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 2020-06-01 04:53 

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Riots break out all over Champaign...

What started as a social media post has now turned into riots and looting in the shopping district all over Champaign. It start around 3 p. m. on Sunday, May 31, at Market Place Mall when rioters broke into Macy's and other stores and stole merchandis...

 2020-06-01 04:44 

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Looting, protests happen across Champaign...

Tensions between protesters and police have been escalating throughout Sunday evening in Champaign. It started with people standing with signs at an intersection on Prospect Avenue and Town Center Boulevard. Then, it evolved into a stand-off and the looti...

 2020-06-01 03:29 

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Officer takes a knee during peaceful protest...

While many protests across the nation erupted into violence, there were some local protesters who remained peaceful to get their message across. An Urbana woman captured video of a peaceful protest held in Champaign Sunday night. Mindee Zimmers says the p...

 2020-06-01 03:18 

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Springfield mayor, police chief speak on protests...

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder and Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow speak out about Sunday night's protests....

 2020-06-01 03:18 

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2 women shot in Springfield...

Two women were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after they were shot in Springfield early Sunday morning. The Springfield Police Department said they responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 15th Street and Edwards Street at approxim...

 2020-06-01 03:00 

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PHOTOS: Protests, looting in Champaign...

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...

 2020-06-01 02:33 

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Curfew in effect in Urbana...

Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin has set an emergency curfew for Sunday evening for the City of Urbana. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p. m. Sunday, May 31, through 6 a. m. Monday, June 1. This is the result of protests and looting that took place in Champa...

 2020-06-01 01:43 

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Curfew set for City of Champaign...

A curfew has been set for the City of Champaign for Sunday night. The curfew will run from 8:30 p. m. Sunday, May 31, until 6 a. m. Monday, June 1. This comes as police are responding to protests and looting in the city. Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Fein...

 2020-06-01 01:26 

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City of Springfield asks people to stay home Sunday...

The City of Springfield has asked its residents to stay home Sunday evening due to local protests and looting. The city said residents should only leave their homes if there is an emergency situation. Prior to this message from the city, residents of the ...

 2020-05-31 03:27 

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Local black leadership respond to George Floyd's death...

The murder of George Floyd sparking protests and conversations on police brutality across the nation... Including the capital city. Echoes of George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis can be heard miles away here in Springfield with locals sounding off in ...

 2020-05-30 02:28 

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1 person sent to hospital following Springfield attack...

One person has been taken to the hospital following an attack in Springfield. Springfield Police said they responded to a report of a disturbance near 12th Street and Division Street on Friday, May 29. One individual sustained a laceration and was taken t...

 2020-05-30 00:46 

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Some struggle to pay child support while unemployed...

According to the U. S Department of Labor, over 40 million Americans nationwide have filed for unemployment. Each individual has a special story on the urgency they face to make ends meet. Michael Steele is one of these individuals, and like many American...

 2020-05-29 16:34 

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Arrest made after Danville man shot in the neck...

Police have arrested a suspect they believe shot a Danville man earlier this week. The shooting occurred early morning on Sunday, May 24. At around 1:45 a. m. on Sunday, the Danville Police Department responded to Columbus Street for a report of a man wit...

 2020-05-28 22:57 

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Protestors outside Sangamon County Building demand justice for George Floyd...

Some people could be seen protesting in front of the Sangamon County Building to demand justice for George Floyd, the man who diedafter a police officer kneeled on his neckfor nearly eight minutes in Minnesota. Around 5:30 p. m. on Thursday, May 28, prote...

 2020-05-28 19:40 

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Over 1.3M Illinois unemployment claims processed since March...
 2020-05-28 18:48 

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Warrant issued for suspect in Champaign shooting...

Police are searching for the suspect they believe shot a man multiple times in Champaign on Tuesday. The shooting took place in the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive in Champaign on Tuesday, May 26. Police said a 31-year-old man with multiple life-threatening...

 2020-05-28 18:27 

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Illinois to provide Medicaid to noncitizens...

Illinois will soon provide Medicaid to people regardless of their immigration status. The budget implementation bill (BIMP) that was recently passed by Illinois lawmakers includes a section referencing Medicaid availability to noncitizens. The BIMP states...

 2020-05-28 02:11 

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Man shot in his car in Champaign...

