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Accident on I-55 South Snarls Traffic

A single car accident briefly snarled traffic on I-55 just south of the 6th Street split just after 3:00 Monday afternoon.

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Springfield Metro Boasts Lowest Cost of Living in Illinois

For the second straight quarter, the Springfield metro area came in as the state's most affordable place to live.

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Study: Illinois Middle of the Pack in Obesity Rates

Illinois ranks in the middle of states when it comes to its obesity rate.

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Decatur Puts Well Drilling Plans on Hold

Decatur has put plans to drill wells to help supplement the local water supply on hold.

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Springfield Council Coordinator Subcommittee Meeting Postponed

A committee formed to find a new city council coordinator will not meet as planned Monday afternoon.

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Coalition Decries Proposed EPA Water Regulations

The bureau brought some two dozen groups together to push negative comments during the “public comment period”.

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Denzel Washington wants to become first black ‘Bond’

The "Training Day" star says he should be the next 007 and he wants you to help make it happen.

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Harvard study says America’s wealth gap ‘unsustainable’

The widening gap between rich and poor is unlikely to improve any time soon.

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Hundreds of U.S. children stricken with respiratory illness

Hundreds of children across the Midwest have been stricken by a potentially serious respiratory illness, and doctors say it could be "just the tip of the iceberg."

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Assault charge dropped against Justin Bieber

One of the pop star's two Canadian legal battles has resolved itself, with the prosecutor dropping charges.

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Durbin: We Have to Scratch the “Itch”

Senior senator admits Dems have a fight on their hands this November

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Neil Patrick Harris marries in Italy

The "How I Met Your Mother" star has married his longtime partner David Burtka.

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Phone companies want to help you take sharper selfies

Tech companies are trying to come up with ways to help people do a better job of taking pictures of themselves.

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Trapped in ‘Bud Light town’

More than 1,000 people flown in to a small resort town to film a Bud Light commercial had problems leaving the party.

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Shaquille O’Neal wants to be a Miami cop

The retired NBA star wants to add policeman to his resumé.

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George Clooney plans to tie the knot in Italy

The "Gravity" star is set to wed a British lawyer later this month.

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Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance

The "American Idol" alum returns to the stage for the first time since giving birth to daughter River Rose.

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Bill Murray takes over taxi so driver can play the sax

The comedian turned cabbie for a night, taking the wheel so his driver could play the saxophone.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Monday, Sept. 8.

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Protesters Blitz Kirk’s Office

Procedural vote today in US Senate

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‘Rush Hour’ could be headed to the small screen

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The series will reportedly follow the style of the movies.

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En Vogue reuniting for Christmas movie

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The R&B group will play themselves in a made-for-TV movie.

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Stevie Wonder to helm Hollywood Christmas parade

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The "Superstition" hitmaker will lead one of America's largest holiday celebrations on the streets of L.A.

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Anita Baker faces another legal battle

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The star's problems are now mounting after her attorney filed suit claiming she owes him money for a year of work.

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‘Twilight’ saga returning with short films

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The blockbuster vampire franchise is set to return, this time in a short film format.