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April 24, 2014 in Music

William Hurt exits George Allman biopic

The actor has pulled out of "Midnight Rider," two months after a camera assistant died while filming a scene.

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April 24, 2014 in Local

IDOT Hiring May Get Federal Scrutiny

A federal judge is being asked to appoint a monitor to keep an eye on political hiring in the Illinois…

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April 24, 2014 in Local

Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road. Rep. Brian Stewart’s proposal…

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April 24, 2014 in National

Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

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April 24, 2014 in Sports

Suns’ Dragic voted NBA’s most improved

Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named most improved player.

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April 24, 2014 in Local

Champaign TB Patient Jailed

Man with TB jailed after defying court order to stay home

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today in Music

Rick Springfield embarking on solo tour

The "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker will head to his native Australia for a tour.

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today in Viral Videos

It’s not Pitbull, it’s Amy Poehler

Do you think she fooled anyone?

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o named ‘most beautiful’

The actress was named as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by "People" magazine.

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today in Music

Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new music

The band will mark four decades in the music business with a two-disc set.

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today in Lifestyle

Travel through time on Google maps

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

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today in Entertainment

‘Peeps’ coming to a big screen in marshmallow movie

The film focuses on the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.

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Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

Police raid home and seize computers over false Twitter account

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today in National

Washington state eyes building ban after deadly mudslide

Snohomish County is considering a six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas.

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today in Music

Housing complex named after Bon Jovi

A housing complex in Pennsylvania now bears rocker Jon Bon Jovi's initials.

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today in Sports

Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life.

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today in Sports

Pujols joins 500 club

Albert Pujols belted two homers to reach the 500 home run milestone as he powered the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2.

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today in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, April 23.

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today in Music

Led Zeppelin back with ‘Whole Lotta’ unreleased tunes

The rock legends will publish a number of unreleased tracks, including an alternate version of "Whole Lotta Love."

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today in Viral Videos

Brian Williams raps ‘Gin & Juice’

After he leaves the "NBC Nightly News," Brian Williams might have a future in music.

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