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A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Amazon reveals top toy list

Halloween isn't over yet, but who are we kidding? Retailers have already put candy on clearance to make way for trees and tinsel.

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in Lifestyle

Verizon promises no Internet ‘fast lanes’

Verizon says it's not planning to strike any "fast lane" deals to help some websites load faster than others.

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in National, Sports

Bumgarner rides to the rescue for World Series win

The Giants won their eighth World Series title and the third in five seasons.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 30

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

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

in Local

Rauner Unimpressed with Recent Economic Announcements

Rauner says recent economic developments won’t do much for Quinn’s overall economic record.

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in Local

Milhiser: Andrea Little Could Face More Charges in DUI Deaths

Next court appearance set for November

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in National

Troops on Ebola mission face quarantine-like monitoring

All U.S. troops returning from the Ebola relief mission in West Africa face a strict, 21-day monitoring period.

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

in Local

Parsons Fails to Appear in Federal Bankruptcy Trial

The federal bankruptcy trial of Jeff Parsons continued Wednesday even though Parsons didn't show up.

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in Music

Phil Collins honored by Alamo Museum

A new museum in Texas will be named after Phil Collins to thank him for donating his multi-million dollar trove of artifacts.

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in Local

Yet Another Way for Students to Compete: Give Blood

High school students across central Illinois are being encouraged to donate blood

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in Election 2014, Local

Sheila Simon Talks Government Reform

Illinois comptroller candidate Sheila Simon is talking about reform.

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in Lifestyle

Use your smartphone to ‘think outside the bun’

Taco Bell debuted a mobile app that allows customers to order, customize their food, and pay from their phones.

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in Music

Pete Townshend ‘hates’ The Who

The rocker confessed that he hates his band and isn't looking forward to his upcoming farewell tour.

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in Music

Exhibit on Paul Simon’s life to debut at Rock Hall

The exhibit will showcase more than 80 artifacts, including Simon's first acoustic guitar, and handwritten lyrics for "The Boxer."

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in Local

Something Bad to Say about Customer Service? Contact CUB

Contest could net you $25 toward utility bill

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in Weird

A zebra walks into a bank …

A man named Bart Augustus allegedly robbed a bank and his name isn't the only thing that's unique.

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in Election 2014, Local

The Politics of Ebola in Illinois

Rauner favors travel ban; Quinn does not

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in National

Ford, Chrysler recall vehicles over fire hazards

The Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models are among those being recalled.

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in National

Feds sue AT&T, say it misled smartphone customers

AT&T allegedly didn't tell customers it would reduce speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing cycle.

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in Weird

Man busted for illegal ‘potato chips’

Police say they found a kilo of cocaine hidden inside a man's snack bag.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

in Local

Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

in Election 2014, Local

Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

in Local

Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

in Local

Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.