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Illinois Prisoner Released Following “Coerced” 1999 Confession

A judge ordered Alstory Simon's release Thursday in response to a re-examination of his case.

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Police Seeking Tips on Springfield Garage Burglaries

Two garages were broken into on Yale Blvd.

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

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Oberweis, Durbin Spar Over Climate Change

Durbin says he is frustrated with climate change deniers

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

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The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.

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U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

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WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

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Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

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GOP: Our Votes Convert to Democratic

Election board: Alert a judge if this happens

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Phil Collins: Genesis reunion will ‘never’ happen

Phil Collins has ruled out a reunion of the classic Genesis line-up because he can never play the drums again.

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Durbin and Oberweis Debate Again

'entrenched insider' versus 'perennial candidate'

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Dog ‘arrests’ owner

A man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charges.

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NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players’ painkillers suit

The lawsuit, filed by former players, alleges teams gave them powerful painkillers to keep them on the playing field.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the biggest headlines in sports today, Thursday, Oct. 30.

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London eyes NFL team

An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a new study.

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IDOT: Follow the Rules of the Road This Weekend

Click It or Ticket! Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!

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NBA’s Taylor pleads guilty in domestic assault

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault.

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Mary-Kate Olsen is a married woman

The former "Full House" star has reportedly married her longtime boyfriend.

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Slipknot tops Billboard album chart, Taylor Swift eyes record debut

Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly chart, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

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.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.