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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.

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Blizzard hits the northeast, New York spared its brunt

A man walks out of an ocean front house covered in ice during a winter blizzard in Marshfield, Massachusetts January 27, 2015.

As New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans, Massachusetts braces for more snow.

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World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

Members of Polish Scouting Association from Canada and U.K. place a lit candle at block 15 in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 26, 2015.

World leaders joined Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.

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PHOTOS: Scenes from the storm

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Some of our favorite photos and tweets from #Snowmageddon2015.

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2 officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting

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A man shot two police officers shortly after a swearing in ceremony at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb.

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‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on East Coast

WICKED WINTER WEATHER: An New York Police Department officer takes photographs while keeping security during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning Jan. 27.

A potentially historic snowstorm has canceled flights, shuttered schools and businesses, and threatens millions of Americans.

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PHOTOS: Super Bowl Media Day 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots hit the floor for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX media day.

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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to get fined

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day.

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Marshawn Lynch holds an “awesomer” press conference

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"You don't feel in beast mode. It feels you."

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No change for NASCAR in 2015

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NASCAR won't change its new championship format.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Dear Kitten:’ Cats explain the Big Game

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One day a year, things get weird ... but your cats have a game plan all their own.

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WATCH: History’s most talked about Super Bowl commercials

This image provided by Snickers actress Betty White in an advertisement for Snickers to air during the 2010 Super Bowl. White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.

We've rounded up the thirteen most memorable Super Bowl commercials. Which one is your favorite?

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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to get fined

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day.

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School announces snow day with ‘Let It Go’ parody

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Who needs robocalls when you can declare school closures through song?

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is "devastated" after realizing he caused offense during a chat about diversity on Tavis Smiley's late-night show.

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Marshawn Lynch holds an “awesomer” press conference

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"You don't feel in beast mode. It feels you."

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Peter Frampton, Gibson copy his beloved guitar

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It wasn't just any guitar, but Frampton's absolute favorite, and the one he played on "Frampton Comes Alive."

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Stevie Nicks would (maybe) quit Fleetwood Mac for the Heartbreakers

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Nicks, who joined Petty and his cohorts on the 1981 hit "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" admits the band has always been her favorite.

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Top 5 at 5 – Bella Milano

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KidsFest 2015

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Pack up your family and head to KidsFest on February 28th!

Closings & Delays

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