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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Oct. 2

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 2

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


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Police Investigate East Side Shots Fired Call

Police are investigating a late afternoon shooting on Springfield's east side.

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Town and Country Bank to Merge with Premier Bank of Jacksonville

Two locally-owned and operated banks are merging, and while executives say they will get bigger, they won't get too big.

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Ground Broken on “Villas at Vinegar Hill”

Ground has been broken on the Springfield Housing Authority's new "Villas at Vinegar Hill" senior housing complex.


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McMenamin Pleased With Union Contracts Having Residency Clauses

The Springfield City Council will soon act on collective bargaining agreements reached with several of the city's labor unions.


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Madigan Wants Answers from Volkswagen

The Illinois Attorney General's office has issued a subpoena to Volkswagen over its manipulation of emissions tests.


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Dozens killed, wounded in Oregon community college shooting

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school.


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Carrie Underwood’s bus is built for a baby

The "Before He Cheats" hitmaker is preparing to hit the road and is bringing little Isaiah along for the ride.


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(Don’t) gimme a break

Some of us who love watching TV but hate watching commercials have gotten pretty good at using the remote to skip past ads during a show's playback.


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Hurricane Joaquin strengthens but U.S. landfall not certain

Hurricane Joaquin is gathering strength as it moves over the Bahamas and officials on the East Coast are gearing up for possible landfall, three years after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey.

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Illinois Praised for Jobs Tied to Historic Projects

A new report says Illinois is leading the nation in creating jobs through historic preservation.


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Caterpillar Announces Yet More Layoffs

Caterpillar says it is indefinitely laying off 230 workers at its plant in East Peoria.


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Investigator: Fox Lake Officer Was Killed With Service Weapon

The lead investigator on the case of the Fox Lake police officer found shot dead has confirmed that the police lieutenant was shot with his own weapon.

Belen Rueda stars in "The Orphanage."

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MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.


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‘Judge Judy’ hands down swift justice

A 2010 clip of "Judge Judy" is suddenly making the rounds again and it is a remarkable case of stupidity ... in just 26 seconds.


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Contract Accord at Deere

Awaits UAW vote.


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Carly Rae Jepsen cast in ‘Grease’ revamp

The "Call Me Maybe" singer will take on Didi Conn's colorful character Frenchy.

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Madigan Fights Domestic Abuse

Midwest conference going on in Illinois.


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Final Four for Auditor General

Two are state lawmakers

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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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TOP 10: Count down the hottest songs this week


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Oct. 3.

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REVIEW: Veteran cast can’t save ‘The Martian’


It has all the earmarks of a blockbuster, but still can't shake the feeling of missed opportunity.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in October


Get your remotes ready for a binge-worthy weekend of new movies and TV shows.

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Will Smith getting ‘jiggy’ with music again with Latin band


The Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-nominated actor appears on a remix of Colombian band Bomba Estereo's song, "Fiesta."