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John Lennon was quite the ‘impertinent’ student

Records from John Lennon's school days suggest there may be more than a grain of autobiographical truth in "Getting Better," the Beatles song that includes the line "I used to get mad at my school, the teachers that taught me weren't cool."


in Sports

The 5 worst contracts in the NFL

Not all investments yield winning returns.


in Entertainment

Amy Schumer lands a book deal

The "Trainwreck" star plans to pen her debut book.


in Sports

WATCH: 5 goals in 9 minutes

Robert Lewandowski scores all 5 of Bayern Munich's goals in just 9 minutes.


in Local

Reprieve for Illinois State Museum?

Layoffs on hold, pending court action


in Sports

Bucks get a new home

The Milwaukee Common Council has approved funding for a new arena for the NBA Bucks, putting in place the final $47 million of public funding needed to replace 27-year-old BMO Harris Bradley Center.


in National

The latest corporate perk? Student loan help

Almost 7 in 10 college grads owe money, with an average debt of $28,400.


in Entertainment

U.S. judge rules copyright for ‘Happy Birthday’ invalid

A U.S. judge ruled that Warner/Chappell Music does not own a valid copyright to one of the world's most recognizable songs, "Happy Birthday to You," a decision that brings the song into the public domain.


in National

As clock ticks, Senate seeks way to avert shutdown

With only days remaining before an Oct. 1 deadline, Senate leaders said they were pursuing a stop-gap funding bill to extend the present federal budget for about 10 weeks beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.


in Sports

Baseball legend Yogi Berra dead at 90

Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees whose mangled syntax made him one of the sports world's most beloved and frequently quoted figures, has died.


in National

Volkswagen ‘totally screwed up’

A scandal over falsified vehicle emission tests could affect 11 million cars and cost the automaker billions of dollars.


in Music

Lionel Richie is heading to Vegas

The hitmaker is ready to go "all night long" in Las Vegas, launching a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.


in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 23.


in Viral Videos

Man sings to his 93-year-old dying wife

After 73 years of marriage, this couple is still in love. Get out the tissues, you're going to need them.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 23

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


in Weird

This adorable otter needs an inhaler

"Mishka" the sea otter knows what it's like to have trouble breathing.


in Features

2015 Notable Deaths

A look at the notable people and celebrities we have lost this year.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 23

A look back at the headlines that went down in Hollywood history.

9-22-15 Springfield City Council

in Local

Jobe Votes Against More Money for Kidzeum

Kidzeum funding, money for Enos Park among items discussed.

Durbin Aldridge

in Local

Durbin Honors Ashley Aldridge

"Ashley is in an inspiration."

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in Music

Foo Fighters lay down new track during Austin City Limits


During the band's set at Austin City Limits, lead singer Dave Grohl told the crowd they recorded the new tunes in the beautiful city.

in Music

All-night booze and blacked out windows: The Rolling Stones know how to party


The "Satisfaction" hitmakers still know how to tour in style.

in Music

Bobby Brown working on ‘unvarnished’ memoir


Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown.