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 2020-10-18 02:49 

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Springfield Black Lives Matter chapter urges locals to vote...

Sunday is the last day Illinoisans can register to vote online as the Presidential Election just less than three weeks away. Here in Springfield, the Black Lives Matter Chapter is urging the local community to get out and vote now. Alderman Shawn Gregory ...

 2020-10-18 02:44 

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Springfield Park District looking for community input to rename Douglas park...

The Springfield Park District is accepting suggestions on a new name for Douglas Park through October 30, 2020. The park encourages community input and are asking you to fill in this survey in order to submit your suggestions. You will be required to fill...

 2020-10-18 02:25 

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Uber to help Illinoisans get to the polls on Election day...

In September, Uber announced a commitment to help get folks registered to vote, with the 2020 Presidential Election less than one month away, the company is announcing further efforts to help move people to the polls. In 2016, 14% of eligible voters noted...

 2020-10-18 00:05 

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Statewide cookout adds carp to menus...

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on Saturday, together with Midwest Fish Co-op and Sorce Freshwater Company, introduced Illinoisans to a locally-sourced, plentiful, and healthful seafood option with a statewide Asian carp cookout. Held ...

 2020-10-17 21:24 

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Illinois reports 3,629 new COVID-19 cases...

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Saturday 3,629 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 339,803 cases, including 9,192 deaths, in 102 co...

 2020-10-17 02:45 

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Decatur teachers speak out after dozens told they aren't meeting grading policy...

Decatur Public Schools teachers are speaking out after more than 30 of them were reprimanded for not meeting district grading guidelines....

 2020-10-17 02:36 

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IDPH pushes online shopping: How this impacts local businesses...

Holiday shopping is going to look a little different this season. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) suggests doing all of your shopping online. IDPH says shopping online will lower your risk for contacting COVID-19 for the holidays. Some bus...

 2020-10-17 00:49 

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Aggravated domestic battery calls in Springfield up during pandemic...

The ongoing COVID 19 crisis is impacting families across the state, and in Springfield, it is having an impact on domestic violence. Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow said that during the pandemic, aggravated domestic battery calls increased by 100%....

 2020-10-17 00:47 

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Walk for Hunger to support Central Illinois Foodbank...

During the pandemic, some families are struggling to get food on the table. The community will come together this weekend to support these families by walking to end hunger. The Walk for Hunger event is hosted by Hickory Point Bank and will support the Ce...

 2020-10-16 23:52 

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Construction to take place in Springfield's Washington Park...

The Springfield Park District announced a two-part road improvement project on the park road next to Washington Park Preschool in Washington Park. It will take place from Monday, Oct. 19, through Wednesday, Oct. 21. On Monday, concrete work will begin on ...

 2020-10-16 23:11 

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UIS child welfare training simulation featured across the nation...

A child protection training program at the University of Illinois Springfield is receiving national honors. A video series shot at the school's Child Protection Training Academy is serving as a national simulation training model for preparing child we...

 2020-10-16 22:15 

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Temporary COVID-19 testing site to open in Danville...

The Illinois Department of Public Health will offer COVID-19 testing at a temporary testing site in Danville. The testing will be offered from Monday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 25, from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. The site will be at the Vermilion County He...

 2020-10-16 22:06 

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Horse show held in Springfield amidst pandemic...

COVID-19 may have impacted many parts of our lives, but that's not stopping local horse lovers from showing off their animals. Springfield's Mane Event Horse Show started its four-day run on Thursday, Oct. 15, with a few changes to keep participan...

 2020-10-16 21:52 

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Chicago mail-in ballot delivered to Springfield address...

It was quite the surprise for employees at the Orthopedic Center of Illinois on Thursday when they found a completed mail-in ballot in their mailbox. The ballot was addressed to the Chicago Board of Elections, but it ended up at a medical office in Spring...

 2020-10-16 20:25 

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Springfield community helps provide meals to homeless...

It only took Springfield around two weeks to get over a month's worth of donations from the community to fill up their Meal Train. The City set this up to provide dinner to people currently living at Tent City. Helping the Homeless set up the Meal Tra...

 2020-10-16 19:53 

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Police: U of I student is victim of identity theft...

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign told police he was the victim of identity theft. According to U of I Police, a student reported on Wednesday that someone used his name, birth date, and Social Security number to purchase a cellphone contract. ...

 2020-10-16 19:28 

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Sangamon County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths...

Two more people with COVID-19 have died in Sangamon County. According to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, the deaths involve a man in his 90s, who tested positive on Oct. 15, and a woman in her 80s, who tested positive on Sept. 22. Sangamo...

