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Early Voting to Begin in Special Schock Replacement Primary

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Early voting starts Thursday for the special election to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates to possibly replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

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Langfelder Talks About Appointments

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Four of Mayor Jim Langfelder's department head appointments will be voted on by the Springfield City Council next week.

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Rauner Revises Hiring Plan

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has revised its plan to change state hiring to allay concerns of Democrats and unions.

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Bloomington Man Deemed “Sexually Dangerous” to be Released from Treatment

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A psychiatrist has testified that a 35-year-old Bloomington man who has been in a state treatment program for sexually dangerous people since he was 15 is eligible to be released.

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Former Dixon Comptroller to Give Up Horse Trophies

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Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other personal items stored in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Soccer rocked as top FIFA officials arrested in U.S. corruption probe

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Seven of the most powerful figures in soccer face extradition to the U.S. after their arrest in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

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BEST OF: Cavs sweep Hawks to head to NBA Finals

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Watch Cleveland win the Eastern Conference Championship through the lens of a high-def slow-motion camera.

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NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks in Game 6

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Here's a look at Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 27.

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Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

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The tennis star has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers.

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Little beer, big business

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Craft? Micro? Increasingly, "nanobrews" slake local thirst

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Olive Garden continues to get creative with breadsticks

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Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut give artificial ingredients the boot

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The country's biggest food makers are facing pressure from smaller rivals that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives.

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Wanna make big bucks? Become CEO of a media company

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They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

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Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Coolest Father/Daughter dance of all time

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This Father of the Bride said his daughter has always been different so a traditional, sappy dance just wouldn't do!

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

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The "SNL" star sued the retail giant over a semi crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Baby goat doesn’t care about dog’s nap

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Keep on keepin' on, goat. We like your style.

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LiLo is (finally) finishing her community service

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The "Mean Girls" star had to log 125 hours before May 28 after a judge rejected her previous effort.

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Bob Barker is a boss at retirement

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The former "Price is Right" host and avid animal lover says he is a "complete success" at retirement, and is enjoying his free time.

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Want something sold? Get Liam Neeson to pitch it

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The "Taken" star has edged out fellow Irish actor Pierce Brosnan to be named the most effective celebrity pitchman.

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‘The Shining’ cast reunites for 35th anniversary

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Members of the cast and crew of classic horror film "The Shining" came together to commemorate the 35th anniversary of its release.

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‘Saved by the Bell’ star headed to trial in alleged Christmas stabbing

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The actor who portrayed Screech on the hit '90s show faces multiple charges relating to a bar fight.

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