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Do you ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ this new Facebook option?

Facebook users took to the social media site on Wednesday to react to the company's decision to test what Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called a "dislike button" - and not everyone liked the idea.


in Sports

Oscar Pistorius too broke for new trial

The former athlete is serving five years in prison for shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home in South Africa in 2013, but prosecutors in the country are pushing for a retrial on a charge of murder.


in Sports

PREVIEW: The BMW Championship

Fresh off a bye week, Jordan Spieth looks to get back on track at Conway Farms teeing it up with the other 69 top ranked players in the FedExCup standings.


in Weird

WATCH: The LEGO Vatican

It took the Rev. Bob Simon some 10 months to create the architectural feat.


in National

Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday.


in National

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump came under heavy attack from his rivals in a contentious U.S. presidential debate, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina emerged from the back of the pack to lead the charge.


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Defense Secretary: Budget woes send ‘wrong message’ to potential foes

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned that continued uncertainty about U.S. military spending levels would send "the wrong message at the wrong time" when Russia and China are rapidly advancing their technologies.


in Entertainment

Gorge yourself on Olive Garden … for seven weeks only

Olive Garden is bringing back its "Pasta Pass" that lets people eat on as much pasta as they want for a limited time.


in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's sports headlines, Thursday, Sept. 17.


in Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Ariana Grande is a boss at impressions

You've never heard "The Wheels on the Bus" like this before.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 17

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


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 17

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

Steve McClure

in Local

Assistant State’s Attorney Mulls Running for McCann’s State Senate Seat

Steve McClure is taking a month off to determine whether he wants to run for State Senate.

SCC Kidzeum

in Local

Springfield City Council Discusses More Money for Kidzeum

The Springfield City Council wants the fundraising to build the Kidzeum to be successful, but some aldermen are concerned about what a request for more money may be able to do.

Durbin VA Caregiver

in Local

Durbin Wants Acceptance of Syrian Refugees

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says far more Syrian refugees should be accepted into the U.S. than what President Obama has proposed.


in Local

Springfield Man Faces Federal Charges After High Speed Chase

Terrell Adetunji could face as many as 50 years in prison if convicted.


in Local

State to Provide Funding for Disabled Kids During Budget Impasse

Illinois will begin paying for programs to help young children with developmental disabilities despite not having a state budget in place.


in Local

More Central Illinois Mumps Cases Reported

16 cases of mumps have been confirmed in McLean County, including four linked to Heartland Community College.


in National

Obama urges Congress to avoid shutdown

There's only a handful of congressional work days remaining until the Oct. 1 deadline, when some federal agency operations could shut down for lack of money.

Student Testing

in Local

State Superintendent “Previews” PARCC Scores

New administration. New schoolmaster. New test. New results?

Recent Headlines

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

5-26-15 Langfelder

The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.

in Local

SIU HealthCare Launches Online Patient Portal

SIU Health Portal

Patients of SIU HealthCare can now manage their health records online.

in Local

Effort to Save Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/

A foundation has taken possession of the boyhood home of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, brothers who made it big in show business.

in Local

Southern Illinois Disapproves of Rauner’s Job Performance — Poll

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.

More than 50 percent of southern Illinois voters disapprove of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job performance, according to a new poll.

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It’s “Mammogram Monday”

breast cancer

Central Illinois women are being encouraged to get free mammograms in the month of October.