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Satanic Temple of Illinois unveils holiday display at state capitol

Temple members say the display is meant to bring attention to the controversy of banned books this year.

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Whitey Bulger: Inmates knew of Boston mob boss' transfer before murder

Whitey Bulger was one of the nation's more notorious criminals as head of a violent South Bosten crime ring known as the Winter Hill Gang.

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Pritzker signs plan to eliminate debt in unemployment fund

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed into law a measure that officials say will eliminate a $1.8 billion debt in the pandemic-battered account that pays out unemployment benefits.

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Smithsonian honors 4 legendary, diverse musicians with Smithson Bicentennial Medals

The Smithsonian Museum of American History on Thursday honored Gloria Estefan; her husband, Emilio Estefan; Dave Grohl, and Susan Tedeschi with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medals.

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Behavioral health care shortfall called out as demand soars

BOSTON — The COVID pandemic exacerbated a behavioral health crisis, particularly in western Massachusetts, highlighting an urgent need for accessible community services, lawmakers and western Massachusetts behavioral health care leaders agreed during...

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Just How Old Are the 5 Oldest Towns in the Berkshires?

With so much history throughout the entire state of Massachusetts, it's always interesting to learn about each town and cities history. While it is pretty well known that the oldest city in the state is Plymouth, over on the western side, perhaps it is not nearly as well known what the oldest towns in the Berkshires are.

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Some Snow Possible For The Friday Morning Commute - Eyes On The Storm Next Week

Snow and ice will fall across parts of southern Minnesota Thursday night into Friday, with snow in time for the morning rush in the metro. Some drizzle/freezing drizzle/snow will be possible Saturday. Then all eyes turn toward an impactful system next week. - D.J. Kayser

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Illinois could ban sale of semi-automatic weapons next year

Illinois could ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons early next year. 

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