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Candidates slam Common Core, but education standards take root

Since they were adopted by 46 states five years ago, the Common Core standards have become a symbol of Big Government overreach for conservatives.


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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 10

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


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Say what?

How would you pronounce this?


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The 90 degree snow day

School's out for ... a snow day in summer?


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Election Day Is Here

LaHood, Mellon are on ballot


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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 10

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


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Another Piece of Patchwork

Lottery prizes are among the expenditures


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Lawmakers Override Heroin Veto

Bipartisan support


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Andrea Zopp Outlines U.S. Senate Campaign

Zopp is the only declared challenger to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Hoffman Estates).

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Springfield Again Named “Top Tech City” says Springfield is number three on their list of "Top 10 Cities to Work in Tech."


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Munger: Budget Backlog to Reach $8.5 Billion by December

No state budget equals an ever-increasing stack of unpaid bills.


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Mayor Wants City-Wide Aggressive Panhandling Ordinance

Langfelder says aggressive panhandlers is a focus, since that part wasn't declared illegal, and with that, is just how close a panhandler can get to you.

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U of I Enrollment Near All-Time Records

The flagship campus of the U of I has its second highest enrollment in school history.


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Lottery Winners File Suit Against State

Two winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which stopped paying out large prizes because there's no state budget.


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Poll: Americans concerned most over China’s economic power

A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a bigger concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyberattacks and the Asian nation's growing military power.


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Quincy Legionnaires’ Death Toll Now 10

The death toll in Quincy from Legionnaires' Disease now stands at ten people.


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TWITTER REACTS: Our favorite #ApplePencil tweets

Apple just announced plans to sell a $99 pencil, and no, we're not joking.


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OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ named song of the summer

What was your summer jam this year?


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Apple reinvents the pencil, unveils bigger iPad

While it isn't officially fall yet, it is Apple season.


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Sofia Vergara is very well paid

The "Modern Family" star is among the world's highest paid actresses.

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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."