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 2020-07-10 21:34 

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Apple 'n Pork Festival canceled...

The Apple 'n Pork Festival in Clinton has been canceled due to COVID-19. The DeWitt County Museum Association Board of Directors announced the cancelation on Friday, July 10. The Apple 'n Pork Festival is held during the last weekend of September ...

 2020-07-10 03:41 

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Man accused of starting Market Place Mall riot indicted...

The man accused of starting the riot at Market Place Mallin May now has a federal indictment returned against him. Shamar Betts was changed by the Department of Justice for allegedly using the internet to incite a riot. Caption: WCCU. Betts reportedly use...

 2020-07-09 22:00 

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Illinois county gets its first reported coronavirus case...

WINCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The last county in Illinois that did not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus has reported its first one. The 66-year-old woman tested positive for the virus in Scott County late last week and was reported to be recove...

 2020-07-09 20:19 

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Police: Deadly 11th Street shooting was self-defense...

Police said the fatal shooting that took place on 11th Street earlier this week happened in self-defense. Springfield Police said the man killed, 29-year-old Willie C. Evans, suffered a fatal gunshot wound by 26-year-old Martin A. Brown as Evans tried to ...

 2020-07-09 16:10 

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Man pleads not guilty in woman's murder...

One of two men facing charges in the fatal shooting of22-year-old Shemilah Sanders has pleaded not guilty. Paul M. Folks, of Decatur, pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge against him. He and his nephew Lavanski were arrested in early June in ...

 2020-07-09 03:16 

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Paign to Peace marches to end racism...

A protest in Mahomet was delayed on Wednesday afternoon, but it didn't have to do with the weather. The...

 2020-07-08 23:12 

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Car crashes into Champaign home...

The Champaign Police Department is investigating after a car crashed into a house. The crash happened on Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of Garden Hills Drive. Caption: WCCU. Right now, it is unclear if anyone is injured or what caused the car to le...

 2020-07-08 17:55 

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St. Louis name change? Not happening, governor tells Trump...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite some calls to change the name of St. Louis, Missouri's governor has told President Donald Trump that it's not going to happen. The issue came up Tuesday in Washington, D. C. , when Republican Gov. Mike Parson partici...

 2020-07-08 15:16 

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Springfield man faces new charges in 2019 killing of deputy...

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned several new charges against an Illinois man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy who was part of a federal fugitive task force trying to serve an arrest warrant. The Rockford gran...

 2020-07-08 12:37 

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Man wanted for abuse of corpse...

The Charleston Police Department needs your help finding a man wanted for allegedly moving a dead body. Travis Howlett is also wanted for obstructing justice. Police say the abuse of a corpse charge (removing/carrying without authorization) is related to ...

 2020-07-08 03:46 

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Arrest made in 11th Street shooting...

An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting on 11th Street in Springfield. The victim, 29-year-old Willie C. Evans of Springfield, was pronounced dead at 4 a. m. on Tuesday, July 7, after being shot inthe 1400 block of North 11th Street. The...

 2020-07-07 20:43 

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Bloomington man faces eviction over Black Lives Matter flag...

A central Illinois man said he's facing eviction for hanging a Black Lives Matter flag on his apartment balcony. Donavon Burton, 22 of Bloomington, said he began displaying the flag last month to protest the deaths of Black people in police custody. O...

 2020-07-07 15:13 

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Man shot to death on North 11th Street...

A man is dead after an early Tuesday morning shooting in Springfield. The Sangamon County Coroner says the 29-year-old man was taken from the 1400 block of North 11th Street to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 4 a. m. Tuesday. The identity of t...

 2020-07-07 13:32 

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Man shot after refusing to hand over cash...

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at approximately 4:45 a. m. , Urbana police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Oregon in Urbana on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived 2 minutes later and located a 27-year-old Urbana man in the area who had b...

 2020-07-07 01:29 

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California woman in shock after receiving $11K from IDES...

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans attempting to file for unemployment struggled to get through the hotline. Now, one California woman claims the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) says she got mo...

 2020-07-07 00:30 

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Long term monitoring of COVID-19 cases, deaths...

On Sunday, Illinois saw the lowest single-day number of COVID-19 deaths since March 25. Even though there were just six deaths reported, SIU Medicine's Vidya Sundareshan says when it comes to the virus, you have to look at the bigger picture....

 2020-07-06 18:03 

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Suspects in deadly attack on homeless man at large...

Champaign Police are still searching for the person responsible for robbing and beating a homeless man on July 1. Ted Ledbetter, 56, was found physically battered next to a bench near West Side Park. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Witne...

 2020-07-06 15:53 

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2 shot inside Champaign hotel room...

