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DIY ugly christmas sweater instruction tomorrow on the Amy & Sarah Morning Show! 5 EASY tips to make your own for Friday’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

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Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

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Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

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3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

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Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

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Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

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Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

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Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

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A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

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Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

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Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

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The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 17. GRIZZLIES HALT WARRIORS’ WIN STREAK The Golden…

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U.S. will bid for 2024 Olympic summer games

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The United States is seeking to host the summer games for the first time since 1996.

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WATCH: Marcus Mariota’s ‘top 10′ thoughts on the Heisman

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The Oregon Ducks QB presents a "Letterman" top 10 list.

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Bucks rookie Parker out for season with knee injury

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The highly regarded Milwaukee forward tore a ligament in his left knee.

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MMA fighters sue league, allege antitrust

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The lawsuit alleges the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a monopoly that limits the potential earnings of its athletes.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Pit bull is terrified of pineapple

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Stella, the pit bull, does not approve of the pineapple in her home.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

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The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

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Eric Singer will leave KISS if Simmons, Stanley retire

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Singer joined the group in 1991 following the death of Eric Carr, and says he couldn't continue without his pals.

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REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake are just awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls

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Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.

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Blake Shelton wins ‘The Voice’ again

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The "Boys 'Round Here" hitmaker's country protegeé Craig Wayne Boyd won a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Register for your chance to win tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra on December 26 at the Scottrade Center!

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Text WINDOW to 77000 for your chance to win tickets to The Nutcracker Captured Live by Fathom Events on December 21 at AMC Showplace Springfield 12!

27th Annual Bridal Extravaganza

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Join us for the 27th Annual Bridal Extravaganza held at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday, January 4th from 10am-3pm

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Does someone you know deserve a beautiful bouquet of flowers to brighten their day?

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Festival of Trees

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Congratulations Ashleigh & Bryce of Petersburg winner of our Christmas tree from Festival of Trees!