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Crimsons It Is

Jacksonville apparently won't change mascot

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Today in entertainment history: April 26

1956: The first Godzilla movie, “Godzilla, King of the Monsters,” premiered in New York. 1977: The New York disco Studio…

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3 days ago in Local

LaHood Hears About Concerns from Gas Station Owner

Congressman Darin LaHood wasn't bringing back the full-service gas pump, but he was helping customers at a local gas station and convenience store.

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3 days ago in Local

New Lab at UIS Helps Train DCFS Child Investigators

Springfield and the University of Illinois campus here now have something that exists in one other place in the nation, but experts believe more attention should be given to.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

4 days ago in Local

“Individual A” Files Hush Money Suit Against Hastert

A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais return to comedy in ‘Special Correspondents’

“The Office” creator and the "Troy" star team up in the Netflix movie about a pair of egotistical journalists.

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4 days ago in Local

Budget Concerns for Schools in the 618

If school doesn't open in the fall, that's going to be a problem.

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4 days ago in Local

SIUC Could Sue Over Racist Video

The leader of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is threatening legal action and condemning an anonymous YouTube video that calls for the lynching and beating of black students.

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4 days ago in Local, Sports

U of I Bills Pile Up for AD Search

The University of Illinois has spent more than $20,000 on expenses in its search for a new athletic director.

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

AFSCME, Rauner Go to Court

Contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a union representing Illinois state workers have reached the state labor board.

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4 days ago in Local

Some Schools Could Close if Impasse Carries On

School officials in Illinois are worried that lawmakers' nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could spill into summer and force some districts to close their doors in the fall.

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4 days ago in National

Gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks

The price at the pump has gone up 41 cents over the past nine weeks.

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4 days ago in Sports

Appeals court restores Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension

The appeals court ruled that in imposing the suspension, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell properly exercised his discretion under a collective bargaining agreement.

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4 days ago in Music

Nikki Sixx wants more money from YouTube

The 57-year-old Motley Crue co-founder has launched a campaign urging the technology giant, which owns YouTube, to increase the royalties an artist receives when one of their videos is viewed on the site.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Michelle Obama to appear on ‘NCIS’

The First Lady will be making a cameo appearance in support of military families on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

You can get a bachelor’s in beer

Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston take on dystopian drama in ‘High-Rise’

J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel "High-Rise" comes to the silver screen.

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4 days ago in Sports

‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents fetch record $3.2 million at auction

A trove of historical documents that shed fresh light on the origins of baseball sold at auction on Sunday for more than $3.2 million, a record auction price for papers related to the sport that became America's "national pastime."

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4 days ago in National, World

Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office.

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4 days ago in Weird

The tractor-driving bank robber

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Vermont man who they say attempted to rob a credit union branch's night deposit box by slamming into it with a tractor.

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Today in entertainment history: April 29

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

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The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

20 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is a gory, good time

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It's lean, mean, loud and grisly, and a ton of bloody fun.