Police are investigating a shooting in Champaign that left one man injured. Champaign Police responded to an area hospital at approximately 6:35 p. m. on Wednesday, May 27, after receiving a report that a 30-year-old man arrived with a non-life threatenin...

 2020-05-27 22:18 

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One more COVID-19 death in Sangamon County...

One more person has died from COVID-19 in Sangamon County. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health said the death involves a woman in her 80s. She tested positive for the virus on April 22 and was an inpatient at HSHS St. John's Hospital. In a...

 2020-05-27 19:41 

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More than 5,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois...

On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,111 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 160 additional deaths. The 160 deaths include the following: Clinton County: 1 male 60s. Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100...

 2020-05-27 19:34 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Arrest made in shooting of Rantoul man...

A man has been arrested in alleged connection to the death of a Rantoul man. The victim, 25-year-old James K. Coleman, was pronounced dead at the scene on Country Fair Drive at around 3 a. m. Thursday, May 21, after reportedly being shot by another person...

 2020-05-27 14:40 

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Nearly half of Illinois COVID-19 deaths are at nursing homes...

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across Illinois, including in nursing homes. Nursing homes have been some of the places hardest hit by the virus. As of Wednesday, May 27, nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths reported in Illinois took place at nursing hom...

 2020-05-27 13:50 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Man fighting for his life after shooting...

A man is fighting for his life after being shot Tuesday night in Champaign. Police say the 31-year-old man was found with multiplelife-threatening gunshot wounds was discovered in a yard outside of a home in the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive just before 8...

 2020-05-27 04:26 

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Illinois most transparent in nation about virus supply spending...
 2020-05-27 03:21 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

10-year-old shooting victim graduates from 5th grade...

Last December, we told you about Decari Roberts. He's the 10-year-old who was shot in his home in Champaign. His mother tells us Decari graduated from fifth grade. WICD. She said Decari is excited to head to the sixth grade and meet new friends. Durin...

 2020-05-25 21:20 

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Chicago seeing deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015...

CHICAGO (AP) — Nine people have been killed and another 27 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago, already marking the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in the city since 2015. That's according to data maintained by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago...

 2020-05-25 15:40 

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Illinois changes way it reports nursing home virus cases...

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is no longer providing the total numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths at long-term care facilities in favor of disclosing information about recent outbreaks. The Chicago Tribune reports that the state's Department of P...

 2020-05-25 15:38 

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US intervenes in case challenging Pritzker's COVID-19 moves...

CHICAGO (AP) — The U. S. Justice Department has intervened in a lawsuit challenging Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The federal government filed a statement of interest in U. S. District C...

 2020-05-25 02:39 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

New information on Covid-19 related syndrome in children...

New information out regarding the coronavirus related illness that only affects children. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C for short. The CDC only started releasing information about the infection 10 days ago. For Illinois, most case...

 2020-05-24 23:39 

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Churches Debate whether to re-open after Trump announcement...

President Donald Trump deeming places of worship essential during the coronavirus outbreak. The push to re-open cites of worship is just another turn in the polarizing discussion of what should stay open during this Pandemic. Threatening to override gover...

 2020-05-23 00:53 

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House passes legislation on third day, state budget still in limbo...

The Illinois House of Representatives tackled several bills during their third day in session on Friday, May 22. Legislation ranged from extending state unemployment benefits by 20 weeks to how to present the graduated income tax to voters in November. Ho...

 2020-05-22 22:39 

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Man charged in shooting of Springfield man...

A man has been charged in connected to a shooting that killed a Springfield man. Avion M. Brown, 18, was charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, and home invasion for his alleged involvement in the death of 23-year-old Gary F. Green Jr. Green was...

 2020-05-21 21:25 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Armed, dangerous Mattoon shooting suspects at large...

A planned robbery led to the shooting of a Mattoon man and the arrest of five people. Police were called to the 700 block of Moultrie Avenue in Mattoon just after midnight for a report of shots fired. A 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to th...

 2020-05-21 21:07 

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3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sangamon County...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health announced three new COVID-19 cases in the county on Thursday. Sangamon County has now reported 332 COVID-19 cases, including 28 deaths. Of the 332 cases, 166 people have recovered from the virus. Currently, ...

