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2 days ago in Local

McCann Gets Police Endorsements

State Senator Sam McCann has picked up the endorsements of four unions related to police officers or state troopers, as he runs in the March primary against State Trooper Bryce Benton.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

2 days ago in Local

Rauner Creates Privately Funded Economic Agency

Gov. Bruce Rauner has used his executive powers to create a privately run and funded economic development agency that he says will "jump-start" job growth.

Budget Cuts

2 days ago in Local

Universities Plan More Budget Cuts

The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.

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3 days ago in Local

Munger: Pass Budget Now

The state can’t go bankrupt, but taxpayers who continue to live in Illinois will have to pay for the fiscal mess which, when combining the backlog of bills with the projected deficit, is more than $13 billion.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

‘Sports Illustrated’ turning its swimsuit edition into TV show

TNT will air a special on Feb. 13 that builds up to the reveal of which model appears on the cover of its annual swimsuit edition.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Bennet sisters don swords in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Jane Austen's classic tale gets a somewhat different makeover for cinema screens with heroine Elizabeth Bennet armed with a sword and fighting zombies.

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3 days ago in Lifestyle

A real-life Amazon bookstore could be coming to a mall near you

Amazon is reportedly going to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores - a surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving physical booksellers out of business.

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3 days ago in Local

U of I to Host Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will appear at a public event next month at the University of Illinois in Champaign.

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3 days ago in Local

January Weather Turned Up Average in IL

The wild temperature swings felt in Illinois this January canceled each other out, averaging to 26.7 degrees, just a fraction of a degree above average.

1-19-16 Springfield City Council

3 days ago in Local

City Council Hears About Possibility of Saving YWCA Building

The Springfield City Council is leaving open the possibility of not having some new development on the site of the old YWCA downtown, but instead could save the building and turn it into something new.

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3 days ago in National

Education Department gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts for reducing standardized testing in public schools.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

New ‘Star Wars’ video game to bridge the gap between movies

It has dominated the box office. Now "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is looking to take a light saber to the competition in the video game world.

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3 days ago in Sports

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hospitalized

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been hospitalized Tuesday for a back injury with the Daytona 500 less than three weeks away.

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3 days ago in Sports

Manziel’s options appear limited as unemployment looms

If Johnny Manziel never plays another game in the National Football League, he will not be the first talented player to squander his natural gifts and no doubt will not be the last.

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3 days ago in Sports

Superman and Sheriff battle for league’s marketing crown

Super Bowl 50 is primed for a symbolic passing of the torch from one generation to the next with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning ready to hand off the mantle of greatness to the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton.

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3 days ago in Weird

Jury summons directs people to call sex hotline

That's one way to get people to do their civic duty.

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3 days ago in Sports

Golf returns to the Olympics

After a 112-year absence, golf is returning to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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3 days ago in National

Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream U.S. Republicans

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party's best hope to recapture the White House.

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3 days ago in National, World

House passes bill again to restrict Obama lifting Iran sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation on Tuesday that would restrict President Barack Obama's ability to lift sanctions under the international nuclear deal with Iran, nearly three weeks after a similar vote was canceled.

TRAVIS RAMSEY

3 days ago in Local

One Arrested, Two Wanted for Rochester Murder

Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr is praising his detectives after one person was arrested and two more were determined to be wanted following a murder in rural Rochester a couple weeks ago.

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13 hours ago in Entertainment

McDonald’s serving up ‘smarter’ Happy Meals

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Ronald McDonald plans to serve up a side of literacy as the fast food giant swaps toys for millions of books.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

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

20 hours ago in Music

Lionel Richie’s book is too hot to handle

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Lionel Richie is desperate to write a "juicy" book about his career but has to wait until the people he wants to include die.