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in Black Friday, Lifestyle

How YouTube drives holiday toy wish lists

As families prepare to spend an estimated $630.7 billion on gifts this holiday season, the smallest screens could have the biggest influence.


in Sports

Heat Check: Moving on from Ohio State

A season's worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1.


in Sports

Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio St 8th

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama.


in Election 2016, National

Republican candidates press Syrian refugee opposition

Several Republican presidential candidates insisted Syrian refugees pose a potential danger to America and should not be allowed into the country, despite growing criticism within and outside their party of some of their statements.


in Entertainment

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ debuts to franchise-low $101 million

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" dominated the weekend box office. The final film in the science-fiction franchise debuted to $101 million, but even that massive figure wasn't as big a sendoff for Katniss Everdeen and her fellow revolutionaries as some had predicted.


in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 23.

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in Local

Rebirth Here for Quaker Steak?

Restaurant chain sold


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

A Thanksgiving appetizer so good you’ll have to hide it

Long before the turkey comes out of the oven golden and glistening your family will probably be snacking on apps.


in Music

One Direction wins big at American Music Awards, Paris takes spotlight

British boy band One Direction swept the top honors at Sunday's American Music Awards, while a sorrowful tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris lent a somber note to a night of otherwise vibrant performances.


in Viral Videos

Unseen ‘Star Wars’ auditions

With the help of "Saturday Night Live," J.J. Abrams shares some of the best"The Force Awakens" screen tests.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 23

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


in Local

No Dem Primary for Comptroller

Biss drops out, making way for Mendoza v Munger


in Local

Illinois Lawmakers Praise FDA

Nasal-spray heroin antidote approved


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 23

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Entertainment

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s epic Janet Jackson lip sync performance

"The Night Before" star nailed his performance of the 1989 hit "Rhythm Nation" - right down to the lip gloss and dance moves.


in Entertainment, Sports

Security stepped up at WWE match amid ISIS threat

The FBI is investigating after online activists claimed members of Islamic State were planning to target the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta.

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in Local

New Philadelphia Gets an App to Boost Tourism

The New Philadelphia augmented reality app — called "New Phil AR" — has been accepted by Apple.

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in Local

Towering Collinsville Ketchup Bottle Gets New Owner

A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports…

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in Local

Eileen Quinn, Mother of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies at 98

Eileen Quinn was a frequent presence on the campaign trail during her son Pat's political career.

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in Local

Governor’s Task Force Explores School Consolidation in Illinois

Task Force Member says biggest issue facing small school districts is State not paying it's bills.

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in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

in Music

Adele announces tour


Adele, whose latest album "25" has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.

in Entertainment

‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.