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State Pension Ruling Expected Friday

A Sangamon County judge says he'll issue a ruling Friday over the constitutionality of Illinois' pension overhaul.

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Buffalo Bills: $10/hour plus tickets to help us dig out

The stadium is buried under 220,000 tons of snow and the team is scrambling to shovel it all in time for Sunday's game.

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NBA trailblazer Collins: Remember me as ‘good teammate’

Jason Collins says he wants to be remembered as a good teammate than as the first openly gay player in major American sports.

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Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Koch Looks Forward to Killeen Presidency

University of Illinois Springfield chancellor Susan Koch is elated by the decision.

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Military a Big Employer in the State

$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

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.

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Rauner Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Wants Hiring Freeze

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.

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Congresswoman Duckworth Gives Birth

War vet and baby daughter are doing well

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Lawmakers Override Governor’s FOIA Veto

The measure would allow governments to charge higher fees to process some Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Does your state have a ‘miserable’ Thanksgiving?

If you live in Ohio, Iowa, or Maine, your Thanksgiving might be more 'fight' than 'festive.'

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in Lifestyle

Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide

Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors, and home security cameras: change your password now.

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Obama seeks to build Congress support for immigration reform

The changes could allow as many as 5 million undocumented people to come out of the shadows and into American society.

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in Weird

When groundhogs attack!

A New Hampshire man says he was attacked by a groundhog gone wild.

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Minivan crash tests: Toyota tops, Nissan, Dodge poor

Four of the top-selling models were crash tested and only one faired well.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Nov. 20.

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in Music

Snoop Dogg is designing scented candles … seriously

The rapper has launched a line of organic coconut wax candles.

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NBA suspends Taylor for domestic violence

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was suspended after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault.

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Lawyers for NFL, players defend concussion deal

A proposed multimillion-dollar settlement for concussions sustained while playing football has been criticized for being "inadequate."

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Seattle’s media-shy Lynch fined $50K for silence

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined for not speaking to reporters after Sunday's loss.

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‘1989’ is proving a good year for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's "1989" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday.

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It’s gonna cost more to rent at Redbox

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Prices for renting movies and video games will increase starting next week.

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Channing Tatum going behind the camera to direct

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The "Magic Mike" star is taking on an adaptation of young-adult novel "Forgive Me."

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Justin Bieber recording with Michael Jackson’s son

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The "Baby" hitmaker is reportedly recording in secret with the King of Pop's son, Prince.

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Natalie Dormer wants more nudity in ‘Game of Thrones’

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The "Game of Thrones" star wants more male nudity in the raunchy medieval-fantasy series.

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‘Hunger Games’ tops box office, sets new record

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to score the year's biggest U.S. opening.