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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

For the first time publicly, the U.S. military says it plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

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‘Say anything’ with Blake Lively

This seems like a legitimate use of Scotch tape.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 23

A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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Economic Development, Historic Sites, and the ALPLM – Oh, My

Public-private partnership for Illinois DCEO, which would absorb Historic Preservation; presidential library / museum would become its own agency.

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Senate Votes to Restore $26m in Human Service Cuts, House Approval Questionable

The State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to restore $26 million in grant money the governor froze.

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1st Springfield Bicycle Repair Station Installed

Springfield bike trails will soon have seven bicycle repair stations along them.

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Springfield’s Condell House on Endangered Historic Sites List

This year's list of Illinois' most endangered historic places includes a Lincoln-era home in Springfield.

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Area Disposal Drops Idea for PCB Storage at Clinton Landfill

PCB's are chemical compounds once used in products such as paints and fluorescent lights.

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It’s now easier to sue the government

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for people to sue the federal government.

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Food Bank Needs Help Winning More Wal-Mart Money

The Central Illinois Food Bank says after getting $60,000 from Wal-Mart last year through a competition, they're going to try again.

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Zoning for West Side Apartments Approved Despite Objections

The Springfield City Council is green-lighting an apartment complex going up on the west side, years after it was first proposed.

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Sandra Bullock named world’s ‘most beautiful’

The "Speed" star beat Ariana Grande and Gabrielle Union to top the annual poll.

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Rauner to Citizens Club: Stop “Fair Share” Teachers Fees

Rauner tells the Citizens Club of Springfield "we'll deal with that later."

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New Voter Registration Law May Complicate Schock Special Election

The law, taking effect June first, allows voters to register at polling places on Election Day, and then vote.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon play ‘Pictionary’ with LL Cool J and Rose Byrne

Some of us are better at art than others ... LL Cool J not so much.

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Legislation Would Ban Some Red Light Cameras

The Illinois House has approved a proposed ban on red light cameras in certain communities.

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Art Institute Gets Major Donation

Chicago's Art Institute says it has received what's being called the largest gift of art in its history.

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Katy Perry can’t corner the ‘Left Shark’ market

Officials have denied the "Roar" singer's attempts to trademark the underwater backup dancer that made a splash at the Super Bowl.

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‘Guitar Hero Live’ is going to blow its predecessor out of the water

Real bands, live crowds, and a new six-button controller mean the next generation of "Guitar Hero" is going to flip the script.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.