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New Winery, Restaurant to Call White Oaks Home

Slated to open November 3

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.

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Iles School Locked Down Due To 14th Street Shooting

Iles School was locked down Thursday afternoon after a shooting involving multiple people.

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

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Illinois Prisoner Released Following “Coerced” 1999 Confession

A judge ordered Alstory Simon's release Thursday in response to a re-examination of his case.

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Police Seeking Tips on Springfield Garage Burglaries

Two garages were broken into on Yale Blvd.

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Rihanna donates $135K to AIDS charity

The singer dished out $135,000 at an auction to benefit AIDS research at the star-studded amfAR Inspiration gala.

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

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Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Climate Change

Durbin says he is frustrated with climate change deniers

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

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The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.

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U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

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WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

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Meghan Trainor has beat Michael Jackson

The "All About That Bass" singer is the first Epic Records artist to score eight weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

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GOP: Our Votes Convert to Democratic

Election board: Alert a judge if this happens

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Durbin and Oberweis Debate Again

'entrenched insider' versus 'perennial candidate'

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

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Rihanna donates $135K to AIDS charity

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The singer dished out $135,000 at an auction to benefit AIDS research at the star-studded amfAR Inspiration gala.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

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Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

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The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

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World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.