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Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

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Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

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Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

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Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.

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Rauner Makes Several Cabinet Appointments

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The Governor's office announced the new appointments Friday.

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Rauner Addresses 6-figure Salary for First Lady’s Chief of Staff

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Governor calls salary competitive and says it's needed to attract top talent.

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Making headlines this week

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A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

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Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

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The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

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Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

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King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look back at some of the biggest and best moments in sports this week.

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NFL conducts dozens of interviews into ‘DeflateGate’

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The NFL said evidence thus far supports the conclusion that under-inflated footballs were used by the Patriots.

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Golden State’s Curry tops LeBron in All-Star voting

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Stephen Curry rode a late surge to become the top overall vote-getter for the NBA All-Star game.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Jan. 23.

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WATCH: A ‘bad lip reading’ of the year in football

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A look back on what NFL players (maybe) said this year.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

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They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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Gibson gives away guitars with ‘golden tickets’

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The Great Gibson Grab will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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‘Buzz Books’ give readers free look at upcoming e-books

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A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.

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KidsFest 2015

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

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