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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

4-1-15 Pillsbury

The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

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The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

Music

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Rihanna isn’t dating Leonardo DiCaprio … she swears

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The "Diamonds" hitmaker and the actor have been spotted at several events together, but she swears she's "too busy" to date.

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That ‘new’ Zayn Malik song is actually an old demo

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The pop star's reported first solo song after quitting One Direction has been revealed as an old demo track by the boy band.

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One Direction starts work on first album as a foursome

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Just days after the departure of Zayn Malik, the remaining members of 1D are back in the studio.

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Iggy Azalea stepping behind the camera

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The rapper will direct the music video for her much-anticipated "Pretty Girls" duet with Britney Spears.

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Chaka Khan suffered unwitting drug relapse at Snoop Dogg’s house

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The soul icon jeopardized more than 20 years of sobriety during a wild party at the rapper's home.

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Healthy lunches could land you in the White House

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

If you know of a kid who can whip up a healthy lunch, they might earn a trip to the White House.

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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

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Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves.

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Amazon wants to help you get your housework done

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon is offering to help get your chores done, with listings for everything from housecleaning to goat grazing.

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McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast

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You could soon be able to get an Egg McMuffin at any time of day.

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Wanted: A kidney

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A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The all Muppets version of ‘The Humpty Dance’

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Stop what you're doin,' 'cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to...

News

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Today in entertainment history: April 2

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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WATCH: Mime through time

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A hilarious and very well costumed musical journey through time.

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‘Downton Abbey’ eyes ’70s revival

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The show could come back and be set in the disco era.

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The best April Fools’ Day pranks by companies

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Google Panda, the Samsung smart knife, and more: Because even corporate America likes to pull one over on us.

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