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in Weird

Couple arrested for tryst in police cruiser

Get a room! Now, get a jail cell! A Wisconsin couple is going to the slammer for having sex in a squad car.

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in Lifestyle

How about a $6K tiger’s head under the tree?

Holiday shoppers with stacks of cash can buy lavish gifts from the annual Christmas Book by Neiman Marcus.

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in Election 2014, Local

NRI Hearings Underway in Chicago

The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is on the griddle before state lawmakers Wednesday.

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in Election 2014, Local

First Lady Wants to Get Out the Vote

Michelle Obama helps Gov. Quinn in Chicago

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in Sports

Redskins’ Gruden: There’s no laughing in football

There's nothing funny about losing.

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in Entertainment

Robert Downey, Jr.: ‘Iron Man 4 is a go’

The actor reveals that a fourth installment of the hit Marvel movie is in the works.

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in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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in Sports

Cards overtake Dodgers, Kershaw to win series

Matt Adams belted a three-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to power St. Louis to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

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in National, World

U.S., Japan eye closer security ties

Japan and the U.S. will update defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades.

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in Sports

Wild pitch moves Giants into National League playoffs

San Francisco will take on the St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.

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in Sports

Poll: Most NFL fans think Goodell should keep job

Most NFL fans believe Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of recent domestic violence cases.

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in National

Americans living longer as most death rates fall

A new government report says not only has U.S. life expectancy inched up, but death rates have fallen.

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in National

U.S. medical workers get ‘crash course’ on Ebola treatment

As part of its escalated response to the worst Ebola outbreak on record, the CDC is teaching docs how to safely treat patients in West Africa with the virus.

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in Entertainment

Dad from ‘7th Heaven’ allegedly molested girls

The actor allegedly admitted to sexual misconduct with underage girls.

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in Viral Videos

Paralyzed bride shocks wedding guests

Hurt in a car crash six years ago, this Iowa bride can't feel her legs, but she was determined to walk down the aisle.

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in Lifestyle

Starbucks: More than 1K enrolled in tuition program

More than 1,000 baristas have enrolled at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay tuition.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local

Council Approves $3.15 Million Loan for Police Cars, Fire Truck, Public Works Tools

The Springfield Police Department will get 40 new squad cars, the fire department will get a new engine and the public works department will get a street sweeper.

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in Local

Rare Lincoln Artifacts Donated to Presidential Library

Photo, books from Lincoln on display

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in Local

Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

in Local

Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

in Local

Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.