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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.

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Governor Signs Law Forming Springfield High-Speed Rail Commission

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the formation of a commission that will oversee the transition to the 10th Street Rail Corridor in Springfield.

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Springfield HyVee Evacuated After Small Fire

A small fire evacuated the Springfield HyVee for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

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.

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Budget Expert Paid $165k Leaves Illinois Without Spending Plan

The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.

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Medical Episode Sends SUV into Glenwood Intermediate School

The driver is not being charged and suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.

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Union Hopes for New Contract with Mitsubishi

Union officials say they're pursuing contract negotiations with Mitsubishi even though the automaker plans to shut down its plant in Normal.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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Let’s grab a coffee at the cat café

Hey, it could be fun, right?

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

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Aretha Franklin eyeing Broadway life story musical

The Queen of Soul is already in negotiations for a possible film and TV mini-series about her life, and now she reveals she is talking to actress and director Marsha Mason about a stage show.

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center - Arrivals

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Kim and Kanye get $440K for leaked engagement video

West proposed to Kardashian in spectacular fashion in front of friends and family with fireworks and a 50-piece orchestra at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California in October, 2013, but there was one unwelcome guest - YouTube.com co-founder Chad Hurley.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

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The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

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Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

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The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

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The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

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Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

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Richie Sambora developing TV show

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The former Bon Jovie rocker is expanding his resumé by developing a TV show for HBO.