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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

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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Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.

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Durbin vs. Schumer in Senate Leadership Fight

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

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Want to Buy a Plane? Nearly No One Does

Apparently no one wants the state's fleet of airplanes.

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USDA: More Soybeans, Less Corn in 2015

More soybeans and less corn are expected to be planted in Illinois this growing season.

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Lawmakers Want More Police Training Regarding Mentally Ill

Lawmakers debate police training when dealing with the mentally ill.

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WATCH: Mime through time

A hilarious and very well costumed musical journey through time.

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‘Downton Abbey’ eyes ’70s revival

The show could come back and be set in the disco era.

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

in Lifestyle

Healthy lunches could land you in the White House

If you know of a kid who can whip up a healthy lunch, they might earn a trip to the White House.

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Houston Won’t Endorse Mayoral Candidates

Springfield's sitting mayor won't say who he wants to replace him in a few weeks.

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in Weird

‘Spicy’ scent of Burger King entices cologne buyers

The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special — "Flame Grilled" cologne.

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in Weird

Inmate Beats Guard, Escapes from Kankakee Jail

The Kankakee County Sheriff's Office says Kamron T. Taylor fled from the Jerome Combs Detention Center at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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in Entertainment

The best April Fools’ Day pranks by companies

Google Panda, the Samsung smart knife, and more: Because even corporate America likes to pull one over on us.

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Rihanna isn’t dating Leonardo DiCaprio … she swears

The "Diamonds" hitmaker and the actor have been spotted at several events together, but she swears she's "too busy" to date.

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Rail Interest Group Seeks to Save Amtrak Dollars

Governor proposes big cut in state subsidy

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Durbin Is Upset Human Trafficking Bill Is Stalled

Abortion-related diversion could be at work

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That ‘new’ Zayn Malik song is actually an old demo

The pop star's reported first solo song after quitting One Direction has been revealed as an old demo track by the boy band.

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Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

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"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

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Chris Brown fighting to get his name on daughter’s birth certificate

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The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker wants to be named the legal father of his daughter, Royalty.

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

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The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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

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Billboard suggests Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the line of fire for ‘Rush Hour 4′

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Is this a prank or is Puff Daddy replacing Chris Tucker in the fourth installment of the franchise?