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Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

3 days ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 10

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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3 days ago in Local

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

Won't give up on "structural change"

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

3 days ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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4 days ago in Sports

NFL bars violent offenders from rookie scouting combine

The National Football League has decided individuals who have convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapon offenses will no longer be allowed to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

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4 days ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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4 days ago in Local

Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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4 days ago in Local

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.

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4 days ago in Local

Man Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

A suburban Chicago store owner has been charged with selling synthetic urine to help people pass drug and alcohol tests.

JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Chicago Premiere of new movie 'The Ice Harvest'
Chicago, Illinois - 21.11.05

Featuring: JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States
When: 21 Nov 2005
Credit: Jason Madden/WENN

4 days ago in Local

Second City Starts Film School Named for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

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 days ago in Local

Will New Economic Development Effort Be “Open?”

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms the new private economic development corporation for the state won't be subject to the same transparency requirements as government agencies.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Honda, Mazda issue recalls

Honda Civics, Mazda SUVs, and Dirt Devil vacuums have all issued recalls this week.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

Cord-cutters beware: You might have to wait longer for new TV.

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4 days ago in National

Gov’t report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.

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4 days ago in Local

State Owes Springfield Hospitals Millions

The state owes $76 million to the city's two major hospitals for treatment of workers on state health plans.

Denver Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak, right, reacts after getting soaked with a sports drink by Von Miller (58) after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

4 days ago in Sports

Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.

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4 days ago in Music

Peter Cetera turns down Chicago Hall of Fame induction

Cetera quit the band in 1985 but fans were hoping for a reunion this spring.

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4 days ago in Music

Billy Gibbons starring in reality TV series

The ZZ Top star is headed to TV in a series about restoring classic cars.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

‘Orange is the New Black’ star sues NYC

Taryn Manning is suing the city of New York, accusing police officers of wrongfully arresting her in 2014.

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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.

13 hours 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.

14 hours 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.