

Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

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11 hours ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

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12 hours ago in National

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

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11 hours ago in Local

“New All Time Low”

Lawmakers react to raucous finish Wednesday

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13 hours ago in Music

Chris Cornell wins mastertapes battle

The rocker has won the battle for the mastertapes to his Temple of the Dog recordings just in time for the 25th anniversary of the supergroup venture.

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13 hours ago in Lifestyle

Public pools are gross, but you’ll go swimming anyway

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 80 percent of public pools fail routine health inspections.

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13 hours ago in Entertainment

‘The Fast and the Furious’ racing back to theaters for anniversary run

The first film in the highly-popular franchise was released on June 22, 2001 and will hit theaters again next month for a limited nationwide run.

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13 hours ago in Music

Pink Floyd honored on special British stamps

The commemorative stamps, issued by Britain's postal service Royal Mail to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's first professional gig, will be available at U.K. post offices from July 7.

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8 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a totally pointless, boring sequel

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Not even Johnny Depp - reliable as ever inside a fright wig and exaggerated make up - can save this sequel.

11 hours ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

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The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

13 hours ago in Music

Chris Cornell wins mastertapes battle

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The rocker has won the battle for the mastertapes to his Temple of the Dog recordings just in time for the 25th anniversary of the supergroup venture.