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‘Text Me Merry Christmas’

Kristen Bell teams up with Straight No Chaser for this funny modern Christmas song.

(October 2014)

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The Viper Mine Expansion Is a Go

Supporters: 300 jobs at stake


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A Lot of Talk and No Action on SB 16

School finance bill won't be called in House


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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 19

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

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Updated: Nearly 10,000-Vote Lead for Frerichs

Unofficial totals favor Democrat; certification Nov. 30


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Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect on 19th Street

Springfield Police say they've arrested the suspect accused of murdering a man on the east side earlier this month.

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Demolition Begins on Knox Flats Apartment Building

A building that has stood for nearly 100 years just south of downtown Springfield is nothing but a heap of bricks now.

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Ex-Kincaid Mayor’s Trial Postponed Again

Faces drug, violation of protection charges

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SIU School of Medicine Receives $250k Grant for Mental Health

Janet Albers, chair of Family and Community Medicine at SIU, says the money is a huge help.


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Falling gas prices could boost holiday spending

Lower gas prices could mean a brighter Christmas season.


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Springfield Schools Prepare to Support SB16

Springfield school board members are getting involved in the effort to pass a statewide initiative to change the way Illinois school districts are funded.


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Election Official Steps Down Amid Ballot Scrutiny

The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.


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Judge Considers Injunction Over Fracking

A Madison County judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger is ‘smoker of the year’

"The Terminator" star is such a cigar aficionado that he got an award for his smoking habit.


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Ford recalls 65K Fusion sedans

Ford is recalling the midsize cars because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.


in Sports

NFL suspends Vikings’ Peterson for ‘abusive discipline’

The star running back has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season.


in Lifestyle

Feds want your phone bill to boost Internet in schools

Would you pay a little more on your phone bill to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet access at school?


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Emergency declared as Missouri awaits decision

The city is on edge as it awaits a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen.


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Big Finish Is Coming for Crops

Weather may have a chilling effect on winter wheat planting


in Music

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The "Shake It Off" singer is returning to the runway to headline the show for the second year in a row.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 18


A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids


The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

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REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Iggy Azalea is the year’s ‘most searched’ musician


The "Fancy" hitmaker topped Sam Smith and Lorde to be the year's most Googled musician.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls


Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.