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 2021-05-25 18:10 

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More than $117K raised in 4 days for Oberheim family...

The community continues to show its support for the family of fallen Champaign Officer Chris Oberheim. A GoFundMe organized byBrian Greear raised more than $117,000 for the Oberheim family in just four days. Click here to learn more about the fundraising ...

 2021-05-25 17:51 

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District 23 to hand out free food to veterans...

Now that many of the COVID-19 have lifted across Illinois, a local store is bringing back an event for veterans. District 23 will be handing out free bag meals to veterans from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Thursday, May 27. Meals will be available to the first ...

 2021-05-25 17:34 

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Springfield artist honors healthcare workers...

A Springfield man is honoring healthcare workers with one of his large-scale artwork creations. Jermaine Ward, owner of Monte's Custom Furniture, got a close-up look at just what frontline healthcare workers go through every day. Ward had to go to Mem...

 2021-05-25 17:10 

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808 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 808 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths. In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vacc...

 2021-05-25 16:41 

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Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Thursday...

CONTINUED WARM WEATHER WITH SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES RETURN TO THE FORECAST HEADING INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK; STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON & EVENING. After another nice and warm day across the region as we worked th...

 2021-05-25 16:40 

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Jacksonville house fire deemed suspicious...

A house fire in Jacksonville on Sunday has now been deemed suspicious, according to our media partners WLDS Radio. Jacksonville firefighters were called around 6:45 p. m. Sunday to a home in the 700 block of North Main Street. Jacksonville Fire Chief Doug...

 2021-05-25 16:33 

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Urbana tire slashing suspect unfit for trial...

A man accused of slashing more than 100 tires in Urbana has been deemed unfit to stand trial. RELATED:Suspect in Urbana tire slashings arrested. Dallas Bone, 36, was arrested on March 5, 2021, after officers saw him walking down South Vine Street. He face...

 2021-05-25 15:02 

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Peoria drops Thomas Jefferson from name of school...

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The name of a Peoria school will change from Thomas Jefferson to a civil rights activist. The school board unanimously dropped Jefferson during a meeting Monday night. The school will be known as C. T. Vivian Primary School, star...

 2021-05-25 14:30 

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Chatham Sweet Corn Festival postponed another year...

The Chatham Sweet Corn Festival will not go on as planned this year. The Chatham Jaycees says it has determined it is best to wait another year before continuing with the festival....

 2021-05-25 13:50 

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Paroled child killer now a fugitive, IDOC says...

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man newly paroled from an Illinois prison after serving time for the 1972 murder of a teenage boy is considered a fugitive. The Illinois Department of Corrections lists Ray Larsen as an...

 2021-05-25 03:45 

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Decrease in truck drivers causing lack of fuel at gas stations...

Many of you are ready to hit the road and travel now that many COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed, but you could run into a problem when you get gas. There is plenty of fuel available, but the problem is getting it to the pumps. Getting enough truck drive...

 2021-05-25 03:32 

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Illinois minorities feel unseen, forgotten by new redistricting maps...

Every ten years, legislative maps are drawn by political leaders to better represent the community. This year, 26 Illinois community groups are concerned that they are being forgotten about in this year's process. The process is called redistricting....

 2021-05-25 03:24 

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CU-MTD seeing staff shortage...

According to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CU-MTD), fewer and fewer employees have been showing up to work. CU-MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt said that the organization has seen around 30 absences a day due to the COVID-19 impact on other ...

 2021-05-25 03:10 

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Illinois flags ordered at half-staff for Officer Oberheim...

Governor JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, has ordered all flags in the state to be lowered immediately to half-staff. The flags will be lowered until sunset on Wednesday, May 26, in honor of fallen Champaign Officer Chris Oberheim. The order affects all entities ...

 2021-05-25 01:57 

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IL Board of Elections looking into Champaign voter registration letters...

The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) said it may be looking into a letter that was sent to registered voters saying their registration may be pulled. Several Champaign County residents said last week they received letters saying their voter registr...

 2021-05-25 01:06 

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Springfield ward meetings kick off next week...

The City of Springfield is bringing back ward meetings next week. COVID-19 restrictions put the ward planning meetings on hold last year. The meetings will allow residents to share their concerns about neighborhoods and city needs. They will also be used ...

