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 2021-06-01 01:12 

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Quincy Police search for missing teen...

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teen. Quincy Police are searching for 15-year-old LillyAnn Coulter. Police say Coulter is 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. To report information on Coulter's w...

 2021-06-01 00:44 

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Spirit of service: Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day...

On Monday, May 31, people in Monticello showed up to honor past service members and their sacrifice to our country. The Monticello American Legion and VFW Joint Honor Guard held the annual Memorial Day Service at the Monticello Cemetery, honoring those wh...

 2021-06-01 00:26 

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Illinois lawmakers reconvene as budget deadline looms...

One of the state legislature's most important jobs will unfold Monday night: the budget. The budget bill was introduced in the early hours of the morning. After a day full of caucusing, committees, and press conferences, the House and Senate returned ...

 2021-05-31 22:56 

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Both parties look to pass last-minute ethics reform bills...

On the heels of a federal investigation into Chicago utility company Commonwealth Edison involving former House Speaker Michael Madigan, lawmakers from both sides of aisle are looking to pass ethics reform by the end of this legislative session. Democrats...

 2021-05-31 22:05 

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Hy-Vee offers gift cards to vaccinated individuals...

If you receive your COVID-19 vaccine at Hy-Vee in the coming months, you'll receive a free gift card. Anyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine at a Hy-Vee pharmacy or pop-up clinic between June 1 and Nov. 11 of this year will receive a $10 Hy-Vee gift car...

 2021-05-31 21:50 

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Vehicle damaged after shots fired in Springfield...

Law enforcement officials are investigating after shots were fired in Springfield. At 3:36 p. m. on Monday, May 31, Springfield Police were called to the 1900 block of East Ash Street for a report of several shots fired. Springfield Police told Newschanne...

 2021-05-31 20:18 

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Foundation announces The Next 10 projects to improve Springfield area...

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln announced The Next 10 ideas to improve the Springfield area at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on Friday, May 28. These ideas came from the hundreds of submissions sent in by locals. Springfield Mayor Jim ...

 2021-05-31 19:48 

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2 teens shot in Rantoul...

On May 30, 2021 at approximately 11:00PM, Rantoul Officers were dispatched to the area of the 1300 block of Harmon Drive for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two juveniles that had been injured as a result of gunfire. The two ju...

 2021-05-31 17:22 

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521 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

For the first time in nearly 11 months, Illinois is reporting fewer than 550 COVID-19 cases. On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported just 521 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths. In addition, more tha...

 2021-05-31 17:07 

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Illinois man working on sign dies after falling 60 feet...

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A 41-year-old man has died in a work-related fall in southwest Illinois. Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says the man was working on a hotel sign in Pontoon Beach when he fell from a bucket lift that had broken from it...

 2021-05-31 16:23 

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Deadly hit and run on I-57...

Illinois State Police (ISP) are investigating a hit and run that left a man dead. It happened around 4:15 a. m. Monday on Interstate 57 at milepost 245 near Thomasboro. Police say a passing driver notified ISP of a car in the right ditch. Troopers found a...

 2021-05-31 14:41 

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House allows college athletes to sign endorsements...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to allow college athletes to make money on product endorsements. The House on Saturday voted 95-18 to give student athletes the right to hire agents and market their names and i...

 2021-05-31 14:16 

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Illinois Legislature approves Juneteenth as a state holiday...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is closer to making Juneteenth a state holiday. Legislation making June 19 a paid day off for all state employees and a school holiday was unanimously approved by the Illinois House last week and by the state Senate...

 2021-05-31 13:53 

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Illinois OKs bill banning police deception to young suspects...

Illinois has become the first state to pass a bill that will ban police from lying to youth during interrogations -- a practice that adds significantly to the risk of false confessions and wrongful convictions. The bill passed Sunday is expected to be sig...

 2021-05-30 23:36 

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Police patrolling block parties in Springfield, is it really working?...

The Springfield Park District shut down a local park earlier than usual due to calls of a potential pop-up block party. This is something local law enforcement was preparing for in advance. But did an early shutdown really work? Officers from the Springfi...

 2021-05-30 19:08 

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Springfield residents commemorate Black Lives Matter Solidarity Day...

Hundreds from the Springfield community gathered together on Saturday to celebrate Black Lives Matter Solidarity Day. A little over 150 people showed up at the Southeast High School parking lot to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement but also to re...

 2021-05-30 03:40 

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Travelers can now get COVID-19 vaccine at truck stops in Illinois...

If you're on your way out the door this Memorial Day weekend you may find something new when you're filling up your gas tank or grabbing a snack. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to all travelers. Th...

