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Marimba music fills a South Side church and creates opportunities for young musicians. We have the story.

Change at the top for troubled retailer Sears, bad news for Boeing, and what not to say in a job interview. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories, and more top business headlines.

The American Dialect Society names "hashtag" the word of the year. We speak with a local linguist who helped crown the winner.

Eleven area hospitals have been swamped with patients with the flu and flu-like symptoms. We get the latest on the outbreak from the Chicago Department of Public Health’s medical director.

The newly sworn in 113th Congress is entering the session with the task of addressing the debt ceiling and spending cuts. We hear from Rep. Randy Hultgren and Rep. Mike Quigley about the fiscal cliff deal, and what's to come.

The 98th Illinois General Assembly is sworn-in today. What are the hopes for the new batch of lawmakers? We have the latest news from Springfield.