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10 hours ago in Local

UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

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Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

10 hours ago in Local

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

11 hours ago in Local

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

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.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

11 hours ago in Local

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

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Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

12 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner

National

17 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

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Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

20 hours ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

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Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

21 hours ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

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The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

22 hours ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

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The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

22 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4

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

Sports

21 hours ago in Sports

Deflategate: Brady gets more time

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Lawyers for the New England Patriots quarterback have been given another two weeks to appeal his "Deflategate" suspension.

21 hours ago in Sports

Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

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Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky's scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state's contributions to the good life — bourbon whiskey distilleries — in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base.

22 hours ago in Sports

Zika concerns could see MLB cancel Puerto Rico series

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A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month could be relocated due to growing concerns over the Zika virus in the area, the MLB Players Association said.

22 hours ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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

2 days ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

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22 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ told by emojis

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If the blockbuster movie was told entirely by characters on your cell phone.

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3 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 5

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines from years past.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: In-fighting is entertaining in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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"Civil War" stands out as certainly the biggest of the stand-alones, and among the best because of what it has in common with the better films in the Marvel universe: the conflict is deeply human, told humorously, and best enjoyed if you don't overthink it.

17 hours ago in Viral Videos

This ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired Mother’s Day gift is sure to be a hit

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Still looking for a last minute gift for mom? Jimmy Kimmel has got you covered.

17 hours ago in Music

Roger Daltrey gets his own bubbly

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The Who frontman is releasing his own brand of champagne.

21 hours ago in Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd adapting ‘Blues Brothers’ for animated series

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The animated project will also feature the band's original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts.

22 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ fans want Queen Elsa to ‘come out’

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Fans are urging movie executives to make the film's snow queen Elsa a lesbian in the sequel.

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