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 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...

 2020-10-21 01:51 

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Illinois Sheriffs' Association warns about phone scam...

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association is warning people about a phone scam that falsely uses the name and phone numbers of the association. The Illinois Sheriffs' Association said those who offer opportunities that seem too good to be true or are loo...

 2020-10-21 01:39 

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Some District 186 special needs students head back to the classroom...

Around 200 District 186 special needs students began in-person instruction on Tuesday. The returning students are small, self-contained groups. They include K-5 autism, emotional disorder, cross-categorical and K-12 life skills. These students are returni...

 2020-10-21 00:31 

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Portillo's in Springfield will bring even more traffic to area...

The first Portillo's to open in Springfield is currently under construction, but it's near an intersection that some may consider dangerous. The popular restaurant, which will be located on 3400 Freedom Dr. , is going to bring even more traffic, e...

 2020-10-21 00:19 

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District 186 student attendance rate below 77%...

Students across Central Illinois have been dealing with challenges in the new school year, with so many districts relying on remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those challenges is daily attendance. District 186 is struggling to get kids ...

 2020-10-21 00:06 

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District 186 considers COVID-19 saliva tests for students upon return to school...

As certain groups of students head back to the classroom starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, District 186 is exploring how to test more thoroughly for COVID-19. When all students return, the district is exploring saliva testing to prevent outbreaks from occurring....

 2020-10-20 23:48 

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Mayor of Carlinville has died...

The City of Carlinville announced that its mayor, Deanna Demuzio, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20. In a statement, city officials said:...

 2020-10-20 23:35 

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City of Decatur to add security cameras in violent neighborhood...

The Johns Hill neighborhood in Decatur has been a local hot spot for violence over the past few years, and the amount of violence has continued to increase....

 2020-10-20 23:21 

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5 Champaign County Jail inmates positive for COVID-19...

Five Champaign County Jail inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus. This started when one of the inmates was taken to Carle for a medical procedure and was tested for the virus out of precaution. The rapid test came back positive. All inmates tha...

 2020-10-20 22:44 

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Kerasotes YMCA closed for cleaning after COVID-19 case...

TheKerasotes YMCA in Springfield is temporarily closed for cleaning after a member tested positive for COVID-19. They learned of the test results on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Their COVID-19 response protocol is now in effect. The Kerasotes YMCA will reopen for me...

 2020-10-20 22:01 

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9 new COVID-19 cases in Morgan County...

The Morgan County Health Department (MCHD) announced nine additional COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 1 female in her 20's. 1 female in her 50's. 1 female in her 60's. 1 male in his 60's. 5 Jacksonville Correctional Center inmates. The county re...

 2020-10-20 21:48 

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Fundraiser to be held for St. John's Breadline...

A...

 2020-10-20 21:39 

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Police search for vehicle involved in Champaign County hit-and-run...

Police are searching for the vehicle that was reportedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run collision. 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 mi...

 2020-10-20 20:59 

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Memorial at Lake Springfield for Cinda and Frank Edwards...

A new memorial has been made in honor of Frank and Cinda Edwards, who both served the City of Springfield and died in a plane crash earlier this year. The memorial is in place at Lindsay Boat Launch at Lake Springfield. Cinda, Frank, John Evans, and the E...

 2020-10-20 20:52 

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5 additional Logan County COVID-19 cases...

Five more COVID-19 cases were reported in Logan County on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The Logan County Department of Public Health said the new cases include the following individuals: An individual in their 80s who is symptomatic and is hospitalized out of county....

 2020-10-20 20:10 

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Regions 7, 8 to face stricter COVID-19 mitigations...

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 20, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Regions 7 and 8 will undergo stricter COVID-19 mitigation measures. Region 7 includes Will and Kankakee Counties. Region 8 include...

 2020-10-20 20:07 

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Human remains found in Thomasboro field identified...

Human remains found 25 years ago in a field in Thomasboro have finally been identified. The skeletal remains of the woman were discovered in a farm field near Thomasboro on May 1, 1995. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Champaign County Coroner's Office and th...

 2020-10-20 19:46 

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Local health official: Region 3 likely to see stricter COVID-19 mitigations soon...

Sangamon County Department of Public Health Director Gail O'Neill said Region 3 will likely rollback on COVID-19 restrictions within the next few weeks. Updated numbers from the IDPH to determine that decision will be released on Friday, Oct. 23. Regi...

 2020-10-20 19:07 

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

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 63 new COVID-19 cases in the area. Sangamon County has now reported a total of 3,507 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 2,100 have recovered, 1,333 are in isolation at home, 12 are hospitalized, and 62 have ...

 2020-10-20 18:46 

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Paroled Springfield man arrested on heroin charge...

A Springfield man was arrested on a heroin-related charge. At approximately 6:20 a. m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office DIRT and Tactical Response Unit executed a narcotics search warrant on the residence of 41-year-old Brian ...

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