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White House to announce steps to ease access to student aid

Among the measures Obama will announce in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday will be allowing aspiring college students and their families to apply earlier under the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.


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Kentucky clerk won’t authorize, or block, marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples returns to work, with supporters and critics alike wondering whether she will soon be back before a judge.


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‘The Perfect Guy’ has perfect opening weekend

Thriller "The Perfect Guy" narrowly beat out horror film "The Visit" for first place at the weekend box office, picking up a leading $26.7 million.


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There she is: Miss Georgia crowned Miss America

Georgia contestant Betty Cantrell was crowned 2016 Miss America on Sunday in a pageant that was overshadowed by events from three decades ago.


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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Monday, Sept. 14.


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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Sept. 14

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


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‘Donald Trump’ interviews Donald Trump

Before his interview with Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump interviews his "reflection" in the mirror.


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Look Out, Hillary Clinton

Sanders is getting attention

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Study: Illinois Infrastructure Gasps for Survival

Third big problem for Illinois; budget and pensions are the other two


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Lawmaker: Reinstate Death Penalty

Mass / serial killers, cop killers would qualify


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 14

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


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U of I Veterinary College Promises Changes After Cow Deaths

Five cows developed complications after surgery. One died and the other four were euthanized.

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Lawmakers Hear About False Claims Against Illinois Businesses

Two business owners and the head of the state Department of Revenue were before an Illinois Senate committee to tell their stories.


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SNAP Recipients, Grocers Complain About Payment Schedule

SNAP recipients say it's sometimes difficult to find fresh fruits, vegetables and meat in the last two weeks of each month.

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Official: Northern Illinois Officer was Struck by Two Bullets

The official says the fatal shot was fired from above the vest in a downward direction.

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Take Issue with Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda”

The state's trial lawyers are responding to Thursday's news that Illinois is third-worst in the nation when it comes to civil courts' friendliness to business.

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Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Death Penalty

Senator Bill Haine says the shooting of a Fox Lake police officer and the Charleston church shooting motivated him to sponsor a bill.

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Restrictions Easing After Deadly Bacteria at Veterans Home

Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source.

9-11-15 Ray LaHood

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Ray LaHood Proud of Son’s Win

Ray LaHood is proud of his son Darin for being elected in Thursday's special election.


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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.

Recent Headlines

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.