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4 weeks ago in Local

Illinois Secretary of State Holding on to Cash Reserves

The Illinois Secretary of State still owes landlords and utilities millions of dollars, despite getting an influx of cash from a piecemeal budget deal.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Groups Advocating Fair Legislative Maps: Goal Is 600,000 Signatures To Get Question On Election Ballot

"Independent Maps" advocates for fair and independent legislative maps and hopes to have 600,000 signatures to get the question on the election ballot.

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4 weeks ago in Local

AFSCME Negotiation Impasse: Both Accusing Other For Spreading Misinformation

Governor Rauner and The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees are accusing each other of spreading misinformation, causing an impasse.

Alabama players celebrate after the defeated Clemson 45-40 to win the Playoff Championship NCAA football game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, AZ. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

4 weeks ago in Sports

The week’s top sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

Here's a look at some of the big sporting events taking place this weekend.

A rainbow appears in the winter sky over New York state agency buildings, at right, and downtown Albany, N.Y., after a thunderstorm on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

4 weeks ago in National

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Ride Along 2,’ ’13 Hours’ hit theaters

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

City official resigns after real-life ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ moment goes wrong

A city official in Rhode Island who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program had a middle-aged male bus driver dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress.

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4 weeks ago in National

Chipotle will close all of its stores next month … for a meeting

Don't plan on getting a big burrito on Feb. 8.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ surprisingly restrained, respectful

Politics are set aside in favor of nerve-shredding action in this film chronicling the disastrous consequences of understaffing the security detail surrounding an American ambassador and a secret CIA installation in one of the globe’s most unstable nations.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

4 weeks ago in Local

Rauner: Contract Talks With AFSCME Are At Impasse

Rauner's request Friday opens the door for him to impose his own terms for a labor agreement if the board rules the parties are deadlocked.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

The case of corrupted carrots

Border agents weren't fooled by this phony produce.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Lee Daniels faces another ‘Empire’ lawsuit

Clayton Tanksley, who once appeared on "The Cosby Show," claims Daniels stole the idea for his hit drama from a show he created, called "Cream."

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4 weeks ago in Local

Another Casualty of Budget Impasse: Anti-DUI and Pro-Car Safety Programs

"ThinkFirst" brings people with brain and spinal cord injuries to local schools to discuss the impact of drunk and distracted driving, and does other traffic safety programs.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

The NBA could be Paris bound

Silver says the NBA is "not actively taking steps" to put a franchise in Europe, but he acknowledges that holding a future All-Star game on the opposite side of the Atlantic is "something that we'd like to figure out a way to do at some point."

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment, Sports

LeBron plans a Cleveland ‘hustle’

LeBron James will co-produce and star in a reality TV series which will give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their own dreams while revitalizing a neighborhood in Cleveland.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Friends’ reunion will be one pal short

This is not the reunion fans have been hoping for.

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4 weeks ago in Local

1st Murder of 2016 in Decatur

Decatur reported six murders in all of last year. They already have their first homicide of this year.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault, Home Invasion

A Springfield man could face as much as 80 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday evening of home invasion and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

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The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

2 days ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

2 days ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.