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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, June 4

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

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Lawmakers React to Guv’s Budget Cut Proposals

Nekritz, Kotowski: Work on budget before Turnaround Agenda

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Today in entertainment history: June 4

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

6-3-15 Springfield Police Chief Forum

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Residents Share Police Chief Views

It didn't stick to the script, but Springfield residents have already had plenty to say about what traits the next Police Chief should have.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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New Audience, Same Message: Blame Democrats

Gov. Bruce Rauner convened a meeting of his cabinet Wednesday afternoon.

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Schock’s Executive Assistant Testifies in Springfield

Sarah Rogers was in Springfield's federal building for a total of five hours Wednesday.

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson and entertainer Ciara Harris arrive for a state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the White House in Washington.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson surprise kids at children’s hospital

Ciara and her boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, delighted young patients at a Washington children's hospital by making a surprise visit.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas

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Taylor Swift explains why she was hiking backwards

Taylor Swift has shed light on a series of odd photos depicting her walking backwards on a hike in Los Angeles.

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Sherman Considers Strengthening Soliciting Ordinance, Setting Up Local Court

The Village of Sherman is trying to clean up its ordinance regarding peddlers and solicitors, and solve a problem it has with the current ordinance.

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‘Game of Thrones’ editor killed by lion

A special effects editor who worked on "Game of Thrones" has been mauled to death by a lion at a safari park in South Africa.

Law enforcement officials are gathered on a residential street in Everett, Massachusetts June 2, 2015 in connection to a man shot dead by law enforcement in Boston after coming at them with a large knife when they tried to question him as part of a terrorism-related investigation, authorities said.

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Slain Boston man had planned to kill police officers

A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day.

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Langfelder Wants to Move Forward with Hunter Lake — Soon

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he will push an ordinance within the next month moving forward with the building up of Hunter Lake.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's quarter-final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2015.

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Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafa Nadal to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he addresses reporters during a joint press conference with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, at the OECD headquarter in Paris, Thursday March 12, 2015.

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Global watchdog slashes US economic forcast

The world economy risks a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost sluggish investments.

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Catholic Bishops: Don’t Rely on Gambling Expansion

Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn't turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state's troubled budget.

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Slowdown in Medical Marijuana Applications

Illinois sent about 200 approval letters in May to patients who qualify for the new medical marijuana program.

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Violent Crime Task Force Formed in Champaign

Four Champaign County police chiefs and the county sheriff are starting a new task force aimed at curbing violent crime in the area.

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U of I President Moves Money to Student Programs

The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley speaks as FBI Special Agent in Charge of Boston Vincent B. Lisi, left to right, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, far right, look on during a joint news conference at the Boston Police Department's Headquarters Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. A man under surveillance by a joint terrorism task force was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer when asked to drop his military style knife before the officer and an FBI agent opened fire.

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Man shot dead after lunging at police in Boston

A man who was under surveillance by terrorism investigators lunged with a knife at a police in Boston.

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See what’s new on Netflix this month

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Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

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Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate

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A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.