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in Entertainment

Kevin Spacey’s stalker sentenced to 4 years

A Massachusetts woman who threatened to torture the actor has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars.

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in Local

St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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in Local

Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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in Election 2014, Local

Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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in Election 2014, Local

Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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in Lifestyle

CDC urges healthy adults to get flu shot

The flu vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone age 6 months or older.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

in Weird

Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."

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in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia

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in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 18.

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in Music

Chrissie Hynde calls today’s singers ‘porn stars’

The rocker says there's a difference between talent and "porn stars trying to make records."

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in National

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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in Entertainment

Nick Cannon’s $2M – yes, $2 million! – shoes

The shoes hold more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in white gold with a weight of 340 carats.

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in Entertainment

Joan Rivers leaves fortune to her dogs

Oh, and some of it goes to her daughter too!

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in National, World

ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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in National, World

House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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in Sports

‘Second chance’ for Ray Rice not out of the question

The star running back is hoping for the same type of second chance that other tarnished NFL stars like Michael Vick have received.

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in Sports

Another day, another NFL player arrested

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on charges of aggravated assault in two alleged incidents of domestic violence.

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in Local

CO Detectors Are Not Required in Schools

After North Mac, expect legislation

In this Aug. 15, 1989 file photo ,Joan Rivers announces that she is starting a new syndicated talk show, "The Joan Rivers Show," in Los Angeles. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

in Features

2014 Notable Deaths

The celebrities we have lost this year.

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in Viral Videos

‘Star Wars’ minus music

Without John Williams, the Throne Room would be a scene full of people creepily smiling at each other.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

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Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

in Election 2014, Local

A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

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The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.

in Local

University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

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Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

in Local

Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

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Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

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Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.