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in Music

Freddie Mercury to be honored with London blue plaque

The prestigious honor will mark the Queen star's childhood home.

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in Entertainment

Michael Keaton channels ‘Batman,’ ‘Beetlejuice’ on ‘SNL’

The Oscar-nominee revisited his iconic characters during his stint as the guest host of "Saturday Night Live."

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 Lifestyle, Weird

Washington state job seekers … this bud’s for you

Legal pot has created job opportunities for people in Washington state who trim the marijuana plants with tiny scissors.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, April 6.

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in Music, Entertainment

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is making his own ‘South Park’

The rap mogul is entering the world of animation.

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in National

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under Obamacare are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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in National

Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

Business leaders say public relations campaigns may not be enough to immediately restore the state's damaged reputation.

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in Sports

All eyes on Indy as Badgers prepare to battle Blue Devils

March Madness comes to a close tonight as Wisconsin takes on Duke for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

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in Entertainment

‘Furious 7′ burns rubber at the box office

The high-octane seventh installment of the "Fast and Furious" series peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend.

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in Entertainment, Sports

David Beckham voted best celebrity dad

The soccer star earns high marks as a father.

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in Local

Dems Prepare to Blame Rauner for Overtime Session

Democratic lawmakers say if it seems like the legislature is heading for an overtime summer session, that’s on the governor.

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in Local

Illinois Economy Grows as Companies Add Jobs

The Illinois economy is growing at a rate seldom seen since the recession.

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in Local

National Park Service Plans Lincoln Commemoration

The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield.

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in National, World

Republicans push demand for vote on Iran nuclear deal

Some lawmakers want the U.S. Congress to be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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in Viral Videos

John Legend’s ‘You Can’t Touch This’ vs. Common’s ‘All Night Long’

John Legend does such a good MC Hammer impersonation we think they might be the same guy.

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in Weird

Not a whopper: Pot-bellied pig creates stir at Burger King

The restaurant just happened to running a two-for-$4 special on bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches.

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in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 6

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

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in Local

Jobe Votes “No” to Support His Boss, Gov. Rauner

He did it once, but Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he won't do it again.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 6

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

Recent Headlines

in Local

New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

in Local

Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

in Local

Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

in Local

DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

in Local

Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.