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3 weeks ago in Local

Illinoisan Dies from Bacterial Infection

A death in Illinois has been linked to the same strain of bacteria that has caused an unprecedented outbreak of infection in Wisconsin and one case in Michigan.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Home Sales Increase

After a sluggish start to the year, Springfield-area home sales are starting to pick back up.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Health Care Workers Say They Need Raise

Lawmakers and advocates say workers who care for developmentally disabled residents should get a pay raise to comply with a federal court order.

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3 weeks ago in Local

It’s Big News When They Meet

Governor and four leaders at 2:30 p.m.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Facebook’s next frontier: Chatbots, live video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it will begin allowing developers to build chatbots inside its Messsenger app that will enable users to communicate with businesses one-on-one in its latest efforts to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service.

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3 weeks ago in National

Senate Judiciary chairman Grassley tells Garland no hearings

Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Star Trek Beyond’ to pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy

The latest installment of the sci-fi franchise will include a tribute to legendary actor who portrayed Dr. Spock.

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3 weeks ago in Local

The Future for Taxpayers

Just what kind of new taxes could be in Illinois taxpayers’ future?

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3 weeks ago in Local

Gov Releases Education Funding Breakdown

Gov. Bruce Rauner has released figures breaking down how much each Illinois school district would receive next year under his education funding plan.

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3 weeks ago in Local, Sports

U of I Reaches Athletic-Related Settlements

The University of Illinois has announced a pair of settlements involving former female basketball players who sued the school and its former football coach, Tim Beckman.

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3 weeks ago in Viral Videos

A ‘Captain America: Civil War’ version of the presidential election

There are some interesting parallels between the presidential election and the highly-anticipated comic book movie.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Hearing Held on Vaccine Exemptions

llinois health officials have proposed new rules requiring parents who oppose vaccinating their children based on religious reasons to provide a special document to schools and child care facilities each year.

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3 weeks ago in Local

ISU Planetarium Gets Upgrate

The planetarium at Illinois State University has upgraded its decades-old video projection system.

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3 weeks ago in Music

Adele has best-selling album as global music revenue rises

The British singer's "25" sold 17.4 million copies — five times more than the runner up.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Rihanna ties Beatles chart record

The R&B beauty's 14th Billboard Hot 100 leader, "Work," has landed an eighth week on top, putting her 20 weeks behind number one queen Mariah Carey.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Notorious B.I.G. hologram heading out on tour

The rap icon is finding life after death in hologram form.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Record number of hackers exploited software flaws

The number of previously unknown software flaws used by hackers more than doubled last year, a new report says, in another sign of the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and online espionage.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Barbershop’ returns with social and political message

The film, which co-stars Eve, Anthony Anderson and Nicki Minaj, sees the staff of the now-unisex salon organize their workplace as a safe haven for local people to sort out their issues, and soon their idea begins to make a difference.

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4 weeks ago in Local

More Subpoenas Could Be Tied to Schock

Only known link: federal court, Springfield

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4 weeks ago in Sports

NCAA puts hold on bowl games

The move comes after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill the record number of 40 bowls last season.

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6 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is finally here

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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Kobe Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ to get Disney treatment

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Kobe Bryant's farewell poem to basketball is going to be turned into a short film.

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Fanciful ‘Boaty McBoatface’ passed over for vessel name

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Don't expect to see Boaty McBoatface on the high seas.

13 hours ago in Music

Jennifer Lopez goes country with Jennifer Nettles

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The Sugarland star recruited the "Booty" singer for a song called "My House," which features on Nettles' new solo album, "Playing With Fire," due out on May 13.

13 hours ago in Music

Justin Timberlake drops new single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’

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The pop superstar hasn't released any music since his 2013 album "The 20/20 Experience," choosing to take some time off to enjoy life with his wife Jessica Biel their son Silas.