 2021-05-29 22:16 

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New bill amends Illinois Environmental Protection Act...

A bill requiring that only trained employees work on coal ash removal projects has been passed in the state senate. House bill 3783 amends the Environmental Protection Act and establishes training standards for workers interacting with coal ash pits. Stat...

 2021-05-29 03:59 

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Vermilion County sees very low COVID-19 vaccination rate...

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Vermilion County has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state. IDPH's website says the state average is 40. 9%, while Vermilion County's rate is at 23. 1%. Vermilion Co...

 2021-05-29 03:53 

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Champaign to vote to create honorary road for fallen officer...

The City of Champaign wants to honor a fallen officer by naming a street after him. On the next city council meeting on Tuesday, council members will vote to name a portion of a road...

 2021-05-29 03:46 

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Bikers ride in honor of fallen veterans...

The Heartland Heroes Tour stopped in the capital city this week. The group is made up of veterans and family members of veterans who are biking across the country to honor those killed in action. Dozens of motorcyclists started in California and ended the...

 2021-05-29 03:42 

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Teen shot to death in Taylorville identified...

A teenager who was shot to death in Taylorville has been identified. Taylorville Police were called to the Taylorville downtown Square on Thursday night over reports of a fight. The incident led to two teens — a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old &mdash...

 2021-05-29 03:27 

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Meat bundles handed out in Springfield...

A food giveaway was held in Springfield on Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Capital Township Trustee Lakeisha Purchase, Molina Healthcare, and Operating Engineers Local 965 hosted the event. Caption: WICS. Attendees could get a meat bundle, ...

 2021-05-29 03:21 

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Macon County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 11 new cases...

Two more deaths related to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Macon County. According to the Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team, the deceased were a man in his 50s and a man in his 80s. The county also reported 11 new COVID-19 cases. To date...

 2021-05-29 03:16 

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

Five new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Department, these new cases include: One man in his 20s. Two women in their 20s. One man in his 40s. One woman in her 60s. Morgan County has now reported a...

 2021-05-29 03:13 

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American Legion celebrates 'Poppy Day' in Rantoul...

The American Legion Auxiliary celebrated Poppy Day in Rantoul on Friday. Volunteers with the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion were out with their donation jars, handing out poppies at a few local establishments. ...

 2021-05-29 03:02 

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Demolition underway at Knights Inn in Rantoul...

The Knights Inn hotel in Rantoul is now being demolished. Village Administrator Scott Eisenhauer says the new property will more than likely not be another hotel. Caption: WCCU. The new owners of the property are in the process of securing tenants. We do ...

 2021-05-29 01:52 

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Springfield man arrested after high-speed chase through 3 counties...

A Springfield man is facing numerous charges for his alleged involvement in a high-speed chase across three counties. According to our media partner, WLDS Radio, at 4:45 p. m. on Thursday, May 27, the Greene County Sheriff's Office was informed that a...

 2021-05-29 01:35 

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Carnival coming to White Oaks Mall in June...

Starting next week, Springfield-area residents can enjoy a Tilt-A-Whirl, funnel cakes, and more at White Oaks Mall. White Oaks Mall will host a carnival from Friday, June 4, through Sunday, June 13. The carnival's hours of operation are as follows:Fri...

 2021-05-29 01:21 

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DCFS reform bills head to governor's desk...

Big changes could be coming to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) if Senate Bills 2177 and 63 get the governor's signature. They are just two of a series of bills aimed at helping the state's most vulnerable youth that ...

 2021-05-29 01:13 

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Illinois nuclear industry pushes for union-friendly jobs...

The Climate Jobs Illinois Labor Coalition met outside the Statehouse on Friday, May 28, to rally in support of clean energy union jobs. Legislation that may be passed this weekend would transition Illinois to 100% renewable energy by 2050, and labor group...

 2021-05-29 00:54 

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Centennial Park goes all out for reopening of pool, Prairie Farm...

The Champaign Park District is going all out for the Prairie Farm Opening Day, Sholem Aquatic Center Opening Day, and the first Summer Concert. It's been over a year since people got the chance to swim at Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign. Memorial D...

 2021-05-29 00:44 

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Record travel expected this Memorial Day weekend in Illinois...

With more than half of U. S. adults now having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and CDC restrictions relaxing across the country, Americans are hitting the road in droves this Memorial Day weekend. "AAA forecasts 37 million people a...

 2021-05-29 00:40 

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5 people injured in multi-vehicle collision on I-55...

