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 2020-01-21 01:41 

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Will the U.S.-China Trade Deal save Illinois farmers?...

Farmers across Central Illinois felt the pinch this year, between bad weather and low crop yields, on top of the U. S. trade war with China....

 2020-01-20 22:46 

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Man arrested for adult-use cannabis in vehicle, obstruction of justice...

A man accused of having adult-use cannabis in his car is now behind bars. Police say 24-year-old Brandon Turk was pulled over for a traffic stop in Urbana Friday night for not having a front license plate. It's reported that police searched his car af...

 2020-01-20 22:33 

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Indiana boy, dad, shot when gun discharges while wrestling...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 4-year-old Indiana boy is in critical condition Monday after a gun his father had concealed in his clothing discharged while the two were wrestling, police said. The Herald-Times reported that the two were play wrestling S...

 2020-01-20 18:08 

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2 men arrested after police chase in Missouri, Illinois...

Cape Girardeau police say two men are in jail after shooting at officers and ramming a patrol vehicle in a chase that crossed into Illinois. Police Sgt. Joey Hann says the chase began Saturday night when officers tried to stop a truck in Cape Girardeau. H...

 2020-01-20 14:39 

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Police: Illinois man fatally shot in Wisconsin apparently targeted...

Police say the man who was fatally shot at a Madison apartment over the weekend was apparently targeted by the person who killed him. Police said Sunday no motive or suspect have been identified. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office Monday identi...

 2020-01-17 18:10 

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Arrest made in 2019 Urbana shooting...

On. Jan. 17, 2020, at approximately 10:29 a. m. , the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested Demaris Miner, 32, of Urbana, in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Urbana without in...

 2020-01-17 18:00 

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Deadly shooting of mute swan under investigation...

Police are investigating the death of a mute swan in rural Franklin. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police received a report of the fatal shooting on January 5, 2020. The swan was owned and raised by the homeowners where the sho...

 2020-01-17 15:23 

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Police: 2 young brothers among 5 shot in Chicago barbershop...

Chicago police say two young brothers were among five people shot and wounded when gunmen fired through the window of a barbershop. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says it's "heartbreaking" the youths were among Thursday's five ...

 2020-01-17 14:46 

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Schools closed, dismissing early Friday...

Several area schools are dismissing early on Friday due to the threat of severe weather to the area. Click here to check the latest listings of early dismissals....

 2020-01-17 14:21 

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Body of soldier killed in Kenya attack brought to Illinois...

HAZEL CREST, Ill. (AP) - The remains of a suburban Chicago soldier who was killed in an attack on a Kenyan military base have arrived in Illinois. Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest was killed on Jan. 4. Hazel Crest residents observed Mayfi...

 2020-01-17 01:51 

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Senator Durbin calls for fair and honest impeachment...

U. S. Senator Dick Durbin once again calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to conduct a fair impeachment trial. Noting that it includes key witnesses and documents directly related to delay in military aid to Ukraine and the Trump administration...

 2020-01-16 04:36 

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Man who shot another man after argument sentenced...

A man who shot another man after an argument in Champaign will spend at least ten years behind bars. According to court documents, this comes after Lavante Neal pled guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm. Police say an argument between Neal and the ...

 2020-01-16 01:56 

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Sheriff's Department investigating that appears to show man at a fight before his death...

The Sangamon County Sheriff's department is investigating a video that appears to show Carlos Blue at a fight before his death. The 24-year-old was found shot to death Saturday morning. Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell says they're aware of t...

 2020-01-15 23:07 

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Statement from Senator Duckworth on the Impeachment...

"When the impeachment trial begins, I will be raising my right hand once again to swear an oath to this nation, and that oath is to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws," Senator Tammy Duckworth said. "I want to see witn...

 2020-01-14 18:34 

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Beardstown school bus crashes, no injuries...

A Beardstown school bus crashed Monday afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection of Welchwood Circle Apartments and Chandlerville Road, just before 4 p. m. Nine students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. None of the students or the b...

 2020-01-14 14:58 

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Movie filming in St. Joseph...

It might be January, but a Christmas movie is being filmed in St. Joseph. A film crew with Dreamscape Cinema has been shooting a movie there with the working title...

 2020-01-14 02:21 

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IRS Free File offers free tax prep options for military personnel...

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded active duty military personnel that IRS Free File offers them multiple options for free federal tax preparation. Free File is for individuals or families whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less last year...

 2020-01-13 18:49 

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Police: Boos Outlet Showroom employee accidentally shot...

ABoos Outlet Showroom employee is recovering Monday after being shot over the weekend. The Effingham Police Department was called to the store for a report of an employee being shot on Saturday, shortly after 2 p. m. The victim, a 61-year-old man, was tak...

 2020-01-13 14:06 

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Soldier killed in Afghanistan from Illinois...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U. S. service members were killed and two others injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a statement. Military officials identified the two soldiers k...

 2020-01-11 04:07 

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County Sheriff reacts to criminal justice reform meeting...

Champaign County Sheriff Dustin Heuerman was invited to attend Thursday night's criminal justice reform meeting but chose not to attend. Fox 55/27 reached out to the Sheriff to find out why he didn't go to the event. He said he originally planned ...

 2020-01-11 04:04 

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Homeowners fed up with continued flooding in their neighborhood...

Rainstorms are sweeping across Central Illinois, with the threat of snow also in the forecast for this weekend. Some Springfield residents are upset that every time it pours, it floods their neighborhood. On Koke Mill road, between Washington St. and Old ...

 2020-01-10 22:12 

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Leaders, community members talk criminal justice reform...

It was a packed house Thursday night in the city council chamber for its criminal justice reform meeting. After Thursday's discussion, most agreed instead of spending more money on a jail, more resources should be spent on the people inside them. Righ...

 2020-01-10 15:02 

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Group rallies against 'war with Iran' at Rep. LaHood's office...

Protesters outside Congressman Darin LaHood's Springfield office Thursday were letting it be known they're against a war with Iran. Protesters say President Donald Trump acted recklessly and endangered the lives of U. S. troops and Iranians. They ...

 2020-01-10 00:20 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Teen gets probation after Centennial High fight...

A 15-year-old involved in a huge fight at Centennial High School last October received two years probation. This comes after the teen pleaded guilty to mob action. A charge of aggravated battery was dismissed in return for this guilty plea. Several others...

 2020-01-09 19:24 

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River flood warnings issued in advance of heavy rain; moderate flooding possible...

With the threat of heavy rainfall over the next few days, The National Weather Service Forecast Offices in Lincoln, Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri have started to issue river flood warnings and flood statements taking multiple rivers into moderate or ...

 2020-01-09 18:57 

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Shooting investigation in Decatur...

Decatur Police are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon. The investigation is happening near North Water and East Olive Streets in Decatur. Patrol officers arrived on the scene around 12:30 p. m. We'll bring you more information as it becomes a...

 2020-01-09 16:50 

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5-year-old attacked by a coyote in Chicago's Lincoln Park...

Chicago authorities say a young boy walking with an adult outside a Lincoln Park nature museum was bitten by a coyote. Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt says the attack on the 5-year-old occurred outside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Wednesda...

 2020-01-09 16:12 

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Man pleads guilty to Jacksonville Walmart bomb threat...

A Roodhouse man has changed his plea to charges stemming from a Walmart bomb threat. Thomas J. Beiermann was arrested in August for making a bomb threat at the Walmart Supercenter in Jacksonville. Beiermann was charged with disorderly conduct/giving a fal...

 2020-01-09 15:36 

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Accused White Oaks Mall shooter pleads not guilty...

The man accused of firing shots at White Oaks Mall in December was in court Thursday. William Harper, 22, of Decatur, pleaded not guilty. Springfield police arrested Harper on Saturday, Dec. 28. They say he fired one shot in the parking lot of White Oaks ...

 2020-01-09 14:20 

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2nd arrest in NYE killing of Normal teen...

A 19-year-old was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a Normal, Illinois teen. Normal Police and the U. S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrestedDewon I. C. Griffin, of Bloomington, in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-oldTariq L....

 2020-01-09 04:40 

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Illinois lawmakers weigh in on Iran conflict...

Tensions are still high between the United States and Iran after President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani last week. In response, Iran launched a dozen missile attacks Tuesday on two bases that were housing Ameri...

 2020-01-09 01:23 

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Sangamon County Board Office unveils new portrait...

The Sangamon County Board Office is unveiled a new portrait in their building wednesday. The portrait is of former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Ben Miller. Miller is the first and only chief justice to be from Sangamon County. He served on the Supreme C...

 2020-01-08 16:49 

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Danville man injured in drive-by shooting...

A Danville man is recovering after being shot in the leg Tuesday night. Danville Police were called to the OSF emergency room around 8:40 p. m. after a victim showed up with a gunshot wound. An 18-year-old Danville man told officers he was on foot near Ho...

 2020-01-08 15:22 

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Chicago airports add boxes for travelers to dump marijuana...

Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports have installed boxes where travelers can dispose of recreational marijuana before they board their flights. The cannabis amnesty boxes, as they're called, were installed at each airport last w...

 2020-01-08 14:40 

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Judge tosses Illinois teen's confession in mother's killing...

A western Illinois judge has thrown out the confession of a teenage girl accused of fatally shooting her mother. The Whiteside County judge ruled Dec. 16 that Anna Schroeder's confession was improperly obtained and will not be allowed at her murder tr...

 2020-01-07 23:37 

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IRS announces filing start date...

The Internal Revenue Service announces when this year's tax season will be starting. The agency will start accepting and processing 2019 tax returns on Jan. 27th, 2020. However, the IRS says you don't have to wait until that date to start preparin...

 2020-01-07 23:12 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Durbin speaks out on impeachment...

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin called on the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Dec. 7th, to conduct a fair impeachment trial with key witnesses and documents. Related to the Trump Administration's decision making process regarding the delay in M...

 2020-01-07 22:33 

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Assistant state's attorney resigns...

A Sangamon County Assistant state attorney, Ed Brandt has resigned. He resigned after he was pulled over by U. I. S police for suspicion of a D. U. I, according to state's attorney Dan Wright. It was found that Brandt gave false information to police ...

 2020-01-07 04:02 

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Former sanctuary founder has lengthy past with alleged animal neglect...

Corinne DiLorenzo is the founder of former Earth Animal Sanctuary in Thawville. Hundreds of animal carcasses were found there last summer after a fire broke out at the sanctuary. Although, this wasn't the first time DiLorenzo was accused of animal neg...

 2020-01-07 01:53 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Low unemployment rate may not be good news...

Illinois unemployment numbers continue reaching record lows. Statewide, numbers are down to 3. 4% for November and continue to drop in cities across the state. With Springfield's unemployment rate dipping down to 3. 2% percent, small business owners l...

 2020-01-06 23:22 

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Woman faces animal cruelty charges...

Corinne DiLorenzo is facing a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. She is the founder of the now-closed Earth Animal Sanctuary in Thawville. Hundreds of animal carcasses were discovered on the property last summer prompting the sanctuary to...

 2020-01-06 19:00 

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Police: Robber sexually assaulted hostage at Illinois bank...

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man armed with a pellet gun who took a woman hostage inside an Illinois bank sexually assaulted her before surrendering to authorities following a six-hour standoff, police said Saturday. Nicholas August, 39, of Rockford, was...

 2020-01-06 18:33 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Rep. Davis weighs in on killing of Iranian general...

Representative Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, talks with Justin Carter about President Trump's order to kill an Iranian general last week....

 2020-01-06 15:29 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

U.S. soldier from Illinois killed in attack in Kenya...

A U. S. solider from the Chicago area was among three people killed in an attack on a military base in Kenya. The family of Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest confirmed his death to NBC affiliate WMAQ. The 23-year-old held the rank of Army Specialist. Mayf...

 2020-01-05 04:41 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Friends of Sangamon Valley host herbicide training sessions...

Friends of Sangamon Valley hosted a herbicide training session. The class included discussed safe practices, how to read pesticide labels, and how to use herbicides. It took place at the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. The Friends of the Sangamon Valley are hos...

 2020-01-04 04:14 

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Woman charged after hundreds of dead animals found at Thawville animal sanctuary...

Corinne DiLorenzo is the founder of the now-closed Earth Animal Sanctuary in Thawville. She gave the promise of giving animals a happy and peaceful life at her sanctuary. Although, former acquaintances of DiLorenzo said that wasn't the case. 39-year-o...

 2020-01-03 20:51 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Boys killed in high-rise murder-attempted suicide identified...

Investigators have identified two small boys allegedly killed by their mother, but a host of questions remain because Chicago police haven't yet been able to identify her. Police say the 20-year-old woman stabbed one child and threw another from an 11...

 2020-01-03 19:00 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Recycling center donates to family of young shooting victim...

The family of a 10-year-old boy who was shot in his Champaign home in December is feeling the support from the community. Decari Roberts was shot twice inside his home, at least once in the back. For the last month,Mack's Twin City Recyclingcollected ...

 2020-01-03 15:53 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

President Trump officially on Illinois ballot for 2020...

President Donald Trump is gearing up for Election Day in Illinois this year. Representative Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, and Representative Mike Bost, R-Carbondale, filed paperwork to get President Trump officially on the ballot for the 2020 election in Illino...

 2020-01-03 13:28 

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[ FOX Illinois ]

Blagojevich: House Democrats would've impeached Lincoln, too...

CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued in a column that fellow Democrats in the U. S. House who impeached President Donald Trump also would have tried to remove Abraham Lincoln. Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year fe...

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