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Gill: Lanphier Grant Ending, More Improvement Just Beginning

Lanphier High School administrators and teachers invited the community to see what a soon-to-expire grant has meant

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Falls

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says more people in the Springfield metro area are going back to work.

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If he can’t go to prom with Miss America, he’ll go alone

A Pennsylvania teen, suspended for asking Miss America to prom, has turned down offers from a reality TV star, Las Vegas "bunnies" and scores of young women on social media.

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‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

"The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species - a comedy by women, about women and for women.

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City Council Notes Shared with Lincoln Funeral Group

Documents show council provided money, land, lodging for Lincoln's funeral

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Auburn Bank Robbed, Suspect Being Sought

Police searching for suspect, seeks public's help

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Quinn Reiterates Support for Constitutional Officer Term Limits

Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.

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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Take On More Flights

The Central Illinois Honor Flight program that took World War II veterans on free trips to Washington is turning its operations over to a similar group after having to cancel several flights.

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Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ episode to air after 24 years

The "Knocked Up" writer/director submitted a script in the 90s. Now it's finally being made.

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Yellen, Cyrus strange bedfellows in ‘Time 100′

There are 41 women on this year's list, of "most influential," but some of them may surprise you.

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Pharrell Williams releasing book today

The "Happy" hitmaker is releasing a book but you can only read it online.

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yesterday in Music

This baby looks like a tiny John Legend

Baby John Legend is adorable, but we want to know, can he sing?

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yesterday in Weird

Do you want fries with your truck fire?

A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries catches fire. You're going to need a lot of ketchup.

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Ronald McDonald is ready for his selfie

America's most famous spokesclown has a new look and new TV ads.

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yesterday in Music

‘Hello Kitty’ video pulled from YouTube amid racism allegations

Avril Lavigne is under fire amid allegations the video features racist stereotypes.

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Chris Brown to stay in jail until June

Chris Brown's latest bid for freedom has been denied.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson close to signing on for ‘Jungle Book’

Idris Elba will voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan in the latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure tale.

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John Leguizamo chops off fingertip during filming of ‘Chef’

The actor came away from filming with a new-found respect for kitchen staff, a few tips and a great party tale.

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Yankees Pineda ejected for substance on neck

Pitchers are not allowed to use foreign substances to give them a better grip on the ball.

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‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

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"The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species - a comedy by women, about women and for women.

yesterday in Entertainment

Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ episode to air after 24 years

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The "Knocked Up" writer/director submitted a script in the 90s. Now it's finally being made.

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Pharrell Williams releasing book today

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The "Happy" hitmaker is releasing a book but you can only read it online.

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This baby looks like a tiny John Legend

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Baby John Legend is adorable, but we want to know, can he sing?

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‘Hello Kitty’ video pulled from YouTube amid racism allegations

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Avril Lavigne is under fire amid allegations the video features racist stereotypes.