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Lawmakers want tougher vaccine exemptions amid measles outbreak

Several states could make it harder for parents to legally opt out of vaccinating their children.

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U.S. probes massive data breach at Anthem insurance

A massive cyberattack on the No. 2 health insurer is being examined for possible ties to China.

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Obama finds bipartisan support for ‘big data’ privacy plan

The bill would protect data collected from students through educational apps.

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in National, World

Boehner expects call for military authorization against ISIS soon

The U.S. is leading an international coalition against Islamic State, and has launched an air campaigns in Iraq and Syria.

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in Sports

Commissioner expects to face decision on Rose ban

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred opened the door for possible reinstatement of the all-time hits leader for Hall of Fame consideration.

RONALD REAGAN

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Happy Birthday, Mr President

Ronald Reagan is the only president born in Illinois

Preschool

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Governor’s Team Blames Quinn for Child Care Shortfall

$300M would get program through June

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in Viral Videos

This Bayside ‘reunion’ is the best

Few people know that a young Jimmy Fallon went to school with the gang from "Saved By the Bell."

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 6

A look back on some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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in Local

Police Looking for Springfield Crooked Contractor

Police are looking for a Springfield based contractor who they say bilked $50,000 from someone.

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Rep. Schock Spokesman Resigns Amid Social Media Racism Allegations

Congressman Aaron Schock's spokesman has stepped down amid allegations of racism on social media.

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Victory, Possible Defeat for District 186 Finances

The Springfield Public School District, like many districts in Illinois, has faced its fair share of budget challenges over the past few years -- but for now there's at least a small victory.

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in Sports

Struggling Magic fire head coach Vaughn

The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn on the heels of their 10th consecutive loss.

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Police Seeking Tips on Springfield Area Credit Card Thefts

Police are trying to track down people they suspect are stealing credit card numbers and using them locally.

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Minimum Wage Bill Increase Passes Full Senate

The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 per hour by 2019.

measles

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Measles Cluster in Suburban Chicago Under Investigation

Public health officials say they are investigating a cluster of measles cases in suburban Chicago.

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Pope Francis to speak to Congress, making history

He will address Congress on Sept. 24, marking the first time a pope has delivered such a speech.

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Governor Wants Less Money in Illinois Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner is for less money in politics.

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Bipartisan Dislike for Rauner’s State of the State Address

Legislators from both parties found things to dislike about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address.

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FutureGen’s Federal Funding Ends; State Leaders React

Two Illinois leaders are speaking out against the recent decision to end federal funding for FutureGen, the clean-coal project in Meredosia.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Music

Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

What color is this dress?

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The "great dress debate" has been dividing the Internet. Are you team #WhiteandGold or team #BlueandBlack?