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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 7

Here's a look at the stories that will be talked about today, Tuesday, July 7.

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Special Election Is Today for 18th

Five primary candidates go for two final slots for Sept. 10

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Today in entertainment history: July 7

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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Cameras and Microphones Could Be Used in Sangamon Co. Trial Coverage

There could be extended coverage of Sangamon County's court system coming to a radio or television near you.

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Manar: Rauner Has Changed During Budget Process

One local lawmaker says it's not the same Governor Bruce Rauner talking about the budget now as it was a few months ago.

New York premiere of 'Selma' at Ziegfeld Theater - Red carpet arrivals

Featuring: Aretha Franklin
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 14 Dec 2014
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

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State Police, IDOT Give R-E-S-P-E-C-T — and H-E-L-P — to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.

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Man posing as security guard steals $75K from Walmart

The suspect was dressed in clothes similar to those of an armored truck employee and was able to walk out without raising suspicion.

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Mel Reynolds No-Show for Arraignment

Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.

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Iowa Prisoner Used Pipes to Escape

Authorities say an Iowa inmate later caught in Henry County, Illinois managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.

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Expert: Special Election More Important for GOP

Tuesday's special primary election in the 18th Congressional District comes down to two things.

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MLB: 4 Royals elected All-Star starters

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

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RETAIL THERAPY: Amazon plans massive ‘Prime Day’ to celebrate 20th birthday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Illinois Agriculture Ready for Trade with Cuba

The Illinois Cuba Working Group is optimistic about the prospects for Illinois commodities getting into Cuba, as relations continue to thaw between that country and the U.S.

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ACLU Files Suit Over State Budget

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit asking for state funding of child-protective services to continue despite the lack of a state budget.

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U of I Looking at Budget Long-Term

The provost of the University of Illinois' flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign says a task force has been formed to plot a long-term financial course in light of continued state budget cuts.

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Nicolas Cage almost played ‘Superman’

And there's video to prove it!

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Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.

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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

A man celebrating the Fourth of July used his head as a launch pad.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Pamela Anderson launches online culinary show as she preps vegan cookbook

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The former "Baywatch" beauty has launched a blog featuring video tutorials on how to cook up healthy green meals.

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Steven Tyler to announce CMA Awards nominees

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The nominations for the Country Music Association Awards will be announced by a country newcomer.

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Grateful Dead set Soldier Field records

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The band set a ticket sales record, then immediately broke it, then broke it again.

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Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari to lead ‘Oddball Comedy’ tour

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Other comedians joining the multi-state tour include Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Michael Che, and Jim Norton.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: NASCAR driver walks away from incredible wreck

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Austin Dillon walked away from a dramatic wreck at the finish line of the Daytona International Speedway and it was all caught on camera.