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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Travelers quarantined as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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One Direction’s new video stars a chimp and Danny DeVito

The pop stars will release the music video tomorrow for their latest single "Steal My Girl" and it looks ... interesting.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

One more debate scheduled for next week

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Online harassment commonplace among adults

It's something anyone who has ever been online knows: the Internet can be a rough place.

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WATCH: Justin Bieber’s boxing lessons

The pop star is reportedly taking boxing lessons from Floyd Mayweather ... and Conan O'Brien has the footage.

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The most epic safety video ever made

New Zealand knows why you want to visit, and they're playing along.

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Sears to close stores, lay off thousands of employees

Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.

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Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige to perform at AMAs

The breakthrough newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage at next month's American Music Awards.

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Bret Michaels doesn’t need your bank account info

The Poison singer is warning fans about a bizarre new scam.

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‘Dukes of Hazard’ recording Christmas album

Good ol' boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have teamed up to record a new holiday album.

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Hilary Swank, Miranda Lambert to front ‘Dog-a-Thon’

LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, and Kesha are among those set to appear on a "Dog-a-Thon."

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Lady Gaga has everything – even a ‘batcave’

The "Born This Way" hitmaker paid $23 million for a Mediterranean-style villa with an underground area similar to the "Batcave."

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Oct. 23.

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U.S.-led air strikes kill hundreds of militants

Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria.

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The NCAA may be out some big cash

The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA, and it's a whopper.

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NBA draft lottery won’t be changing

The changes sought to distribute the odds more evenly among the non-playoff teams.

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U2’s ‘free’ iTunes album stumbles in stores

U2's controversial free album on Apple's iTunes had a less than stellar performance once released for commercial sale.

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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.

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This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ country image

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The "Shake It Off" singer fought with her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star.

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TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’

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The hit reality TV show is off the air after allegations family matriarch Mama June is dating a convicted sex offender.

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

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The "Dark Knight" star will portray the late Apple Computer co-founder.