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Blagojevich Wants Full Court Appeal

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Blagojevich is hoping the full court will overturn more counts.

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Shooting Death Victim’s Brother Charged with Murder

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The Sangamon County State's Attorney has charged the older brother of a Springfield teenager shot and killed last week with murder.

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Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

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Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

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Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

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The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

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The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

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One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

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Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

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Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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Here’s a look at some of hte big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. PRICE DEBUTS FOR JAYS…

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

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The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

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Original AC/DC frontman to write tell-all

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Dave Evans, who was eventually replaced by Bon Scott, is planning a book about his time in the music business.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

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Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

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"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

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Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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