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in Lifestyle, National

Leaders back inoculations as safety debate rages

A measles outbreak has rekindled discussion on the right of parents to forgo vaccines.

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in Viral Videos

Musicians read mean tweets

Sam Smith, Josh Groban, and Ariana Grande join other musicians who read Twitter's harshest words.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 4

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

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in Local

Council Approves $3.5 Million in Healthcare Spending Authority

We're getting more details about why healthcare costs for city of Springfield employees skyrocketed this fiscal year.

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in Local

Say “So Long” to $1.75/Gallon Gasoline, At Least for Now

Don't expect to see regular unleaded selling for $1.75 around Springfield again anytime soon

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in Local

What to Watch for in Rauner’s First State of the State Address

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a chance to fill in the details on his plans for fixing Illinois' many problems when he delivers his first State of the State speech.

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in National, World

Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows revenge

ISIS militants released a video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.

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in Local

Illinois Gets $52.5 Million in S&P Settlement

Standard and Poor’s is paying out $1.4 billion nationally over claims it inflated ratings to risky mortgage-backed securities in the years before the 2008 financial crisis.

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in Viral Videos

Jimmy Fallon recreates ‘Fresh Prince’ intro

Cause it's time to take the "Tonight Show" to sunny L.A.!

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in Local

Two Arrests After U of I Student’s Body Found Near Tolono

Authorities in Champaign County have arrested two suspects in the killing of a University of Illinois student from Chicago.

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in Music

Sam Smith has lost his voice days before Grammy debut

The "Stay With Me" hitmaker was scheduled to belt out his smash hit at the Grammys on Sunday.

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in Weird

During Super Bowl, Chinese Twitter blew up over ‘Fruit Sister’

The #LeftShark wasn't the only one who set Twitter on fire.

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in Music

Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj to headline BET Experience in June

The network announced performers that will take part in its three-day "BET Experience."

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in Entertainment

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee to publish second book

The book, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to the 1960 best-selling novel.

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in Lifestyle

The way to your Valentine’s heart may go through Mom

Guys, if you want to get the girl, try bringing flowers — to her mother.

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in Entertainment

Veteran actors share gratitude for Oscar nominations

Industry veterans took the opportunity to reminisce on their journey, some for the first time, to the Academy Awards platform.

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in Local

Update: Springfield Homicide Victim Identified

The man shot and killed on north MacArthur Boulevard has been identified.

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in National

Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students has doubled during the last four decades.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: March 2

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable stories.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Music

Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

in Music

This week’s top pop songs

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

in Music

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.