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Change the Clocks and the Batteries Tonight

Firefighters recommend you change your smoke and CO detector batteries along with your clocks tonight.

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Candidates for U.S. Senate Clash on Travel Ban

Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis disagree on proposed travel restrictions from those nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest hits and best scores this week in sports.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during test flight

A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed.

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Coming soon: The Mustache Hall of Fame

There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why not those with a hairy upper lip?

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Pink Floyd warns album ‘not for iTunes generation’

David Gilmour has warned the band's younger fans they might not enjoy the upcoming album.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.

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Springfield Man Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

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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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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Three Killed in Vandalia When Train, SUV Collide

Coroner Bruce Bowen said late Thursday the victims were an adult female and two children, a boy and a girl.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

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The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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Amazon plans new streaming service

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The new service will compete with Hulu and Netflix.

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REVIEW: Third installment of ‘Hunger Games’ doesn’t disappoint

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

Reluctant hero Katniss Everdeen faces the broiling drama of a budding revolution in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1."