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LaHood Gets GOP Nod in 18th Congressional District Race, Mellon Wins Dem Primary

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has won the Republican special primary in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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UPDATED: Cass County Teen Found in Oklahoma

Authorities have issued an alert after an 18-year-old girl is believed to have left home with a 45-year-old man.

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New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

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You’ll never be as confident as this kid dancing to ‘Cuban Pete’

This young man has moves and he's not afraid to use them.

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Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.

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Amazon’s massive ‘Prime Day’ promises more deals than Black Friday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Two Arrested for Series of Robberies

Two people have been arrested for a series of suspected robberies in the Seven Pines Road and Gaines Mill areas.

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Teen Injured in Suspected Drive-By Shooting

A teenager was injured when police say someone started shooting.

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Alleged Toilet Paper Thief Arrested

Roderick Chester, 50, faces charges of burglary and theft.

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Police search Indy home of ‘Jared from Subway’

Authorities searched the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, about two months after the executive director of his nonprofit foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Judge: No Full Pay for State Employees During Impasse; State to Appeal

Judge Diane Joan Larsen ruled Comptroller Leslie Munger may pay only some workers who are covered under a federal law.

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Fed Judge: Keep Paying DCFS

A judge has ordered Illinois to keep funding child-protection services even though a budget isn't in place.

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Your Frappuccino is going to cost you more

Starbucks says it's hiking prices again starting today, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks.

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Pamela Anderson launches online culinary show as she preps vegan cookbook

The former "Baywatch" beauty has launched a blog featuring video tutorials on how to cook up healthy green meals.

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Meghan Trainor cancels more gigs following vocal hemorrhage

The "All About That Bass" hitmaker has pulled out of a string of tour dates after being diagnosed with a vocal hemorrhage.

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Crop Conditions Generally OK

Damp conditions here and there

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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Rihanna’s latest video sparks controversy

Several advertisers have withdrawn their support for Rihanna's latest video due to its explicit and violent content.

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Insane stunt lifts Canadian man sky high

Daniel Booria was charged with mischief after he tied more than 100 balloons to a lawn chair, strapped a parachute on his back, and set sail over the city.

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Today in entertainment history: July 31

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Watch 1,000 people play ‘Learn to Fly’

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This is the most amazing Foo Fighters tribute band ever.

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NETFLIX: Watch it before it’s gone

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These titles are expiring soon - so start binge watching now!

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Shakira’s son, the future soccer star?

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The "Hips Don't Lie" hitmaker posts a video of little Sasha following in his father's athletic footsteps.

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Watch this reporter confront the woman accused of stealing his identity

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An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.