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4 weeks ago in Local

Navy Pier to Close for Ferris Wheel Construction

Chicago's Navy Pier will be closed to the public two days next week to clear the way for the installation of a new 196-foot Ferris wheel.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Leftover Money to be Used for U of I African-American Center

The University of Illinois plans to use money left over from a construction project to help build a new African-American cultural center.

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4 weeks ago in Local

McLean County Board Chair Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

The chairman of central Illinois' McLean County Board has resigned his seat a week after being hit with federal fraud charges.

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4 weeks ago in Music

One Direction is breaking up

The boy band's planned hiatus looks like it will be a permanent one.

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4 weeks ago in Music, Weird

When you get Sir MIx-A-Lot’s old phone number

Seattle University law student Jonathan Nichols thought it would be a good idea to get a local phone number to help with his job search ... little did he know that it would come with so much more.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Teens regularly exposed to secondhand smoke

Close to half of U.S. middle and high school students who never used tobacco themselves were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2013, often at home or in cars, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

CBS plans insane Super Bowl technology

You've never watched a Super Bowl like this before.

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4 weeks ago in Music

More ‘Blurred Lines’ headaches for Pharrell and Robin Thicke

Lawyers for Marvin Gaye's kids have hit Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke and with another financial headache, demanding over $3 million in legal fees and expenses.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

PGA: Sony Open preview

The first full-field event of 2016 tees off in Honolulu where Jimmy Walker will look to win his third straight Sony Open title.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

Iran releases U.S. sailors after brief detention

Iran released ten U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

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4 weeks ago in National

Poll: Majority of Americans support next president pushing tighter gun laws

Half of all Americans support President Barack Obama's executive actions on gun control, a poll found, with a majority saying they would support the next president taking additional steps to tighten federal gun laws.

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4 weeks ago in Music

WATCH: David Bowie, in 9 songs that sampled him

We all know his hits - but how many more hits did he inspire?

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘Pixels’ among Razzies ‘worst film’ nominees

As awards season heats up in Hollywood, the annual Razzies Awards named the year's worst achievements in film.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment, National

Powerball hits $1.5 billion, largest-ever lottery jackpot for one winner

The jackpot for tonight's drawing climbed to $1.5 billion, making it the largest-ever U.S. lottery prize as well as the world's biggest potential jackpot for a single winner.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Monte Irvin, Hall of Famer who helped integrate baseball, dies at 96

Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a Negro League star who became one of the first black players in Major League Baseball and a mentor to Willie Mays, died on Monday at his home in Houston at age 96, MLB officials said on Tuesday.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

St. Louis Rams green-lit for move to Los Angeles

The St. Louis Rams are headed to Los Angeles and the San Diego Chargers have an option to join them after NFL owners voted on Tuesday to end the league's 21-year absence in the United States' second-largest TV market.

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4 weeks ago in National

Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Wanted man sends ‘better’ mugshot to police

A man wanted on a drunken driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mugshots that police put on their Facebook page, he posted a selfie of himself in a car wearing shades.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today.

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4 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Jan. 13

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

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4 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘How To Be Single’ feels the same while trying too hard to be different

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"How to Be Single" makes a valiant attempt to send up rom-com clichés but it borrows so much from other, better movies that you start to wonder if the film’s title should be "How to Commit Larceny."

6 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ producers face charges in Harrison Ford’s on-set accident

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The "Indiana Jones" star broke his leg when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him during filming in 2014.

10 hours ago in Music

Janet Jackson preparing to restart tour

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The "No Sleep" hitmaker had to take a break from touring for health reasons but now she is ready to hit the road again.

10 hours ago in Entertainment

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ headed for Broadway debut

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Harper Lee's classic novel is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin.

11 hours ago in Entertainment

Charlize Theron gearing up for ‘Fast 8’

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The "Mad Max: Fury Road" star is in early talks to play the villain in the eighth installment of the hugely successful street racing series.