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in Lifestyle

Sugary drinks still marketed to children

Children are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on TV, but they remain a prime target for marketers.

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in National

Obama to unveil immigration plan Thursday

The controversial plan on immigration policy is a go-it-alone move that could deepen the partisan divide.

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in Election 2014, Local

Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race, Frerichs Wins

Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.

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in Sports

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, retires

Collins, a 7-foot defensive specialist, played for six teams during his 13-year NBA career.

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in Music

Bono has 18 screws in his arm

The U2 frontman is recovering after fracturing his arm, eye, and shoulder blade in a bicycle crash.

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in National

A year’s worth of snow in a few days

An unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow contributed to multiple deaths.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

Celebrities play he waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic.

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in Viral Videos

WATCH: Drone footage of historic New York snowfall

Take a look at the record-setting snowfall in Buffalo.

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in Viral Videos

Christmas commercial takes century-old inspiration

The ad relives the extraordinary events of Christmas 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies found the true meaning of the holiday.

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in National

VW recalls 442K cars to fix suspension problem

Volkswagen is recalling hundreds of thousands of Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure.

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Aldermen OK $2M to Retrofit Generators

Sierra Club urged shutdown; CWLP says not economically viable

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in Lifestyle

‘Vape’ is the word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared "vape" its 2014 word of the year.

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in Weird

Dog has its day as mayor of San Fran

A Chihuahua named Frida won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day.

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in National

PHOTOS: Wild wintry weather

Record-setting snowfall is burying some cities as the entire country is plunged into below-freezing temps.

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in National

Obama could cut deal on Keystone pipeline

The controversial Keystone pipeline could become leverage with Republicans.

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in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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in Sports

Tide takes top spot

The Tide has turned in the latest College Football Playoff ranking.

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in Sports

Tiger Woods lashes out over Jenkins’ parody

The veteran golfer shot back at writer Dan Jenkins for penning a satirical interview, calling it "a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination."

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in Sports

NBA’s Dwight Howard being investigated for child abuse

Authorities in Georgia are investigating allegations against the Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard.

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in Entertainment

Comedian Tracy Morgan ‘struggling’ after crash

An attorney for the comedian said he is struggling to return "to the way he was" after suffering a serious brain injury.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.