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 2021-04-18 14:33 

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Police search for missing Central Illinois woman...

Authorities are searching for a missing woman in Illinois. Illinois State Police Zone 5 in Champaign is requesting the public's help in finding 72-year-old Sherry Dawn Hubbartt. Hubbartt is a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 1...

 2021-04-18 03:54 

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Man with gun livestreamed scooter ride through Walmart...

A Peoria man will spend nearly five years behind bars after being convicted for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. Tariq C. Lawson, 22, pleaded guilty to the charges prior to his sentencing on Wednesday. Police were called to a disturbance at a P...

 2021-04-18 03:12 

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Missouri man sentenced for enticing Illinois teen...

A St. Louis man will spend the next 12 years behind bars for enticing a young Illinois girl. On Thursday, 29-year-old Joseph L. Hughes was sentenced for enticing a 14-year-old Illinois girl to engage in sex and traveling across state lines to have sex wit...

 2021-04-18 02:35 

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Prosecutor on leave over statements about boy shot by police...

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a gun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer was placed on leave a day after a video showing the boy's hands were empty was released t...

 2021-04-18 02:27 

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Henson Robinson Zoo shows ways to help environment...

With the Old State Capitol under renovation, the Henson Robinson Zoo hosted Springfield's Earth Awareness Fair this year. The zoo already had covid 19 protocols in place making it ideal for hosting the annual event. Twenty-five vendors set up shop in ...

 2021-04-18 02:25 

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Community comes out to shred for foodbank...

For the twelfth year in a row, Ameriprise Financial teamed up with the Central Illinois Foodbank and Affordable Shred to offer a unique service to Springfield. The drive-up event on Saturday gave residents a chance to get some documents shredded all for j...

 2021-04-17 17:58 

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Illinois reports 3,194 new COVID-19 cases...

More than 3,000 Illinois residents have received positive COVID-19 test results in the last 24 hours. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 3,194 new confirmed and probable cases in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths. Alexander Co...

 2021-04-17 16:59 

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Ta'Naja's father claims Springfield Police desecrated, spilled her ashes...

Ta'Naja Barnes' father is suing the City of Springfield and the Springfield Police Department. Police found 2-year-old Ta'Naja Barnes unresponsive and wrapped in a urine-soaked blanket inside her home on February 11, 2019. She was later pronou...

 2021-04-17 16:16 

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Decatur air show takes flight this summer...

The Decatur Airport is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a two-day air show in August. "The Decatur Air Show only happens once every twenty-five years," stated Tim Wright, Director of the Decatur Airport. "We are thrilled to bring an impre...

 2021-04-17 15:36 

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Lawmaker wants domestic violence task force after child abuse death...

A new bill has passed the House which would create a domestic violence task force for the state of Illinois. This comes after severe child abuse resulted in the death of a boy last year. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Representative David Welter, sai...

 2021-04-17 15:22 

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Planning underway for both Illinois state fairs...

DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' Agriculture Director says plans are underway for a state fair in Southern Illinois after the annual event in Du Quoin was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Benton News reports Director Jerry Cos...

 2021-04-17 03:42 

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Community reacts to Urbana Township shooting...

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office reported that someone attempted to set fire to an Urbana Township home and fired more than 50 rounds at it. Neighbors said it sounded like firecrackers going off at around 1:30 in the morning....

 2021-04-17 02:55 

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Shredding for a good cause...

A local business is working to help the Central Illinois Foodbank by offering to shred documents. Ameriprise Financial Services is hosting a Shredding for Hunger event to benefit the foodbank. Caption: WICS. The event is being held from 9 a. m. to 11 a. m...

 2021-04-17 02:54 

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Woman tells her story two decades after Springfield double murder...

A 1995 double murder that happened in Springfield is now being brought back into the spotlight. Mark Winger was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for the murder of his wife Donnah Winger and Roger Harrington. Winger claimed Harrington was killing...

 2021-04-17 01:15 

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City, county law enforcement training for high stakes situations...

Illinois is still reeling from the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The teen was shot in the chest by a Chicago police officer in March. It was just the latest in a string of fatal shootings involving police officers around the country. Here in the Capit...

 2021-04-17 01:07 

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Winter warming center closes as Helping Hands opens low-barrier shelter...

The Springfield winter warming center is closed for the season. Officials at the Salvation Army say they waited to shut their doors until a new program opened at Helping Hands. Helping Hands is now operating as a low-barrier shelter, meaning it's open...

