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Illinois Roads Appear to Be Safer

Another year short of 1000 fatalities


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SFD Adds Life Support Services

Raise in order for paramedics


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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 31

1947: Singing cowboy Roy Rogers married Dale Evans. 1961: The Beach Boys played their first gig in Long Beach, California.…


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Cabs, Buses in Springfield May Get Competition

Company making inroads in big cities but also targeting the Springfield market

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New Law Aimed at Reducing Traffic Court Dockets

One of dozens of new laws to hit the books January 1


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2014: The year’s best entertainment images

A look at some of the biggest moments and best photos from the year in entertainment.


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Public Pensions for State Employees Convicted of Felonies Can Be Denied

Criminals on the public payroll may have a hard time earning a public pension


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Times Square prepares to ring in 2015

The famed Times Square ball is ready to signal the start of 2015.


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Illinois Drivers to Get a Break on Vehicle Registrations

Receipts are valid for a month after the previous sticker expires


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Flu Hitting Hard This Year

Number of cases in state up significantly


in Entertainment

Put the kids to bed early on NYE with Netflix

The video streaming service's on-demand countdown can help you trick the little ones into thinking it's midnight.


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BeyoncĂ© is ‘most referenced’ entertainer of 2014

The "Drunk in Love" hitmaker beat Kim Kardashian and Pharrell Williams to be Facebook's most talked-about celeb this year.


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Officers killed by guns in line of duty up 56 percent

This year 50 officers were killed by guns, compared to 32 in 2013.


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Harbaugh: Return to Michigan is a ‘homecoming’

Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to return to his alma mater as head coach of the Wolverines.


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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is most-pirated film of 2014

The Oscar-nominated movie, which grossed $392 million at the box office, was downloaded 30 million times.


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Aaron Looks Aahead

GOP has both chambers in final two years of Obama presidency


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New Law Combats Cyberbullying

"Revenge porn" outalwed


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To Do in 2015: Sanction Iran

Bipartisan support in Republican-controlled chamber, he says


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Retirees: Expect Refunds within Six Months

Collecting health premiums was ruled unconstitutional

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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This week’s top pop songs


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

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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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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’


The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.