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 2020-09-27 23:12 

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40 new COVID-19 cases in Macon County...

The Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team confirmed 40 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Saturday. Macon County has reported a total of 1,550 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 994 have been released from isolation, 503 are in isolation at home, seven are...

 2020-09-27 19:16 

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1,604 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,604 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Sunday, including 14 additional confirmed deaths. Carroll County: 1 male 80s. Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male...

 2020-09-27 18:46 

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Coles County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases...

Coles County Health Department is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday. The total number of cases is 1,524, with two currently hospitalized. There have been 1,332 cases recovered. Coles County anoounce there hase been one new COVID-19 related deat...

 2020-09-27 15:59 

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McLean County reports 44 new COVID-19 cases...

McLean County Health Department is reporting 44 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 3,275 cases. At this time 230 individuals are isolating at home. Eight individuals are currently hospitalized, one of which are currently in Intensive Ca...

 2020-09-27 02:50 

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National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance...

The Champaign Urbana Prayer Alliance held a prayer service at the lincoln square in Urbana on Saturday. The services were a part of a National and Global day of prayer. Around 100 people attended the event. Prayer leader Will Kyles spoke at the event, say...

 2020-09-27 02:48 

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Danenberger Family Vineyards raises money for American Cancer Society...

Clinking cups against cancer, that's exactly what Danenberger Family Vineyards did on Saturday. This was in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Staff at the event says over 350 people attended. As the event was held outside, CDC ...

 2020-09-27 02:35 

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Free COVID-19 testing at Illinois State Fairgrounds...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is setting up mobile COVID-19 testing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. This is from 9 a. m to 5 p. m on 801 E. Sangamon Ave at the Commodities Pavilion. Anyo...

 2020-09-27 02:31 

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Local micropantries helping food insecurity in Springfield...

Its no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has left many wondering where their next paycheck or even meal is coming from. One Springfield family said without the food from local micro pantries they may have gone without. Malcolm Moore said his family discovered ...

 2020-09-26 22:30 

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Illinois officials react to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to SCOTUS...

Representative Darin Lahood, R-Peoria, issued the following statement: "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding selection to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court and reaffirms that our Constitution will be strongly and properly upheld in the nation...

 2020-09-26 19:29 

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16 new COVID-19 cases in Macon County...

The Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Saturday. Macon County has reported a total of 1,510 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 994 have been released from isolation, 463 are in isolation at home, seven are...

 2020-09-26 19:08 

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Coles County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases...

Coles County Health Department is reporting 12 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday. The total number of cases is 1,508, with three currently hospitalized. There have been 1,321 cases recovered, and 29 people have died....

 2020-09-26 18:12 

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2,441 new COVID-19 in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,441 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Saturday, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 ma...

 2020-09-26 16:44 

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McLean County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases...

McLean County Health Department is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 3,231 cases. At this time 194 individuals are isolating at home. Eight individuals are currently hospitalized, one of which are currently in Intensive ...

 2020-09-26 16:39 

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Champaign Police investigates shooting...

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened near the 1600 block of Sheffield Road around 12:40 a. m. on Sept. 26. A 39-year-old man was found on scene suffering from a gunshot wound. His injuries are believed to be non-life t...

 2020-09-26 15:48 

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Illinois Lt. Gov. warns about tax hike if one doesn't pass during upcoming election...

Illinois House Republican leaders said Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton is threatening Illinois citizens with an income tax hike across the board. This is all centered around the proposed graduated income tax on the November ballot. During a virtual p...

 2020-09-26 01:49 

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Ford County reports three new COVID-19 cases...

The Ford County Public Health Department is announcing three new COVID-19 cases, with a total of 146 cases. Of those cases, 94 are confirmed cases and 52 are probable cases. There have been five COVID-19 related deaths....

 2020-09-26 01:40 

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Macon County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases...

Macon County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases. There are 1,494 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Macon County. There are 46 reported deaths in Macon County....

 2020-09-26 01:29 

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Coles County reports 10 new COVID-19 cases...

Coles County Health Department, (CCHD) is reporting on Friday 10 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed COVID-19 laboratory case count for Coles County is 1,496. Currently, 3 cases are hospitalized, 1,310 cases have recovered, and 29 people have died....

