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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.

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Springfield Man Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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Three Killed in Vandalia When Train, SUV Collide

Coroner Bruce Bowen said late Thursday the victims were an adult female and two children, a boy and a girl.

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‘Blurred Lines’ dispute heading to trial

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are heading to trial over allegations they illegally sampled music from Marvin Gaye.

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Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.

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Next on Taylor’s to-do list: Write a book

The "Love Story" hitmaker hopes to revive her passion for writing by penning a book.

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MLB: Who’s staying, who’s going

Major League Baseball teams are making roster moves.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Oct. 31.

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Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

Los Angeles found a way to launch their season under new owner Steve Ballmer.

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‘Scaring’ with the ‘Stars’

Halloween is alive and well on the set of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars."

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Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after election

Lawmakers will resume a debate on the U.S.-led fight against militants in Syria and Iraq.

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‘Frozen’ tops Barbie as top girls’ holiday pick

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The results marked the first time in 11 years that Barbie hasn't held the No. 1 spot in the annual toy survey.

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One Direction makes Billboard history

FILE - This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan on ABC's "Good Morning America"in New York. A representative for One Direction says the band’s lawyers are dealing with a video showing two band members smoking what the singers referred to as an “illegal substance.” British tabloid The Daily Mail posted a five-minute clip Tuesday, May 27, 2014, of Zayn Malik smoking and speaking with Louis Tomlinson, who is filming.

The British boy band became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 27

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A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

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Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.