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PHOTOS: MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards continued its tradition of sweet and shocking moments.

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Pop’s ladies lead MTV VMAs with raunchy moves, tears

With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows entertainer Elton John speaking during a panel discussion after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in Washington. Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law. John said Wednesday that he visited Russia in December concerned that the new law would affect how he was treated as "an openly gay foreigner." He says he received a warm welcome.

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27 artists who could reach EGOT greatness

Only a dozen entertainers have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar AND a Tony award. See who could join their exclusive club next.

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‘Breaking Bad’ scavenger hunt marks the show’s last Emmys

Aaron Paul is giving fans a chance to win signed memorabilia from the hit series before the Emmy Awards on Monday.

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UK film veteran Richard Attenborough dead at 90

Actor and director Richard Attenborough died after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades.

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LaHood: Raise the Gas Tax!

Who's with him?

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

"James Bond" star Sean Connery, and talk show host Regis Philbin are among those born on Aug. 25.

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Former Advisors To Governor Quinn Subpoenaed For Emails

Three former top advisers of Governor Pat Quinn have been subpoenaed to hand over emails as investigation continues into failed Anti-Violence program.

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Section of I-70 Named For Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Former Congressman Jerry Costello receives honor by having a stretch of I-70 named after him.

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St. Louis Rams Receiver Says He Relates To Ferguson, Missouri Residents

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt says he can relate to what Ferguson, Missouri residents are going through.

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IDNR Receives U.S. Agriculture Grant To Expand Parks

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives $1.7 million dollars to expand parks.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

Green Party vows to fight decision

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

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Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

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Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.

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Rauner Tells GOP Not to Expect Favors if He is Elected

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.

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he won't offer any patronage jobs to GOP members if he wins.

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.