 2021-04-17 01:03 

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Board reviewing police complaints may get more power...

The City of Springfield has a board specifically dedicated to looking into people's complaints of police misbehavior. One alderman said they need the board needs the ability to investigate deeper. The Police Community Review Commission is a group of s...

 2021-04-17 00:46 

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Legislators shaken, asking for change after police killing of 13-year-old boy...

On normal days, bills and laws are on the mind of Illinois legislators. On Friday, the video of a police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo was a large topic of conversation. For the first 20 minutes of the house's session on Friday,...

 2021-04-17 00:38 

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Taylorville Police surprise woman's autistic son with new bike...

A call about a broken bike led to smiles for a Taylorville family and the police department. Taylorville Police say they were asked to help a woman's autistic son, Aaron, whose bike had broken down. The caller said Aaron loves to ride the bike around ...

 2021-04-17 00:27 

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Money stolen from Morgan County Housing Authority...

Jacksonville Police are investigating a theft at theMorgan County Housing Authority, according to our media partner WLDS Radio. Police say an employee allegedly took money from the petty cash box on February 2. A police report states the employee was seen...

 2021-04-16 23:06 

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Remains found at EIU baseball field...

The Coles County Coroner is investigating after remains were found Friday at Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Coroner Ed Schniers tells NewsChannel 20/FOX Illinois that it was an embryo found laying out on the ground. When the coroner arrived on the sce...

 2021-04-16 22:51 

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Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy...

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage ...

 2021-04-16 22:19 

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Increasing access to quality childhood education in Illinois...

More money is going toward ensuring Illinois children have access to high-quality early childhood education and childcare. Governor JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, announced Friday that the state is getting $1. 6 billion in federal aid in order to expand that ac...

 2021-04-16 20:16 

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Wanted man arrested with stolen gun...

A report of a wanted man in the 800 block o South 25th Street on Thursday led to one arrest. Springfield Police andmembers of the US Marshal's Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force found Levente Ingram, 33, at a home in the area while responding to...

 2021-04-16 20:08 

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Longer traffic light delays at Veterans and Monroe...

Drivers near Veterans Parkway and Monroe Street may experience longer than usual delays. The City of Springfield says a traffic signal was knocked down early Thursday morning at that intersection. Temporary repairs were made until the city could get the n...

 2021-04-16 19:58 

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Ameren Illinois looks to raise electric rates...

Ameren Illinois is asking the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) if it can raise its electric rate. If approved by the ICC, the new rates would start in 2022. The filing by Ameren will take about eight months of review by the ICC. Ameren Illinois says thi...

 2021-04-16 18:39 

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Grads in-person, audience virtual at IC commencement...

There won't be a large crowd at this year's Illinois College commencement ceremony. This year students will be back to graduate in person. Illinois College in Jacksonville will allow graduating seniors to walk across the stage and get their diplom...

 2021-04-16 18:27 

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Christian County inmate found unresponsive dies at hospital...

A Christian County inmate is dead after being found unresponsive inside the jail Thursday night. We're told a correctional officer was completing standard administrative procedures a little before 5 p. m. when they discovered the inmate unresponsive. ...

 2021-04-16 17:46 

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3,866 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

Illinois saw another day with more than 3,500 new and probable COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 3,866 new cases in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths....

 2021-04-16 16:48 

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Suspects throw gas can inside home, fire 50 rounds...

On Friday, April 16, 2021 at approximately 1:30am, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of shots heard on Gurth Drive in Urbana Township. From the investigation it appears that unknown suspect(s) threw a gas can into a bedroom...

 2021-04-16 15:45 

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IDPH announces college vaccination days...

With young people driving the increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing "College Vaccination Days" to encourage all community college and public and private university students across Ill...

 2021-04-16 15:39 

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Champaign county crime stoppers...

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding fraudulent activity. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 6:08 p. m. , a female entered the Hobby Lobby located at 2102 North Neil Street in Champaign and fraudulently purchased me...

 2021-04-16 14:41 

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Golf outing benefit for Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery...

The annual Mini O'Beirne Four Person Scramble Golf Outing will be held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield, IL, with lunch at 12:00 pm and a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nurser...

 2021-04-16 14:36 

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Tax relief programs for older Illinoisans...

More Illinoisans could qualify for two-state property tax relief programs under legislation from State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) to raise the maximum income limitations for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral and the Senior Citizens As...

