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 2021-05-04 15:27 

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Victim in deadly Danville shooting identified...

On Tuesday, Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the victim of Sunday's deadly shooting in Danville. A 34-year-old man from Danville was found lying in the 600 block of Plum Street with a gunshot wound to his back around 2 p. m. RELATED: ...

 2021-05-04 15:11 

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Jesse White wants new MLK statue at Illinois Capitol...

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White wants a new statue of Dr. Martin Luther King on the Illinois Capitol grounds. White is also calling for the statue to be in a more prominent location. The current Dr. King statue is located at the corner of Second S...

 2021-05-04 14:30 

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Adam Lopez pleads guilty to theft...

More than two years after his arrest, Adam Lopez has pleaded guilty to theft. Lopez, the former vice president for the District 186 School Board, has been sitting behind bars since November of 2018 on two charges of theft and three charges of financial ex...

 2021-05-04 13:27 

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Multiple tornados touch down in central Illinois...

At least four tornados have been confirmed to have touched down Monday evening from Cass County into Sangamon County....

 2021-05-04 04:00 

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Taylorville man endures months-long battle with COVID-19...

Many health officials have been urging people to get the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Now, a Taylorville man is also asking you to get a shot. Bill Jones, 59, has been in and out of the hospital for complications from COVID-19. He says he's spent arou...

 2021-05-04 03:44 

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District 186 to use saliva-based COVID-19 testing in schools...

On Monday, May 3, the District 186 School Board unanimously approved to be part of a saliva-based COVID-19 testing program. It's the same testing program developed by the University of Illinois. Right now, it will only be available to Lanphier, Southe...

 2021-05-04 03:34 

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Central Illinois Community Blood Center gets new name...

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is rebranding. On Monday, the organization announced its new name: ImpactLife. The goal is to highlight how important blood donation is, from the donors to the staff who deliver the much-needed blood to hospital...

 2021-05-04 02:46 

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14 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Morgan County...

Fourteen new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Department, this is a three-day total. Saturday, May 1. One woman in her 30s. One woman in her 60s. One woman in her 80s. Sunday, May 2. One male child....

 2021-05-04 02:46 

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Menard County reports 8 new COVID-19 cases...

Eight new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Menard County. The Menard County Health Department says this is a three-day total: Two new cases on Saturday, May 1. One new case on Sunday, May 2. Five new cases on Monday, May 3. Menard County has now repo...

 2021-05-04 01:56 

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Public hearing starts in case against former Rogue Barbershop...

A public hearing started Monday on a discrimination case against the former Rogue Barbershop, previously located at 12 E. Washington St. in Champaign. The barbershop is no longer open. The City of Champaign v. Rogue Barbershop's case states that the d...

 2021-05-04 01:49 

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Illinois lawmakers look to regulate third-party food delivery apps...

Food delivery apps certainly came in handy during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone is happy with them. Right now, third-party delivery apps can use a restaurant's menu and logo however they'd like. They can even change the prices to charge ...

 2021-05-04 01:44 

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New food funding for Illinois students this summer...

New federal efforts will help put food on the table for Illinois students. The state can now extend the Pandemic EBT program through the summer, which sends money to families to feed their children. As the school year ends, the need for food does not. Chi...

 2021-05-04 00:55 

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Springfield wants to permanently expand outdoor street dining downtown...

The City of Springfield wants to allow more outdoor dining in parking spaces downtown, called parklets. The plan to make that happen is through grants funded by leftover COVID-19 federal relief funds from 2020. Nothing is final just yet, but if all goes t...

 2021-05-04 00:49 

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Some Central Illinois counties start homebound vaccine visits...

Homebound Illinoisans in some counties can get their COVID-19 vaccines delivered right to their door. It's a new option for some Central Illinois residents who aren't able to travel to get their shot. Nurses pull up right to your house, deliver th...

 2021-05-04 00:26 

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Power outage affecting over 1,000 Springfield residents...

As severe weather strikes Central Illinois, many Springfield residents are without power. Springfield's City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) said Monday evening that crews are responding to a power outage affecting more than 1,000 customers. The outage ...

 2021-05-03 23:00 

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PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms, tornado warnings in central Illinois...

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...

 2021-05-03 22:26 

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68 new COVID-19 cases in Macon County since Friday...

Health officials reported 68 new COVID-19 cases in Macon County. According to the Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team, this is a three-day total: 23 new cases on Saturday, May 1. 28 new cases on Sunday, May 2. 17 new cases on Monday, May 3. Since...

