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 2021-04-27 16:09 

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5 suspects drive out front door with motorcycles...

Effingham police are searching for the people responsible for stealing five motorcycles from a local dealership. It happened just after midnight Tuesday at Legacy Harley Davidson, 1315 Althoff Drive. Officers found five suspects forced their way into the ...

 2021-04-27 15:38 

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Urbana's Market at the Square returns this summer...

Urbana's Market at the Square is returning this summer! The 2021 season will kick off on Saturday, May 1. You can visit the market at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets from 7 a. m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 30, 2021....

 2021-04-27 15:19 

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Indiana gun shop sued for selling guns used in Chicago crimes...

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is suing an Indiana gun store, contending it has sold hundreds of guns to straw buyers that have ended up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city. The lawsuit filed Monday in Illinois seeks a court or...

 2021-04-27 15:10 

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Services set for Champaign firefighter who died...

Services have been set for Champaign Fire Department firefighter Trevor Herderhorst. Herderhorstdied of cancer in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 25. RELATED:Champaign firefighter dies of cancer. The 40-year-old firefighter's health battle st...

 2021-04-27 14:23 

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Alleged gang member flees from police, jumps off overpass...

On April 25, 2021, at approximately 5:55 p. m. , members of the Springfield Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of east Edwards Street. The officers made contact with the sole occupant of the vehicle who was ide...

 2021-04-27 13:23 

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1 injured after car hits house in Springfield...

Springfield firefighters responded to an early morning crash Tuesday. A car reportedly ran into a house around 4 a. m. in the 200 block of East Black. One person had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to the firefighters union. We're told th...

 2021-04-27 03:54 

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Many not in favor of Sheriff's Office getting military vehicle...

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is still pushing to get a military vehicle for their departmentto further protect the community and deescalate situations. Many local organizations say buying a huge piece of equipment like this will harm the commu...

 2021-04-27 03:29 

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Survey lets people share thoughts on reopening Champaign County...

Some people are ready to get back to life as normal, while others aren't quite there yet. Champaign County residents can let local leaders know how ready they are for places in the community to reopen. Local group Champaign County Safe has a survey av...

 2021-04-27 03:24 

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US House pushes to allow marijuana users to buy guns...

Several Republicans in Washington, D. C. — including U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL-13 — are pushing for a bill that would allow marijuana users to purchase guns in states where marijuana is legal....

 2021-04-27 02:59 

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Suspect who injured teen in Champaign shooting at large...

The person who shot a teenager in Champaign last week is still at large. At approximately 12:17 a. m. on Monday, April 19, Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of South Mattis Avenue for a shots fired report. At the scene, officers found a home th...

 2021-04-27 00:55 

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Some seniors still face hurdles to get their COVID-19 vaccine...

Some Illinois seniors are still struggling to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Technology and transportation are just some of the barriers they're facing. This population was hit the hardest during the pandemic, and while seniors are getting vaccinated at high...

 2021-04-27 00:52 

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More families switch to homeschooling throughout pandemic...

Challenges of the pandemic are prompting Illinois families to switch over to homeschooling. According to the U. S Census Bureau, Illinois families with school-age children who reported homeschooling jumped from 2. 1% between April 23 and May 5, 2020, to 5...

 2021-04-27 00:43 

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Summer camps prepare to return with new guidance...

Organizers are trying to make summer camp feel as normal as it can be. Some of the biggest changes kids are going to face, especially for camps at the Nelson Center in Springfield, will be reduced group sizes and limited interaction with others from diffe...

 2021-04-27 00:21 

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Illinois immunization registry expansion passes in the House...

A new bill passed in the Illinois House would expand a statewide database for children to help doctors know which shots and vaccinations people have received as an adult. This sparked a debate about privacy and public health. Some say it's a good idea...

 2021-04-27 00:05 

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Some Sangamon County residents miss their second vaccine dose...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 8% of Americans have missed their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The agency says that number is up from 3. 4% back in March. According to the Sangamon County Department of Public Hea...

 2021-04-26 22:36 

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Westbound traffic on Ash Street temporarily closed...

Westbound traffic on Ash Street, between Spring and College Streets in Springfield, is temporarily closed. City officials said the closure is necessary so crews can repair a sewer cave-in. The closure started at 7 a. m. on Monday, April 26, and is expecte...

 2021-04-26 22:33 

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Another micropantry coming to Springfield...

