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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 27

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

I Voted Stickers

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Mellon, LaHood Square Off in Only Springfield Debate

Debate hosted by the State Journal-Register.


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Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer to play sisters in new comedy

The stars jetted off on vacation together last month and "The Hunger Games" star has since revealed they are hoping to play sisters in an untitled comedy.

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Farm Progress Show Back in Decatur

In the odd-numbered years, Decatur hosts the Farm Progress Show.


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Schock Attorneys Turn Over Documents

Schock has surrendered more than 10,000 financial records.


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City Needs a New Bank

New regulations requiring the city to transfer all its money from 18 different banks to traditional bank accounts is drawing the ire of the City Council.


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Judge to State: Pay Your Bills

Groups representing developmentally disabled want their money.

Rep Tim Butler

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Butler: Weekly House Sessions “Useless”

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) says the Committee of the Whole meetings like Tuesday's are becoming, in his words, "useless" and only stand to get worse.


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Chaka Khan hitting the dance floor for 21st season of ‘DWTS’

The soul star is among the contestants hoping to bust a move on the hit reality TV competition.


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Virginia reporter, photographer fatally shot live on air

Two journalists were fatally shot on live TV and authorities say the disgruntled former coworker who pulled the trigger has also died.

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Report: 65 U of Illinois Athletes Tested Positive for Banned Substances

That's more than any school year in at least a decade.


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Hundreds Gather to Welcome Veterans Home from Honor Flight

World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans from central and southern Illinois received the trip of a lifetime.

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Salaita Attorney: U of Illinois Destroyed Evidence

When U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber on Aug. 6 denied the university's motion to dismiss Steven Salaita's lawsuit, he also dismissed the evidence claim.


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Newlyweds welcome wedding guests with ‘weed tent’

This Oregon wedding had a new twist on the traditional "open bar."


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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry ‘starstruck’ while recording Hollywood Vampires album

Joe Perry is still pinching himself after getting the chance to work with his musical hero Sir Paul McCartney.


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U.S. OPEN: Djokovic, Serena Williams named top seeds

Serena Williams is aiming to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years when the U.S. Open begins on Monday in New York.


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Grateful Dead and John Mayer announce tour

While the final chance to see all the surviving members of Grateful Dead jam out together came and went with their epic “Fare Thee Well” reunion concerts, the Dead aren’t exactly done.


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Consumer confidence, housing data signal economy’s resilience

U.S. consumer confidence hit a seven-month high in August and new single-family home sales rebounded in July, suggesting underlying strength in the economy that could still allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.


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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ turns 50

The spy spoof - at one point titled "Eight Arms to Hold You" - opened on Aug. 25, 1965.


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Tennessee experiments with ‘sleep coaching’

Tennessee is studying its football players' sleep habits to make sure they don't get caught napping when a game's on the line.

Recent Headlines

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10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments


Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event


The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents


Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.