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in Weird

Police: Woman breaks into zoo, gets what she deserves

Omaha police say a tiger bit an apparently intoxicated woman who broke into a Nebraska zoo to pet a big cat.


in Entertainment

Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, Questlove set for Macy’s Parade

The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to be a star-studded affair.


in National

EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

Volkswagen cheated a second time on emissions tests.


in Local

Man to Serve Federal and State Sentences on Felony Sex Charges

Raymond Schrode, 33, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of Sexual Exploitation of Minor and Possession of Child Pornography.


in Election 2016, National

Bush hits campaign reset, retools slogan: ‘Jeb Can Fix It’

As backers fret over the viability of Jeb Bush's candidacy, the Florida governor has an answer: "Jeb Can Fix It."


in Local

Palazzolo Continues Mobile Passport Services in County

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo says he will keep trying to make getting or updating a passport easier.


in Local

9th St. Rail Underpass Reopens, Some Amtrak Trains Still Suspended

The Ninth Street rail underpass is back open and operational, and while the inconvenience is gone for drivers, the same can't be said for train passengers.

An impersonator poses in costume as the character Mr Spock from the science fiction series "Star Trek" at the London Film and Comic-Con in London, Britain July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

in Entertainment

‘Star Trek’ to boldly go back to TV with new series

The sci-fi show "Star Trek" is boldly going back to television.


in Local

Chicago Police Won’t Charge CC Permit Holder Who Shot Armed Robber

Investigators classified the shooting as self-defense.


in Local

Man Shot and Killed Near Downtown Springfield

Springfield Police say a man was shot near downtown Monday afternoon.


in Sports

UNC Tops the NCAA Men’s Preseason Basketball Rankings

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team has been ranked the preseason #1.


in National

E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle’s 3rd outbreak this year

SEATTLE (AP) — An E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon has sickened nearly two…


in World

A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday.


in Local

Insurance Company Files Suit, Says Illinois Can’t Look at Records

The state treasurer’s office, due to a lawsuit, can’t audit an insurance company to make sure policy holders are getting their life insurance benefits.


in National

Trial to start for Michigan police officer accused in videotaped beating

The trial of a former suburban Detroit police officer begins this week.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Local

Big Labor Pushes Status Quo on Workers’ Comp

Report: 2011 changes are taking hold Gov's office: Not enough and not fast enough


in Local

Zopp-Duckworth Race Is on National Radar

Democrats vie to take on Sen. Kirk

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

in Local

Who Needs Chicago? Illinois Does

Lawmakers: The state's largest city is an economic engine, but everyone must work together

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in Entertainment

‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.

in Music

Unsolved: 6 rockers and rappers whose deaths remain a mystery


These six unsolved deaths bring the ugly underbelly of the music industry to the surface. We pair each artist with their swan song hit.

in Entertainment

WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years


For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.