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Congress to consider new version of sweeping defense policy bill

The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees said on Tuesday a version of the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping defense policy bill, would go before Congress this week, with $5 billion of cuts reflecting a budget deal passed last week.


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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 4.


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Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween candy prank

It's the fifth annual #HeyJimmyKimmelIToldMyKidsIAteAllTheirHa­lloweenCandy, and 2015 did not disappoint.


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Robin Williams’ widow speaks out

It's a question people have been asking since last August, when they heard Robin Williams had killed himself: why?

charles gliniewicsz

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Grim Finding: “GI Joe” Killed Himself

Radio call for help was the last they heard of him


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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Nov. 4

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


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A Dark Dome for the Holidays

Nice, but non-essential

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows entertainer Elton John speaking during a panel discussion after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in Washington. Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law. John said Wednesday that he visited Russia in December concerned that the new law would affect how he was treated as "an openly gay foreigner." He says he received a warm welcome.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 4

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

12 Baskets Full

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Group Gets Unused Meds to Less Fortunate

A new Springfield non-profit distributing wholesale drugs normally destroyed is working to send them instead to parts of the world that may need them more.

Warren Price and Darion Harris

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Murder Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Darion Harris, 20, allegedly helped shoot and kill William Dougherty.


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Murdered Springfield Man Identified, Accused Killers Appear in Court

Two of three people facing charges following Springfield's 10th homicide have made court appearances.

illinois supreme court

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Former SCOIL Chief Justice Fitzgerald Dies

“This is both a personal and a professional loss,” said Chief Justice Rita Garman.


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Jon Stewart headed back to TV

The comedian has signed a deal with HBO, his first entertainment project since quitting "The Daily Show" in August.


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Public Health Administrators Make Case: Fund Us, Please

Another byproduct of the state budget standoff: cutbacks in public health programs.


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October Warmer, Drier Than Normal

State climatologist Jim Angel says the National Weather Service is predicting the mild temperatures will continue this month.


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U.S. to fine Takata $70M over handling of air bag recalls

Millions of cars carrying Takata-made parts have been recalled around the world.


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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Knife Attack

Dustin Brown allegedly stabbed a Morton chess instructor.


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Macon County Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder

Plea comes as a trial was about to start.

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Featuring: Donald Trump
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/

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Trump to Campaign in Springfield

Trump will speak at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

jeannie schuur

Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

corey morgan

Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

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Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

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Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

Tammy Duckworth

Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.