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4 weeks ago in Music

Rock Hall welcomes 2016 class

Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, and California rappers N.W.A. were all honored during a ceremony in NYC.

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4 weeks ago in Local

April 29th is Tax Freedom Day for Illinois

Illinoisans will have to work until April 29 to pay off their tax burdens this year, according to a national…

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4 weeks ago in Local

State Lawmakers Look to Hold the Line on Pension Abuse

Three new bills, all headed for a full vote in the Illinois House of Representatives, would restrict who qualifies for pensions, stop employees from trying to earn two pensions at once and call public attention to spiking the value of a pension right before retirement.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

4 weeks ago in Local

Prosecutors Detail Sex-Abuse Allegations Against Hastert

Prosecutors in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case are seeking up to six months in prison for the former U.S. House speaker.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Officers of the Polish Army See How Things are Done in Illinois

Officers with the Polish Army have been visiting Illinois, for a “lessons learned” session in Chicago and Springfield.

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4 weeks ago in Local

Suspect in Murder of former Springfield Dentist Detained in Mexico

Brenda Delgado is facing capitol murder charges pending extradition to the U.S.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Hardcore Henry’ is technically savvy but not much fun

The action is relentless, violent, and eventually tiresome. The film essentially becomes a first person shooter game set to autopilot, much more successful as a technical achievement than resonant narrative.

Villanova players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against North Carolina, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. Villanova won 77-74. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

4 weeks ago in Sports

The week’s top sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

A fishing boat heads out to sea while a pedestrian walks along a jetty as the sun rises, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Bal Harbour, Fla. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the area will reach the upper 70's. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

4 weeks ago in National

Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘The Boss,’ ‘Hardcore Henry’ highlight box office offerings

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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4 weeks ago in National

Cost of mailing a letter drops to 47 cents beginning Sunday

The cost of mailing a letter is going down.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Tracing the birth of baseball

Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate. And with it a new birth date, and new founding father.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment, Sports

Watch NBA TV for free this weekend

NBA fans who don't have NBA TV will catch a break — and a chance to see history — this weekend.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle, Weird

Pay your taxes, buy a Slurpee at the 7-Eleven

It may sound like a strange idea — but it's part of an IRS effort to provide new ways to pay taxes for those who don't have a bank account or credit card.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Organizers unveil 4 candidates for logo of 2020 Olympics

The designs were selected from 14,599 entries in a contest open to the public.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

Big apple chill: Cold snap could nip fruit in bud

The late-season Arctic blast in the East could take a big bite from their budding crops.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘American Idol’ crowns 15th and final winner as TV show ends

Trent Harmon is the last winner of the reality TV singing competition, as the show that launched the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood said goodbye.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy returning for more ‘Gilmore Girls’

The Oscar nominee was a key player in the beloved sitcom, playing Sookie St. James, the best friend of Lauren Graham's lead character, for all seven seasons of the show.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

Kerry urges Iraq not to let politics impede war against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Baghdad on Friday, urged Iraq not to let its political crisis interfere with the fight against Islamic State and voiced unequivocal support for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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12 hours ago in Local

UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

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Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

12 hours ago in Local

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

12 hours ago in Local

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

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.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

13 hours ago in Local

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

14 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner