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Anemic report card for nation’s school kids

It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren.


in Local

Downgrade for Six State Universities

WIU budget chief: Meaningless -- until we try for new debt


in Entertainment

#FreeBacon sizzles on social media

Bacon lovers took to social media to express disdain over a World Health Organization report that said processed meat is likely to cause cancer.


in National

Senate approves major cybersecurity bill

The legislation is the first serious attempt in Congress to combat computer hacks that have hit a growing number of businesses and government agencies in recent years.


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Rivals see chance for opening against Trump, Carson at Republican debate

Seasoned politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday’s debate.


in National

Paul Ryan: On the path to job he says he never wanted

Republicans nominated Wisconsin's Paul Ryan to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner, uniting around the party's former vice presidential nominee who has promised more openness in the way the chamber is run.


in National, World

U.S. weighs special forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq

The United States is considering sending a small number of special operations forces to Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq as it weighs options to build momentum in the battle against Islamic State, U.S. officials said.


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Congress aims for fast budget, debt limit passage

A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal is headed toward quick action in Congress as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff.


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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Oct. 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Viral Videos

‘Crying in a Sweater’

Kristen Wiig debuts the trailer for her new, extremely independent movie, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Oct. 28.


in Local

Hastert Pleads Guilty to Evading Banking Laws

Could get six months in prison in hush money deal


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 28

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

10-27-15 Springfield City Council

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City Council Tables New Liquor License Class

The Springfield City Council has tabled a proposal that would have established a new liquor license.


in Local

President Defends Law Enforcement, Calls for Tougher Gun Laws in Chicago Speech

Speaking at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Obama outlined three broad areas for reducing violent crime in the United States.

Downtown BACON Throwdown Music Fest DL

in Local

Pork Producers Dispute Report on Cancer-Causing Foods

Pork Producers: Study lacks facts, context.


in Local

Traffic Goes Up — Again — at SPI

Passenger traffic is up 3.5 percent so far this year.


in Local

Circuit Clerk Launches Upgraded Apps for iPhone and Android

Circuit Clerk apps replace old apps that needed many more upgrades.


in Local

Man Convicted of 1957 Murder Tries Another Appeal

Jack McCullough, 75, was sentenced to life in prison for the death of Maria Ridulph of Sycamore, 7.


in Entertainment

The brands behind ‘Bond’

007 is the ultimate film spy and more than a dozen brands are hoping to cash in on the latest James Bond installment, "Spectre."

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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years


For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Creed’ builds on the legacy of ‘Rocky’


"Creed" stays rooted in tradition while simultaneously taking the entire franchise in a new direction as vital as it is welcome.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

11 awkward Thanksgiving jokes


Worried about spending quality time with family this weekend? Cut the dinner table tension with a delightfully awful Thanksgiving zinger.