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3 weeks ago in Local

Carl Sandburg Statue Dedicated in Poet’s Hometown

A bronze statue of poet Carl Sandburg has been dedicated to his hometown of Galesburg.

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3 weeks ago in Local, Sports

Wrestling Hall of Fame Removes Hastert Awards

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Construction Worker Dies After Gas Explosion

A construction worker from southwest Illinois has died several weeks after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion while on the job.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Race-Related Protests on SIU Carbondale Campus

Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Little Optimism About Medical Marijuana Additions

Board chair Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple says the advisory board is moving forward and evaluating the 15 health conditions on its agenda.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Hotel to be Built at Chicago’s Navy Pier

The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Stuard wins in New Orleans after playoff

Journeyman Brian Stuard clinched his first PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Jamie Lovemark and South Korean An Byeong-hun at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Monday.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Bills about Loosies and Slurpees at the Capitol

"Loosie" sale could be decriminalized; "stolen valor" could be expanded

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3 weeks ago in National

Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

It's a U.S. taxpayer's dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.

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3 weeks ago in Sports, Viral Videos

It’s not ‘Regulators:’ Warren G butchers ‘Ball Game’

WATCH: The rapper messed up the first line and sang off-key.

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3 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Researchers say concussions and traumatic bran injuries are on the rise on playgrounds across America.

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3 weeks ago in Local

You Can Lose Your Hearing Various Ways

Everyone knows that getting older usually means loss of hearing.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is ‘most disliked’ trailer of all time

The trailer for the all-female remake of the classic 1984 comedy hits theaters this summer.

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3 weeks ago in Weird

Wee-lief! This airport restroom has gone to the dogs

Dogs and other animals now have a bathroom of their own at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Kit Harington apologizes to ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

SPOILER ALERT: The British actor has been insisting that Jon Snow was dead for months, since the end of the 2015 season, when it appeared he had been killed off.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Control and conscience divides heroes in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Marvel's band of Avengers are usually a friendly bunch, but when faced with the destruction of their heroic efforts to save the world, the superheroes are split between maintaining control of their powers or going under government contract, leading to an explosive battle.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Ringling elephants, a famed U.S. circus act, pack up trunks for retirement

Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is not enough.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Mayweather happy in retirement but hints at ring return

Mayweather quit boxing in September after accumulating a 49-0 record during a 19-year career that produced world titles in five weight divisions and earnings in excess of $800 million.

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3 weeks ago in National, World

Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses

Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm says.

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Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

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The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

8 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

8 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

8 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

8 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.