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April 24, 2014 in Local

Some Aldermen Want to Slow Gaming Expansion

Several Springfield aldermen want to put the brakes on video gambling

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Springfield Ill.

April 24, 2014 in Local

Quinn Releases Tax Returns

Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charity than 2012.

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April 24, 2014 in National, Sports

Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in 3 decades

It was an emotional finish in a city still recovering from last year's fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race.

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April 24, 2014 in National, Sports

PHOTOS: Boston Marathon

Images from the 118th Boston Marathon.

Peep Challenge

April 24, 2014 in Viral Videos

The 100 Peeps Challenge

How long would it take you to eat 100 Peeps?

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April 24, 2014 in Music

Chris Brown’s assault trial begins today

There's more at stake for the singer than whether he punched a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel last fall.

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April 24, 2014 in Local

U of I Student Notches Boston Marathon Win

No other athlete has won those four races in the same year

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April 24, 2014 in Local

Term Limits Proposal Contains Other Changes

The proposed constitutional amendment on term limits contains other measures that would change the General Assembly

Kiss The Girl

April 24, 2014 in Viral Videos

‘Kiss the Girl’ in real life

Singing Disney's "Kiss the Girl" in The Little Mermaid is cute, but doing it in real life is weird.

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April 24, 2014 in National

Mudslide death toll rises to 41

The official death toll from a mudslide that devastated a neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state rose to 41.

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April 24, 2014 in Music, Entertainment

Rihanna makes history in animated film

The"Umbrella" hitmaker will play Tip, a teenage tomboy who befriends and helps a group of aliens.

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April 24, 2014 in Sports

Knicks fire head coach Woodson

The dismissal comes after the Knicks completed a 37-45 season that began with them believing they were a serious contender.

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April 24, 2014 in National

Thousands flock to annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

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April 24, 2014 in Sports

World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil

As if unfinished stadiums and crowded airports weren't enough, the World Cup will give Brazilian policymakers another headache.

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April 24, 2014 in National

Teen survives flight over Pacific in jet wheel well

A boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner as it traveled from California to Hawaii.

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April 24, 2014 in Lifestyle, National

Kraft recalls 96K pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs

Just in time for cookout season, Kraft is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer hotdogs.

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April 24, 2014 in Weird

Student suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom.

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April 24, 2014 in Sports, Viral Videos

Ailing Craig Sager’s son fills on NBA sidelines

WATCH: Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a message for the longtime NBA sideline reporter.

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April 24, 2014 in Music, Weird

White House: ‘no comment’ on Justin Bieber deportation petition

The troubled Canadian pop star is staying in America for now.

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April 24, 2014 in Music

Miley Cyrus postpones rest of U.S. tour

The singer will put the rest of her stateside tour on hold while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics.

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