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economy

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Illinois Consumer Spending Up Dramatically

Just a year after they had seen the worst of the Great Recession, Illinois consumers were spending more than they were before the economic downturn.

oden

in Sports

Former NBA top pick Oden arrested on battery charges

Greg Oden was arrested on Thursday on battery charges following an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend.

jobs

in National

U.S. jobless claims fall; four-week average hits 8-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

in Election 2014, Local

Cayman Connection: Campaign Issue?

Economist: It's legal but hurts Illinois financially Rauner camp: Quinn does this, too

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in Lifestyle

Staying safe online

With the news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

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in Local

Quadruple Fatal Fire Leads to Guilty Plea

Four kids died in southern Illinois

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in National

Obama to sign $16.3B veterans spending bill

President Barack Obama will sign a plan to ease health care delays at VA facilities.

willis

in Entertainment

Daughter of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore heads to rehab

Tallulah Willis is reportedly seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

frampton

in Music

Peter Frampton tosses fan’s phone during concert

The rocker loses his cool and stops his show to take an unruly fan's cell phone.

tiger

in Sports

Woods says he’s ready to go at Valhalla

The waiting game ended when Tiger Woods pronounced himself pain-free and ready to compete in this week's PGA Championship.

pistorius

in Sports

Prosecutor: Pistorius’ defense is ‘devoid of any truth’

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial to reject the track star's defense.

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in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 7.

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in Local

Richland Is Ready

State issues commendation for emergency preparation

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in Local

Company Moves On after Loop Shooting

CEO's wife takes over

lupita

in Entertainment

Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o top ‘best dressed’ list

The Oscar-winning actresses are among the world's most glamorous, according to the annual "Vanity Fair" rankings.

jackson5

in Music

Veteran rockers, retro songs dominate Billboard charts

In a blast from the past, retro music and veteran rockers are on top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart.

immigration

in National

Americans worry illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

As President Barack Obama considers loosening immigration policy, a new poll shows Americans are worried illegal immigration threatens the economy.

obama

in National

Obama: Insufficient data to fast-track Ebola drug

President Barack Obama says the initial response should focus on public health measures to contain the outbreak.

amtrak

in Local

Push for More Trains on Chi-C’dale Run

Amtrak route is popular

tompetty

in Music

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers land first No. 1 album

The band is celebrating its first album to top the Billboard 200 in 37 years playing together.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

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Charlie Sheen, Shaun White, and LMFAO's Redfoo are among the stars celebrating today.

in Entertainment

Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

in Music

Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.