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4 weeks ago in Local

1st Murder of 2016 in Decatur

Decatur reported six murders in all of last year. They already have their first homicide of this year.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault, Home Invasion

A Springfield man could face as much as 80 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday evening of home invasion and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

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4 weeks ago in Local

More College Hoverboard Bans

Add Eastern Illinois University and Bradley University to the growing list of colleges and universities restricting hoverboard use because of concerns about fire danger.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Ride Along 2’ isn’t a trip worth taking

This buddy cop sequel fails to live up to the talent of its stars.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

The NFL coaching carousel continues

The Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants have found new head coaches.

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4 weeks ago in Local

AFSCME to Rauner: Impasse, or No Impasse?

The state's largest public employee union has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to flatly state whether contract talks are at a legal standstill.

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4 weeks ago in National

Lower pay for poor is widening income gap, study finds

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

The films that Oscar snubbed

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," may be the third-biggest film ever at the global box office, but it failed to nab a best picture Oscar nomination.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Ways to guard against identity theft during tax season

The latest data shows that more than 3 million people were victims of identity theft during the 2013 tax season. Find out how to protect yourself.

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4 weeks ago in National

U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were due to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether to hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Winners of $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot still officially unknown

Three ticket holders with a claim on a record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot are laying low.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle, National

Study: U.S. women having babies later than ever

Women in the United States are waiting longer than ever to have babies, with the average age for first childbirth rising to a record high of 26.3 years as fewer teens give birth and adults postpone parenthood, a new federal study found.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

The next NFL drama: Rams and Chargers negotiate to share L.A. stadium

The National Football League’s decision this week on Los Angeles relocations ended one long-running drama but started another.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Celine Dion’s husband, René Angélil, dies after cancer battle

René Angélil, the husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, Dion announced.

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4 weeks ago in National

Obama will focus on criminal justice reform, cancer research in final year

The areas are relatively rare areas of common ground between Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress, part of a push to promote his priorities as attention turns to the race to replace him in the November presidential election.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Private ceremony planned for David Bowie

David Bowie will be remembered in a private ceremony, his family said, thanking fans for their support after the British rock star's death from cancer on Sunday but repeating requests for privacy.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

‘Grandpa gang’ guilty of biggest burglary in English history

Three men were found guilty in the largest burglary in English history, a daring raid led by ringleaders in their twilight years.

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4 weeks ago in National

Friendly no more: Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at Republican debate

The New York billionaire and the Texas senator appeared to have a split decision by the end of the night, a sign that for all the bluster, little took place that could derail Trump from his lead position with a contest in Iowa on Feb. 1 to begin the search for a Republican presidential nominee.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Health Care Workers Concerned About State Overtime

Health care workers say 30,000 disabled Illinois residents who get in-home care will suffer because the state won't pay extra for overtime.

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13 hours ago in Music

TOP 10: Count down the top tracks this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 13.

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This week’s top R&B tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

1 day ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

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The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

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OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.