 2020-09-26 00:48 

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Some concerned about sanitation at Springfield's Tent City...

The number of people without homes setting up tents near Springfield's Warming Center continues to grow, with people even coming from around the state. Now, many are wondering if it's safe to have so many people living closely together with no reg...

 2020-09-26 00:22 

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Village of Jerome helps local businesses during pandemic...

The pandemic has caused financial hardships for many families and the local economy, which has led leaders in the Village of Jerome to support small businesses. Village of Jerome President Mike Lopez said they're using different ways to help these bus...

 2020-09-26 00:19 

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Christian County sees spike in over 100 COVID-19 cases...

According to the Christian and Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (Chris-Mont EMA) there's been over 100 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the past week. Greg Nimmo with the Chris-Mont EMA said the spike in cases is because of gatherings ...

 2020-09-25 23:03 

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Champaign adds amendment to emergency order affecting Campustown bars...

The City of Champaign added an amendment to Emergency Order 20-24, stating those 21 and under are allowed in Campustown bars only if they're eating and not allowed in after 9 p. m. The order went into effect at 2 a. m. on Friday when bars closed for t...

 2020-09-25 23:01 

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New ballot drop boxes installed in Champaign-Urbana...

Mail in ballots were sent out Thursday, and Ballot boxes continue to be installed Friday. You'll start to notice the yellow drop boxes around the Champaign-Urbana area. You can safely place your ballots inside 24/7. They are made out of 1/4 inch steel...

 2020-09-25 22:26 

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Madigan will not testify in front of special House committee...

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he will not testify in theIllinois House's ethics investigation into his alleged involvement in a ComEd bribery scheme. Madigan said he does not believe he can do so while ensuring that the House's Speci...

 2020-09-25 22:00 

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Vote-by-mail voters show up in-person, causing issues...

On Thursday, Sept. 24, early voting began in Illinois and state officials began sending more than 1. 82 million vote-by-mail ballots to those who requested them. However, the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) said some people who requested mail-in b...

 2020-09-25 21:40 

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Morgan County reports 7 new COVID-19 cases...

Seven new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morgan County. The Morgan County Health Department reported the following new cases: A woman in her 20s. A man in his 40s. A woman in her 40s. Two men in their 60s. Two women in their 60s. All of these new c...

 2020-09-25 21:36 

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OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary receives $6K grant...

OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center's Faith in Action received a $6,000 grant from the Ruth Hayward Masonic Fund. The funding will help provide the elderly of Champaign County with necessities such as food, clothing, and medical and rehabilita...

 2020-09-25 21:21 

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Woman on bike hit by vehicle in Springfield...

Springfield Police said a woman is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle while she was riding a bike. The incident occurred at approximately 3:28 p. m. on Friday, Sept. 25, near Rutledge and Madison Streets. Authorities said the 26-year-old vi...

 2020-09-25 20:57 

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State officials: Many fall attractions must remain closed due to virus...

Illinois officials said many fall attractions must remain closed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said this in a frequently-asked questions document. State officials said attractions such...

 2020-09-25 20:45 

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9 COVID-19 cases reported in Rochester schools...

Rochester CUSD 3A said nine COVID-19 cases have been reported in association with its schools. This includes eight students and one staff member who have tested positive. There is currently only one active case in the district. Five staff members are curr...

 2020-09-25 20:28 

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Police: U of I student victim of attempted robbery...

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student told police he was the victim of an attempted robbery. The reported incident took place at approximately 9:23 p. m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, outside of Everitt Laboratory, located at 1406 W. Green St. in ...

 2020-09-25 20:16 

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51 new COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 51 more COVID-19 cases in the area. In addition, three COVID-19 cases that were previously reported in Sangamon County will no longer be counted in its total, as they have been transferred out of th...

 2020-09-25 20:12 

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$140M to support Illinois Medicaid providers during pandemic...

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced $140 million will go to Medicaid providers to help cover the costs of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The first round of funding will help Medicaid providers co...

 2020-09-25 19:57 

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Group pushes to implement essential caregivers program...

A group called...

 2020-09-25 18:55 

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Unit 4 offers math workshop for parents...

Champaign Unit 4 School District is holding a workshop to teach its elementary math curriculum to parents, guardians, community leaders, and tutors. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p. m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. It will be held in-person with limited se...

 2020-09-25 18:47 

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17 Illinois counties at warning level for COVID-19...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported that 17 Illinois counties are now at a warning level for COVID-19. These counties include Bond, Boone, Cass, Christian, Clinton, Crawford, DeWitt, Fayette, Grundy, Hamilton, Macon, Menard, Peoria, P...

 2020-09-25 18:24 

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Positive COVID-19 cases in Taylorville schools...

Taylorville CUSD #3 announced that some of its staff members, along with their close family members, have tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to possible exposure to the virus. District officials said one new case was confirmed at Taylorvi...

 2020-09-25 18:14 

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Peoria woman gets 30 years in park stabbings that killed 1...

A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing two people, one fatally, during a fight last year at a park. Jatara Johnson, 31 of Peoria, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years for her murder conviction in the April 2018 death ...

 2020-09-25 17:16 

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Illinois reports 2,514 new COVID-19 cases...

On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,514 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 25 additional deaths. The 25 deaths include the following: Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 f...

 2020-09-25 16:55 

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Some Goodwill stores extending hours...

Land of Lincoln Goodwill is allowing some of its stores to extend operating hours. Starting October 1, seven different stores will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. , and Sunday from noon until 5 p. m. "We want to provide our sh...

 2020-09-25 04:04 

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Possibility of Illinois reaching 100% renewable energy by 2050...

Gov. JB Pritzker released his plan for transitioning the state of Illinois to 100% clean energy by 2050. His plan includes eight different points, ranging from utility company transparency to phasing out conventional power. All of this is in hopes of chan...

 2020-09-25 03:57 

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Homeless advocates have noticed tent city has become a place to dump unwanted items...

Homeless advocates say the outpouring of generosity from the Springfield community to help the homeless has been phenomenal....

 2020-09-25 03:54 

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A new skate park is coming to Iles Park...

A new skate park will be coming to a park in downtown Springfield. This is part of a bigger redevelopment project at Iles park that will start next summer. The park district said the city has a skate park in Centennial Park on the west side of town. One o...

 2020-09-25 03:50 

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Micropantries continue their mission despite vandalism, theft...

Throughout the pandemic, micropantries have popped up all over the city of Springfield. There are now over 30 locations for people to take or donate food, but some are being vandalized and cleared out. Pastor Gary Sheets does his best to keep the Harvard ...

 2020-09-25 03:42 

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Springfield shelter gets more chihuahuas from alleged hoarding situation...

The Animal Protective League in Springfield said they received another delivery of dogs after an accused animal hoarder in White County was busted again. Just weeks ago, the APL got another group chihuahuas after the suspect was caught. On Thursday, they ...

 2020-09-25 03:41 

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Champaign police host listening session on how to improve law enforcement...

The city of Champaign and the Champaign Police Department hosted a virtual listening session over Zoom on Thursday to hear from the community on their thoughts of law enforcement in the future. Public Information Officer Tom Yelich said the current climat...

 2020-09-25 01:49 

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Lincoln Land Energy Center construction to generate $1.5B, create over 1,000 jobs...

A new study found that plans for the Lincoln Land Energy Center will generate $1. 53 billion in economic output during construction and will create more than 1,000 jobs. The study was commissioned by the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance and completed ...

 2020-09-25 01:32 

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Community pantry relocated on Washington Street...

A free community food pantry found a new home in Champaign after almost being removed by the city. City of Champaign officials placed a violation on the pantry when it was at the corner of Neil and Washington Street, where the old Rogue Barber Co. was loc...

 2020-09-25 01:14 

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Political signs missing from local yards...

Springfield residents have reported stolen Joe Biden-Kamala Harris signs from their yards, and those in support of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seeing the same thing. Republican parties in Champaign and Macon Counties are also ...

 2020-09-25 00:55 

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Some Tent City residents say they desperately need healthcare, medical supplies...

The residents of Springfield's Tent City say they have enough basic clothing, water, and access to bathing facilities. What many don't have, however, is adequate healthcare....

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