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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ debuts to franchise-low $101 million

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" dominated the weekend box office. The final film in the science-fiction franchise debuted to $101 million, but even that massive figure wasn't as big a sendoff for Katniss Everdeen and her fellow revolutionaries as some had predicted.


in Entertainment

HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week

From classic specials to movies and competitions, this week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.


in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 23.

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in Local

Rebirth Here for Quaker Steak?

Restaurant chain sold


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

A Thanksgiving appetizer so good you’ll have to hide it

Long before the turkey comes out of the oven golden and glistening your family will probably be snacking on apps.


in Music

One Direction wins big at American Music Awards, Paris takes spotlight

British boy band One Direction swept the top honors at Sunday's American Music Awards, while a sorrowful tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris lent a somber note to a night of otherwise vibrant performances.


in Viral Videos

Unseen ‘Star Wars’ auditions

With the help of "Saturday Night Live," J.J. Abrams shares some of the best"The Force Awakens" screen tests.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 23

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


in Local

No Dem Primary for Comptroller

Biss drops out, making way for Mendoza v Munger


in Local

Illinois Lawmakers Praise FDA

Nasal-spray heroin antidote approved


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 23

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.


in Entertainment

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s epic Janet Jackson lip sync performance

"The Night Before" star nailed his performance of the 1989 hit "Rhythm Nation" - right down to the lip gloss and dance moves.


in Entertainment, Sports

Security stepped up at WWE match amid ISIS threat

The FBI is investigating after online activists claimed members of Islamic State were planning to target the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta.

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New Philadelphia Gets an App to Boost Tourism

The New Philadelphia augmented reality app — called "New Phil AR" — has been accepted by Apple.

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Towering Collinsville Ketchup Bottle Gets New Owner

A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports…

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Eileen Quinn, Mother of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies at 98

Eileen Quinn was a frequent presence on the campaign trail during her son Pat's political career.

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Governor’s Task Force Explores School Consolidation in Illinois

Task Force Member says biggest issue facing small school districts is State not paying it's bills.

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U of I Officials Respond to White Student Union Group’s Social Media Page

An online response to the Facebook page from the university's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations says there's a course offered: Being White in a Multicultural Society.


in Black Friday, Weird

What a $45,000 Thanksgiving Dinner looks like

Imported, free-range, organic, super special everything AND a 2-carat diamond on the dinner table? This is one heck of a Turkey Day.

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Illinois Hospital Association Board Names New Top Executive

The Illinois Hospital Association will soon have a new top executive.

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Springfield City Council Waits to Establish Drone Policy

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The Springfield City Council is apparently willing to wait a little while for further regulations from higher powers in government on drones.

in Local

Rauner Stands by Refugee Stance

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.

in Local

Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

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When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.

in Local

Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting


Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

in Local, National

Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.