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August Cool and Dry: Climatologist

The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.

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Sammy Hagar is releasing a cookbook

The rocker calls his book "a manual for my personal lifestyle."

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Two Dead from West Nile in Illinios

Illinois Department of Public Health officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year.

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Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

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Study: Millennials’ credit scores are in the gutter

Millennials get plenty of recognition for frugality and their desire to share everything from cars to clothes, but they also have the lowest average credit score of any generation.

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Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin writes a book

The rocker is releasing "Population Wars" later this month.

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Borrowers, Do Your Homework

Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

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in Sports

Deflategate decision expected by Friday

Judge Richard Berman will soon issue his ruling on whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension.

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in Weird

Pot dispensary goes up in smoke

It took more than 100 firefighters to extinguish this "highly" suspicious blaze.

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in National

Nearly a quarter of Americans call their jobs ‘meaningless’

A new poll shows 24 percent of Americans say their jobs do not make a meaningful contribution to the world.

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in Lifestyle

The ‘tummy tuck’ that saved a hand

An 87-year-old Texas man had an unusual surgery to save a hand that was badly burned in an accident: Doctors sewed his hand to his belly and left it under a pocket of tissue for three weeks to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply.

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in National

Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

At 44-years-old, Kim Davis has been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock.

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in Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ breaks world record

The second episode of the fifth season of the HBO fantasy show was broadcast simultaneously in 173 countries.

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CBS bringing limited live NFL games to mobile devices

CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular season games, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base.

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in National, World

Obama has votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving the deal.

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in Sports

Wednesday’s sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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in Entertainment, Sports

Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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in Sports

Brady’s backup taking it ‘day by day’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's teammates say they will wait and see when it comes to a judge's decision on his suspension.

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Gary Busey, Tamar Braxton round out new ‘DWTS’ cast

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The 21st season of "Dancing With The Stars" promises to be a wild ride.

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Was ‘Concussion’ altered to avoid angering the NFL?

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Hacked Sony emails appear to show that the m arketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport.

in Music

Keith Richards is ready to record

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The legendary guitarist is trying to get his bandmates on board as soon as possible.