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Illinois Video Gambling Revenue Doubles in Second Year

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

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Durbin: Consolidate 15 Federal Food Agencies Into One

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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

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"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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Rockford Facility for Juvenile Wards Closes

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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?

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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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J. Cole turns childhood home into safe haven

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The rapper is turning the North Carolina house into a safe haven for single mothers living in poverty.

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Diana Ross heading to Sin City

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The Supremes star will take the stage at The Venetian hotel and casino.

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Usher surprises fans as masked street dancer

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The "Yeah!" hitmaker drew a large crowd as he donned an all-gold outfit and showed off his dance moves.

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Taylor Swift’s Twitter, Instagram hacked

"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

The pop star said her accounts were hacked but the rogue posts were quickly removed.

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Meghan Trainor, Harry Styles team up for a duet

Meghan Trainor arrives at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor channel their heartbreak into a new song called "Someday Maybe."

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

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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

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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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Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day

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Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say

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There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term is misleading, researchers say.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Marshawn Lynch’s Media Day press conference

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day ... and he makes sure everyone knows it.

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

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

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More clues point to an all-girl ‘Ghostbusters’

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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’

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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

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

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

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

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Liam Hemsworth might take over for Will Smith in ‘Independence Day’ sequel

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Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to return in "ID Forever," which is slated for a 2016 release.

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Ground “Hog” Day!

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Shake It Off Big Dance Night

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Win tickets to see Taylor Swift at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 18th!

Closings & Delays

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