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Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

Official portrait Dr. Kruse

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SIU School of Medicine Names New Dean

Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.

Medal of Valor

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Springfield Police Officer Awarded Medal of Valor

Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.

MAP Grant Funding

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Colleges, Lawmakers Urge MAP Grant Funding Passage

A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.


in Entertainment

Brian Williams heading back to TV this month

The disgraced journalist will return to television as an anchor for breaking news on cable channel MSNBC.


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GOP Rep. Floats New Pension Idea

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.


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Illinois Gets Grants for More Flex-Fuel Gas Pumps

The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.


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Nicki Minaj’s controversial waxwork is staying at Madame Tussauds

Staff at the museum were forced to increase security around the statue last month after a fan took an inappropriate snap with the Minaj waxwork.


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Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


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The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


in Viral Videos

WATCH: Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon are back with more ‘History of Rap’

From Whodini to Wu-Tang Clan, the boys are back to cover the history of rap.


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U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.


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Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.


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Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


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Spears is staying in Sin City

The "Womanizer" hitmaker has extended her Las Vegas residency for another two years.


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No bull: ‘Downton Abbey’ filming halted by escaped animal

A number of farm animals were brought in for a scene which takes place at an agricultural show, but the shoot was thrown into jeopardy after a bull broke free from its pen and caused chaos.


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Carrie Underwood is planning to hit the road

The "Before He Cheats" hitmaker is gearing up for a new album and a new tour.

road construction

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The Future of Transportation in Illinois

Driverless cars? Car pool incentives?


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It’s ‘ridiculous:’ Kmart beefs up layaway, eyeing even earlier holiday shopping

It's only September but things are already beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Recent Headlines

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Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving


An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.

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We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’


We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.

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WATCH: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ and ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...

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Newcomer cast as lead in Toni Braxton biopic


Production is underway on "Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story," a film based on the Grammy winner's 2014 memoir.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna among the pop stars suing Paris clothing company


Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been "brazenly" selling shirts, hats, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission.