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Report: Schock Spent Campaign Money at Tiffany & Co. Prior to Resignation

Schock spent $3,100 at Tiffany and Co. for bowls to donors.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West among ‘most influential’

The reality TV star and her rapper husband are listed as among the world's top trend setters.

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Judge Says Lawyers Get $1.5M in Retiree Premium Refunds

A state pension law was overturned by the state Supreme Court last summer, because it altered promised benefits.

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Police Seek Springfield Church Burglars

Springfield Police are looking for people who broke into an east side church.

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in Weird

Buy our undies … or else

You've got two choices: wear our underwear or go commando.

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#TBT: ‘Casablanca’ premieres

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A look back at a big Thursday in Hollywood history.

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‘Model G’ closing the gap in hospital gown fashion

A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a hospital gown that aims to offer more style and fix a lack of rear coverage by other gowns.

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Lady Antebellum’s tour bus catches fire

Lady A's lead singer Hillary Scott is OK, after the tour bus she was on burst into flames on a Dallas highway.

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Meow! You can learn to speak ‘cat’

A new book says frisky felines make 16 different meow sounds.

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New Kentucky Derby suites offer ‘dirty’ view

A year after a dust up, Churchill Downs is opening suites for the owners of Kentucky Derby horses so close to the track they can see the dirt being kicked up.

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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard teaming up again

"Django and Jimmie" is due out June 2.

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Hawks, Habs, Flames open playoffs with wins

The Chicago Blackhawks have the upper hand in their division semifinal series following a marvelous comeback in Nashville.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, April 16.

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in Sports

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

The former New England Patriots tight end was sentenced to life in prison, but his legal troubles aren't over.

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NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

The league's stadium czar pressed Raiders executives and government officials on their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is already facing a high-stakes legal challenge.

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Fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages

Workers rallied in several cities for higher pay, saying they cannot survive on the hourly wages paid by many corporations.

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After 2 decades on the catwalk, supermodel Gisele Bundchen retires

The Brazilian beauty has graced the runway for the last time.

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LGBT Agenda: No Conversion Therapy

Lessbian state rep says her mom tried to convert her

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That video of Dennis Quaid’s meltdown isn’t what it seems

Turns out the actor's expletive-filled rant was really a skit.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

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$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

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The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

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Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

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The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

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Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

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A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.

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LaHood So Far Front-Runner to Replace Schock

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State Senator Darin LaHood remains the favorite to replace Aaron Schock as the 18th District Congressman.