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3 days ago in Local

Decatur’s Police Chief Fired

Chief Brad Sweeney was "terminated."

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3 days ago in Local

City Council Approves Local Tourism Grant — Emergency or Not

The Springfield City Council approved allowing the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau to receive an annual state grant totaling about $800,000.

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3 days ago in National

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them ‘imbeciles’

The former drug company executive sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.

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4 days ago in Local

Crimestoppers Calls for Help with Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurring a few weeks ago remains unsolved, and local police are asking for the public's help.

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4 days ago in Local

“Food Rescue” Program Still Works

About 10 years ago the Central Illinois Food Bank started a "food rescue" program.

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4 days ago in Sports

Cheerleaders of Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers cheerleaders hope to cheer Cam Newtown and team on to a Super Bowl 50 victory.

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform prior to an NFL preseason football game between against the San Francisco 49ers, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

4 days ago in Sports

Cheerleaders of Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders hope to cheer Peyton Manning and team on to a Super Bowl 50 victory.

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4 days ago in Local

Madigan to Fund Education Funding Task Force

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.

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4 days ago in Local

Early Voting Starts in Sangamon County

Early and absentee voting in Sangamon County for the March 15th Primary Election is now officially underway.

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4 days ago in Local

Illinois Businesses Now Must Post Human Trafficking Hotline

A new law is requiring many Illinois businesses to post information about a human trafficking hotline in an attempt to curb what officials call "modern-day slavery."

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4 days ago in Local

Jurors to Deliberate in Former Prosecutor’s Murder Trial

Ex-Adams County assistant state's attorney and all-Big Ten football player Curtis Lovelace has pleaded not guilty in Cory Lovelace's death.

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4 days ago in Local

Medical Marijuana Patients Now Top 4,400

Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 400 more approval letters sent in January.

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4 days ago in Weird

A prank call that will make you smash your own windows

Police in Tucson, Arizona, say pranksters convinced employees at a fast food restaurant to smash windows by pretending to be a fire-suppression company.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Non-Dairy-Ben and Jerry’s coming to a freezer near you

Raise your spoons! The Vermont ice cream maker has created four flavors using a certified vegan almond milk base.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Threat targets sheriff’s office at center of ‘Making a Murderer’

Authorities say a caller who phoned in a bomb threat to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office made an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the man at the center of the Netflix documentary.

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4 days ago in Sports

If NFL logos were pro wrestlers

The NFL meets the WWE.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is a good time

It’s an entertaining - if uninspired - retelling of a tale you’ve heard, read, and seen a dozen times. But this time, Lizzy Bennet’s packing heat, which just seems right.

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4 days ago in National

Just in time for tax season, IRS experiencing technical difficulties

The Internal Revenue Service says it is experiencing computer failure and temporarily cannot accept taxpayer returns.

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4 days ago in Sports

PREVIEW: PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open

As the PGA Tour makes its annual stop at TPC Scottsdale, the raucous and rowdy par-3 16th hole will be on full display.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Facebook marks 12th birthday with gift to users

Facebook is giving friendship collages to its 1.6 billion users in celebration of the social network's 12th birthday.

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18 hours ago in Local

Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

18 hours ago in Local

New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

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A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

18 hours ago in Local

U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

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University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

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USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

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The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

2 days ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.