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Legislature Approves Special Election

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers' approval of a special election for comptroller is a "victory for democracy.''

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Honda fined record $70M for failing to report deaths, injuries

Honda will pay penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths, and other consumer claims.

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Munger Will Run if Comptroller Special Election Approved

Illinois' incoming comptroller says she'd run in a 2016 special election if lawmakers approve one at a legislative session in Springfield.

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from "Selma."

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REVIEW: ‘Selma’ is a well-crafted punch to the gut

The beautify and powerful "Selma" is the most painfully relevant film in memory.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on Christmas Day Shooting

Police say two men broke into an apartment in the 2400 block of Ladley Court early the morning of the 25th.

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in Music, Entertainment

Whitney Houston’s family a no-show at biopic premiere

The boycott of Angela Bassett's new biopic doesn't upset the actress-turned-director.

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Dallas Cowboys ‘Doomsday Defenseman’ Jethro Pugh dead

Former defensive tackle Jethro Pugh, who played in five Super Bowls, has died at the age of 70.

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2014 layoffs were the lowest in 17 years

Employers cut 5 percent fewer jobs last year than in 2013 and the smallest number since 1997.

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

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Reward offered for stolen Led Zeppelin collection

A California doctor is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of a priceless collection of autographed albums.

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Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

The new Senate majority leader and President Barack Obama aren't wasting any time setting up showdowns.

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Graceland, Tupelo celebrate the ‘King’ on his 80th birthday

Elvis Presley would have marked his 80th birthday today.

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LL Cool J to host a lip-sync battle show

The 10-episode series will premiere on Spike TV network on April 2.

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Hey, guys, those selfies are making you narcissistic

A study shows men who post lots of selfies are more likely to think they are better than others.

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Foo Fighters to play charity gig this weekend

The gig will be the band's last before embarking on its Sonic Highways World Tour on Jan. 15.

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Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi ‘won’t beat cancer’

The rocker is convinced he will never fully recover from the lymphoma he was diagnosed with three years ago.

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Karate wants to be included in 2020 Olympics

Reforms by the IOC have given karate officials renewed hope that the martial art could be added to the Tokyo games.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the top sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Jan. 8.

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in Music

Taylor Swift stays on top of Billboard in first week of 2015

Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and Hozier are also among the top-10 albums this week.

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Ed Sheeran to help relaunch VH1’s ‘Storytellers’ series

The British singer/songwriter has signed up to help revive the beloved series after a three-year hiatus.

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FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality

The top communications regulator appears ready to endorse strict "net neutrality" rules.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the biggest headlines to ever come out of Hollywood.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.