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DHFS Chief Resigning

Department head steps down as new governor gets ready to take office

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One of Rauner’s First Tasks is to Appoint New Comptroller

Lawmakers scheduled to return next week to decide on measure for special election

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‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star Donna Douglas dies

Veteran actress, and star of the classic TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies," Donna Douglas has died at the age of 81.

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Golf cart driver gets DUI after slow chase

A young man led police on a slow-speed highway chase in a golf cart from the Rose Bowl before being arrested.

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 17th Annual Super Saturday Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Benefit, presented by QVC, at Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York.

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Alec Baldwin rings in 2015 as expectant dad

Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria announce they are pregnant with their second child together.

People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

in National

Making headlines this week

A look at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the stories you may have missed.

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in Music

VIDEO: Taylor Swift surprises fans with presents

Taylor Swift ended the year by lurking on fans' social media pages, and then sending them thoughtful and personal holiday gifts. Their reactions are adorable.

"Trailblazer" award recipient Hayley Williams attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

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Hayley Williams engaged to Chad Gilbert

Paramore star Hayley Williams is engaged to her boyfriend, New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert.

Channing Tatum and Mark Schultz depart the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.

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‘Foxcatcher’ wrestler rants about Channing Tatum’s portrayal

Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz has taken aim at director Bennett Miller over Channing Tatum's portrayal of himself in the movie Foxcatcher.

Crew members of Indonesian Air Force NAS 332 Super Puma helicopter look out of the windows during a search operation for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 over Kumai Bay, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. More ships arrived Friday with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 and the more than 145 people still missing since it crashed into the sea five days ago.

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Search teams battle weather in hunt for AirAsia wreck

Bad weather again hindered the search for the AirAsia plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the "Don Jon" premiere on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in New York.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt marries robotics CEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will kick of 2015 as a newlywed after secretly marrying girlfriend Tasha McCauley.

National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, testifies before a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine the fight against cancer, focusing on challenges, progress, and promise, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

in Lifestyle

U.S. cancer deaths fell 22 percent since 1991

More than 1.5 million Americans avoided death from cancer since 1991 thanks to falling smoking rates and better cancer prevention, detection and treatments.

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Tornado at the Rose Bowl

Winds pick up in the Rose Bowl fanfest area, but the cow survives.

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Missing puppy heads home after 2,400-mile road trip

A puppy called Penny could be reunited with her owners after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital.

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, front, scores under pressure by Florida State defensive back Trey Marshall during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of sport's biggest plays and the stories you may have missed this week.

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in Viral Videos

Kibo can’t even

This 4-month-old Shiba Inu Kibo puppy can't help but jump for joy at dinnertime.

Singer Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "1989" in New York, October 30, 2014.

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Taylor Swift edges out ‘Frozen’ for year’s top-selling album

Taylor Swift stole the crown from the princesses of "Frozen" in the final week of 2014 as her pop-centric "1989" became the top-selling album of the year.

A man walks by the poster for the film "The Interview" outside the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton, Colorado December 23, 2014.

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‘The Interview’ heads to pay-per-view

DISH Networks Inc will make "The Interview," the controversial Sony Pictures Entertainment film about the fictitious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, available as a pay-per-view option starting on Jan 2.

NYPD crime scene tape is seen at the site of a shooting at the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Pulaski Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York July 9, 2012.

in National

New York City murders hit record low

Murders in New York fell to 328 in 2014, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable numbers in 1963.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.

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Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested on murder charge in L.A. hit-and-run

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The Death Row Records founder has been arrested hours after a truck he was allegedly driving collided with his friend Terry Carter, killing him.

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Justin Bieber begs forgiveness in nervous ‘Ellen’ interview

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The pop star said he was leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude.