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Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.

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Gene Simmons launching music reality show

The new show will pit bands against each other with Simmons deciding their fates.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery Restoring Abe Lincoln’s Vault

A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said.

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Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

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Michael Ealy to play civil rights activist

The "Think Like a Man" star has been cast as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in an upcoming biopic.

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Gun-toting woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son during music practice.

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LAPD detains ‘Django Unchained’ actress

Actress Daniele Watts has accused officers of brutality and racism after being detained while with her boyfriend.

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U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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‘Frozen’ attraction set for Disney World

The new attraction will offer fans the chance to meet Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.

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Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.

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SEC dominates top 15

The SEC has an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15, although none are ranked in the top two.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 15.

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Lifeline Connects People

4 percent of Illinoisans have no phone

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Micro-government Is a Popular Target

But people like local control!

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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive tomorrow

The President is expected to detail a plan to boost America's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

The sharp-shooting NBA regulars produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia to underline the depth the U.S. have at their disposal.

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Ray Rice expected to appeal suspension

Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite NFL suspension that followed the release of a video showing him punching his fiancée during an argument.

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Learn about Clyde Choate

Medal of Honor recipient was a popular politician from Southern Illinois

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Criticism clouds Sunday football amid anger at NFL’s Goodell

The stadiums were packed and the fans cheered, but overhanging Sunday's match-ups were outrage over the handling of players accused of domestic violence.

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.