Two men were shot Monday morning at the Microtel Inn, police say. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the hotel around 1:30 a. m. on July 6. Shortly after responding, officers were told a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man arrived at a local...

 2020-07-05 23:41 

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13 Illinois gang members sentenced to life in prison...

Thirteen members of a Peoria street gang known as the "Bomb Squad" have been sentenced to prison terms for a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, attempted murder, arson and drug trafficking. Prosecutors said gang members had standing ord...

 2020-07-05 02:54 

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Second bar in Springfield has employees test positive for Covid-19...

Just two weeks into Illinois Phase 4 re-opening, two bars in Springfield have had employees test positive for Covid-19. Win, Lose or Draught is now closed after two employees, and two patrons have tested positive for the virus. The owner, Ryan Bandy says ...

 2020-07-03 22:12 

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73 COVID-19 cases in Vermilion County...

Vermilion County has now reported a total of 73 COVID-19 cases. This includes 44 people who have been released from isolation, 25 in isolation at home, two hospitalized, and two who have died from the virus....

 2020-07-03 16:30 

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Funeral scheduled for Bunn-O-Matic shooting victim Marsha Strumpher...

Funeral arrangements have been made for Marsha Strumpher, a victim of the shooting at Bunn-O-Matic on Friday, June 26. Visitatation will be held from 3 to 6 p. m. on Sunday, July 5, at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. A funeral service will begin at 3 p...

 2020-07-03 15:28 

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Local officials to hold virtual panel discussion on racial justice...

Local experts will hold a virtual panel discussion to discuss racial justice and the actions people can take to make a change. The panel will be held from 6 to 7:30 p. m. on Thursday, July 9. Panelists include: Sunshine Clemons, co-leader of Black Lives M...

 2020-07-03 03:13 

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901 COVID-19 cases reported in Champaign County...

Champaign County has now reported a total of 901 COVID-19 cases. This includes 114 active cases, 775 people who have recovered, and 12 people who have died from the virus. Four people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Champaign County. A total o...

 2020-07-03 01:28 

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Illinois unemployment numbers falling slowly...

The U. S. added 4. 8 million jobs in the month of June, lowering the unemployment rate to just over 11%. Yet, in Illinois, the job recovery is taking longer. It has to do with how long it took Illinois to reopen and reach Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Illi...

 2020-07-02 04:06 

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Sherwood residents come together to honor Bunn-O-Matic victims...

Following the recent Bunn-O-Matic shooting, a Springfield resident brought her neighborhood together to honor the shooting's victims. One of the organizers of this event said a resident in the Sherwood neighborhood is the daughter of Bill Gibbons, one...

 2020-07-01 22:15 

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3 more COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported three new COVID-19 cases in the area. Sangamon County has now reported a total of 434 COVID-19 cases, including 34 deaths. Two Sangamon County residents are currently hospitalized with the virus....

 2020-07-01 21:52 

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Motive in Bunn-O-Matic shooting still unclear...

The reason why the shooter of the Bunn-O-Matic tragedy opened fire on Friday, killing three people, is still unanswered. The Springfield Police Department held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on the incident. Springfield Pol...

 2020-07-01 21:19 

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IRS: Over $57M in refunds available to Illinois taxpayers...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced more than $1. 5 billion in unclaimed income tax refunds await an estimated 1. 4 million individual taxpayers who did not file a 2016 federal income tax return. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the IRS extend...

 2020-07-01 21:08 

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Arrest made in shooting of elderly man...

An arrest has been made in the shooting of an elderly man in Champaign in June. At approximately 5:40 p. m. on Wednesday, June 24, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of Hickory Street for a report of a shooting. Then, police were notified a 73-y...

 2020-07-01 21:02 

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Funeral arrangements for Bunn-O-Matic shooting victims...

Funeral services have been set for the three people who died after a shooting at the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation on Friday. William...

 2020-07-01 16:36 

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Sheriff warns of IRS scams...

Scammers are contacting Champaign County residents pretending to be affiliated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scam has been reported periodically over the last few years and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure reside...

 2020-07-01 04:14 

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Springfield aldermen react to Bunn-O-Matic shooting...

Springfield residents and the family members of the victims in the Bunn-O-Matic shooting are continuing to remember the tragedy days after it occurred. Many people are honoring the victims in different ways. Springfield elected officials also honored them...

 2020-07-01 03:33 

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Community gathers for vigil honoring Bunn-O-Matic shooting victims...

The Springfield community came together on Tuesday, June 30, to mourn the loss of the three Bunn-O-Matic shooting victims. Kendra Day organized Tuesday night's vigil at Centennial Park on the city's west side. Day said she wanted a place where mem...

