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4 days ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

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4 days ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.

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4 days ago in Music

Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah to star in new Fox drama

The show "Star" will feature newcomer actors Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady as the singers.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

‘Fast & Furious 8’ revs up for historic Cuba shoot

Director F. Gary Gray has turned the key on the "Fast 8" production in Havana, making movie history by becoming the first filmmaker to shoot a major Hollywood project in Cuba in over 50 years.

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4 days ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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4 days ago in Sports, Viral Videos

Watch Richard Sherman pick up unsuspecting passengers

The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winner takes a side gig as a driver for Lyft.

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4 days ago in Sports

NFL: Raiders hope to move to Vegas

Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city.

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4 days ago in National

Dad: Man Shot at TV Station Thought World Was Ending

The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.

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4 days ago in Local

Auburn School Happy to Host Gov. Rauner

Hosting the governor at his small, rural district's high school Wednesday, Auburn school superintendent Darren Root says there is an important point to make.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Sylvester Stallone starring in TV adaptation of ‘Omerta’

The "Rocky" star will play mob boss Raymonde Aprile in the series inspired by "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's book.

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4 days ago in Local

Caterpillar to Close 5 More Plants

Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories — including an Oxford, Mississippi plant — as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide.

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4 days ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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4 days ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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4 days ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Key and Peele put a paw print in the win column with ‘Keanu’

The best of Key and Peele's work on Comedy Central was as smart as it was funny. "Keanu" is proof they haven't gone soft by going Hollywood.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

4 days ago in Local

Advocates Fear Chaos After Rauner Home Health Care Ruling

Illinois social service advocates fear chaos when a new ban on most overtime for home health care workers goes into effect Sunday.

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4 days ago in Local

Six People Charged in Champaign Murder

Four are in custody after the woman was found in Clinton Lake.

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4 days ago in Local

Crimestoppers Seeks Gun Stealers

Springfield Police are looking for the public's help in solving a weekend burglary at a local business.

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4 days ago in Sports

Rams take quarterback Goff with first pick of draft

Quarterbacks went one-two at Thursday's NFL Draft as the Los Angeles Rams took Jared Goff with the first pick, and the Philadelphia Eagles followed suit by naming signal caller Carson Wentz with the second choice.

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Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, dead at 69

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Born Alice Faye Williams, the former Black Panther activist gave birth to the legendary rapper in 1971.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

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Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

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Fans thirsty for ‘Lemonade’ as Beyoncé breaks Taylor Swift’s chart record

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Beyoncé has shattered Taylor Swifts's Billboard album chart record by landing Hot 100 places for all the tracks from her new album "Lemonade."

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Viral Videos

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as told by emojis

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If the blockbuster movie was told entirely by characters on your cell phone.

4 hours ago in Entertainment, Weird

‘Rock’ your clock

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has an app to help you organize their day.