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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Cast of ‘Friends’ to reunite for TV special

The casts of one of TV's biggest comedies is reuniting next month on the network it once called home.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Cleveland Browns hire Bengals offensive coordinator as coach

The Browns have hired Hue Jackson as their next head coach.

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4 weeks ago in Local

LaHood Reacts to State of the Union

Congressman Darin LaHood says he was anxious to hear what President Barack Obama would say in Obama's first State of the Union address with LaHood now in Washington.

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4 weeks ago in Local

DCFS: Paperwork Problems = Lost Federal Money

State officials say the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services lost out on millions of dollars in federal money in recent years because it failed to process paperwork.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Navy Pier to Close for Ferris Wheel Construction

Chicago's Navy Pier will be closed to the public two days next week to clear the way for the installation of a new 196-foot Ferris wheel.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Leftover Money to be Used for U of I African-American Center

The University of Illinois plans to use money left over from a construction project to help build a new African-American cultural center.

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4 weeks ago in Local

McLean County Board Chair Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

The chairman of central Illinois' McLean County Board has resigned his seat a week after being hit with federal fraud charges.

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4 weeks ago in Music, Weird

When you get Sir MIx-A-Lot’s old phone number

Seattle University law student Jonathan Nichols thought it would be a good idea to get a local phone number to help with his job search ... little did he know that it would come with so much more.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Teens regularly exposed to secondhand smoke

Close to half of U.S. middle and high school students who never used tobacco themselves were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2013, often at home or in cars, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

CBS plans insane Super Bowl technology

You've never watched a Super Bowl like this before.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

PGA: Sony Open preview

The first full-field event of 2016 tees off in Honolulu where Jimmy Walker will look to win his third straight Sony Open title.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

Iran releases U.S. sailors after brief detention

Iran released ten U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

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4 weeks ago in National

Poll: Majority of Americans support next president pushing tighter gun laws

Half of all Americans support President Barack Obama's executive actions on gun control, a poll found, with a majority saying they would support the next president taking additional steps to tighten federal gun laws.

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4 weeks ago in Music

WATCH: David Bowie, in 9 songs that sampled him

We all know his hits - but how many more hits did he inspire?

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘Pixels’ among Razzies ‘worst film’ nominees

As awards season heats up in Hollywood, the annual Razzies Awards named the year's worst achievements in film.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment, National

Powerball hits $1.5 billion, largest-ever lottery jackpot for one winner

The jackpot for tonight's drawing climbed to $1.5 billion, making it the largest-ever U.S. lottery prize as well as the world's biggest potential jackpot for a single winner.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Monte Irvin, Hall of Famer who helped integrate baseball, dies at 96

Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a Negro League star who became one of the first black players in Major League Baseball and a mentor to Willie Mays, died on Monday at his home in Houston at age 96, MLB officials said on Tuesday.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

St. Louis Rams green-lit for move to Los Angeles

The St. Louis Rams are headed to Los Angeles and the San Diego Chargers have an option to join them after NFL owners voted on Tuesday to end the league's 21-year absence in the United States' second-largest TV market.

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4 weeks ago in National

Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Wanted man sends ‘better’ mugshot to police

A man wanted on a drunken driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mugshots that police put on their Facebook page, he posted a selfie of himself in a car wearing shades.

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22 hours ago in Local

Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

22 hours ago in Local

New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

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A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

22 hours ago in Local

U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

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University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

1 day ago in Local

USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

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The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

2 days ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.