Five people were taken to the hospital following a five-vehicle collision in Montgomery County. The collision happened at approximately 4:18 p. m. on Friday, May 28, on I-55 southbound at milepost 60, north of Litchfield. Illinois State Police (ISP) said ...

 2021-05-29 00:08 

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Harming a police dog while drunk driving could become a felony in Illinois...

Hurting or killing a police dog while you're under the influence could soon become a felony in Illinois. Right now, the death or injury of a K9 officer or service dog isn't a chargeable offense. But one lawmaker is trying to change that in honor o...

 2021-05-28 21:48 

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Chicago mayor sued for limiting interviews to reporters of color...

A white reporter for a conservative media outlet is suing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot over her decision to grant interviews at the midpoint of her first term only to journalists of color. Thomas Catenacci and his employer, the Daily Caller News Foundatio...

 2021-05-28 21:41 

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Boys and Girls Clubs, Cricket Wireless hold food drive...

A local organization and business are working together to collect food for those in need. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois (BGCCIL) and Cricket Wireless partnered to host a Summer Kick-Off Event from 10 a. m. to noon on Saturday, June 5. It wi...

 2021-05-28 21:30 

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More COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Macon County...

More COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Macon County next week. Two of these clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and one will offer the Johnson & Johnson shot. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is available to those 12 years and older, while the J...

 2021-05-28 20:47 

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Delayed reopening for Veterans Memorial Pool...

Veterans Memorial Pool in Springfield will not reopen on Memorial Day weekend as planned. The Springfield Park District said the pool's reopening has been postponed due to technical difficulties with its filtration system. Park District officials said...

 2021-05-28 20:39 

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Illinois redistricting committees pass new legislative map...

The Illinois House and Senate Redistricting Committees have passed a proposed legislative map. Every 10 years, each state must draw new boundaries for legislative districts due to shifts in population. Legislative redistricting maps in Illinois must inclu...

 2021-05-28 20:37 

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U of I employee arrested on meth possession, firearm charges...

An employee at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign was arrested Wednesday by the University of Illinois Police. U of I Police took Randy L. Parkhurst, 43, of Danville, into custody around 4 p. m. at the U of I Public Safety Building. Parkhurst was...

 2021-05-28 18:53 

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District 186 holds COVID-19 vaccine clinic...

Springfield District 186 will be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students 12 years of age or older. It will be held from 1 p. m. to 6 p. m. at the Springfield High School Commons. District officials are requesting anyone interested in getting vaccin...

 2021-05-28 18:23 

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Heroic actions by Officer Creel, Champaign County State's Attorney says...

WRSP/WCCU Fox Illinois provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Springfield and nearby towns and communities in the Decatur, and Champaign a...

 2021-05-28 17:52 

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Sangamon County sees 11 new COVID-19 cases...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in the area on Friday. To date, Sangamon County has reported a total of 18,981 cases of the virus, including 234 deaths. Currently, 12 county residents are hospitalized with CO...

 2021-05-28 17:39 

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66% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose...

On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 982 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths. In addition, more than 66% of Illinois adults have received at least on...

 2021-05-28 17:01 

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Teen arrested in deadly Taylorville shooting...

Richard J. Klekamp, 19, of Taylorville, was arrested Thursday night in connection with a deadly shooting in Taylorville. The shooting left a 17-year-old dead and an 18-year-old wounded. Christian County State's Attorney Mike Havera approved charges of...

 2021-05-28 15:53 

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Free COVID-19 testing at State Farm Center...

Free SHIELD CU COVID-19 testing will be available at the State Farm Center starting next week. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and OSF HealthCare are offering the saliva-based testing at no cost. Testing is being held at the following times: Tuesd...

 2021-05-28 15:45 

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Family sets up Chris Oberheim Memorial Fund...

A GoFundMe started to help the family of fallen Champaign Officer Chris Oberheim has seen an outpouring of donations. As of 10:40 a. m. on Friday,$197,990 has been raised of its $250,000 goal. The family is responding to the community's generosity wit...

 2021-05-28 14:48 

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Woman injured in I-70 collision...

A woman is recovering after a two-vehicle crash in Fayette County Thursday night. Illinois State Police (ISP) say both vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-70 near milepost 65, in Vandalia Township. The woman's vehicle was directly behind a tow truc...

 2021-05-28 14:21 

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Brittany Hardaway says 'see you later'...

After three years brightening our days in Springfield, Illinois, Brittany Hardaway is moving on to her next big adventure. On Friday, May 28, she had her final time on-air with NewsChannel 20 and Fox Illinois. Instead of saying 'goodbye,' Brittany...

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