 2020-05-21 18:15 

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Number of unemployed Illinois workers jumps 280%...

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Illinois workers hard. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) says the number of unemployed workers increased by 280% in April compared to March -- a new record high. Illinois' unemployment rate ha...

 2020-05-21 14:01 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

2 teens shot in Danville...

Two teens were shot Wednesday night in Danville. Police responded to the 900 block of Fowler for a report of a gunshot victim. Officers found a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, both with a gunshot wound to the leg. The two victims were taken to local hospit...

 2020-05-21 12:53 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

1 shot after man forces his way into woman's apartment...

Decatur Police say a man was shot after another man forced his way into a woman's apartment. We're told it happened around 2 a. m. in the 900 block of North Martin Luther King in Decatur. A man got into a confrontation with the woman living at an ...

 2020-05-21 12:23 

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Man shot to death early Thursday morning...

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 2:02 a. m. , Champaign Police responded to the area of 200 S. Country Fair Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Ultimately, the victim did n...

 2020-05-21 00:57 

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Illinoisans still struggle to file for unemployment...

More people are filing for unemployment, but has it really become any easier for them to file? More than 1 million Illinois residents have filed for unemployment since the beginning of COVID-19, with the exact number of those in need of benefits unknown. ...

 2020-05-20 20:52 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

One more positive COVID-19 case in Piatt County...

One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Piatt County. The new case involves a 46-year-old woman. She is a healthcare worker who works in Champaign and tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, May 19. The DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Departme...

 2020-05-20 19:37 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Illinois COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000...

IDPH has now reported a total of 100,418 COVID-19 cases, including 4,525 deaths, in Illinois. Clinton County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s. Cook County: 1 female 20s, 3 males 30s, 1 female 40s, 4 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 7 females 60s, 19 males 6...

 2020-05-20 17:41 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Champaign County Sheriff's Office receives $58K to fight COVID-19...

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office has been awarded $58,008 by the Department of Justice. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, which allows units within local governments to support activities to pre...

 2020-05-20 16:53 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Protesters crowd downtown Springfield calling for freedom...

Dozens of protesters took to downtown Springfield on Wednesday, May 20 to protest the state's Stay-at-Home order. The protest started at the BOS Center where the House is expected to hold session. Protesters will then march to the Statehouse where the...

 2020-05-20 04:20 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Springfield aldermen express concerns of hate displayed at protests...

Springfield's city council met for hours on Tuesday night, May 19. At the end of the meeting, Ward 6 Alderman Kristin DiCenso said some people at the protests of Gov. JB Pritzker's stay at home order at the State Capitol are displaying signs of ha...

 2020-05-20 03:36 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Latino community shares resources during COVID-19 pandemic...

The number of COVID-19 cases in Champaign County increases daily, and according to data, the virus does not discriminate when it comes to race, age, or ethnicity. Data from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) shows that 50% of people who t...

 2020-05-19 12:40 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

5 seriously injured in early morning shooting...

The Decatur Police Department is investigating after several people were shot Tuesday morning. We're told officers were called to the 300 block of West Leafland around 1:14 a. m. A total of five people with gunshot wounds showed up at two local hospit...

 2020-05-19 01:15 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Illinois community leaders condemn hatred at protests...

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Springfield on Saturday, May 16. The group was protecting Governor Pritzker's stay-at-home order and included some state lawmakers, such as Representative Darrin Bailey. Bailey is suing the governor over the...

 2020-05-18 14:18 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

New unemployment portal's 'glitch' made private data public...

State officials are blaming a "glitch" in Illinois' new system for processing unemployment benefits for making private information public. WBEZ reports that an Illinois Department of Employment Security website showed Social Security numbers a...

 2020-05-17 15:14 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

More rain and threat for severe weather...

Rain, rain, go away! Heavy rainfall continues this evening as Central Illinois received 1-2 inches of rainfall yesterday with even a few isolated higher amounts of 3 inches. Last night, there were multiple reports of flooded roadways and two cars being st...

 2020-05-17 01:55 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Settlement could mean $300 for some Illinois Facebook users...

Some Illinois Facebook users could receive as much as $300 from a $550 million settlement in a class-action suit, which alleges the social media site's facial-tagging feature violated state privacy law. However, the Chicago Tribune reports there is no...

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