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Illinois Video Gambling Revenue Doubles in Second Year

The state made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling

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Durbin: Consolidate 15 Federal Food Agencies Into One

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes the fifth time’s the charm for legislation to create a new food safety agency.

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A Huge Benefit for a Taylorville Elementary School

"Kids are well fed, happy, smiling and being themselves rather than being in a situation where their stomachs are empty, they have headaches and stomach aches, they may be nauseous."

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Woman convicted of stalking ‘Orange is the New Black’ star

Jeanine Heller, who has been stalking the actress for months, has been sentenced to 45 days behind bars.

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Rockford Facility for Juvenile Wards Closes

A facility that houses wards of the state in Rockford is closing following a newspaper's reports of assault and other issues.

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Banner Year for SPI — Now What?

Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport had one of its best years ever for passenger flights last year -- so what's next?

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Rauner Among Nation’s Top Spenders in 2014 Campaign

The Center for Public Integrity says Rauner spent more than $28 million of his own money on his successful bid to become governor and on other races.

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More clues point to an all-girl ‘Ghostbusters’

Director Paul Feig has teased fans with his latest "Ghostbusters" casting coup.

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Star-studded cast bringing back ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd will officially reprise their roles from the 2001 cult comedy.

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Chocolate maker trolls Patriots with ‘deflated football’ candy

The chocolate football with a big dent in its side is good enough to (ch)eat!

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Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize war against ISIS.

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Nissan, Ford issue recalls

More than a million cars, vans, and SUVs are being recalled to fix seat belt and other problems.

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How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast

Meteorologists have been getting a lot of grief for their overzealous snow forecasts but they didn't get it all wrong.

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Gregg Allman plans spring tour

The tour kicks off in March and includes 21 shows throughout the U.S.

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Durbin Tries Again to Help Those Here Illegally

He's urging a Twitter campaign, #DACAWorks

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Police: Man goes out on a limb to hide drugs

Police say a man hid a stash of cocaine inside his prosthetic leg.

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Chris Pratt the favorite to take on ‘Indiana Jones’ remake

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star is the latest frontrunner to lead a planned Disney remake.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

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Flooding leaves mess in New England after storm

A massive blizzard hammered New England, leaving lots of damage behind.

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PHOTOS: Katy Perry rocks Super Bowl XLIX Halftime

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Katy Perry, Missy Elliot, and Lenny Kravitz took the stage along with a lot of fireworks!

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WATCH: Super Bowl commercials

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A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but is it money well spent?

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the biggest headlines to ever come out of Hollywood.