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Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

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Rice files appeal against NFL’s indefinite suspension

The NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players are under scrutiny both by the league and the public.

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Police: Intruder caught cooking corn in home

A Massachusetts man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home to fix himself a snack.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Lawmakers want antibiotics out of chicken

Lawmakers want to rein in antibiotic use in livestock.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 17

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

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Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

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Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.

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North Mac Intermediate School Closed Again Wednesday

The district recreated the carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly 150 people to area hospitals

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Rauner: Medical Marijuana Program “Ripe for Corruption”

Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.

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New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

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Grand jury to weigh case against Stewart in fatal crash

The case of a fatal dirt-track accident involving the three-time NASCAR champion will be heard by a grand jury.

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are parents

The pair reportedly welcomed a baby girl last week.

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JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UPS hiring 95K temp workers for holiday season

UPS is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees for this year's holiday shopping season.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

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Obama to deploy troops as Ebola crisis worsens

The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.

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Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

He's not involved, spokesman says

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.