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in Entertainment

Margot Robbie might be real-life Barbie

"The Wolf of Wall Street" star is film bosses' first choice to play the beloved blonde doll in a new live action movie.

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in Local

Manar Says Governor Not Responsive to Education Funding Bill, Gov. Disagrees

"The governor's lack of a position, or his indifference, about getting greater equity in the state when it comes to school funding - that's obviously hurting our cause," Manar said.

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IDOT to Talk Roads in Statewide Tour

Illinois transportation officials are going to visit multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's roads.

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in Lifestyle, National

Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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in Music

Pilgrimage fest to pay homage to history

A new music festival is heading to Nashville.

Budget Cuts

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Special House Panel Convenes, Scrutinizes Rauner Budget Cuts

A special Illinois House budget panel asked for the governor's definition of "non-essential spending."

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City Water Light and Power Doesn’t Meet Debt Coverage Ratio

City Water Light and Power didn't meet its required debt coverage ratio for the last fiscal year.

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Palazzolo Tapped for Sangamon Co. Circuit Clerk

Former Springfield Mayoral Candidate Paul Palazzolo could have a new job in county government.

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in National, World

Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

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in Music, Entertainment

Blake Shelton wants Luke Bryan to take his job

If the country star ever decides to take a break from NBC's "The Voice," he already has a replacement in mind.

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in Entertainment

Big bling: 100-carat diamond could fetch $25M at auction

Sotheby's will auction the stunning stone on Tuesday in NYC.

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in Lifestyle

Kraft giving Mac & Cheese a makeover

Starting in January, Kraft says its mac and cheese will be colored with paprika, annatto and turmeric.

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in Music, Lifestyle

You can smoke in Willie Nelson style

The music legend is preparing to release Willie Weed.

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in Sports

NBA: Watch the top 10 plays of the season

Some of the year's biggest dunks and best shots.

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in Sports

Preview: NHL games of the night

WATCH: A look at the slate of Stanley Cup playoff games being played tonight, April 21.

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in Music, Sports

Is R&B star Ciara dating Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson?

Rumor has it the "Goodies" hitmaker is dating the Seahawks QB.

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in Entertainment

Christopher Walken has no plans to retire

The Hollywood veteran doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

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in Sports

Tebow finds a team

The former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't played in the NFL since 2012.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, April 21.

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in Local

Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

Recent Headlines

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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.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

in Local

Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

Budget Cuts

State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.