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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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in Sports

Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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in Entertainment

Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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in Music, Entertainment

Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

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in National

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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in Local

Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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in National

Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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in Local

Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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in Viral Videos

When a giant crane lands on your house

Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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in Local

Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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Northwestern University Given $17.5 Million to Study New HIV Treatment

Northwestern University has been given a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to invent.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of hte big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. PRICE DEBUTS FOR JAYS…

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in National

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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

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in Weird

The $2,500 chicken leg

This chicken leg isn't for eating.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

Recent Headlines

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Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

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Jaymar McGrone, 16, made the plea after learning a grand jury has filed charges including First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

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Bail Set For Woman Who Misled Police in Lake County

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Kristin Kiefer is charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.

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State Police Search for Escaped Prisoner

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Joshua Drinnon broke out of a vehicle operated by Inmate Services Transport Company.

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House Overrides Amendatory Veto Regarding Heroin

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The vote was 105-5 to reject Rauner's removal of Medicaid coverage from the measure.

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Fox Lake Update: Tipster Allegedly Lied

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Countless man-hours wasted in Gliniewicz investigation