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4 days ago in Local

Quincy Murder Trial Deliberations Continue

Jurors in the Quincy area have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of a former local prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Smoking bans lead to better national health

People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to a fresh look at past research from 21 nations.

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4 days ago in Viral Videos

Watch what this guy does with his iPhone

This experiment will make you want to hit the slopes and take your cell phone along for the ride.

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4 days ago in Local

Procurement Board Member Criticizes Rauner Proposal

A member of a state board Governor Bruce Rauner at least indirectly called on to the carpet earlier this week in his effort to push consolidation of government procurement efforts says Rauner has what his board does all wrong.

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4 days ago in Sports, Weird

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.

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4 days ago in Local

Logan County Working to Address Heroin Epidemic

The Healthy Communities Partnership (HPC) held a meeting in Logan County on Tuesday to help set up an action plan to end heroin use in the community.

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4 days ago in Local

Teacher Charged with Using App to Arrange Sex with Teen

A high school math teacher faces felony charges after police in southern Illinois say he used an anonymous social media app to arrange a sexual encounter with an eighth-grader.

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4 days ago in Weird

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

It has no windows — but offers unrestricted views of Armageddon.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Ben Stiller pouts his way into the record books at ‘Zoolander 2’ premiere

Ben Stiller entered the history books on Thursday night when he set a record for taking a picture with the world's largest selfie stick during the "Zoolander 2" premiere in London.

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4 days ago in Music

Johnny Cash gets his own spider

The black spider was found near Folsom Prison, the California jail where Cash performed in 1968 and wrote the track "Folsom Prison Blues."

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4 days ago in Sports

BMX icon Dave Mirra dead in apparent suicide

Mirra, a BMX biking pioneer, won 14 gold, six silver and four bronze medals in ESPN's X Games from 1995 to 2009.

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4 days ago in Sports

Five Super Bowl storylines to watch

Five storylines to watch for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

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4 days ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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4 days ago in Sports

How a Super Bowl game ball is made

There are just a few people responsible for manufacturing every NFL game ball. Find out how they're made.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ isn’t the Coen Brothers’ best – but it’s not their worst

Beneath all the old Hollywood glamour is familiar Coen territory: faith, folly, finding your purpose and just trying to live a good life.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

‘Playboy’ puts its clothes on – sort of

The great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway strips off for a revamped issue of the magazine as it abandons full frontal nudity for flirty, more natural shots of women.

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4 days ago in National

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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4 days ago in National

Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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4 days ago in National

Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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4 days ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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1 hour ago in Local

Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

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First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

14 hours ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

14 hours ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

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The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

14 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

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Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

14 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

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A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.