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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies have raised questions about how listeria could have contaminated multiple manufacturing plants .

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Budget Chill for 128,000 Illinois Homes

State to drop its participation in LIHEAP; federal dollars remain

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Preview: NHL games of the night

A look at the slate of tonight's Stanley Cup playoff games.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, April 24

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

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancer, 102, sees her decades-old performances for the first time

Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and although she danced in numerous movies, commercials, and TV shows, she had never seen any of them until now.

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Today in entertainment history: April 24

A look at some of the biggest Hollywood headlines of days past.

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Measure Decriminalizing Marijuana Passes Illinois House

The support is diverse, if not overwhelming, for a bill to decriminalize marijuana, making possession of a small amount - about a half-ounce - a civil offense.

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‘Empire’ castmates to perform at Billboard Awards

Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray will perform at the ceremony next month.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Drops From March 2014

Rate falls from 6.9 percent last year to 5.3 percent this year.

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Lawmakers Fast Track Obama Library, Lucas Museum Proposals

The legislation clarifies state law to expressly allow Chicago to construct museums on public park land or "formerly submerged lands."

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V.P. Biden Addresses Sexual Assault Prevention at U of I

Vice President Joe Biden is urging college students to speak up about sexual assaults on campuses.

This image released by Lionsgate shows Michiel Huisman, left, and Blake Lively in a scene from "The Age of Adaline."

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REVIEW: ‘Age of Adaline’ rips off Nicholas Sparks

An impeccably dressed Nicholas Sparks rip off, "The Age of Adaline" follows a woman trapped forever at the age of 29. Vampire? If only!

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Loretta Lynch makes history as first black woman to serve as attorney general

Now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she will replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation last year.

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Salvation Army Moving Springfield HQ, Shelter Services Affected

The Salvation Army in Springfield is moving out of its 6th Street headquarters on Tuesday.

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Sangamon Co. Business Owners Optimistic About the Future

Sangamon County businesses say they expect sales -- and their optimism about the economy -- to increase.

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#TBT: Pac-Man defined ’80s arcades

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A look back at a big Thursday in Hollywood history.

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in Music

WATCH: Chaka Khan covers ‘It’s Raining Men’

At 62, Chaka Khan proves she's still got some impressive pipes.

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith, center, speaks to reporters at the federal building in Chicago after a jury convicted him for pocketing a $7,000 cash bribe. Listening at left is his attorney Victor Henderson. Smith is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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Former State Rep. Sentenced to Five Months

A judge has sentenced a Chicago Democrat to 5 months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe from a purported day care for his backing of a state grant application.

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IEMA Assessing Fairdale Damage to Determine Possible Aid

The April 9 storm killed two people in Fairdale, a small community of about 150 people.

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Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

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Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

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The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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