 2021-04-16 14:29 

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Lake Land College student trustee elected...

Lake Land College students elected engineering major Katherine "Katie" Greuel, Windsor, to serve as the student trustee for 2021-2022. Greuel will officially be seated at the May 10 Lake Land College Board of Trustees regular meeting, taking over ...

 2021-04-16 14:20 

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Memorial Medical Clinic hiring event...

Memorial Medical Center will host an in-person hiring event to fill positions in the hospital's Environmental Services and Food and Nutrition Services departments. The hiring event will be 1-5 p. m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Memorial Center for Lear...

 2021-04-16 14:15 

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Lane closure in Decatur...

City Crews will be performing watermain modification on Medial Drive beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, weather permitting. This work will cause the closure of the north bound lane of Medial Drive at the intersection of Brownlow Drive, starting at 8:00 a. ...

 2021-04-16 03:57 

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Two Illinois bills propose FOID card fixes...

Two bills about Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards are attempting to move forward in the Illinois General Assembly. Gun Violence Prevention PAC's bill is about illegal ownership and fixing the FOID system, while Senate Bill 1165 is looking to ...

 2021-04-16 03:53 

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Community colleges allowed to build dorms under new bill...

Low-income community college students may be getting new housing options. But, some who are opposed say this could divert money from the quality of education. A new Illinois bill basically allows community colleges to work with housing authorities to buil...

 2021-04-16 03:37 

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Rantoul Family Sports Complex prepares for opening weekend...

The Rantoul Family Sports Complex will host nearly 60 baseball and softball teams this weekend for tournaments as it shows off its new facility. Visit Champaign County said this is the exact kind of pick-me-up local businesses needed during the pandemic....

 2021-04-16 03:15 

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Water main replacement causes lane closures on South Grand Avenue...

A water main replacement project is causing lane closures on South Grand Avenue in Springfield. On Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, all eastbound traffic on South Grand Avenue will be detoured due to a closure between Wheeler and Pope Avenues. Ca...

 2021-04-16 03:07 

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Macoupin County schools, health department work to vaccinate students...

The Macoupin County Public Health Department is working to vaccinate students and staff against COVID-19. Health officials said they are working with schools in the county to administer vaccines to students 16 years and older, as well as all school staff....

 2021-04-16 02:58 

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Ameriprise offers shredding services for food donations...

Central Illinoisans can have confidential documents shredded while helping feed the community. Ameriprise Financial Services is hosting...

 2021-04-16 02:46 

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Illinois unemployment rate declines in March...

The unemployment rate in the Land of Lincoln continues to drop. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), in March, the statewide unemployment rate fell -0. 3 percentage point to 7. 1%. Additionally, nonfarm payrolls were up +32,...

 2021-04-16 01:49 

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Winter warming center says most residents are fully vaccinated...

Springfield's winter warming center hasn't had a COVID-19 breakout since January. Director Joni Stahlman said with the help of local healthcare providers, they were able to curb some residents' hesitation about the COVID-19 vaccine and get mos...

 2021-04-16 01:35 

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Police: Springfield gangs are homegrown, some outside influence...

Gang activity has been spiking in Springfield in recent months, and police revealed the gang members are homegrown. Police say the gangs in Springfield are hybrid, which means they have outside influences, but most members actually originate in the capita...

 2021-04-16 01:00 

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Task force to decide what statues to remove, add to Illinois Statehouse...

The Illinois Speaker of the House is calling for the art on display to more accurately represent the state's values. A new task force will look at the statues in the Statehouse to determine what should be removed or replaced, but some historians think...

 2021-04-16 00:48 

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Illinois National Guard major on leave after child porn charges...

An Illinois National Guard major is on administrative leave after being arrested for child pornography. Mason County Sheriff's deputies arrested Maj. Nathanael Love, 38, for allegedly having inappropriate photos of children. He's charged with six ...

 2021-04-16 00:25 

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'CROWN' Act to help stop hair discrimination in Illinois...

A new Illinois bill is aiming to end discrimination against African-American women because of their natural hair. It is called the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act, also known as the CROWN Act. The bill would amend the Illinois ...

 2021-04-16 00:18 

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What we know about Springfield man accused of storming Capitol...

A Springfield man, Thomas B. Adams Jr. , is facing charges for allegedly storming the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Federal authorities arrested Adams on Tuesday. He's accused of knowingly entering or remaining on restricted buildings on grounds without la...

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