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House Passes Plan to Fill State’s $1.6 Billion Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Watch Ben Stiller get shot out of a cannon

The "Zoolander" star made quite an entrance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

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More Debating Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

Another day, another debate between the two remaining candidates for Springfield mayor.

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Jack White and Robert Plant rock ‘The Lemon Song’ live

The Led Zeppelin star joined the "Lazaretto" hitmaker onstage at Lollapalooza Argentina and the duo did not disappoint.

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WATCH: The Pope orders a pizza

His holiness had a pizza hand-delivered to the Popemobile.

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Prostitute propositions the wrong guy

Authorities in Hillside, Illinois, say a young woman offered the police chief sex for $20.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

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Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed amid cancer concern

The Oscar-winning actress had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, which killed her mother at 56.

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Watch Patti LaBelle dance to ‘In Da Club’ on ‘DWTS’

The soul star, 70, proves she's got some impressive moves as she salsa dances to the hit 50 Cent song.

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David Crosby runs into jogger

The runner was working out when the Crosby, Stills & Nash star accidentally hit him in his 2015 Tesla.

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Jennifer Lawrence done with ‘X-Men’ franchise

The Oscar winner has played shapeshifter Mystique in two films.

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NFL names overseer for player discipline

The league has had several high-profile issues with player conduct and its investigative processes recently.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, March 24.

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‘The Avengers’ meets ‘Friends’

The intro to the '90s sitcom would look a lot different if it starred super heroes.

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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NFL doles out extra draft picks

NFC champion Seattle, Denver ,and Kansas City are among the teams getting compensatory picks in this year's draft.

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Armstrong’s attempt at reduced ban ‘almost too late’

Cycling officials say Lance Armstrong's latest attempt for rehabilitation is coming too late.

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Jet crashes in France, 150 feared dead

A Germanwings passenger jet has crashed as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

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CDC: 11M fewer uninsured since passage of Obamacare

The Centers for Disease Control says it is the lowest level measured in more than 15 years.

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Parents increasingly seeking urban lifestyles for kids

Along the way, they're pushing cities to be more welcoming of families.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.