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Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

5 days ago in Local

Investigator: Allegations Against Rutherford Unfounded

An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation.

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5 days ago in Local

2 Amtrak Trains Crash Wednesday

One was on the way to Illinois.

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Appellate Court Reverses Peoria Murder Conviction

An appellate court panel has reversed the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence for a shooting death in Peoria County.

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5 days ago in Local

IL Unemployment, Jobs Up

The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.

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5 days ago in Local

EIU Pres: Stopgap Money Isn’t Enough

The president of Eastern Illinois University says the $12.5 million the school receives in stopgap state funding won't be enough to get it through the summer.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: Talented voice actors can’t save long, slow ‘Angry Birds’

The major problem with "Angry Birds" is the lack of story.

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Legendary ’60 Minutes’ reporter Morley Safer dead

The journalist recently retired after more than four decades on the hit CBS news program.

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Golfer Phil Mickelson named in insider trading complaint

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson said he has agreed to return gains he made in 2012 from trading in Dean Foods Co stock and said he felt "vindicated" that U.S. authorities have not charged him with violating securities laws.

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Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

Bill Cosby is spending millions fighting criminal and civil cases around the country in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but to salvage what's left of his reputation.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Neighbors 2’ a funny, socially-conscious sequel

"Sorority Rising" lands as one of the better comedy sequels, with laughs that are familiar and steady, finding a comfort zone where raunchy charm and admirable conscience co-exist.

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5 days ago in Local

Rauner’s Endorsed Changes Are in Pot Bill

$100-200 ticket for up to ten grams possession.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Netflix launches website for internet speed test

The video streaming company separately also has a monthly ISP Speed Index, which updates subscribers on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience during prime-time hours.

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“Stingray” Limit Passes

Cell simulators would need warrant

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5 days ago in National, World

Senate Democrats frustrated with slow U.S. Syrian refugee admissions

More than half the Democrats in the Senate, including many of President Barack Obama's strongest supporters, signed a letter to him on Wednesday urging him to move more quickly to admit Syrian refugees into the United States.

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5 days ago in Sports

Spieth has score to settle in hometown event

Jordan Spieth returns to very familiar territory for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas, though he has a score to settle at the TPC Four Seasons Resort where he has finished no better than joint 16th in six starts.

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Derby winner Nyquist in No. 3 slot

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has drawn the No. 3 gate in the Preakness and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite.

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5 days ago in National, World

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea after swerving in mid-air and plunging from cruising height. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft "came down and is lost."

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Daniel Craig ‘done’ with the ‘James Bond’ franchise

The 48-year-old actor played the spy in 2006's "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace" in 2008, "Skyfall" in 2012 and last year's "Spectre."

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5 days ago in Sports

Warriors even West finals behind Curry’s surge

Stephen Curry exploded for 15 of his 28 points over a 1:58 stretch of the third quarter, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Oklahoma Thunder en route to a 118-91 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

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5 days ago in National

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds just 42 percent of adults consider the U.S. economy to be good while two-thirds say their own households are faring well.

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State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

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Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

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Jurors Drain County Resources

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Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

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Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County

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Election Board Concerned about Automatic Plan

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Driver's license component costly, they say

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Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.