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 2021-04-09 21:24 

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Another COVID-19 variant detected in Macon County...

Another COVID-19 variant has been reported in Macon County. The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) identified the P. 1 strain in the county. Earlier this week, health officials reported two other vari...

 2021-04-09 20:57 

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4 arrested after drugs, weapons reportedly found in motel room...

Four Springfield residents are facing charges after drugs and weapons were allegedly found in a motel room. At 3:16 p. m. on Thursday, April 8, Sangamon County deputies and the Sheriff's Office Drug Interdiction and Response Team (DIRT) executed a sea...

 2021-04-09 20:52 

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Mattoon man guilty of sexual exploitation of children...

A Mattoon man was convicted on several charges related to sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. It took only two hours of deliberation for a jury to convict sex offender Jeffrey M. West, 53....

 2021-04-09 20:33 

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Springfield group organizes vaccine events for minorities...

The nonprofit, Hispanic Women of Springfield, organized multiple vaccine events to bring COVID-19 shots to minorities in the area. The group held their first event on March 21 in partnership with several entities, like the Illinois Public Health Associati...

 2021-04-09 20:20 

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Champaign Police stand in solidarity with Asian-American community...

The Champaign Police Department is standing in solidarity with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. On Friday, April 9, Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb wrote a letter to the Chinese American Association of Central Illinois to show their ...

 2021-04-09 19:48 

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6 more coronavirus cases in Menard County...

Six new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Menard County, according to the Menard County Health Department. The county has now reported a total of 1,164 COVID-19 cases, including seven deaths. No Menard County residents are hospitalized with the virus ...

 2021-04-09 19:21 

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

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 51 new coronavirus cases in the county. To date, Sangamon County has reported a total of 17,321 COVID-19 cases, including 228 deaths. Currently, 20 county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19....

 2021-04-09 19:08 

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Illinois man arrested at Lambert Airport, graffiti cases...

An Illinois man was arrested at Lambert Airport in St. Louis on a felony warrant related to several graffiti cases in Pleasant Hill and PittsfieldWilliam Friedel, 64, was taken into police custody on March 25 and is facingfive counts of criminal defacemen...

 2021-04-09 18:20 

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Convicted felon arrested and accused of having a firearm...

Springfield Police took a convicted felon into custody for having a firearm. On Thursday, officers found Jeremy Banks, 30, on a porch in the 1700 block of Matheny Avenue. Banks tried to run from the police. Officers caught him and say they found a firearm...

 2021-04-09 18:00 

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Springfield Police Officer promoted to sergeant...

A Springfield Police Officer has moved up in the ranks. Officer Benjamin McGill was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at a small ceremony on Thursday. McGill is a 12-year veteran of the force. He's served as a member of the Pro-Active Crimes Unit, Traf...

 2021-04-09 17:05 

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Justin Carter bids a fond farewell to Springfield...

To my friends in Central Illinois,What a whirlwind! After 3 years, my time is coming to an end at WICS-TV. These have been the three best years of my adult life so far. Why? Because of YOU. You welcome me into your homes every morning and that is an honor...

 2021-04-09 17:01 

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More than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,004 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths. Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s. Crawford...

 2021-04-09 16:44 

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Multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Iroquois County...

Iroquois County residents have multiple chances to get the COVID-19 vaccine next week. The clinics are being held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. They are currently scheduling the following clinics: Moderna Vaccination Clinic (Illinois residents, age 18 an...

 2021-04-09 16:33 

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Two killed, 2 seriously injured in Route 48 crash...

Two people have lost their lives after a crash on Illinois Route 48 Thursday night. Illinois State Police (ISP) says it happened around 11 p. m. near E 1550 N in Taylorville Township. ISP says Robert Hodson, 46, was driving northbound on Route 48 when he ...

 2021-04-09 16:02 

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Secretary of State helping residents stay money smart...

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White wants to make sure residents spend their money wisely. In honor of Money Smart Week, April 10-17, daily live events and a number of resources will be made available to help consumers be smart with their money. "...

 2021-04-09 15:52 

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$2.9M to protect Illinois Veterans' Homes against COVID-19...

Illinois State Veterans' Homes have received $2. 9 million in additional federal grant funding toensure residents continue to be protected from COVID-19. U. S. Senators Dick Durbin, D-IL, and Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, on Friday said in a statement the fu...

 2021-04-09 15:50 

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Keeping breeders out of Illinois pet stores...

Some Illinois lawmakers want to make it so pet shops can only sell cats or dogs that are obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter. House Bill 1711 would stop pet shop operators from selling dogs or cats that come from breeders. The propo...

 2021-04-09 13:58 

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Mya to join Ginuwine in Decatur...

Ma will be joining Ginuwine and Chingy on stage at The DevonLakeshore Amphitheater in August. "We are thrilled to add Ma to the lineup of this show. It is something we've been working to get done since 2020 and are beyond excited to see her join t...

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