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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Will Ferrell wants to be the new animal expert on ‘The Late Show’

Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" doesn’t have an animal expert yet, so why shouldn’t it be Will Ferrell?

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

6 hours ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

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10 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 10

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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14 hours ago in Local

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

Won't give up on "structural change"

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

19 hours ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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22 hours ago in Sports

NFL bars violent offenders from rookie scouting combine

The National Football League has decided individuals who have convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapon offenses will no longer be allowed to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

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22 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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22 hours ago in Local

Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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23 hours ago in Local

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.

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24 hours ago in Local

Man Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

A suburban Chicago store owner has been charged with selling synthetic urine to help people pass drug and alcohol tests.

JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Chicago Premiere of new movie 'The Ice Harvest'
Chicago, Illinois - 21.11.05

Featuring: JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States
When: 21 Nov 2005
Credit: Jason Madden/WENN

24 hours ago in Local

Second City Starts Film School Named for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

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.

1 day ago in Local

Will New Economic Development Effort Be “Open?”

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms the new private economic development corporation for the state won't be subject to the same transparency requirements as government agencies.

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1 day ago in Lifestyle

Honda, Mazda issue recalls

Honda Civics, Mazda SUVs, and Dirt Devil vacuums have all issued recalls this week.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

Cord-cutters beware: You might have to wait longer for new TV.

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1 day ago in National

Gov’t report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.

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1 day ago in Local

State Owes Springfield Hospitals Millions

The state owes $76 million to the city's two major hospitals for treatment of workers on state health plans.

Denver Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak, right, reacts after getting soaked with a sports drink by Von Miller (58) after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

1 day ago in Sports

Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.

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1 day ago in Music

Peter Cetera turns down Chicago Hall of Fame induction

Cetera quit the band in 1985 but fans were hoping for a reunion this spring.

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54 mins ago in Entertainment

Johnny Depp wigs out as Donald Trump in spoof biopic

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The Hollywood actor dons a Trump-style hairpiece to lampoon the presidential hopeful in the 50-minute comedy for Funny or Die alongside a star-studded cast including Alfred Molina, Henry Winkle

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Another ‘Harry Potter’ book in the works

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Fans will have the chance to read another installment in J.K. Rowling's wizard series when her new play is published as a book.

5 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Bad Boys 3’ is happening

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Will Smith has promised fans "Bad Boys 3" will happen after meeting up with co-star Martin Lawrence for the first time in two years.