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Flash Index: Illinois Economic Growth Consistent

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By the numbers, some of them, anyway, Illinois' economic growth is consistent.

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Debt, ID Theft Top Complaints Received by AG’s Office

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Those have sat at numbers 1 and 2 on the list of most common complaints from Illinois consumers for seven straight years.

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WICS Personalities Fight; Disappear From Website

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Employment status of Vince DeMentri, Garret Brnger, unclear.

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Quinn’s Pension: $137k Annually

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Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just less than $11,400 a month

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Butler Sworn in Tuesday, Ready for Challenges

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Tim Butler moves from behind the scenes in politics to the front line Tuesday.

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Mumford & Sons announce third album

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"Wilder Mind" is due out May 4.

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Taylor Swift has no plans to talk about Katy Perry

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The "Love Story" hitmaker has vowed to never talk publicly amid rumors of a raging feud between the two singers.

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Aretha Franklin to mentor ‘Idol’ wannabes

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The soul star is also slated to perform on an upcoming episode of "American Idol."

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New music now comes out on Fridays

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For decades, new music releases came out on Tuesdays, but not anymore.

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Drake ties Beatles chart record

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With more than a dozen songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Drake has tied a record set in 1964.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

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The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

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Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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Labs are America’s top dog

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Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

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What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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Diverse emojis coming to a phone near you

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The use of emojis has become universal — but their look hasn't.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dakota Johnson joins ISIS

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The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star hosted "SNL" this weekend and a sketch featuring her joining the terrorist group has sparked controversy.

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Today in entertainment history: March 3

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A look at today in entertainment history.

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‘Focus’ reigns supreme at weekend box office

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Will Smith has whipped "Fifty Shades of Grey" in the box office race.

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‘Divergent’ author working on new series

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The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017.

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William Shatner floods Twitter with Leonard Nimoy tributes

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Shatner says Nimoy was an amazing actor, but his favorite role was that of "friend."

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Bruce Lee’s daughter developing new biopic

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The "Enter the Dragon" star Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32.

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