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Rauner, Quinn Clash in Peoria

Two debates remain, both in Chicago

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NRI Hearings Are Over … for Now

Republican co-chair: Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was a failure.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 10

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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‘SNL’ actress Jan Hooks dead at 57

Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" has died.

JACOB STARK

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Case Continued in Child Porn Case

Case continued to later this month

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Palazzolo Frustrated With Lack of Vision for Springfield

Palazzolo says he is tired of the city just settling for the status quo

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

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Amazon set to open first physical store

The online retail giant plans to open its first brick-and-mortar store in midtown Manhattan.

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Torrance: McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats

Rory McIlroy's accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats.

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Four Kids, Ages 13 and 10, Charged in Springfield Burglary

Four boys were taken into custody late Wednesday after police responded to a burglary in progress.

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Ruling Delayed on Detention in Bolingbrook Islamic State Case

Mohammed Hamzah Khan's detention hearing Thursday in federal court in Chicago followed his arrest Saturday at O'Hare International Airport.

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Lavin Testifies in Chicago NRI Hearings

Gov. Pat Quinn’s former chief of staff is being questioned by legislators about the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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Police Seek Tips on East Side Carjacking

Springfield Police are still looking for help solving an east side carjacking.

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Lawmakers want to bar entry of W. Africans over Ebola fears

More than two dozen lawmakers want to ban travelers from the countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus.

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You can buy 13 pounds of Bob Dylan’s lyrics

"The Lyrics: Since 1962" will collate every word ever recorded by the "Like A Rolling Stone" hitmaker in chronological order.

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Green Day, Sting, NIN among Rock Hall nominees

Other nominees include Lou Reed, N.W.A., Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Central Illinois Foodbank Nets National Prize

Springfield beats out larger cities in charitable contest

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New James Brown documentary to air on HBO

"Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," will feature previously-unseen footage of the music icon.

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Unemployment claims fall, point to labor market strength

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment fell to nearly the lowest level since before the recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market.

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Equal Pay Becomes Personal in Senate Race

Durbin defends his office payroll

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NRI a Failure? Not Everyone Agrees

Another day of hearings today

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

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J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

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Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.