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3 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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14 hours ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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16 hours ago in Local

Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

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16 hours ago in Local

North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

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1 day ago in Local

Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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1 day ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

1 day ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the best plays and biggest moments in sports this week.

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1 day ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

1 day ago in National

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

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1 day ago in Music, Entertainment

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in the works

Organizers of the original Woodstock festival are trying to get something together to mark the golden anniversary of the event in 2019.

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1 day ago in Local

Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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1 day ago in Local

$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

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1 day ago in Local

Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

1 day ago in Local

ALPLM Free for Lincoln’s Birthday

It's President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are unquestionably celebrating.

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1 day ago in Local

Rauner Announces “Order of Lincoln” Awards

A former U.S. transportation secretary, the founder of a breast cancer charity and an NPR host are recipients of this year's Order of Lincoln Awards.

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1 day ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

Recent Headlines

16 hours ago in Local

Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

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A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

16 hours ago in Local

North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

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No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

1 day ago in Local

Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

2-12-16 Lincoln Tomb

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

1 day ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

1 day ago in Local

Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.