 2021-05-03 22:19 

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Several places to get COVID-19 vaccine in Champaign County...

There are more chances to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Champaign County. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is partnering with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champai...

 2021-05-03 22:03 

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Decatur garage fire deemed 'suspicious'...

Officials are investigating a fire that broke out in a Decatur garage. At approximately 4:52 a. m. on Monday, May 3, the Decatur Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of North Oakland Avenue for a report of a two-car detached garage on fire. At the ...

 2021-05-03 21:51 

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1 dead, another injured in Vermilion County collision...

One person is dead and another suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Vermilion County. It happened at approximately 1:05 p. m. on Monday, May 3, on Illinois Route 49 at 4000 North. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), a Hyundai SUV was driv...

 2021-05-03 21:34 

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Howard Buffett to run for Macon County Sheriff in 2022...

Howard G. Buffett is looking to become the Macon County Sheriff once again. The Committee to Elect Buffett for Sheriff announced his 2022 campaign for the position. He filed a Statement of Organization with the Illinois State Board of Elections to establi...

 2021-05-03 21:12 

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Millikin University to host on-campus vaccine clinic...

Students, faculty, and staff at Millikin University will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine at an on-campus clinic. Millikin University is working with the Macon County Health Department and the Millikin School of Nursing to host a vaccination clinic t...

 2021-05-03 20:43 

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DEA collects over 6,000 pounds of drugs during Take Back Day...

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said they collected 6,255 pounds of old prescription drugs at their...

 2021-05-03 20:25 

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84 new Sangamon County COVID-19 cases...

Health officials reported 84 new COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County on Monday. According to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, this reflects a three-day total:25 new cases on Saturday, May 135 new cases on Sunday, May 224 new cases on Monday,...

 2021-05-03 19:40 

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Woman arrested in death of man, infant daughter...

A woman was arrested in connection with the deaths of her 2-month-old daughter and the infant's father. The father and his infant daughter lost their lives in a house fire Monday, March 1. It happened during the early morning hours at a home in the100...

 2021-05-03 18:11 

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Raising awareness on homeless shower conditions...

Warren Charter, a homeless advocate in Champaign is wanting to raise awareness and funds on homeless shower conditions. He is leading a...

 2021-05-03 17:17 

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Lanphier High School celebrates graduating seniors with Decision Day...

As the school year winds down, even during a pandemic, Lanphier High School in District 186 is finding a way to celebrate the graduating seniors with Decision Day. Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman stopped out at Lanphier High School to find out about this un...

 2021-05-03 17:04 

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Artist search for downtown Springfield murals...

Do you have what it takes to make the next great murals in Springfield? Hanson Professional Services, Inc. and Sangamon County are looking for professional artists to work on one or two large public murals at the Springfield-Sangamon County Transportation...

 2021-05-03 16:08 

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2 teens killed in crash with semi...

Two teens are dead after a truck and a semi collided on I-70 Sunday morning. Illinois State Police (ISP) says the teens were in a Ford truck traveling west on I-70 in Cumberland County. The semi was parked on the shoulder of the roadnear milepost 122. A l...

 2021-05-03 15:58 

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Juvenile shot in the chest in Rantoul...

A juvenile in Rantoul is in the hospital after being shot in the chest on Saturday. Rantoul Police say patrol officers found the juvenile male around 8:36 p. m. in the 800 block of Golf Course Road. The victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to the ch...

 2021-05-03 15:53 

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Duplex shot multiple times, suspects at large...

Rantoul Police are looking for two people who may be involved in a shooting Sunday afternoon. Officers were called around 4 p. m. to the 600 block of Autumn Fields Lane for a report of multiple shots being fired. A duplex in the area was damaged by the gu...

 2021-05-03 15:46 

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Man shot in the back found in roadway...

Danville Police are searching for the person responsible for a deadly shooting Sunday afternoon. Officers were called around 2:24 p. m. to the 600 block of Plum Street for a reported shooting victim. A 34-year-old man from Danville was found lying in the ...

 2021-05-03 14:55 

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Two students die in crash on their way to Indiana prom...

ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — A car crash killed Indianapolis-area high school students who were on their way to prom, authorities said. The two-vehicle crash, which also injured two other students, happened around 5:15 p. m. on Saturday. One vehicle, a Hond...

 2021-05-03 14:14 

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Gas Buddy: Expect to pay about $2.99 a gallon very soon...

