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Thrown-away Baby Is in Good Condition

Jacksonville police investigating

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

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First Openly Gay NFL Draft Cut: Purely Football Decision

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says cutting Michael Sam from the team had nothing to do with sexual orientation. It was strictly a football decision.

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Barricaded Man Fortified Residence – Electrified Door

Drug suspect barricaded himself in his fortified home, including iron bars, plywood and electrified door.

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Oberweis: No Mandatory Labels For Foods

Both Oberweis and Durbin agree that mandatory labeling of foods is wrong...although both oppose genetically modified products.

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Snuff the Butt at UI Tailgate Parties

Enforcement still up in the air

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Decatur Asian Carp Screen Back in Place

Bad winter weather damaged screen

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

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Robert Plant urges Jimmy Page to give up Led Zeppelin reunion

Robert Plant has urged his former Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page to end his war of words with the singer and concentrate on recording new music.

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for a homeless young man she took to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

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Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit

A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

Marion 'Suge' Knight at a gas station in Beverly Hills
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‘Hip-Hop Police’ step up surveillance after shooting

An elite police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance in the wake of Marion 'Suge' Knight's shooting.

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Experts Predict Vibrant Fall Colors in Illinois

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Fall tree colors are expected to be vibrant in Illinois this year due to spring and summer weather.

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Pedestrian Hit, Killed on South 6th Street

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A man is dead following an accident on south 6th street near Stevenson Drive early Tuesday morning.

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Rauner: I’m Better Than Quinn for Black Business

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Says he hired many African-Americans when he ran GTCR

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Weather Conditions Help Advance Crops

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Vast majority in good or excellent condition

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The Case Builds for Locks and Dams

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Business, political interests meet on Chicago River