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State Courts Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

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Illinois residents are being warned about a phone scam in which victims are told there's a warrant for their arrest because of missed jury duty.

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Phone Companies Want “Relief” From Providing Land Lines

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Should local phone companies be required to provide residential land-line service?

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Aldermen Approve Inspector General Position — Now What?

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Transparency and good government are coming to Springfield by way of an inspector general... maybe.

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Notification of Online Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms Offered

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State officials say anyone who collected unemployment insurance this year can sign up to be notified when a tax form needed to complete state and federal tax returns is available.

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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.

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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 (or Enough Already).

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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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‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films being preserved

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A new set of classic movies is being inducted into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation.

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