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12 hours ago in Local

“Earth Week” Marked at UIS

In honor of Earth Day last week, the University of Illinois Springfield had "Earth Week" this week.

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13 hours ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

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13 hours ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today.

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13 hours ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.

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13 hours ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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13 hours ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

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13 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Stern father finally praises you

"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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12 hours ago in Local

Man Turns Self in After Traffic Stop Injuring Cop

A Springfield man has turned himself in after allegedly hitting a police officer with his car Saturday night.

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18 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 28

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that have made history.

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1 day ago in Local

Air Force Man Guilty of Sexual Assault

An Air Force enlisted man assigned to an elite military unit has been found guilty of sexual assault in a court-martial at Scott Air Force Base.

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1 day ago in Local

Williamsville H.S. Superintendent Wanted to Help Transgender Student

Williamsville-Sherman School Superintendent David Root says it's not a new problem, but for his district, it's one that's resolved as best as it can be.

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1 day ago in Local

Business Leaders Want More Education Funding

Illinois business leaders say they want the state to invest more money in early education to meet the demands of a growing job market centered on math and science.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

1 day ago in Local

Brother of Former IL GOP Leader Identified as Hastert Victim

Scott Cross is brother of former House GOP Leader Tom Cross.

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1 day ago in Local

“Grand Compromise” Suggested

Rauner: Special session could be on me

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1 day ago in National

Email privacy bill headed for House approval

The House of Representatives is expected to vote to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails, with the bill's Senate prospects unclear.

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1 day ago in Sports

Players chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game

Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. But a word of advice from former NFL stars: Start thinking about your next career right away.

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1 day ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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1 day ago in Local

Transgender Student in Williamsville Allowed to Use Men’s Restroom

A transgender student at Williamsville High School in central Illinois who was born female but identifies as male will be able to use the men's bathroom.

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1 day ago in Local

Dog Shot and Found on Bridge Recovering

A dog that was shot and left tied to a bridge in eastern Illinois is improving.

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1 day ago in Local, National

Judge to Hastert: You’re a “Serial Child Molester” — Imposes 15 Month Sentence

A federal judge has described Dennis Hastert as a "serial child molester" as he prepares to issue a sentence in the former U.S. House speaker's hush-money case.

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5 hours ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

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The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

6 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Annoying Windows reminder interrupts live TV report

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Please excuse this interruption ...

9 hours ago in Sports, Weird

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

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An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century.