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‘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 Viral Videos

Harrison Ford, Chewbacca settle feud

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


in National

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.


in Local

Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract

A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

Rep Tim Butler

in Local

Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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in Local

Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.


in Local

Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction

The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.


in Local

Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges

A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.

Jason Van Dyke

in Local

Durbin, Rauner Urge Calm in Chicago

Politicians from both parties are hoping for calm after a video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times is released.


in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …

Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.


in National, World

Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq

French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.


in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year

The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.


in Local

U.S. Steel to Temporarily Close IL Plant

U.S. Steel will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations.


in Local

Collinsville to Allow Backyard Chickens

Up to 75 residents will get to keep chickens.

Jason Van Dyke

in Local

Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Teen

Jason Van Dyke allegedly shot Laquan McDonald, 17.


in Black Friday, National

PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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in Music

Chris Brown donating album proceeds to charity


The singer is giving a children's hospital a big boost by donating proceeds from his new album "Royalty" to the organization.

in Music

Jill Scott has a big night at the Soul Train Awards


The Grammy winner was presented with the inaugural prize which recognized the star for her longstanding presence in the industry and influence on the world of music.

in Music

Adele’s ’25’ continues to smash records


British singer Adele's new album sold a record 3.38 million U.S. copies in its first full week, Nielsen Music said, becoming the biggest-selling album of 2015 in an astonishing feat for an era when artists rarely top 1 million.

in Entertainment

Ice-T and Coco welcome daughter Chanel Nicole


Rapper and "Law & Order" star Ice-T and wife Nicole 'Coco' Austin welcomed their first child together on Saturday.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Amazon drone delivery is much closer to reality


Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on the prototype of technology it announced two years ago.