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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

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Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

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Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

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3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

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Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

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Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

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Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

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Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

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A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.

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Iggy Azalea is the year’s ‘most searched’ musician

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The "Fancy" hitmaker topped Sam Smith and Lorde to be the year's most Googled musician.

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Chris Brown’s bodyguard gets probation for punching fan

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The R&B singer's bodyguard was sentenced to one year of probation.

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It’s official: Rihanna is a fashion designer

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Puma named the pop star its women's creative director.

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Stevie Wonder to be honored with Grammy concert tribute

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The two-hour special will feature artists performing Wonder's biggest hits.

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K. Michelle calls police over rude fan

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The R&B singer and reality TV star called police after a fan allegedly got a little too close for comfort.

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Christmas in Colonial America wasn’t always festive

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Little is known about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times.

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‘Culture’ gets nod as word of the year

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Whether popular, corporate, or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by Merriam-Webster.

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Traditional Christmas foods include more than fruit cake

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Holidays are a time for feasting and Christmas is no different.

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Babies born on Saturday have special birthdays

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Saturday's Dec. 13, 2014, represented the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years.

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Turns out all dogs don’t go to Heaven

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It's a heartwarming story for legions of animal lovers around the world, but it turns out it's not true.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Pit bull is terrified of pineapple

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Stella, the pit bull, does not approve of the pineapple in her home.

News

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 18

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

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The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

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REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake are just awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls

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Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.

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Blake Shelton wins ‘The Voice’ again

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The "Boys 'Round Here" hitmaker's country protegeé Craig Wayne Boyd won a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize.

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