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Illinois Woman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

Ann Marie Sheppard of O'Fallon was sentenced this past week. The first six months of her probation will be served in home confinement.

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

2 hours ago in Local

Bill Seeks to Ban Drones From Flying Near Prisons

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tim Bivins, seeks to prevent drones from flying over prison yards and dropping packages containing drugs, pornography, razorblades and other contraband, which has happened in other states.

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Officials Delay Decision on Delavan Armory

Officials met Monday in Delavan and decided to delay a decision on the building's future until June, when they will have more information on various options.

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3 hours ago in Local

Water Monitors to Test Quality of Bloomington Lakes

Stations will be installed in creeks flowing into Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake this spring.

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Voter Registration Deadline Ahead for March 15 Primary

The Illinois primary election is March 15.

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16 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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21 hours ago in Music

TOP 10: Count down the top tracks this week

The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 13.

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1 day ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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1 day ago in Local

Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

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North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

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2 days ago in Local

Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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2 days ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

2 days ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the best plays and biggest moments in sports this week.

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2 days ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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2 days ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

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2 days ago in Music

BFFs no more: Kanye West, Taylor Swift feud over his ‘Famous’ song

Looks like Taylor Swift and Kanye West are never, ever getting back together.

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2 days ago in Music, Entertainment

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in the works

Organizers of the original Woodstock festival are trying to get something together to mark the golden anniversary of the event in 2019.

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21 hours ago in Music

TOP 10: Count down the top tracks this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 13.

21 hours ago in Music

This week’s top R&B tracks

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

2 days ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

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The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

2 days ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

2 days ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.