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This fire truck is purple for a purpose

A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.


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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8

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


in Viral Videos

Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing

That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...


in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’

File this under "stupid."


in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer

It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Local

Illinois Economy Continues to Grow Slowly

The monthly measure of the state's economy is where it's been since May 2013 – slow, steady growth.

4-28-15 Rauner

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Rauner Reiterates Budget Passage Plea

A speech from Gov. Bruce Rauner on the budget impasse offers little new information.

10-7-15 Camp Butler

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Camp Butler Honors “Unaccompanied Veterans”

Twenty-one fallen military members were honored during the "Unaccompanied Veterans" ceremony.


in Local

Ward 2 Alderman Senor Denies Fighting Allegations

Police were called to the Inn at 835 on September 26th following reports of a disturbance.


in Local

Committee Recommends Pain Problems for Medical Marijuana Treatment

Vhronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, among items recommended.


in Local

Health Departments Want State Money

The Illinois Public Health Association says the state budget impasse is "eroding" the ability to respond to public health emergencies.


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Southbound I-55 Lanes Near Lincoln Reduced Due to Haz-Mat Situation

An overturned semi carrying hazardous materials has reduced I-55 southbound down to one lane just north of Lincoln.


in Local

Former Elected Official Goes to Prison After Name Change

A judge has sentenced an ex-Illinois official to prison after he changed his name, claimed he's dead and violated his supervised-release conditions.


in Local

Fox Lake Manhunt Proves Costly

More than $300,000 has been spent on the investigation


in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving

An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.


in Entertainment

We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’

We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.


in National, World

Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact

U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.


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Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.

Recent Headlines

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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

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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.

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Former Gov. Ryan Calls for Criminal Justice Reform


Former Gov. George Ryan is using examples from his own time in prison to call for changes to the criminal justice system.

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Students from China Help Champaign-Urbana

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More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana.

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Kent Gray Named Trump’s Illinois Campaign Director

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Featuring: Donald Trump
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/

**Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Gray directed reporters' inquiries to Hope Hicks, a national communications director for Trump, who wouldn't let us talk to him.