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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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2 NYPD officers killed, gunman dead

The fatal shooting may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

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This weekend in entertainment history

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

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Quinn Signs Bill to Pay Jurors More in Illinois

Quinn signs bill to increase daily pay for those who serve jury duty in Illinois.

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Central Illinois Food Bank Says Need is Great All Year Long

Executive Director Pam Molitoris says need remains great the entire year.

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Quinn Calls for Special Session and Election

Pat Quinn urges the General Assembly to hold a special election for Comptroller.

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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This week’s top sports shots

A look back at the big sports stories and best photos from this week.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star

The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.

James Stewart, center, is reunited with his wife, Donna Reed, left, and children during the last scene of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life".

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MOVIES: 25 Days of Christmas Films

Count down to Christmas with these 25 festive holiday movies.

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WATCH: The ‘Force’ is strong with this home

If you weren't already excited for the next "Star Wars" movie, this house will change your mind.

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term 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.

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

The 18-time gold medalist was arrested on Sept. 30.

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Stars lose millions of followers in Instagram crackdown

Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian are among the celebs who lost fake followers when the social media service purged fraudulent accounts.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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PHOTOS: Joe Cocker through the years

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A look back on the legendary career of the "Up Where We Belong" hitmaker.

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Legendary rocker Joe Cocker dead at 70

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The raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning "You Are So Beautiful" singer has lost his battle with lung cancer.

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New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

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Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

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Alice Cooper hosts star-studded Christmas show

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Rocker served up a real Christmas treat to fans at his annual festive benefit last week

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Leaked Sony emails reveal Idris Elba in line for ‘Bond’

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A leaked Sony email named British actor Idris Elba as the frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.