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A piece of history goes up in flames in Benld, Illinois.  The Coliseum Ballroom caught fire over the weekend.  In its heyday, the likes of Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and Ray Charles graced the stage there.

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It took 16 fire departments to contain the blaze; three firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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