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The ‘Terminator’ takes over for Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host of NBC's reality TV show "The Celebrity Apprentice," replacing Donald Trump who quit the show to run for U.S. president.

Gregory Hays

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Christian County Authorities Looking for Escapee

Gregory Hays, 21, of Tower Hill was being arrested on a domestic battery charge when he allegedly escaped


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Durbin Wants Highway Bill Passed; Davis Wants Better

Sen. Dick Durbin says passing a long-tern federal transportation funding bill is job one.


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You may get to see King Kong and Godzilla duke it out on the big screen

Rumor has it that a crossover film might be in the works.


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U.S. expects more criminal charges in FIFA corruption probe

U.S. authorities have expanded their investigations into corruption within global soccer and expect to file additional criminal charges, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.


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Springfield Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Cory Small, 35, allegedly implied he had a gun and demanded money and cigarettes from the cashier.


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Ringo Starr auction to feature 800 items

Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, including a three-piece drum kit he used in over 200 performances and recordings, will be auctioned later this year.


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Lawsuit Climate Study Is “Bogus,” Say Trial Lawyers

Study skewed, group says, to paint Illinois as plaintiffs' paradise


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You’ll never guess where they found this diamond

A police investigation in Thailand has literally gotten to the bottom of the theft of a $278,000 diamond last week.


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Pawn Shop Law: Unintended Consequences?

It could fuel illegal gun trafficking


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Schools face teacher shortages after years of cuts

After years of recession-related layoffs and hiring freezes, school systems across the United States are in urgent need of more qualified teachers.


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GOP leaders’ complex fight to avoid federal shutdown

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill say there'll be no government shutdown this year. But with Congress, it's never easy.


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Gas prices down 27 cents

Further price drops are likely if crude oil prices don't skyrocket, because the Sept. 15 change to winter grade gasoline comes with a cost cut in much of the country.


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‘Jurassic World’ is summer’s most mistake-ridden release

The monster epic stomped to record box office takings upon its release in June, but it's also earned the less impressive title as the film with the most gaffes.


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Floyd Mayweather hangs it up

The boxing champ announced his retirement from the ring after successfully defeating Andre Berto to take his record to 49-0.


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Parents beware: Tricycles injure thousands each year

A new study cautions parents about the dangers of tricycles for kids.


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WATCH: Top fantasy performers of NFL week 1

Is your fantasy team already off to a rocky start? Check out this week's biggest impact players, and don't worry ... it's only week 1.


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Mariota makes memorable NFL entrance

Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four touchdown passes in the first half, looking like a pro in his NFL debut as the Tennessee Titans had an easy opener, throttling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jameis Winston 42-14 at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.


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Djokovic conquers Federer at U.S. Open for tenth major title

Novak Djokovic closed out the grand slam campaign in style beating long time rival Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open, leaving the Serb a hair away from one of the greatest seasons of all-time.


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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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Davis Is Optimistic about TPP


Anticipates Illinois impact

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No Adlai Here


Budget uncertainty and ALPLM's structural future are blamed

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Zopp Zaps Duckworth


This time, the subject is criminal justice

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Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

10-6-15 Springfield City Council

One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc

A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.