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 2021-02-28 22:59 

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Man arrested following Springfield shooting...

A man has been arrested after a shooting in Springfield early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:22 a. m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, Springfield Police responded to the 100 block of North 13th Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a 22-yea...

 2021-02-28 18:20 

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1,249 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,249 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 22 additional deaths. The 22 deaths include: Champaign County: 1 male 80s. Christian County: 1 male 70s. Clark C...

 2021-02-28 17:55 

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1 week, 3 reps, 1 month pay? Comptroller seeks 'exit bonus' end...

Illinois state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says last week's debacle in attempting to fill the House seat vacated by longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan presents a prime reason for supporting her "No Exit Bonus" legislation. The first replace...

 2021-02-28 17:50 

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Springfield businesses work to stay open during pandemic...

Local retailers have been forced to close and follow reopening guidelines that are always changing during the coronavirus pandemic. Mix that with the recent arctic blast, and business is not so good for local retailers. "Sales are certainly down,...

 2021-02-28 02:41 

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Illinois woman killed, man injured in St. Louis hit-and-run...

Police say a woman was killed and a man critically injured in St. Louis when they were struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 48-year-old Tiffany Kurkjian of Millstadt, Illinois, died at a hospital after being ...

 2021-02-28 02:13 

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3 Springfield shooting incidents in 12 hours...

The Springfield Police Department is investigating three recent shootings that happened within 12 hours. FIRST SHOOTING INCIDENT. The first was around 4:12 p. m. on Friday in the 800 block of South 19th. Officers responded to the area after Shot Spotter a...

 2021-02-27 23:21 

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1,780 new cases of COVID-19 announced Saturday across Illinois...

1,780 news cases of COVID-19 cases were announced Saturday in Illinois, along with 34 additional deaths, including one woman from Champaign County. To date, Illinois has seen1,185,447 cases of COVID-19 and20,494 deaths. 2,740,105 doses of the COVID_-19 va...

 2021-02-27 17:14 

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Illinois man pleads not guilty in woman's death in Iowa...

An Illinois man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death and leaving her body at an arboretum in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Richard L. Forsythe, 21, of Galena, Illinois, entered a written plea in the death of Jennifer Lopez,...

 2021-02-27 17:06 

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Education and job training program for youth expanded...

Illinois officials are expanding a program that provides training for young people who face barriers to traditional paths to education, training and employment. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced this week that applicat...

 2021-02-27 17:00 

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Ex-postal carriers among 11 charged in theft of credit cards...

Three former postal carriers from Chicago are among 11 people indicted following an investigation into the theft of credit cards from the mail. Federal prosecutors said they were charged Thursday with conspiring to steal mail and committing unauthorized a...

 2021-02-27 16:33 

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One person shot in Springfield early Saturday morning...

One person is recovering after being shot near the corner of 5th street and Ash street in Springfield around 4:15 a. m. Saturday morning. The victim is expected to survive. No suspect information , currently. This is a developing story and updates will be...

 2021-02-27 04:34 

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Cat food donations needed to feed local pets...

The Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield is asking for donations to helpfill their pet food bank as the pandemic continues to impact families and their pets. APL Executive Director Deana Corbin said they posted on Facebook to ask for donations, a...

 2021-02-27 04:26 

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Fire union calls out aldermen on budget cuts, but they stand unwavering...
 2021-02-27 04:20 

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Springfield school struggles to fundraise amidst pandemic...

Unforeseen outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic keep impacting schools. With so many restrictions on capacity limits and social distancing, it's impacting schools' ability to fundraise in a time when there's many unforeseen costs due to the pande...

 2021-02-27 04:11 

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Champaign teacher named finalist for Golden Apple award...

A local teacher is a finalist for the 2021 Golden Apple Award. Dominique McCotter is a kindergarten teacher at Dr. Howard Elementary School in Champaign. She was selected from a field of 708 nominations from 67 counties in Illinois. Caption: WCCU. McCotte...

 2021-02-27 03:56 

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IDOT awarded for advancing women in transportation...

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) received recognition for its role in advancing women in transportation. IDOT's leadership team received top awards from the Women in Transportation Seminar Chicago. This is a group that promotes the dev...

 2021-02-27 03:44 

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U of I announces new veterinary scholarship...

The University of Illinois is introducing a new scholarship intended to expand access to the veterinary profession. On Friday, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine announced the new $500,000 scholarship to help advance diversity withi...

 2021-02-27 03:35 

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Another food giveaway held in Springfield...

