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Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

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The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

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U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

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The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

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SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

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A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.


in Music

TOP 10: Count down this week’s hottest tracks


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Nov. 28.

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This week’s top R&B tracks


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

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Jack White launches new Third Man Records store in Detroit


Rocker Jack White has launched his first Third Man Records venture in his native Detroit.

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Adele announces tour


Adele, whose latest album "25" has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour.

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Unsolved: 6 rockers and rappers whose deaths remain a mystery


These six unsolved deaths bring the ugly underbelly of the music industry to the surface. We pair each artist with their swan song hit.


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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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SPECIAL SECTION: Black Friday & more


Check out the latest shopping tricks, turkey tips, and Black Friday ads.

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9 fresh ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers


Here are a handful of creative ways to use leftovers.

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Three ways to curb holiday spending


Ah, the holidays. A time to get together, celebrate with family and make questionable life choices.

in Black Friday, Lifestyle

Secrets for getting the best pieces of turkey


Tips for making sure your turkey is moist and flavorful this Thanksgiving.


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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Harrison Ford, Chewbacca settle feud


With a little help from Jimmy Kimmel and Adele, Harrison Ford and Chewbacca finally set aside their past differences.


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Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

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WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

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WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.

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‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.

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