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4-9-15 Illinios Petroleum Marketers Association

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Group Doesn’t Want Gas Tax Hike

The Legislature might again raise the gasoline tax in order to either help a new capital construction plan or as a revenue generator for the state.

Springfield Housing Authority

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Springfield Housing Authority Approves Loan for Vinegar Hills Project

The Springfield Housing Authority has been given the go ahead to seek a $3 million loan to help pay for the Villas at Vinegar Hill senior housing complex.

3-9-15 Durbin

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Durbin Talks About Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress wants a say in any final deal regarding Iran's nuclear program, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it runs the risk of wrecking the negotiations.

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Awesome! ‘LEGO Dimensions’ combining bricks and franchises

The creators of the "LEGO" video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise.

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The Netflix Watch

Because life is too short to waste precious time NOT watching Netflix.

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Lawmakers: Collect Sales Tax We Should Be Collecting

The state is losing millions in tax that it should be collecting to people who buy stuff online and don't pay.

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Police Seek Hit and Run Driver

Springfield Police are looking for help finding out who hit a bicyclist and then drove off in a hit and run.

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Aaron Hernandez trial: Judge warns of mistrial risk

The jury has begun its third day of deliberations on whether Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd.

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#TBT: ‘King Kong’ storms NYC

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A look back at a big Thursday in Hollywood history.

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PHOTOS: Aaron Hernandez trial

The former New England Patriots star is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd.

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Iran’s Khamenei breaks silence in nuclear deal, says sanctions must go

The Iranian leader demanded sanctions be lifted at the same time as any final agreement on curbing its nuclear program.

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. taking on new role as celebrity chef

The "She's All That" star will show off his culinary skills.

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Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident, tourism ambassador

Tokyo unveiled a Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level in honor of the famed beast.

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Frances Bean Cobain isn’t into Nirvana

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has revealed a shocking truth.

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Remember when we all wore JNCO jeans?

While the huge '90s jeans are trying to make a comeback, teens are shocked we ever wore these mammoth pants in the first place.

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NFL breaks ground with female official

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has hired Sarah Thomas to be its first female full-time game official. The 41-year…

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, April 9.

Joan Jett attends a screening of Lifetime's "Big Driver" on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in New York.

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Miley Cyrus to honor Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The provocative pop star will pay tribute to Jett and her band at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

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You can soon watch YouTube without ads

YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads.

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Events Planned Statewide to Commemorate Civil War’s End

Events across the state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

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Thousands Attend Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

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Sunday wrapped up three days full of activities to commemorate the anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral

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Kirk Sponsors Bill to Help 9-11 Rescue Workers

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170 Illinoisans helped with NYC rescue efforts.

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Illinois Economy Cruising Along

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Flash index at 107.1 up from 107 one year ago.

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Governor Rauner Honors Lincoln During Commemoration Events

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend’s commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president’s…

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Draws Hundreds to Capitol City

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Many attendees dressed in period costume during events commemorating 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral.