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 2020-10-23 01:25 

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Rep. Bailey stops in Springfield as part of statewide bus tour...

A group of Illinois State Republican lawmakers made a stop in Springfield on Thursday, Oct. 22, to talk about the upcoming election and the COVID-19 pandemic. The stop at the Illinois State Capitol is part of the five-day...

 2020-10-23 00:58 

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Virtual talent show to be held in Springfield...

Do you have a special talent? Now is your chance to show it off. The Springfield Area Arts Council (SAAC) is partnering with the Illinois Times for...

 2020-10-23 00:41 

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Illinois governor orders police patrols amid COVID-19 spikes...

Gov. JB Pritzker said sanctions are in store for bars and restaurants that disregard serving restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. According to the governor, this includes having Illinois State Police issue warning and citations, as we...

 2020-10-23 00:22 

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Double check your polling place before heading out to vote...

If you're a Sangamon County voter, you'll want to double-check your polling place before heading out to vote. This comes after thousands of incorrect notices were mailed out in the county, causing some confusion on where people need to cast their ...

 2020-10-23 00:13 

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Local dog-on-dog attack, how animal control is stepping in...

Warning: The videos in this story feature footage of a dog-on-dog attack that may be disturbing to some. A shocking video of a dog attack is now raising questions after a woman claims her dog keeps getting attacked. Newschannel20 and FOX Illinois investig...

 2020-10-22 23:53 

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Construction almost finished on new Springfield YMCA...

There's a lot of excitement around the new YMCA in downtown Springfield. Construction on the building will be done by the end of October. However, the facility won't open up to members until Nov. 30. The new downtown YMCA will have a pool twice as...

 2020-10-22 23:47 

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Costco opens in Champaign...

Costco officially opened Thursday morning in Champaign. The chain is known for its large bulk-sized products. The Seattle-based company has employed people for months to stand on corners and encourage people to become customers. Caption: WCCU. Shoppers ou...

 2020-10-22 21:26 

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Man found guilty of predatory sexual assault of child...

A man was found guilty of predatory sexual assault of a child. A Champaign County jury found 43-year-old Caribe Jones of Chicago guilty of the charge on Thursday, Oct. 22. Officials said Jones was in a relationship with the victim's mother at the time...

 2020-10-22 21:19 

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COVID-19 case reported at Taylorville bank...

An employee at First National Bank of Taylorville, located at 322 W. Main Cross St. , has tested positive for COVID-19. As the result, the bank's walk-in lobby is closed on Thursday, Oct. 22. It will reopen on Friday, Oct. 23, with normal business hou...

 2020-10-22 21:10 

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Police search for suspects in Springfield Circle K robbery...

Police are looking for the suspects they believe were involved in a Springfield gas station armed robbery. The robbery happened at Circle K gas station, located at 3261 Clear Lake Ave. , at approximately 1:58 a. m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Police said a man ...

 2020-10-22 20:12 

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

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 105 new COVID-19 cases in the county. Health officials said this is the highest one-day COVID-19 case total that Sangamon County has reported. In addition, two more deaths were reported in the count...

 2020-10-22 20:10 

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Police: Suspect in deadly hit-and-run turns himself in...

Police said the suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist has turned himself in. At approximately 4:20 p. m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, three bicyclists were traveling on the right side of Illinois Route 150 westbound, approximately half a mile east of Co...

 2020-10-22 19:46 

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Chicago orders business curfew amid virus' 'second surge'...

Chicago businesses will have to close by 10 p. m. and residents are asked to limit gatherings to six people as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases among residents continues to rise. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also announced Thursday that bar...

 2020-10-22 19:35 

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New Illinois law regarding smoke detectors passes...

A new law regarding smoke detectors has been passed in Illinois. State and local fire safety experts met with Eastern Illinois University officials at the Charleston Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 22, to discuss the new law. According to Margaret Vaugh...

 2020-10-22 19:11 

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Senate committees discuss college affordability...

The Senate Education and Higher Education Committees held a joint hearing on college affordability on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The senators discussed free tuition models and equitable funding formulas. During the hearing, officials also discussed rising tuitio...

 2020-10-22 19:04 

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Illinois unemployment rate up, jobs down in September...

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released unemployment data for Illinois for the month of September. This data shows that the number of nonfarm jobs decreased over-the-year in all 14 of t...

 2020-10-22 18:38 

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Stolen car pulled out of Lake Springfield...

A car that was reported stolen months ago was found submerged in Lake Springfield Thursday morning. Springfield Police said they were called to the lake in the 800 block of East Lake Shore Drive around 9:50 a. m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Lake security offici...

 2020-10-22 17:38 

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Victim in deadly Macon County collision identified...

A woman has died after her truck collided with a semi in Macon County. According to Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day, 84-year-old Esther J. Eigsti, of Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The crash occurred at W...

 2020-10-22 17:27 

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New record 1-day coronavirus case total in Illinois...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the state's new highest one-day total for newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Oct. 22. On Thursday, IDPH reported 4,942 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 additional deaths. The state'...

 2020-10-22 17:26 

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CVS armed robbery suspect at large...

A man suspected in two recent armed robberies in Champaign remains at large. Champaign Police are hoping the public can help identify the suspect they say robbed the CVS, 107 W. Green St. , twice. The two robberies happened at 7:30 p. m. on October 4 and ...

 2020-10-22 17:07 

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LLCC puts new twist on campus tours...

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is encouraging prospective students to come out for a campus cruise. Instead of a traditional campus visit where prospective students roam the campus, they will stay in their cars. Participants will be able to access ...

 2020-10-22 15:40 

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Ex-paramedic guilty of sexually assaulting woman in ambulance...

A former paramedic was found guilty of the criminal sexual assault of a woman in an ambulance. A woman at OSF Healthcare claimed she was pressured into performing a sex act with a paramedic. DNA results from the sexual assault kit matched that of Jeffrey ...

 2020-10-22 15:19 

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Auburn boil order after water main break...

A boil order is now in effect for some areas of Auburn after a water main break. The only areas affected are on 4th Street from Jackson to Adams and on Jefferson West of the railroad tracks to 5th Street....

 2020-10-22 15:11 

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2 dead, 1 injured in Route 45 crash...

Two people are dead and another injured after a crash on Route 45 Wednesday night. Illinois State Police (ISP) say a Buick was traveling southbound on US Route 45 in the northbound lanes when it hit a Kia traveling northbound head-on. It happened around 7...

 2020-10-22 14:53 

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Good Samaritans save driver after car crashes into pond...

First responders were at the scene where a car was submerged in a pond. It happened Thursday morning at a pond at the intersection of Interstate and Neil street in Champaign. The car was completely submerged. Two women and a man jumped in to help the fema...

 2020-10-22 03:43 

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Third pot dispensary coming to Springfield in a few weeks...

A third marijuana dispensary is coming to Springfield in just a few weeks. Ascend will be the third licensed dispensary in Sangamon county to sell recreational weed. It will be located at 3201 Horizon Drive, right off of Dirksen Parkway and you can see th...

 2020-10-22 03:04 

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Region 6 data trending in the wrong direction...

The COVID-19 data for region 6 is getting dangerously close to a level that would allow the Illinoi Department of Public Health to put mitigations in place. The regions positivity rate currently sits 7. 6 percent. If the region surpasses 8 percent for thr...

 2020-10-22 01:40 

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Champaign Fire investigates house fire...

The Champaign Fire Department is investigating a fire in the 800 block of W. Healey St. that happened around 7:09 p. m. The fire is mostly in the rear of the home. The home is currently unoccupied. The investigation is still ongoing. We will bring you inf...

 2020-10-21 23:49 

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Health experts: Church services not associated with COVID-19 cases...

One local church closed its in-person services after several of its members tested positive for COVID-19. While the pandemic has caused many churches to change the way they provide services, local health officials are saying attending church in-person isn...

 2020-10-21 23:44 

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Preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in homes where special needs individuals live...

The community has seen many COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, especially with organizations that support people with special needs. One group called Sparc is working to prevent a major outbreak. Many of the residents that are in Sparc's care have...

 2020-10-21 23:39 

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Pritzker discusses COVID-19 vaccine in daily press briefing...

Gov. JB Pritzker started up his weekly COVID-19 press briefings again this week. At his briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Pritzker announced that all 11 regions in the state are now above a 7% positivity threshold for COVID-19. He also focused on two major ...

 2020-10-21 23:37 

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How mail-in ballots affect Election Day...

Mail-in voting is up 6% since 2016, and many are wondering if we'll know who our commander-in-chief will be by the time Nov. 3 rolls around....

 2020-10-21 23:26 

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Springfield purchases new winter warming shelter for $2.94 million...

The effort to get Springfield's homeless citizens off the street takes another step forward. The Springfield City Council approved the $2. 94 million purchase of a new warming center, located at 207 and 221 N. 11th St. , just across the street from wh...

 2020-10-21 23:11 

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Over $200K still available in Springfield's rental assistance program...