The Central Illinois Foodbank continues to fight food insecurity in the Land of Lincoln. The foodbank held another food giveaway in Springfield. Caption: WICS. The giveaway started at 11 a. m. on Friday at the Douglas Avenue Methodist Church and continued...

 2021-02-27 02:15 

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Springfield Police respond to reported bomb threat...

The Springfield Police Department responded to a bomb threat made on Friday evening. Police said the bomb threat was made in the area of Sixth and Seventh Streets near Washington Street in Springfield. Springfield Police told Newschannel 20 and FOX Illino...

 2021-02-27 01:41 

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Illinois' first federal mass vaccination site set to open...

A new federal COVID-19 vaccine site where any eligible Illinoisan can be vaccinated is set to open on March 10. This new site will be located at the United Center in Chicago. The site will operate by appointment only, and seniors 65 and older will be give...

 2021-02-27 01:25 

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Champaign cracks down on parking in turn lanes...

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, the City of Champaign will be enforcing the no-parking rule in the middle lane of Green Street....

 2021-02-27 01:16 

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Springfield Police Department gets upgrade to technology...

A total of $43,000 will be going to the Springfield Police Department to update their current technology services. Specifically, that money will be used to purchase forensic software to help the department stay up to speed with changing technology. Offici...

 2021-02-27 01:15 

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Winter weather leads to early pothole season...

If you've been on the roads, you know potholes are everywhere. Plus, the winter storm that hit Central Illinois last week is forcing pothole season to come a little early this year. This is causing some concern for Springfield residents, including Jam...

 2021-02-27 00:46 

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Murrayville man accused of aggravated battery of child...

A Murrayville man was arrested in a case involving the alleged abuse of an infant. On Oct. 20, 2020, the Children's Advocacy Center of Morgan County requested that Illinois State Police investigate the alleged battery of a 2-month-old infant. ISP Divi...

 2021-02-26 23:50 

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Chatham Fire Department plans recruitment fair...

The Chatham Fire Department is looking to add more people to its team. The department is hosting a recruitment fair next month. The recruitment fair is scheduled for the following dates: Saturday, March 6, from 8:30 a. m. to 11 a. m. , at Ace Hardware in ...

 2021-02-26 23:38 

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4 new COVID-19 cases in Morgan County...

Four more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Department, these new cases include: One female child. One male teen. One woman in her 40s. One man in his 60s. Morgan County has now reported a total of ...

 2021-02-26 23:35 

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8 more COVID-19 cases reported in Macon County...

The Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team reported eight new coronavirus cases in the area. Since the start of the pandemic, Macon County has reported 9,519 COVID-19 cases. This includes 8,738 who have been released from isolation, 595 who are in i...

 2021-02-26 23:03 

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Local agency in need of vaccine outreach volunteers...

Are you looking for a way to help the community during the pandemic? CRIS Healthy-Aging Center is looking for COVID-19 vaccine outreach volunteers. Volunteers will make calls to clients in the area to help them through the vaccine process, see if they are...

 2021-02-26 22:56 

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Illinois reports security incident; personal info sent to wrong addresses...

The State of Illinois is alerting the public of a security incident involving the state's Integrated Eligibility System (IES). Illinois officials said a file received from the National Change of Address registry at the U. S. Postal Service was matched...

 2021-02-26 22:25 

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Illinois bill to protect essential workers signed into law...

An Illinois bill that aims to protect first responders and frontline essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is now a law. Gov. JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, signed House Bill 4276 into law. This legislation extends worker compensation benefits for firs...

 2021-02-26 21:19 

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Springfield mayor selects new Ward 3 alderman...

The City of Springfield selected a new alderman to fill the vacancy on the City Council. Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder announced Roy Williams Jr. as his selection for Ward 3 alderman. "I am proud to nominate Roy Williams Jr. to fulfill the Ward 3 a...

 2021-02-26 21:13 

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22 new COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County...

On Friday, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in the county within the past 24 hours. Sangamon County has now reported a total of 16,094 COVID-19 cases, including 218 deaths. Twelve county residents are currentl...

 2021-02-26 20:21 

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Kodatt refuses to take salary for few days as Representative...

The man originally chosen to replace former Representative Michael Madigan has declined to take the full month's salary. RELATED: Replacement chosen for Madigan's vacant House seat. This comes after former Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt was only repres...

 2021-02-26 19:15 

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Victim of deadly South 6th Street shooting identified...

Sangamon County Coroner has identified the person shot in the 2300 block of South 6th Street on Thursday. Timothy Swope Jr. , 36, of Springfield was taken from the scene to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a. m. Friday. RELATED:1 injured...

