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2 days ago in Local

Wanted: Warmer, Drier Weather for Crops

Illinois corn and soybean crops are in decent shape depending on the region, but most could benefit from warmer weather and a little less rain.

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2 days ago in Local

1 Dead, FBI Agents Wounded, During Incident

The FBI says two of its agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home, and that the man they were seeking there is dead.

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2 days ago in Local

Rift Over Animal Adoption

A bill that would've required universities in Illinois to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations after animal testing has provoked a dispute between its Democratic sponsor and the University of Illinois.

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2 days ago in Local

Remap Group Has Enough Signatures for Ballot

Election officials say a group that wants voters to decide if an independent commission should draw Illinois' political boundaries appears to have enough valid signatures for November's ballot.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Changes are coming to Twitter

User names and attachments - including photos and videos - will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, but the 140-character limit will stay.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

‘Pink Panther’ star Burt Kwouk dies at 85

He also starred in numerous films, among them three James Bond movies including "Goldfinger."

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2 days ago in Local

Faith Coalition Backs Manar’s Education Funding Reforms

Faith Coalition: Republicans Need to Support Manar's proposal.

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2 days ago in Local

Downtown Y To Debut Youth Fitness Center

A new way for youth to possibly get interested in fitness will officially be unveiled next week at the Springfield YMCA’s downtown branch.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Watch Hank Azaria’s ‘Simpsons’ inspired commencement speech

"The Simpsons" star brings out some of his classic animated characters to address the graduates of Tufts University.

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2 days ago in Sports

Congressman charges NFL with wrongdoing

A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

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2 days ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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2 days ago in Sports

Tom Brady continues his fight with NFL

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its ruling reinstating his "Deflategate" four-game suspension, saying the decision runs contrary to federal labor law.

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2 days ago in Music

Paul McCartney says he almost quit music in the early ’70s

In a new interview, the rocker reveals he went wild in the years after the Fab Four called it quits, and his band Wings helped him straighten out and rediscover his love for music.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Tyler Perry moving to a farm

The actor and filmmaker is planning to turn his new home in Georgia into a farm after cashing in on the record-breaking sale of his Atlanta mansion.

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2 days ago in Music

Ozzy gets a train

The rocker is to have a Midland Metro tram named after him in his native Birmingham, England, and Ozzy will meet the caboose on Thursday.

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2 days ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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2 days ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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2 days ago in Sports

Pavelski, Ward carry Sharks within a win of finals

Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday to put them one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals.

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performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Canada - 26.06.11

Featuring: Musician Prince
When: 26 Jun 2011
Credit: WENN

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2 days ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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2 days ago in Weird

10,000 days of running

A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong — 27 years later.

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5 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 26

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

17 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge denies motion for new Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial

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A Florida judge has denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.

23 hours ago in Entertainment

Depp back as Mad Hatter in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

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The movie follows on from the 2010 box office hit "Alice in Wonderland," which starred Depp alongside Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.