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Senator Manar Still Pushing Education Funding Reform

A proposal to change the formula that determines how public schools in Illinois are funded faces an uphill battle

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in Music

Bono says U2 isn’t advocating ‘free music’

The U2 frontman denies the band's recent album giveaway is undercutting other artists.

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in Entertainment

Ben Affleck buys American cars after time in Detroit

The actor says he was moved by the city and its economic struggles.

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Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement

Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.

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Macy’s to hire 86K workers for holiday season

The retailer plans to hire thousands more workers than last year.

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in Entertainment

Clooney caps wedding weekend with civil ceremony

The man once dubbed the world's "most eligible bachelor" bid goodbye to single life and married lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

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in Weird

Michigan State building $1M robot fish

It's a fishy story but the school says the pricy fish will help research in the Great Lakes.

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State Debuts “Delicious Destination” Designation

Nominate your favorite at state tourism web site

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in Music

Rod Stewart’s rep warns of lookalike

The phony Stewart has allegedly been duping fans and businesses into thinking he is the real deal.

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Study Says Illinois Gets What It Pays For, Mostly, in Building Roads

It's pretty good, says professor, considering winter clime

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in Music

Taylor Swift, Metallica to play first U.S. Rock in Rio fest

The annual Brazilian festival is branching out in 2015 with a U.S. version that will boast a wide variety of acts.

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in National

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Some in the GOP fear that conservative activists would have unrealistic expectations if Republicans run both the House and Senate.

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in National

FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

The air traffic control site was set ablaze by a field technician, causing delays and cancellations.

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in Entertainment

‘Equalizer’ tops weekend box office

The Denzel Washington thriller took the top spot over the weekend with $35 million in ticket sales.

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in Lifestyle

Obesity research takes high-tech twist

Researchers are turning to high-tech tools, like the Fitbit, to find new ways to combat growing waistlines.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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in Sports

Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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in Sports

Jeter closes career with hit against Boston rivals

Derek Jeter fittingly ended his MLB career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

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Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

in Local

Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

in Local

2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

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The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

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A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.