 2021-02-26 18:28 

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KFC employee fired after yelling homophobic slurs at gay couple...

A local couple is calling out a now-former KFC employee in Springfield. Wednesday night, Lee Walls was driving with his boyfriend Joshua Garner and his little brother. Walls works for DoorDash and was picking up and delivering meals. That night he receive...

 2021-02-26 18:12 

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Investigation requested into Illinois lawmaker's insurrection attendance...

TheIllinois Democratic County Chairs' Association (IDCCA) is calling on the Legislative Inspector General to investigate an Illinois Representative. IDCCA officials say the Inspector General needs to take a closer look at Representative Chris Miller, ...

 2021-02-26 17:42 

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Illinois Tollway cash payments eliminated for good...

CHICAGO (AP) — The days of paying cash on the Illinois Tollway are gone forever. The tollway announced Thursday it's permanently eliminating cash toll collections and will accept only I-Pass, E-ZPass or online payments. Customers unable to pay o...

 2021-02-26 16:47 

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2 robbery suspects at large in Champaign County...

The Champaign County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men suspected in an early morning robbery. Sheriff Dustin D. Heuerman tells Fox Illinois it happened around 5:20 a. m. Friday at a business located at the corner of Main and Commercial. The ...

 2021-02-26 15:50 

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Black FBI employees lend critical expertise on cases...

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) employs about 35,000 people. Of them, 7. 7% of employees are Black women and 4. 3% are Black men. It's a diversity gap that the FBI is actively working to close. It comes at a time in our country where Black ...

 2021-02-26 15:37 

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Springfield dog missing for 14 months, turns up in Windsor...

Yadi is not just a dog to Jesse West Sr. , he's family. So, it was a devasting blow when Yadi took off running after a house fire in late 2019. "We believe that the fire, with the house burning down, just scared him," West said. The family spe...

 2021-02-26 04:49 

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Waverly High School lifts up students through acts of kindness...

A group of Waverly High School students organized a Kindness Day to spread positivity during the pandemic. To help lift students' spirits, students performed random acts of kindness to others, all of it being led by Heather Colwell, a Waverly High Sch...

 2021-02-26 04:46 

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Springfield under the microscope as rail project rolls on...

In the new budget, the City of Springfield allocated $200,000 to buy or repair properties damaged by the rail project. The $356 million project is nowhere near done. As it keeps heading north, more and more money will be needed to buy out families whose h...

 2021-02-26 04:17 

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After shipment delay, Macon County receives vaccines...

Macon County has finally received their COVID-19 vaccine shipment after weather delays. For those who received the first dose on or before Jan. 29, second dose clinics were held on Thursday and will be held on Friday. Caption: WRSP. There are still no app...

 2021-02-26 04:17 

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Many COVID-19 vaccines in Illinois given to out-of-state residents...

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines intended for Illinois residents are going to people who don't live in Illinois. Almost 1,000 of Illinois' vaccines go to out-of-state residents every week. To put that into perspective, the mass vaccination site in S...

 2021-02-26 04:05 

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Police departments work to comply with new reform law...

Small village police departments in the state of Illinois are looking into what changes need to be made to comply with the state's new criminal justice reform law....

 2021-02-26 03:53 

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New mental health resources available to Lake Land College students...

Lake Land College is offering new mental health resources to its students. The college partnered with BetterMynd, an online therapy platform, to give students access to online therapy sessions with licensed mental health counselors. Each Lake Land College...

 2021-02-26 03:41 

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LLCC seeks public comment on nursing programs...

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is seeking feedback from the community regarding its nursing programs. From March 1 through March 4, LLCC will host a virtual site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing and licensed pract...

 2021-02-26 03:33 

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Menard County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases...

The Menard County Health Department reported three more COVID-19 cases in the area. Since the start of the pandemic, Menard County has reported 1,034 COVID-19 cases, including six deaths. Currently, two Menard County residents are hospitalized with the vi...

 2021-02-26 03:31 

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8 new COVID-19 cases in Morgan County...

Eight more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Morgan County. The Morgan County Health Department said the new cases include: One male teen. Two female teens. One man in his 20s. One woman in her 20s. One woman in her 30s. Two men in their 50s. To date, ...

 2021-02-26 03:28 

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9 more coronavirus cases in Macon County...

Nine more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Macon County, according to the Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team. Macon County has reported a total of 9,511 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 8,735 have been released from isolation, 590 are in isolation...

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