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4 weeks ago in Music

Celine Dion’s husband, René Angélil, dies after cancer battle

René Angélil, the husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, Dion announced.

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4 weeks ago in National

Obama will focus on criminal justice reform, cancer research in final year

The areas are relatively rare areas of common ground between Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress, part of a push to promote his priorities as attention turns to the race to replace him in the November presidential election.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Private ceremony planned for David Bowie

David Bowie will be remembered in a private ceremony, his family said, thanking fans for their support after the British rock star's death from cancer on Sunday but repeating requests for privacy.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

‘Grandpa gang’ guilty of biggest burglary in English history

Three men were found guilty in the largest burglary in English history, a daring raid led by ringleaders in their twilight years.

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4 weeks ago in National

Friendly no more: Trump, Cruz erupt in bitter fight at Republican debate

The New York billionaire and the Texas senator appeared to have a split decision by the end of the night, a sign that for all the bluster, little took place that could derail Trump from his lead position with a contest in Iowa on Feb. 1 to begin the search for a Republican presidential nominee.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Health Care Workers Concerned About State Overtime

Health care workers say 30,000 disabled Illinois residents who get in-home care will suffer because the state won't pay extra for overtime.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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4 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 15

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

Every dog, ever

Man's best friend ... they are nothing if not consistent.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Jan 15

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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4 weeks ago in Local

POW-MIA Ceremony

Look for the empty chair in the east hall off the Rotunda

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4 weeks ago in Local

Moving Toward More Effective Sentencing

What to do with people when they get out?

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence makes history with fourth Oscar nod

"The Hunger Games" star is the youngest actor ever to receive four Oscar nominations.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Kincaid Continues Flood Recovery

One of the hardest-hit parts of the due to last month's flooding continues to get help returning to some sort of normal.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Prison Time for Madison County Murderer

A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and concealing her death by dumping her body in Madison County, Illinois.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Judge Orders Release of Another Chicago Police Video

A federal judge has granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Vikings kicker to meet empathetic letter-writing first-graders

Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh plans to visit the first-graders who sent him letters and drawings of support after he was lambasted by fans for missing a field goal that could have given his team a win in Sunday's playoff game.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Stick-shift foils would-be carjackers

Pittsburgh police have been searching for two would-be carjackers who apparently can't drive a stick-shift.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Watch this fifth-grader pull off an incredible Steph Curry impersonation

Noah Cutler, a.k.a. Baby Birdman, is only in the fifth grade, but he’s already got some pretty sick moves.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar nominations with 12 nods

The 88th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 28.

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7 hours ago in Local

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Won't give up on "structural change"

12 hours ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

15 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

15 hours ago in Local

Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

16 hours ago in Local

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.