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Black Friday deal or not, 'Mr. Food' dies at 81, Rep. Jackson, Jr. resigns

Art Ginsburg, 'Mr. Food,' has died at 81. Art Ginsburg, 'Mr. Food,' has died at 81.
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Source: Jackson's congressional office) Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Source: Jackson's congressional office)

"Black Friday" comes early this year. Actually it's more like "Black Thursday" as many stores are opening earlier than ever. But how do you know if you're really getting a good deal? Crystal Britt's live at five with more.

You can plan your Black Friday shopping trip, find Black Friday ads for major retailers in the Heartland, store hours, tips, tricks and myths. Plus, find small business deals here!

Every year, people get burned or damage their property due to preparing this tasty Thanksgiving treat.

Turkeys: Are they your main course or an animal companion?

The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter's residential plumbers.

MoDOT has added a text alerts so Missouri drivers can get urgent road information sent straight to their mobile device in time for the holiday.

Several communities across the Heartland are celebrating Thanksgiving with different events.

Organizers of one local community thanksgiving dinner are cooking today with a heavy heart. That's because now two years in a row they've lost people important to their cause. But as Carly O'Keefe reports, volunteers are committed to feeding Johnston City in their memory.

Sadly, a longtime staple on Heartland News at Noon, Art Ginsburg, the television chef known as 'Mr. Food,' has died at his home in Weston, Fla. He was 81.

Reports say Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. has resigned from Congress.

A new report says birth control should be sold over the counter. The study from the American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists says it is safe. But not everyone thinks it's a good idea. Allison Twaits is live in the southern Illinois newsroom to explain why.

The Quinn administration has terminated the contract between the state of Illinois and its largest public employee union.

Experts say it costs more to heat your home than cool it. See how you can keep from paying more during those winter months. Christy Millweard has the details tonight at 10.

It's every parent's nightmare, your child gets on the wrong bus and gets lost on the way home from school. It happened recently to a first grade southern Illinois girl. Carly O'Keefe has the story of the happy homecoming tonight at six.

Residents affected by a Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailment and fire that evacuated a small town near Louisville have filed a lawsuit against the company and cleanup contractor.

Illegal activity, shocking shots and embarrassing moments: What drives us to record or photograph everything silly move we make and post it online? Holly Brantley looked into this new phenomenon and has more on this new obsession tonight at 10.

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