 2021-05-25 00:29 

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Lawmakers question LGBTQ+ training, tracking at DCFS audit hearing...

Lawmakers got the chance to question the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Monday about a scathing audit report regarding the care of LGBTQ+ youth. The report, released in February, claims DCFS isn't following its own procedures for pr...

 2021-05-25 00:09 

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Lawmakers look to solidify state labor laws through constitutional amendment...

Illinoisans headed to the polls in 2022 may have the chance to decide on strengthening the state's labor laws. Lawmakers are looking to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November 2022 that would allow voters to block any state or local l...

 2021-05-24 23:51 

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Donating unused prescriptions could soon become legal...

Illinois lawmakers want to make it legal for you to donate your unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs so that others can use them....

 2021-05-24 23:32 

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Cards wanted for injured Champaign officer...

Community members looking to send well wishes to a Champaign officer injured in a shooting last week can do so with a card. The community can reach out to Officer Jeffrey Creel by sending out cards. Officer Creel was injured on May 19 when he and another ...

 2021-05-24 22:57 

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Pandemic impacts seniors' access to online COVID-19 information...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The digital divide is something that already separates youth from their older family members. When information about the coronavirus and sign-ups for the vaccine is all happening online, the pandemic made that divide ...

 2021-05-24 21:56 

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Macon County residents can soon text 9-1-1...

Macon County residents will be able to text information directly to 9-1-1 on their cell phones starting June 1. TheCentral Illinois Regional Dispatch Center says four major carriers will be helping to make this possible: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprin...

 2021-05-24 21:24 

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1 arrested in U of I sorority burglary...

The University of Illinois Police Department says one of three suspects in a reported sorority house burglary has been arrested. We're told the burglary happened around 4:30 a. m. Wednesday at a sorority house in the 100 block of East John Street in C...

 2021-05-24 20:48 

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Elderly woman killed in MacArthur Boulevard crash...

The Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon, has identified the individual who was involved in a motor vehicle crash at South Grand Avenue and MacArthur Blvd in Springfield on 5/21/2021. Margaret Knoepfle, 86, of Springfield, was transported from the scene by...

 2021-05-24 20:40 

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73-year-old Athens man killed in crash...

An Athens man died Sunday after a single-vehicle crash in rural Menard County. The Menard County Sheriff's Office says McCart was driving south on Post Street, south of Athens, when his vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle crashed into a ditch, rolli...

 2021-05-24 20:34 

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LLCC helping people forge new career paths...

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is helping connect those looking for work with training and meeting employers. LLCC is launching the Workforce Institute. "Employers are seeking a trained and diverse workforce, including workers from underreprese...

 2021-05-24 20:15 

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Bicyclist dies after crash with vehicle...

A Springfield man has died after a crash Sunday night. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says 52-year-old Timothy Hughes was riding a bicycle on South 6th Frontage Road when he was hit by a vehicle. Hughes was taken to Memorial Medical Center where he wa...

 2021-05-24 19:19 

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Fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 933 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths. In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vacc...

 2021-05-24 19:19 

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Commuinty Support: Ways to support the Oberheim Family...

Several organizations are coming together to provide support to the Oberheim family after Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed during a shooting in Champaign last week. Food Drive: Holly's Country Kitchen in Monticello will be h...

 2021-05-24 19:04 

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Oklahoma man dies in Illinois shootout with police...

TROY, Ill. (AP) — A 31-year-old Oklahoma man has died in southwestern Illinois after a shootout with police. Police in Troy say the man was "reportedly suicidal and was actively discharging a firearm into the air" on Saturday evening outside...

 2021-05-24 19:02 

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Man dies after car plunges off bridge; teenager recovering...

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago man has died and a teenage boy is recovering after both were rescued from the Calumet River where the car they were riding in left a bridge and landed in the water. Chicago police say the bridge was...

 2021-05-24 18:57 

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Sangamon County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases...

Health officials confirmed 35new COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health says this is a three-day total:Saturday, May 22: 9 new casesSunday, May 23: 14 new casesMonday, May 24: 12 new casesSince the pandemic star...

 2021-05-24 18:29 

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Officer Oberheim's funeral procession route...