Springfield families struggling with food insecurity have another option. A new micropantry is opening up at First Presbyterian Church, located at321 S. Seventh St. This is the 30th micropantry to open in Springfield in the past year, as a way to help wit...

 2021-04-26 22:07 

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund offers to help struggling businesses...

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is preparing to launch its Restaurant Revitalization Fund program. The goal is to support businesses that have lost significant revenue due to the pandemic. RELATED:Restaurants to receive billions in new federal fun...

 2021-04-26 22:01 

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Morgan County confirms 16 new COVID-19 cases...

Health officials reported 16 more COVID-19 cases in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Department, this is a three-day total. Saturday, April 24. One female teen. One man in his 20s. Two women in their 20s. One man in his 50s. Two women ...

 2021-04-26 21:55 

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3 more coronavirus cases in Menard County...

Three more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Menard County over the weekend. The Menard County Health Department said all three cases were reported on Saturday, April 24. No new cases were reported on Sunday, April 25, or Monday, April 26. Since the start ...

 2021-04-26 21:49 

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

Health officials reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Macon County. According to the Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team, this reflects a three-day total: 16 new cases on Saturday, April 24. 16 new cases on Sunday, April 25. 14 new cases on Monda...

 2021-04-26 21:32 

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APL plans virtual kitten shower...

The Animal Protective League (APL) expects to take in hundreds of kittens over the next few months, and they're in need of supplies. That's why the shelter is hosting a virtual kitten shower this weekend. APL's virtual kitten shower will take ...

 2021-04-26 21:18 

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Names of fallen Illinois officers engraved on police memorial...

Illinois police honored their own on Sunday in preparation of a memorial service for fallen officers. The names of officers who were killed in the line of duty were engraved on the police memorial at the State Capitol Grounds. The pandemic postponed last ...

 2021-04-26 20:48 

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Securing secondary water source for Springfield: What it costs residents...

Millions of dollars are going into securing the City of Springfield a secondary water source. In about one year's time, the city is going to vote on a bond to make Hunter Lake the secondary water source for Springfield. According to the Illinois Water...

 2021-04-26 20:37 

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Person arrested after pedestrian hit by vehicle...

One person has been arrested after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Urbana. It happened on Monday afternoon at Elm and Vine Streets. A red truck was seen being towed from the area afterward. The Urbana Police Department could not provide any furthe...

 2021-04-26 20:32 

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Summer camps back in central Illinois...

As more Illinoisans are getting vaccinated and restrictions are lifting, more summer camps are set to open. Here are a few that take place in Springfield: Academics, Reading, Writing Tutoring & STEM Workshops PreK-Grade 12. Baseball Camp at UIS for Grades...

 2021-04-26 20:19 

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Sangamon County reduces quarantine time for students exposed to COVID-19...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is changing the amount of days a child has to quarantine if they are sent home from school for COVID-19 exposure. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14 days of quarantine...

 2021-04-26 19:56 

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Suspect in Cass County double homicide pleads not guilty...

A man accused of shooting and killing two people and injuring a third person has pleaded not guilty. According to our media partner, WLDS Radio, 71-year-old Robert D. Harris of Virginia, Illinois pleaded not guilty to seven counts of murder in various deg...

 2021-04-26 19:40 

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Census figures cost Illinois another congressional seat...

Census figures cost Illinois another congressional seat, continuing a decades-long slide in national political influence. This is a developing story. We'll provide updates as more information becomes available. RELATED: First census data on House seat...

 2021-04-26 19:19 

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Woman killed in Lincoln Avenue shooting identified...

A woman who was shot to death in Springfield on Friday has been identified. At approximately 11:42 a. m. on Friday, April 23, Springfield Police were called to the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue for a shots fired report. At the scene, police found a man and ...

 2021-04-26 18:29 

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Illinois launches program to expand COVID-19 resources, vaccine accessibility...

Illinois has launched a new program to help provide vaccine education and highlight available resources in the community. The Pandemic Health Navigator Program (PHNP) partners with the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), the Illinois Primary Health...

 2021-04-26 17:52 

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2 more deaths, 106 new Sangamon County COVID-19 cases...

Health officials reported 106 new COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County. According to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, this reflects a three-day total: 48 new cases on Saturday, April 24. 26 new cases on Sunday, April 25. 32 new cases on Monda...

 2021-04-26 17:47 

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Remembering Champaign firefighter Trevor Herderhorst...

