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‘Game of Thrones’ star overwhelmed with fame

One of the hit show's youngest cast members says she is struggling to cope with the fame that comes with her role.

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BEST OF: Cavs sweep Hawks to head to NBA Finals

Watch Cleveland win the Eastern Conference Championship through the lens of a high-def slow-motion camera.

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NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks in Game 6

Here's a look at Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

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Little beer, big business

Craft? Micro? Increasingly, "nanobrews" slake local thirst

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U.S., allies put pressure on N. Korea’s nuclear program

The talks in Seoul follows a test of what the North said was a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month.

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Thieves get access to more than 100K tax returns

From February to May, attackers gained access to personal tax information.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 27

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

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Olive Garden continues to get creative with breadsticks

Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 27.

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Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

The tennis star has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers.

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Coolest Father/Daughter dance of all time

This Father of the Bride said his daughter has always been different so a traditional, sappy dance just wouldn't do!

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

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Sparks Fly as House Moves $36.3 Billion Spending Plan

Budget bills are moving out of the Illinois House and are being prepared for floor action in the Senate.

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Today in entertainment history: May 27

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

5-26-15 John Fulgenzi

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Fulgenzi, Langfelder Continue to Address Liquor License Voting Concerns

"It is what it is, and we have to make sure it works."

5-26-15 SMTD

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SMTD Votes to Cut Routes, Including State Fair Service

The Springfield Mass Transit District will be doing away with several routes that officials say are unused, in just a month's time.

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Springfield Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $400k

A Springfield woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from her former employer.

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Lawmakers Back Training for Hazardous Railroad Materials

The railroads that operate in Illinois are instructing local police and fire departments on how to handle a hazardous material spill.

3-26-15 National Guard

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Chatham Man Named Illinois National Guard Adjutant General

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard Hayes Jr. of Chatham as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.