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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

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Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

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Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.

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This week’s top R&B tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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TOP 10: Count down the hottest songs this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Aug. 1.

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Mariah Carey makes directorial debut

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The "Hero" hitmaker is stepping behind the camera to direct her upcoming Christmas TV movie.

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Aretha Franklin regrets giving up on ‘Upside Down’

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The soul legend regrets passing on the chance to record the song that became a huge hit.

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Silento on his surprise summer hit ‘Watch Me’

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The 17-year-old rapper who's having a pop culture moment with the dance craze to his debut song, says he wants to be a role model to the young kids who have helped the song skyrocket.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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Chevrolet the latest car to be ‘hacked’

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A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely.

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TOP 5: Worst things to buy online

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Money expert Matt Granite explores what items are best purchased online and what items are better left to the in-store shopping experience.

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Windows 10 debuts today

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No one's expected to line up overnight for the new Microsoft operating systems the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95, but today marks the first update in three years.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his identity

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An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

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Facebook has an heiress

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.

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TV: What’s new on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu

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August is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.

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REVIEW: Strong cast helps ‘Rogue Nation’ create a blast of entertainment

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In the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, Tom Cruise may have finally found a marriage that will work.

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Firehouse Subs Tuesday Lunch Takeover

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Win lunch for 10 from Firehouse Subs!

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You could win a $500 Babies “R” Us Gift Card!

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You could tickets to see Austin Mahone at the IL State Fair on August 22nd!

Sonic Ultimate Drink Stop

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Win a $20 Sonic Gift Card!

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Check out APL’s Pet of the Week and register for the Underdog Crawl!

Women’s Biathlon

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Register NOW for Memorial’s Women’s Biathlon on September 20th!