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Benedictine University Holds Q/A For Soon-to-be Former Students

University officials say traditional program has more than 500 students

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.

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Iles School Locked Down Due To 14th Street Shooting

Iles School was locked down Thursday afternoon after a shooting involving multiple people.

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

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Queen, Fleetwood Mac won’t be playing Glastonbury

The two veteran rock acts were strongly rumored to have been booked as the big names for the 2015 festival.

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Illinois Prisoner Released Following “Coerced” 1999 Confession

A judge ordered Alstory Simon's release Thursday in response to a re-examination of his case.

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Police Seeking Tips on Springfield Garage Burglaries

Two garages were broken into on Yale Blvd.

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

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Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Climate Change

Durbin says he is frustrated with climate change deniers

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

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in Entertainment, Sports

The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.

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Metallica to play late-night residency

The rockers have booked a week-long gig on Craig Ferguson's "The Late Late Show."

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U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

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WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

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Meghan Trainor has beat Michael Jackson

The "All About That Bass" singer is the first Epic Records artist to score eight weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.

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Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

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J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

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Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.