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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

No one was injured in the crash.

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Dominos delivery guy crashes Legion of Boom photo shoot

For a 20-year-old pizza shop employee, this was 10 of the best minutes of his life.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.

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Springfield Man Shot Near King and Stuart

Another Springfield man has been shot, but is expected to be okay.

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Tom Petty has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Sam Smith

The rocker graciously chalks up the similarities between "I Won't Back Down" and "Stay With Me" to a "musical accident."

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Porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner

He's been right the last three years. Can Teddy Bear the porcupine go four-for-four?

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Bill Would Prohibit Legislative Leaders From Holding Outside Employment

If it looks like a conflict, that's bad enough for State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood).

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Lee Daniels wants Denzel on ‘Empire’

The Hollywood moviemaker wants the Oscar winner to join the cast for a cameo appearance.

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Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

Days before the Super Bowl, a lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the NFL's tax exemption.

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Murder trial of ex-Patriot Hernandez set to start

Massachusetts prosecutors will seek to prove he fatally shot a semi-professional football player in 2013.

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As gas prices drop, Americans favor oil exports

A new poll shows Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil.

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Public health officials blast e-cigarettes

Critics say e-cigarettes are addictive, lead to nicotine poisoning among children, and threaten to unravel the reduction of tobacco use.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 29.

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in Sports

Super Bowl XLIX by the numbers

More than 7 million of us will buy new TVs, we'll eat 1 billion chicken wings, and send 25 million tweets during the game.

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‘Buddy Holly’ to perform in Texas

The rock 'n' roll icon will be brought back to life for a new virtual performance as a hologram.

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Black Sabbath rocker Geezer Butler arrested in bar brawl

The bassist was arrested on suspicion of battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

Recent Headlines

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the biggest headlines to ever come out of Hollywood.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.

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ZZ Top and Weezer team up for ‘Wee-Z Top’ show

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The odd union will be showcased on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show next month.