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in National, Viral Videos

Girl, 4, boards bus for 3 a.m. snack run

Little Annabelle Ridgeway was determined to get a slushie.

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in Music

WATCH: Stevie Wonder surprises Minneapolis church

The congregation of New Salem Baptist Church had a Sunday service they won't forget.

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in Entertainment

Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement.

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in Lifestyle

Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

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in Weird

Real life cookie monster takes cash box at Girl Scout sale

A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.

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in Sports

Hernandez fiancée to testify in murder trial

Shayanna Jenkins on Monday is expected to talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after Odin Lloyd was killed in 2013.

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PHOTOS: And then there were four

March Madness started with a bracket busting 68 teams and now we're down to the Final Four.

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‘Home’ tops weekend box office

Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna's new animated movie raked in $54 million this weekend.

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in Sports

MLB Spring Training: Pitching decisions made

Zach McAllister and T.J. House have won the two open jobs in the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation.

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in National

Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

Military officials are considering adjusting some of the requirements for certain jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.

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in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, March 30.

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in Local

How to Keep Jobs Stateside?

Durbin reintroduces tax credit

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Hugh Jackman is done with ‘Wolverine’

Jackman has played Wolverine for the past 15 years, including two stand-alone sequels.

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in Local

Mayor Not in Favor of Springfield Minimum Wage Hike

The mayor says the man who proposed the minimum wage increase doesn't understand what voters want.

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in Local

Smoke Detector Creates SIU Bomb Scare

Springfield Police responded to a bomb scare overnight near the SIU School of Medicine.

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in Music

Brian May denies Sacha Baron Cohen will star in Freddie Mercury biopic

The Queen guitarist slammed reports that the "Borat" star is back on board with the biopic.

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in Entertainment

For $40K you can fly the friendly skies with Al Pacino

"The Godfather" star is also giving film buffs the chance to have lunch with him for $12,000.

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Downstate Farm Fields Serve as Classrooms

Big tour by Harvard students

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in Entertainment

Harrison Ford released from hospital

The 72-year-old star is recovering after a dramatic plane crash earlier this month.

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in Local

New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.