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Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

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NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."

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Budget Puts Out Illinois Tobacco QuitLine

The Illinois Tobacco Quit Line is going away cold turkey.

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State’s Medical Marijuana Director to Resign

Bob Morgan is resigning May sixth in order to go into private law practice.

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SIU Tuition to Increase

$8,800 a year for Illinois residents.

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Sarah Jessica Parker heading back to HBO

She will star in a half-hour series called "Divorce."

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Ryan Gosling to star in ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

The "Drive" star is poised to team up with Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his Rick Deckard character.

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NBA sets attendance mark

The NBA heads into the post-season on the heels of a record year in attendance.

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Harrison Ford thrills ‘Star Wars’ fans with trailer appearance

The new trailer is the first clip of Ford as Han Solo in 30 years.

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Kentucky Derby: Bring your hat, leave your selfie stick at home

The venerable race track has banned the obtrusive poles, saying they're a safety issue.

British musicians Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, arrives at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards 2013 at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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Ozzy Osbourne isn’t apologizing to Bill Ward

The Black Sabbath frontman refuses to say sorry to the band's former drummer.

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Aaron Hernandez’s mom: I shared bond with victim’s mother

The mother of the former New England Patriots star says she shares a bond with the mother of the man her son was convicted of killing

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Oprah, Lee Daniels to honor African-American TV

The event will recognise milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of the launch of BET.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, April 17.

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Anna Kendrick adding author to her resumé

Her first book is due out next year.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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Google goes more mobile

The company is tweaking its formula for helping people find things — based on how they search.

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General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Illinois General Assembly

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

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ADA Event Brings Backlash Against State Funding Cuts

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Chicago man at event sounds off on how cuts to state programs will affect his life.

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Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

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Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.

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Former Springfield Hospital Director Will Plead Guilty

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Margaret Curtin to change plea deal after previously pleading not guilty.

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$54 Million Embezzlement from City of Dixon Now Subject of College Courses

Accounting

Case is being taught in accounting and forensic accounting courses.