A local firefighter lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. Friends and family of 40-year-old Champaign firefighter Trevor Herderhorst share that he was an amazing father and friend. Herderhorst became a firefighter in 2005 with the Cahokia Volunteer Fire ...

 2021-04-26 17:31 

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Importance of keeping license plate registration sticker receipt...

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding residents about the importance of keeping theirlicense plate registration sticker receipt. Residents who have purchased theirup-to-date license plate sticker but haven't put it on their license plat...

 2021-04-26 17:06 

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2,137 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,137 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional deaths. Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 9...

 2021-04-26 15:28 

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Stolen gun found during Chatham traffic stop...

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop Sunday night in Chatham. Chatham Police reportedly pulled over a vehicle after seeing it failed to stop when leaving a private drive. Officers found probable cause to search the vehicle after speaking with the...

 2021-04-26 13:38 

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Prosecutors: Man drove car for 2 shooters in 7-year-old girl's death...

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl outside a Chicago McDonald's drove up behind a car driven by the girl's father while two other men got out and opened fire. Eighteen-year-old Marion Lewi...

 2021-04-26 13:26 

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1983 Indiana remains ID'd as Illinois victim of serial killer...

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in 1983 at a northwestern Indiana farm have been identified as a male Chicago victim of the late serial killer Larry Eyler. The Newton County Coroner's Office in Indiana identified the victim Su...

 2021-04-26 01:02 

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2,035 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,035 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in the state, including 24 additional deaths. The 24 deaths include: Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s. Champaign County: 1 male 60s. ...

 2021-04-26 00:40 

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Champaign firefighter dies of cancer...

A member of the Champaign Fire Department has passed away. Champaign officials said Firefighter Trevor Herderhorst died of cancer in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 25....

 2021-04-25 15:47 

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Court order boosts funding plea as lawmakers build budget...

Advocates for state-funded services for the developmentally disabled in Illinois are pleased with plans to boost funding by $122 million next year. But a federal court has found even more is needed to properly put residents in neighborhood group homes, pr...

 2021-04-25 03:33 

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277 pounds of drugs collected on Take Back Day...

The opioid epidemic is a severe problem, and it has not been much better during the coronavirus pandemic. That's why law enforcement around the country held the 20th Take Back Day event with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 24 to...

 2021-04-25 03:26 

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No injuries in 6th Street rollover...

Springfield Police were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Saturday night. We're told police were called around 5:30 p. m. to the intersection of 6th and St. Joseph streets. The crash caused one of the vehicles to rollover. Police say ...

 2021-04-25 02:36 

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3-year-old injured after accidentally discharging gun...

A 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound. Champaign Police say they were called a little after 9 a. m. Friday to a home in the600 block of South Crescent Drive. Officers found the 3-year-old with a non-life-threatening gunsh...

 2021-04-25 02:12 

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Murder, other charges filed in killing of 7-year-old girl...

CHICAGO (AP) — A murder charge and 18 other counts have been filed against a teenager suspected in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Chicago girl at a McDonald's drive-thru, police said Saturday. The charges against Marion Lewis, 18, also inclu...

 2021-04-25 02:02 

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Good Samaritan fatally stabbed defending teenager, mother...

BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago man faces a murder charge after fatally stabbing another man who came to the defense of a woman and her daughter during an altercation inside a grocery store. Prosecutors also charged 30-year-old Fer...

 2021-04-24 19:50 

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Elderly woman dies weeks after head-on crash...

A Westville woman has died weeks after a crash in Tilton, Illinois. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says police told him the crash was on Monday, April 5. Dorothy A. Virostek, 87, was the passenger in a vehicle that was hit head-on by another vehi...

 2021-04-24 19:42 

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Woman accused of waving handgun at driver...

A Chatham woman is now behind bars after an incident with a handgun Friday night. Springfield Police say just before 7 p. m. a witness reported seeing a passenger in a vehicle waving a handgun at the driver, causing them to swerve. A Springfield Police Of...

 2021-04-24 16:13 

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Teen told police 'shadowy man' led him to kill 6-year-old...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy charged in the strangulation death of a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl told police a "shadowy man" led him to kill the girl. The boy's assertion is revealed in an investigative report released ...

 2021-04-24 16:08 

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Missing man found dead in ravine...

A missing Montgomery County man was found dead Friday afternoon. TheMontgomery County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police had been searching forKurt W. Schmedeke, 65, since Sunday, April 18. On Friday, the sheriff's office received a call a...

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