Champaign Police is encouraging the public to show their support for Officer Chris Oberheim on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at Maranatha Assembly of God Church in Decatur. The procession will start at approximately 1:30 pm. It will follow the ...

 2021-05-24 16:02 

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Illinois health officials to monitor COVID-19 in wastewater...

State health officials in Illinois will begin monitoring for the virus that causesCOVID-19 and its variants in wastewater statewide. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) announced the plan on Monday, M...

 2021-05-24 15:48 

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Champaign Police find 18 shell casing during a shooting investigation...

Champaign police were called to the 700 block of Crescent Drive just after 7 pm Sunday night, for reports of shots fired. Officers found out that a 23-year-old man went to a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police found 18 shell ca...

 2021-05-24 03:48 

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Knight's Action Park to open their water park ahead of Memorial Day weekend...

Illinois is three weeks away from being fully re-opened. Many summer fun activities, like amusement parks, are gearing up for a summer that's going to feel a lot more normal without as many COVID-19 restrictions. With Memorial Day just around the corn...

 2021-05-24 01:29 

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Blue Bow Blast in honor of Officer Chris Oberheim...

The community continues to show their support for Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim who was killed in the line of duty on May 19th. Communities are having a 'Blue Bow Blast,' putting up blue bows around the city to show support for the Oberh...

 2021-05-24 00:50 

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Virginia under boil order...

The entire city of Virginia is currently under a boil order. According to the city's water department, they have an active water main break. Residents looking for more information should head to the city's Facebook page or call(217) 452-7786 on Mo...

 2021-05-23 23:43 

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Protest calling for justice in the Middle East...

A protest organized by the Muslim American Youth Organization was held at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana quad on Sunday. The protest was a plea for justice in Palestine, as well as a way for the community to become more education on the situa...

 2021-05-23 20:00 

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24 new deaths from COVID-19 in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 943 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths. In addition, 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vacc...

 2021-05-23 19:49 

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Veteran sets up Facebook group for veteran owned businesses...

The month of May is National Military appreciation month and in celebration of that, one U. S. Air Force veteran started a Facebook page for veteran-owned businesses. Shawn Miller made the page so that his fellow veterans would have a place to market thei...

 2021-05-22 21:34 

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Man found inside ransacked home arrested...

A man was arrested in connection with a Charleston burglary on Saturday, May 8. Charleston Police say a woman who lives in the 1600 block of Shaffer Place returned home to find it had been ransacked. Officer found the glass on the sliding door had been sh...

 2021-05-22 21:12 

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Officer Oberheim's funeral services set for next week...

The Champaign Police Department continues to mourn the loss of Officer Chris Oberheim, who was fatally wounded in the line of duty on May 19, 2021. Details for his visitation and funeral services have been confirmed by the family. Visitation will be Tuesd...

 2021-05-22 17:33 

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Celebrating local military heroes...

May is Military Appreciation Month. In honor of all those who serve our country, NewsChannel 20 and FOx Illinois want to celebrate local military heroes. Click here to send in a photo of the military hero in your life! (function (d, id)...

 2021-05-22 17:03 

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43 more COVID-19 deaths in Illinois...

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,108 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 43 additional deaths. In addition, 64% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and ...

 2021-05-22 16:12 

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Volunteers needed to place flags for Oberheim funeral...

Volunteers are needed in Decatur and Monticello on Monday to set up U. S. Flags. The flags are being set up for Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim. Oberheim was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, May 19 during a shootout at Town Center Apartmen...

 2021-05-22 15:10 

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Illinois law school to remove John Marshall's name over racist past...

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees have voted to remove the name of the longest-serving U. S. Supreme Court chief justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago law school. Thursday's vote came after a task force said John Marshall&...

 2021-05-22 15:08 

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2 held without bond in shooting of 2-year-old Illinois girl...

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men are being held without bond in connection with the shooting of a 2-year-old girl who was riding in an SUV with her family last week in Chicago. Cook County prosecutors say 21-year-old Rodolfo Irigoyen was driving the vehicle f...

 2021-05-22 14:52 

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Man hit by stray bullet during shootout...

One person is injured and police are searching for the person responsible after a shootout Friday night. Champaign Police were called just before 10 p. m. to the 1200 block of Hedge Road for a reported shooting. A short while later a 28-year-old man arriv...

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