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Rauner Stands by Refugee Stance

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.

pumpkin pie

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Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.


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Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting

Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

Jason Van Dyke

in Local, National

Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.


in Sports

Rangers replace Maple Leafs atop hockey’s most valuable list

The Rangers, who return to the top of the rankings for the first time since 2004, were valued at $1.2 billion


in Music

‘N Sync congratulates Adele on breaking their record

The stars of 'N Sync have saluted the "Hello" hitmaker for breaking the boy band's 15-year single-week album sales record.


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

Secrets for getting the best pieces of turkey

Tips for making sure your turkey is moist and flavorful this Thanksgiving.


in National

2015 to be the hottest year in history

This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El NiƱo weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.


in National, World

Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill

Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.


in Sports

Rams’ Bailey in critical condition after shooting

The suspended Rams wide receiver was shot during an incident late Tuesday night.


in Entertainment, Sports

Baseball great Willie Mays, 16 others, receive honors from Obama

Yogi Berra, Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, and among 14 others were given the highest U.S. civilian honor.


in Black Friday, National

Just call him a V.I.T.

The VIP birds have arrived at the White House to get the annual presidential pardon.


in Sports

Warriors crush Lakers for best start in NBA history

The Golden State Warriors registered the best start in NBA history with their 16th straight victory in a blowout win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.


in Entertainment

‘Full house’ star John Stamos sentenced to probation in DUI case

Stamos, 52, was also ordered by Los Angeles County Superior Court to complete a three-month alcohol abuse program.


in Entertainment

Brighter, shorter ‘Sesame Street’ coming to HBO

A new Latina character, different sets, shorter episodes, and an updated theme song are coming to "Sesame Street" at its new home on HBO in January.


in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Harrison Ford, Chewbacca settle feud

With a little help from Jimmy Kimmel and Adele, Harrison Ford and Chewbacca finally set aside their past differences.


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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Nov 25

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


in Entertainment

Bindi Irwin wins ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The actress daughter of late wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin was crowned the winner of the reality show.


in Weird

‘Darth Vader’ arrested in attempted armed robbery

The "force" was with this man - the police force, that is.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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in Music

TOP 10: Count down this week’s hottest tracks


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Nov. 28.

in Music

This week’s top R&B tracks


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

in Entertainment

Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

in Music

Jack White launches new Third Man Records store in Detroit


Rocker Jack White has launched his first Third Man Records venture in his native Detroit.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.