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70 years on the same job

Talk about a loyal employee: Elena Griffing has started her 71st year working for the same San Francisco Bay Area hospital.

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3 weeks ago

Businesses that share Trump name get swept up in the circus

It's not easy being Trump these days.

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3 weeks ago

A goat walks into a Starbucks…

...This sounds like the beginning of a joke but it is actually real life.

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4 weeks ago

LeBron James shows off his pizza game in California visit

The employee called himself Ron. Sure, he was significantly taller than his colleagues, but there he was, working alongside them carrying pizza boxes and taking orders.

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4 weeks ago

Prank caller tricks Burger King workers into smashing windows

Several employees of a BK in Minnesota were persuaded by a prank caller posing as a fire official to smash the restaurant's windows, convinced that rising gas pressure was threatening to cause an explosion.

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4 weeks ago

Pay your taxes, buy a Slurpee at the 7-Eleven

It may sound like a strange idea — but it's part of an IRS effort to provide new ways to pay taxes for those who don't have a bank account or credit card.

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4 weeks ago

Guilty conscience: Stolen sign returned after 30 years

It took 30 years, but a guilty conscience led someone who stole a large metal sign in Florida to return it — along with a $50 money order — to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department.

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4 weeks ago

‘Monster’ alligator killed in Florida hunt

A 780-pound "monster" alligator slain in a Florida hunt and hauled out of the water with a farm tractor falls short of the state record for length, a wildlife official said.

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4 weeks ago

Dead cat voting? Flier leads to some confusion in Florida

A Florida election official is working to help confused voters after one person reported that a registration flier had been sent home for her dead cat.

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11 hours ago in Local

Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

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Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

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Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

15 hours ago in Local

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

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Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

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Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

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A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.