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Today in entertainment history: July 10

A look at the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

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Madigan’s Budget Concerns Remain

The thoughts of House Speaker Michael Madigan following the latest House session -- which resulted in a one-month budget getting passed -- sound awfully familiar.

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5 New Officers Join Springfield Police

Thursday was a big day for the Springfield Police Department, and a big day for Mayor Jim Langfelder.

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St. Clair County Judge Orders State Workers Be Paid

A St. Clair County judge has ordered the Illinois comptroller to fully pay state workers despite the Legislature's failure to adopt a fiscal 2016 budget.

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One-Month Spending Plan With State Employee Pay Attached Passes House

A one-month budget with guaranteed state-employee paychecks for July has won House approval but the change delays its delivery to the governor.

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‘Rush Hour 4′ is happening

Chris Tucker has confirmed the rumors: He is reuniting with co-star Jackie Chan for a fourth installment of the action comedy franchise.

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District 186 to Look into Transportation Expenses

The Springfield Public School budget isn't all positive, as administrators are worried about their transportation budget.

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Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

Prosecutors in California have charged the defensive tackle following allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancée while she held their 2-month-old child.

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Treasurer Offers No-Interest Loans Through Credit Unions

State employees who won't get paid until a budget is passed may be eligible for interest-free loans.

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Lawmakers Irritated No One Shows Up to Workers Comp Hearing

Not only did the Rauner administration snub a House committee's invitation to testify, it missed out on a good story to tell, in the opinion of the committee's chairman.

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Library of Congress honors Willie Nelson

The country star will be recognized for his exploration of the genre and for redrawing the boundaries to cross into jazz, blues, and rock.

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Sandra Bullock on playing a baddie in ‘Minions’

Bullock supplies the voice of the glamorous Scarlett Overkill, who wants the small yellow minions to help her get the British crown jewels.

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Vet makes startling find in dog with big appetite

A doc finds 62 hair bands and 8 pairs of underwear inside a hungry Pittsburgh pup.

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Serena dominates Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

Serena Williams feasted on familiar prey as she reached an eighth Wimbledon final with a superb 6-2 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova, her 17th win in a row over the Russian.

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Court Upholds Death Ruling in Fatal Northern Ill. Grain Bin Accident

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. filed the appeal after a Carroll County jury awarded $8 million each to the families of Alejandro Pacas, 19, and Wyatt Whitebread, 14.

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Taylor Swift is laughing all the way to the bank

Taylor Swift has reached another amazing chart goal in America, becoming the first artist to sell five million albums in…

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Ex-POW to Speak at Vietnam Veterans Convention in Springfield

The organization says William A. Robinson will give the keynote address to close out opening ceremonies on July 22.

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Police, lawmakers decry cellphone case shaped like handgun

Officials say a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun could be mistaken for the real thing.

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‘The Jeffersons’ star Irwin Keyes dead at 63

Keyes was best known for his role as Hugo, the bodyguard of George Jefferson, in the hit '70s TV sitcom.

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Mickelson won’t comment on gambling report

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson has refused to comment on allegations linking him to an illegal gambling operation.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

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Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.

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Questions About Accused Teen Murderer’s Mental Fitness

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Questions have risen about the mental fitness of a Springfield teenager being tried as an adult for murder.

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Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun Crimes

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Authorities say they have arrested ten people they beleive have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both.

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Blagojevich Attorney to Ask Full Court for Rehearing

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The unanimous ruling let 13 counts stand. Requests for full-court hearings aren't granted automatically.