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Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

He dressed American first ladies and Hollywood stars, to become one of the most sought-after designers of the last half-century.

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in Sports

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

The Olympic sprinter was sentenced to five years in prison, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.

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in Lifestyle

Apps bring playtime back to real world

Parents eager to get children away from video screens can turn to apps to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

College mascots ‘Shake It Off’ parody

Big Ten mascots show off their dance moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

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in Entertainment

14 photos for Kim K’s 34th birthday

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian is a household name.

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in Election 2014, Local

We Ask, They Say Whatever They Want

Quinn, Rauner have final debate; election is in two weeks

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in Local

Scouts Hurt in Explosion

Severity of burns in Raymond blast unclear

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 21

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local

Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

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in Election 2014, Local

Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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in Local

Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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in Local

Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

Cops always expect the unexpected

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in Entertainment

Robin gig has gone to the girls

The superhero sidekick is set for a sex change in the upcoming "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.

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in Sports

Wild World Series: Perfect Royals, tested Giants

Playoff-perfect Kansas City will meet San Francisco on baseball's biggest stage.

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in Music, Sports

San Fran bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series run

California radio stations have removed the chart-topping song from their playlists.

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in National

Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years

A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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in Sports

Kings’ Voynov suspended by NHL after domestic violence arrest

Defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of domestic violence.

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in Election 2014, Local

Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

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in Election 2014, Local

Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.

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in National

Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags

The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

in Election 2014, Local

Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

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Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities

in Local

Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

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Woman saved from fire by state employees

in Local

Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

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Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office