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Kevin Spacey auditioned for ‘Tigerbeat’ magazine

Maybe if "Tigerbeat" had put the "House of Cards" star on the cover, it would still be around.

FILE - In this June 11, 2007 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters while showing off his book, " The Maverick and the Machine" at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Walker's son Dan Walker Jr. told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home in California. Walker was governor of Illinois from 1973 to 1977. He was 92. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Former IL Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92

The Democrat was governor from 1973 to 1977.

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Rough day? Have a sewer beer

An Oregon utility is challenging home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and a special ingredient — treated sewer water.

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WATCH: Insane motocross triple backflip

Rider Josh Sheehan is "flipping out" after becoming the first person to successfully complete the stunt.

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‘Partridge Family’ star Suzanne Crough dead at 52

The actress, who portrayed Tracy Partridge on TV from 1970 to 1974, passed away suddenly on Monday.

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Man arrested for stealing Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses

The funky frames, valued at more than $2,000, had been taken out of a museum display case.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, April 29.

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Bolt’s Olympic preparations to be put into a documentary

The film will look back at the Jamaican sprinter's record-making career.

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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara really beat each other up for ‘Hot Pursuit’

From nearly-knocked-out teeth to a trip to the emergency room, the set wasn't exactly a safe place.

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Immigrant removals continue to decline under Obama

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade.

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Preview: NHL games of the night

Detroit takes on Tampa Bay tonight as the road to the Stanley Cup continues.

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Poll: Americans evenly split on gay marriage case

The poll was conducted just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that will likely decide whether state laws banning same-sex marriage are constitutional.

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Economy stalls in first quarter as weather, low energy prices bite

Economic growth braked more sharply than expected as harsh weather dampened consumer spending but there are signs activity is picking up.

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Impact of Budget Cuts: 3,000 Students

Testimony to senators over MAP grants

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Baltimore unrest forces fan-less Orioles game

Today's game against the Chicago White Sox will be a first for the MLB: it will be played in a closed stadium.

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‘Baltimore Mom:’ Rioting son ‘knew he was in trouble’

Toya Graham, who was captured on video smacking her teenage son for participating in the Baltimore riots, says she was "shocked" to see her son in the crowd.

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Tyson Foods hopes to rid chicken of antibiotics by 2017

Demand for more natural products is on the rise amid concerns that widespread antibiotic use can lead to drug-resistant germs.

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Police enforce curfew in Baltimore, disperse protesters

Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops dispersed protesters with pepper spray a day after the city was shaken by fires and violence.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 29

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

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Meat Loaf, the Fray Will Be on the Grandstand

Illinois State Fair is Aug. 13-23

Recent Headlines

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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

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Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

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Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

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Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.