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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 21

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

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in Viral Videos

B1G mascots ‘Shake It Off’ parody

Big Ten mascots show off their dance moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

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in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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in Local

Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

Cops always expect the unexpected

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in Entertainment

Robin gig has gone to the girls

The superhero sidekick is set for a sex change in the upcoming "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.

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in Sports

Wild World Series: Perfect Royals, tested Giants

Playoff-perfect Kansas City will meet San Francisco on baseball's biggest stage.

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in Music, Sports

San Fran bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series run

California radio stations have removed the chart-topping song from their playlists.

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in National

Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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in Sports

Kings’ Voynov suspended by NHL after domestic violence arrest

Defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of domestic violence.

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in Election 2014, Local

Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

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in Election 2014, Local

Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.

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in National

Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags

The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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in Viral Videos

If ‘WALL-E’ was a Christopher Nolan film

Take a look at Pixar's "Wall-E" reimagined as if it was created by the director of "The Dark Knight."

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Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges

A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

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in Entertainment

Jay Leno is the funniest man in America

The former "Tonight Show" host received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center Honors.

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Brad Pitt as Wardaddy in a scene from "Fury."

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Too familiar ‘Fury’ misses glory

Brad Pitt is fantastic, but Fury can't go out in the blaze of glory it aimed for.

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Hundreds riot during annual pumpkin festival

Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

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in Weird

Woman mistakes jail for bar

One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart.

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Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

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Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

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The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

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The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

in Local

Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

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Cops always expect the unexpected

in Election 2014, Local

Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

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Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.