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Rail Interest Group Seeks to Save Amtrak Dollars

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Governor proposes big cut in state subsidy

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Durbin Is Upset Human Trafficking Bill Is Stalled

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Abortion-related diversion could be at work

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Springfield City Council Continues Food Truck Debate

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council will continue discussions on whether or not to place more regulations on food trucks, and will do so with Ward Six Alderman Cory Jobe's amendment reducing how far away a truck must be from a brick-and-mortar restaurant down to 500 feet.

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Springfield Unemployment Continues Decline

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment continues to decline in Springfield and Sangamon County.

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The latest developments on ‘religious-objection’ laws

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Indiana's new religious-objections law has sparked fears that it could allow discrimination.

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Home prices rise modestly, affordability still an obstacle

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Few Americans have listed their homes for sale, with the tight inventory keeping prices higher.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 1

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

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Brew more beer!

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Legislatures around the country are passing laws to allow microbreweries with restaurants to increase production of craft beer.

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Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says deal within reach

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Major powers and Iran are closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program.

Sports

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WATCH: Puppies predict the Final Four

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It's a totally unscientific, but completely adorable, way to predict the winner of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

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Winston impressed on Seminoles Pro Day

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The Seminoles QB put on a show for NFL coaches and scouts assembled for Florida State Pro Day.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, April 1. STREAKING NETS HANG ONTO FINAL…

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Baseball to set pay record

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The average salary is expected to break the $4 million benchmark.

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NASCAR comes down on Ryan Newman team

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Newman's race team faces harsh penalties after NASCAR found it manipulated the tires used at Auto Club Speedway.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The all Muppets version of ‘The Humpty Dance’

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Stop what you're doin,' 'cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to...

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Ringo Starr credits McCartney for upcoming Rock Hall induction

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The drummer will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015 this month.

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Led Zeppelin releases interactive music video

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The video contains archival footage of the band and allows users to go inside the building pictured on the front of the "Physical Graffiti" album.

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The best April Fools’ Day pranks by companies

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Google Panda, the Samsung smart knife, and more: Because even corporate America likes to pull one over on us.

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Rihanna isn’t dating Leonardo DiCaprio … she swears

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The "Diamonds" hitmaker and the actor have been spotted at several events together, but she swears she's "too busy" to date.

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WATCH: Puppies predict the Final Four

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It's a totally unscientific, but completely adorable, way to predict the winner of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

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Def Leppard takes rock to the high seas

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The band plans the inaugural Hysteria On The High Seas cruise.

Cool Spotlight

COOL welcomes Sammy Hagar and The Circle to the IL State Fair!

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Sammy Hagar will be at the Illinois State Fair on August 14!

Easter Egg Hunt

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Bounce your way to our FREE Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at Knight’s Action Park!

COOL Special Delivery

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COOL’s Small Town Spotlight

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Check out what’s going on in your area!

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