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immigration

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Appeals court to take up Obama’s immigration action

Judges will consider whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

concussion

in Sports

Judge gets first chance to vet new NCAA head injury deal

A U.S judge will soon get his first chance to scrutinize a reworked deal in a class-action, head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA.

congress

in National

Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

A difficult bipartisan agreement over global U.S. trade policy is turning into a bitter battle among Democrats.

doggieflu

in Lifestyle, National

Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

dogflu

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, April 17

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

diaper

in Weird

Dirty deeds: $500 reward issued in diaper dumper case

Police are on the lookout for the person who has tossed more than 24 buckets of dirty diapers into the streams of Maine.

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in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Amazing Robin Williams impersonations

Jamie Costa performs 20 fantastic impersonations, but his Mrs. Doubtfire voice is the best.

carbon_monoxide

in Local

House Passes North Mac Inspired Bill to Put CO Detectors in Schools

Sponsor wants to prevent another North Mac

nirvana

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 17

A look back at Hollywood's biggest headlines.

4-16-15 Storm Sewer Meeting

in Local

City Attempts to Address Northeast Springfield Flooding Problems

The Springfield Public Works Department will try to work on and investigate the storm sewer system in one part of Northeastern Springfield.

4-16-15 Carillon

in Local

Park Board Approves Master Plan for Carillon

There is now a long-term place in plan for Springfield's Carillon.

sethrogen

in Entertainment

Seth Rogen launches crowdfunding campaign for Alzheimer’s film

The "Knocked Up" funnyman wants fans to donate so he can complete a heart-wrenching documentary about the degenerative condition.

school board headquarters

in Local

Springfield, Area Districts Get Some State Money Back Following Cuts

Springfield Public Schools will get about $798,000 from the state due to the fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner's across the board budget cut.

Weekend Newswatch

in Local

Illinois Remembers Holocaust at Old State Capitol

"It's a day when we remind ourselves of what can happen when evil people do evil things, and good people do nothing about it."

apple2

in National

Apple helps preserve 36,000 acres of American forest

The tech giant also says it's meeting a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy.

gaymarriage

in National

Stories of love, life in Supreme Court gay marriage fight

Stories of love, parenthood, illness and death are at the heart of the case for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

Survey

in Local

UIS Conducting Another Sangamon Co. Citizens Survey

This year's survey will focus on education, but also will deal with other issues.

Kip plays in a tree with other infants.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Monkey Kingdom’ has potential to entertain, educate

"Monkey Kingdom" compels attention as it shares eco-savvy information kids may even remember.

marijuana

in Local

Saturday Deadline Regarding Medical Marijuana Testimony

Those who want medical marijuana to be available to treat more afflictions have until Saturday to sign up.

schock

in Local

Report: Schock Spent Campaign Money at Tiffany & Co. Prior to Resignation

Schock spent $3,100 at Tiffany and Co. for bowls to donors.

Recent Headlines

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General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Illinois General Assembly

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

in Local

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.

in Local

Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

justice scale

Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.

in Local

Former Springfield Hospital Director Will Plead Guilty

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

in Local

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

Accounting

Case is being taught in accounting and forensic accounting courses.