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Making a ‘smart’ swing set

One company is trying to combine high-tech equipment with old-school playground gear.

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More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

Operators of small meat plants say even their children don't want to take on the hard, messy work.

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The elephants are out of the circus

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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McDonald’s to use chicken without certain antibiotics

The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk food image.

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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Labs are America’s top dog

Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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United Way Sees Increase in Giving

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This year's annual campaign has raised more money.

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Sangamon CEO Program Touts Success

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It's almost two years old, and the Sangamon CEO program says they've had more success than they could ever have imagined.

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Three Arrested in Pawnee on Meth Charges

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The Sangamon County Drug Interdiction Response Team, or DIRT, is reporting some meth arrests in Pawnee.

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39 Percent of Rural Illinois Without High Speed Internet Access

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Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service.

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Reid Supports Schumer, Not Durbin, For Senate Minority Leader

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is praising Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid as "one of the ablest leaders of the Senate Democratic caucus in modern history.''