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in Black Friday, Lifestyle

More people expected to shop on Thanksgiving … without leaving home

This year's Black Friday forecast predicts many of us will be shopping without leaving the couch.


in Entertainment

Netflix says it can get your kids to bed in 5 minutes

This devious plan to help you get the rugrats to sleep may just work.


in Sports

Fielder and Harvey are winners

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has won the NL Comeback Player of the Year award and Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder has earned the AL honor.


in Entertainment

‘SNL’ star Dana Carvey heading back to TV

The "Wayne's World" star has signed on to front a new TV talent show geared towards mimics and impressionists.

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in Local

Toward a Greener Illinois State Fair

Emerald ash borer blamed for 73 trees' deaths


in National

Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse

A week into his tenure, the new speaker looks determined to make good on promises of opening up the House of Representatives to participation from all lawmakers.


in Sports

Ex-NFL player Anthony Wayne Smith convicted on three counts of murder

The 48-year-old onetime National Football League star, whose original trial in one of the killings ended in a hung jury, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


in Sports

Bengals improve to 8-0 by beating Browns

Tight end Tyler Eifert caught three touchdown passes from Andy Dalton as Cincinnati remained unbeaten with a 31-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium.


in Entertainment

YouTube to support virtual reality video on its app

YouTube announced two new features for its Android app that expand the video site's use of virtual reality, giving the new technology its biggest platform yet.


in National

Christie, Huckabee fail to qualify for next week’s Republican debate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee failed to qualify for next Tuesday's prime-time presidential debate.


in National

U.S. House slashes proposed spending increases for auto safety

Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and air bags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.


in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look a some of the big sports headlines making news today, Friday, Nov. 6.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 6

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Viral Videos

Daniel Craig reveals mind-blowing deleted scene from ‘Spectre’

Stephen Colbert wants to know why anyone would give James Bond another car since he's constantly wrecking them.


in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Spectre’ misses its mark

The latest James Bond installment is a fun, lively bit of entertainment but it so badly misses the high water mark left by "Skyfall" that it can’t help but feel like a let-down.


in Local

Bad Apples?

Did you drink cider along the Pike County Color Drive?

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in Local

Another Schock Subpoena

His lawyers call it "vague"

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in Local

Quinn Mulling 2018 Run Against Rauner

The odds would be against him.

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in Local

Report: Gliniewicz Wanted “Hit” on Village Administrator

He tried to arrange for a gang member "to put a hit" on a village administrator because he feared she would discover he had been embezzling money.


in Local

Police Need Help Solving Springfield Subway Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for help solving another armed robbery.

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in Entertainment

Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

in Music

Eagles confirm musical plans


The veteran rockers are pressing ahead with plans for a Broadway musical centered around their iconic song "Hotel California."