There's still money left in the city's rental relief fund, according to the Springfield Urban League, the organization in charge of distributing the funds. There was previous confusion between the city and the Springfield Urban League over the amo...

 2020-10-21 23:06 

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Share the road: Putting an end to bike vs. car collisions...

A bicyclist was left in a critical state after being hit by a car in Rantoul on Tuesday evening. This is the third bicycle versus car collision in Champaign County this month. According to Rantoul Police, the bicyclist was going southbound down County Roa...

 2020-10-21 22:44 

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CUPHD urges residents to assist in contact tracing...

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and its COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing program are asking residents to help with contact tracing by answering the phone when they call. Those who test positive for COVID-19 or are identi...

 2020-10-21 22:26 

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Community members establish Mahomet Community Emergency Fund...

Several churches, businesses, and community members are stepping in to help in the Mahomet-Seymour community. A small committee of Mahomet residents has come together to create the Mahomet Community Emergency Fund (MCEF). It all started with an idea to su...

 2020-10-21 22:24 

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Urbana woman sentenced to prison in counterfeit check scheme...

An Urbana woman will spend time in prison for her involvement in a counterfeit check scheme. A judge sentenced 43-year-old Stephanie Lemons of Urbana to 18 months in prison for engaging in the scheme, which resulted in an estimated loss of more than $100,...

 2020-10-21 22:14 

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Decatur man accused of grooming 12-year-old...

A Decatur man has been arrested for allegedly grooming a 12-year-old girl. Decatur Police arrested 35-year-old Brandon Tovar on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tovar told police that he is a youth minister at Heartland Community Church. According to police, Tovar lives...

 2020-10-21 21:32 

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8 more Jacksonville inmates test positive for COVID-19...

The Morgan County Health Department (MCHD) announced 12 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Of these, many involve inmates at Jacksonville Correctional Center. The cases are: 1 male, 20s. 1 male, 30s. 2 males, 40s. 8 JCC inmates. The number of confirmed COVID-...

 2020-10-21 20:09 

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Sangamon County reports 70 new COVID-19 cases...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 70 new COVID-19 cases in the area. Sangamon County has reported a total of 3,577 COVID-19 cases. This includes 2,167 who have recovered, 1,332 who are in isolation at home, 16 who are hospitalized, ...

 2020-10-21 19:53 

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District 186 school board president accepts new job...

District 186's school board president will soon fill a new role. Board President Scott McFarland will serve as the executive director of Missouri's Community Service Commission. Despite the new job, District 186 said McFarland will continue to ser...

 2020-10-21 19:42 

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Some Sangamon County voters receive wrong polling place info in mail...

Some voters in Sangamon County received a postcard in the mail that includes incorrect polling place change information. Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray said due to an error in layout when the postcards were printed at the mail house, some polling places w...

 2020-10-21 19:08 

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Decatur Police seek help in identifying shooting suspect...

The Decatur Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a recent shooting. The shooting took place on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Marathon Gas Station, located at 3595 Larkdale Ct. Authorities said their suspect is the indivi...

 2020-10-21 18:01 

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Williamsville High School goes remote...

Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15 announced that Williamsville High School will temporarily go fully remote. District officials said the move to remote learning is due to a staff shortage. This includes lack of administrative school supervision and student a...

 2020-10-21 17:30 

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Triple threat sisters keep Rochester High arts program 'in tune'...

COVID-19 kept the Carley sisters out of school for months at Rochester High School, but music is keeping them going. Together, they play 16 different instruments. "I play oboe, English horn, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, percussion, and I sing,...

 2020-10-21 17:11 

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4,342 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths in Illinois...

On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 4,342 new COVID-19 cases, including 69 additional deaths. The 69 deaths include the following: Christian County: 1 female 80s. Clark County: 1 male 90s. Clay County: 1 male 80s. Clinto...

 2020-10-21 15:46 

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Springfield church temporarily closes due to COVID-19...

A Springfield church is closed for the time being due to an exposure of COVID-19. Third Presbyterian Church, located at1030 N. 7th St. in Springfield, said they learned last weekend that several of its members have tested positive for the virus. The churc...

 2020-10-21 02:51 

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Tourism industry safe heading into winter, but needs help from Springfield residents...

After an already tough year for tourism because of the pandemic, officials are on edge as the winter season approaches. The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau took a big hit during the summer, which is usually the peak season for tourism. The touris...

 2020-10-21 01:51 

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3 more COVID-19 deaths in Macon County...

Three more people with COVID-19 have died in Macon County. According to the Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team, the deaths include a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s, and a woman in her 80s. In addition, 74 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed...

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