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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of today’s big sports headlines making news, Friday, Sept. 11. BRADY SHARP IN SEASON OPENER…


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U.S. preparing to welcome Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 refugees.


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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 11

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


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Ellen’s epic lip sync battle

It's a battle of talk show hosts as Jimmy Fallon faces off against Ellen DeGeneres to songs like Silentó's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and Rihanna's "BBHMM."


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New app lets makeup shoppers ‘Try It On’

Using facial recognition technology, consumers can snap a selfie, scan a bar code on their phone, and instantly know what they'll look like with that new shade of lipstick.


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New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

The long-overdue rules come in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 11

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


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Tornado Touches Down in Mason County, Strong Storms Rock Springfield

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.


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No Additional Conditions to be Added to Medical Marijuana Program

The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.


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Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

Official portrait Dr. Kruse

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SIU School of Medicine Names New Dean

Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.

Medal of Valor

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Springfield Police Officer Awarded Medal of Valor

Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.

MAP Grant Funding

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Colleges, Lawmakers Urge MAP Grant Funding Passage

A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.


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Brian Williams heading back to TV this month

The disgraced journalist will return to television as an anchor for breaking news on cable channel MSNBC.


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GOP Rep. Floats New Pension Idea

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.


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Illinois Gets Grants for More Flex-Fuel Gas Pumps

The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.


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Ringo Starr urges Paul McCartney to dig out old Beatles pics

The drummer is preparing to re-release his Fab Four photo book, "Photograph," later this month.


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Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


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The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.

Recent Headlines

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Train Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

enos park

Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.