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3-16-15 Springfield School Board

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Springfield Public Schools: State Aid Problems Continue

The good news -- the Springfield Public School District doesn't have to lay off any teachers this year because of finances. The bad news -- finances still aren't good.

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Twitter reacts to Wisconsin fans dressed as Teletubbies

What happens when you dress as a Teletubby at a nationally televised sporting event and your team loses? This guy found out.

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Candidates React to Departure of CWLP’s Hobbie

The two candidates for Springfield mayor differ on the future of CWLP.

4-6-15 Autism Project

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The Autism Program Warns of Serious Problems if Rauner Cuts Funding

The head of a state-funded program whose funding was just cut by Governor Bruce Rauner says Rauner is ignoring what lawmakers just passed in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget fix.

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Bruce Jenner’s big TV reveal reportedly happening this month

The two-hour ABC News special will detail the Olympian's transition from male to female.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to students during a visit to Lamphier High School Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner says he is confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.

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Rauner Defends Grant Cuts Despite Budget Fix

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his decision to suspend $26 million in grants to public health and social services programs.

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Not Much Relief for Cubs Fans at Season Opener

The Chicago Cubs say they'll do better after some fans had to wait a long time on Sunday.

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Illinois State University Unveils Dietz Portrait

Illinois State University president Larry Dietz is now immortalized in a portrait.

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Residents Petition for Medical Marijuana Additions

Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program.

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Davy Jones’ memorabilia up for auction

Memorabilia from The Monkees star's pop career and personal life are heading to the auction block as part of an estate sale.

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William Shatner not sorry he missed Leonard Nimoy’s funeral

He refuses to apologize for putting a charity event before his friend's funeral, insisting it's what his "Star Trek" co-star would have wanted.

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Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

The prosecution spent more than two months laying out its case but he defense has questioned why Hernandez would put his career on the line and attacked what it called sloppy police work.

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Boston bomber ‘wanted to punish America’

A month after defense lawyers admitted his role in the bombing, each side's focus is less on guilt than on the question of whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his crimes.

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Guns N’ Roses star plans art show

GNR drummer Steven Adler is to show off his creative side with an exhibition of his work.

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No Elvis imitators at new Vegas chapel

The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that's coming soon to Las Vegas — exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it.

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Lawmakers Predict Economic Ripple Effect in University Towns

Lawmakers defending higher education say it's an economic issue.

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Jon Bon Jovi to give grad speech

The Bon Jovi star will talk to students at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, where he often does charity work.

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‘The Muppets’ reboot in development

Beloved characters Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and their friends could be coming back to the small screen.

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Freddie Mercury to be honored with London blue plaque

The prestigious honor will mark the Queen star's childhood home.

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Viola Davis to play Harriet Tubman

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She will star in a biography about the woman who helped countless slaves escape to freedom.

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Kid Rock makes concert history in native Michigan

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The rocker has shattered a record for ticket sales.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans launch petition to bring ‘McDreamy’ back

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One superfan claims she isn't sleeping or eating because she is so distraught over the death of Patrick Dempsey's character.