According to Gas Buddy head of petroleum analysis, Patrick De Haan, gas prices will rise soon. De Haan says there is an 'unofficial' hike happening on Sunday, some people are paying up to $2. 99 a gallon. READ MORE: Exxon posts $2. 7B quarterly pr...

 2021-05-03 13:55 

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Hardy's Reindeer Ranch opens early...

Some reindeer in Champaign aren't waiting until fall or winter to meet their fans. Hardy's Reindeer Ranch is opening up early! For the first time in its history, it will open on Saturday for late spring and early summer. The ranch will be open fro...

 2021-05-03 13:36 

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22 endangered turtles released at DuPage County preserves...

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly two dozen young endangered turtles have been released into the wild at a suburban Chicago nature preserve. Twenty-two Blanding's turtles were released Wednesday at the Forest Preserves of DuPage County as part of a...

 2021-05-03 13:23 

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Officials say Illinois approaching 10M COVID-19 vaccines...

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials say the state is nearing 10 million COVID-19 vaccines. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Sunday that Illinois has roughly 11. 8 million vaccines on hand, of which more than 9. 3 million have ...

 2021-05-03 12:09 

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Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Monday...

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON & EVENING, DRIER WEATHER MOVES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. Good Morning, Central Illinois! After plenty of sunshine for the first half of the weekend, the clouds rolled in as we work throughout our Sun...

 2021-05-03 01:52 

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Man struck by train in Auburn identified...

A man who died after beinghit by a train in Auburn has been identified. On Friday night, the Sangamon County Coroner's Office was called to the railroad crossing at Illinois State Route 104 and Kennedy Street for a report of a pedestrian being struck ...

 2021-05-03 01:39 

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Black-owned businesses highlighted at Springfield vendor fair...

The Springfield Park District and the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce teamed up to highlight the city's Black-owned businesses. From 1 to 4 p. m. on Sunday, May 2, a Black-owned business vendor fair took place at Erin's Pavilion. Residents c...

 2021-05-03 01:28 

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Illinois reports 1,860 new COVID-19 cases...

On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,860 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths. The 27 deaths include: Adams County: 1 male 70s. Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 40s, 1 fema...

 2021-05-03 01:24 

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Driver rolls vehicle while trying to avoid geese...

A rollover crash happened in Springfield after a driver tried to avoid geese. The vehicle rolled Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of East Southwind Road. Authorities said the driver was able to pull himself from the vehicle and refused medical attention....

 2021-05-03 00:52 

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Powerful storms may strike Central Illinois...

An active weather pattern is gearing up for central Illinois with showers and storms and possibly severe weather. Next Weather Maker (WICS) A low pressure system will lift northward out from the Southern Plains while another potent low pressure system mar...

 2021-05-02 20:24 

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Commercial building in Decatur a total loss after fire...

A building is a total loss following a massive fire in Decatur. At approximately 5:10 p. m. on Saturday, May 1, fire crews were called to the 1000 block of East Grand Avenue in Decatur. According to the Decatur Fire Department, the fire happened in one co...

 2021-05-02 19:35 

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Man dies after being pinned under car...

An Edgar County man has died after he was pinned under his car. At 7:13 p. m. on Saturday, May 1, 911 dispatchers were informed that a man was found unresponsive under his car in the driveway of his Brocton home. According to the Edgar County Sheriff'...

 2021-05-02 16:28 

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Check for tick bites often while outdoors, officials say...

Illinois officials are urging residents to check themselves and their children carefully for ticks after spending time in wooded areas this spring. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Ticks carry Ly...

 2021-05-02 16:27 

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Illinois State Fair planning underway...

The Illinois State Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the summer, and it could be coming back after it had to be canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some locals said they are hoping the fair happens this year....

 2021-05-02 03:44 

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2,813 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,813 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional deaths. Champaign County: 1 male 60s. Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s...

 2021-05-02 03:13 

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Springfield fundraiser helps keep local lawn mowers running...

The Springfield Jaycees held the final day of their spring lawn mower maintenance fundraiser at the West Jefferson O'Reilly Auto Parts Saturday. For just $60 members of the Springfield Jaycees changed the oil, sharpened blades, and replaced filters on...

 2021-05-02 02:58 

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Church acts as vaccination site to reassure community...

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is attempting to reassure members of minority communities that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe by offering the church as a vaccination site. Pastor William Rosser feels that the church's status in the community plays a natur...

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