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Kidzeum Closer to Construction Fundraising Goal

Another $26,000 in donations has put the Kidzeum of Health and Science closer to its $6 million goal so construction can begin on East Adams Street.

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U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015

The specific trajectory of the 2016 troop drawdown will be established later this year.

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RIP Taco Bell waffle taco; biscuit taco is the new thing

Because the waffle taco is so last year ...

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

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Rauner to Film Studio: Give Illinois Back Its Money

Governor Bruce Rauner wants a television and movie studio to give back the $10 million state grant now-former Governor Pat Quinn gave them to buy property that wasn't for sale.

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UI Labs Works on Urban Infrastructure

Urban infrastructure is the subject of the latest project by a public-private partnership started with the help of the University of Illinois.

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Authorities seek remedy for naked North Carolina neighbor

Authorities say a Charlotte man stands at his front door naked and they don't know if there's anything they can do about it.

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House Passes Plan to Fill State’s $1.6 Billion Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Watch Ben Stiller get shot out of a cannon

The "Zoolander" star made quite an entrance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

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More Debating Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

Another day, another debate between the two remaining candidates for Springfield mayor.

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WATCH: The Pope orders a pizza

His holiness had a pizza hand-delivered to the Popemobile.

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Prostitute propositions the wrong guy

Authorities in Hillside, Illinois, say a young woman offered the police chief sex for $20.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

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Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed amid cancer concern

The Oscar-winning actress had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, which killed her mother at 56.

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in Music

Watch Patti LaBelle dance to ‘In Da Club’ on ‘DWTS’

The soul star, 70, proves she's got some impressive moves as she salsa dances to the hit 50 Cent song.

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Jennifer Lawrence done with ‘X-Men’ franchise

The Oscar winner has played shapeshifter Mystique in two films.

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in Sports

NFL names overseer for player discipline

The league has had several high-profile issues with player conduct and its investigative processes recently.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, March 24.

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‘The Avengers’ meets ‘Friends’

The intro to the '90s sitcom would look a lot different if it starred super heroes.

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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NFL doles out extra draft picks

NFC champion Seattle, Denver ,and Kansas City are among the teams getting compensatory picks in this year's draft.

Recent Headlines

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.