 2020-06-30 00:45 

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Remembering the victims of the Bunn-O-Matic shooting...

Three people are dead after a shooting at the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation on Friday, including 61-year-old Bill Gibbons of Springfield. Gibbons was a longtime employee at Bunn-O-Matic, but to the people around him, he was a loving father, friend, and fisherm...

 2020-06-29 22:50 

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Memorial for 7 Brothers Grocery shooting victim...

A small memorial was held outside of the 7 Brothers Grocery convenience store on Sunday. Tykeem King, 23, of Springfield, was shot and killed at the Springfield store on June 14. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says King died of multiple gunshot wounds...

 2020-06-29 17:36 

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Vermilion County War Museum to reopen...

The Vermilion County War Museum plans to reopen next month. Officials are set to reopen the museum at noon on July 21. Normal museum hours would resume at that point: 12 p. m. to 4 p. m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday. The muse...

 2020-06-28 19:40 

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Third victim in Bunn-O-Matic shooting identified...

The third victim in Friday's shooting at Bunn-O-Matic has been identified. According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, Marsha Strumpher, 54, of Springfield died at HSHS St. John's Hospital on Saturday at 4:36 due to multiple gunshot wounds. T...

 2020-06-28 19:39 

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Hy-Vee recalling salads...

Some salads from Hy-Vee are being recalled nationwide due to the potential of it being contaminated with Cyclospera. Hy-Vee says that they pulled the products once they were made aware of the contamination. Customers who purchased any of the products are ...

 2020-06-28 01:15 

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Third person dies in Bunn-O-Matic shooting...

The third and final victim from Friday's shooting at Bunn-O-Matic has been pronounced dead. According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, the 54-year-old woman was transported to HSHS St. John's Hospital in critical condition after the shooting...

 2020-06-27 21:26 

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Bunn-O-Matic shooting victims identified...

The two victims from Friday's shooting at Bunn-O-Matic have been identified. The victims are 25-year-old Christopher Aumiller of Springfield and 61-year-old William...

 2020-06-27 00:56 

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Bunn-O-Matic employee discusses shooting: 'People are traumatized'...

Approximately 200 employees were working at Bunn-O-Matic on Stevenson Drive when a shooter entered the building around 11 a. m. Friday. Three people were shot. Two men are dead and one woman is in critical condition. The suspected shooter is 48-year-old M...

 2020-06-26 16:44 

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Heavy police presence at Bunn-O-Matic in Springfield...

There is a heavy police presence at Bunn-O-Matic, located at 1400 Adlai Stevenson Dr. in Springfield. Police are in the area for a reported shooting. Command post is being set up by the Springfield Police Department. Springfield Police said the scene is c...

 2020-06-25 23:07 

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815 total COVID-19 cases in Champaign County...

Champaign County has now reported a total of 815 COVID-19 cases. This includes 79 active cases, 724 people who have recovered, and 12 people who have died from the virus. Nine people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Champaign County. A total of...

 2020-06-25 20:09 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Arrest made in shooting of 2 teens in Champaign...

A suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting of two teens in Champaign. At approximately 3:38 p. m. on Tuesday, June 23, Champaign Police responded to the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West White Street for a report...

 2020-06-25 17:35 

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Unemployment rates up, jobs down in all Illinois metro areas...

The total number of nonfarm jobs decreased over-the-year in May in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas, with six of the areas at record low payrolls. This is according to preliminary data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Departmen...

 2020-06-25 03:09 

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U of I student plans protest against bar over discrimination claims...

Back in February, we told you about a protest at Kam's after screenshots of a conversation between employees was made public. The conversation had offensive remarks about members of the Hispanic community. Now, another Campustown bar owned by the same...

 2020-06-25 01:18 

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Elderly man seriously wounded in Champaign shooting...

An elderly man is seriously wounded following a shooting in Champaign. At approximately 5:40 p. m. on Wednesday, June 24, Champaign Police respondedto the 1100 block of Hickory Street for a report of a shooting. Then, police were notified a 73-year-old ma...

 2020-06-25 00:19 

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Local police see increase in illegal firework complaints...

We're still days away from the Fourth of July holiday, but that doesn't stop people from shooting off fireworks early in celebration. Police said commercial fireworks are becoming an issue in neighborhoods, not only in Central Illinois, but nation...

 2020-06-24 22:03 

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Springfield Police investigate drive-by paintball shooting...

Police are looking for the suspect involved in a drive-by paintball shooting in Springfield. Springfield Police received a report at 7:05 p. m. on Tuesday, June 23, of victims being shot at by a paintball gun at Bryn Mawr Boulevard and 6th Street. The sus...

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