 2020-10-16 18:54 

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COVID-19 outbreak at Sangamon County Jail...

There's a COVID-19 outbreak at the Sangamon County Jail. This coming as cases in the county continue to climb. Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said six staff members and one inmate recently tested positive for COVID-19. A. n outbreak was declare...

 2020-10-16 18:52 

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Illinois unemployment rate drops for third consecutive month...

The unemployment rate in Illinois continues to decline. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced the unemployment rate fell 0. 8 percentage point to 10. 2%, while nonfarm payrolls lost 12,000 jobs in September. This is based on prel...

 2020-10-16 18:13 

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34 Illinois counties at COVID-19 warning level...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported that 34 Illinois counties are at a warning level for COVID-19 as of Friday, Oct. 16. Last week, 26 counties were at the warning level....

 2020-10-16 17:55 

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Boil order issued for Virden subdivision...

A boil order has been issued for a Virden subdivision. Specifically, the order affects the Mill Creek subdivision in the city. It will be in effect until further notice....

 2020-10-16 17:34 

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Illinois COVID-19 cases reach highest 1-day total on Friday...

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the state's highest one-day total for new COVID-19 cases on Friday, Oct. 16. This comes after87,759 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. On Friday, IDPH reported 4,554 new COVID-1...

 2020-10-16 17:25 

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District 186 urges families to get immunization forms submitted...

Oct. 15 is the state deadline for immunization and physical forms. The Illinois State Board of Education recently changed guidelines. As of Oct. 14, 827 District 186 students still have not submitted their physical or immunization forms. At first, the sta...

 2020-10-16 17:10 

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Southeast scholar has big medical dreams...

Studies show Black women account for less than 3% of doctors in the United States, but Southeast High School senior Kheriss Turner is destined to change that. "There aren't a lot of Black women that do want to become doctors because they are disco...

 2020-10-16 17:05 

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Fire weather watch issued for several Illinois counties...

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a fire weather watch. This will be in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. The NWS said the following counties are affected: Christian. Clark. Clay. Coles. Crawford. Cumberland. DeWitt. ...

 2020-10-16 15:50 

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Illinois defends plan to send teen to Wisconsin in 2 deaths...

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prosecutors are defending an effort to send a teenager to Wisconsin to face charges in the deaths of two protesters in August. The Lake County state's attorney met a deadline to respond to Kyle Rittenhouse's la...

 2020-10-16 03:20 

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Nearly 50 Decatur Public School teachers contacted about failing grading requirement...

Numerous Decatur Public School teachers have been told they failed to meet the district's grading requirement for remote learning. The Decatur Education Association tells us there are currently between 40 to 50 teachers who have been contacted about t...

 2020-10-16 02:55 

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Caregivers for Compromise: a group fighting back to reunite their families...

It's been almost eight months since families have been able to visit their loved ones inside long term care facilities. Some care centers do offer window or screen visits, but there is a growing movement across Illinois to reunite these families in pe...

 2020-10-16 02:42 

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Urbana preparing for revenue loss due to pandemic...

The city of Urbana is preparing for a revenue loss after things like sales taxes took a dip due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Mayor Diane Marlin says the city has been preapring an emergency reserve for situations just like the pandemic....

 2020-10-16 01:37 

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Springfield church distributes USDA food boxes to 1,200 families...

Hundreds of people formed a line that stretched for blocks at a food giveaway held by the Union Baptist Church in Springfield on Thursday, Oct. 15. In total, 1,200 families were served with supplies provided by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Inside ...

 2020-10-16 01:16 

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Tolono residents voice thoughts on sale of cannabis in village...

A question about a cannabis dispensary is becoming a controversial topic in the Village of Tolono....

 2020-10-16 01:09 

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Campustown Target opens Oct. 25...

Another Target is opening in Champaign-Urbana, this time in Campustown. The franchise is set to open on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 706 S. 6th St. The staff is putting on the finishing touches and stocking the shelves. Caption: WCCU. The new location is a two-sto...

 2020-10-16 00:55 

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Questions linger over distribution of Springfield COVID-19 rental relief...

A total of 302 applications and 113 households served is the current state of Springfield's COVID-19 rental assistance program, according to the Springfield Urban League. The League has never revealed how many federal taxpayer dollars have been distri...

 2020-10-16 00:51 

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New community project launched in Springfield...

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln is launching a new project called...

 2020-10-16 00:36 

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Some Waverly parents have lost trust in board, superintendent...

Parents in the Waverly School District are outraged after a board meeting Wednesday night left both of their schools without leadership. Now, they are fearful for the safety of their own children....

 2020-10-16 00:23 

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COVID-19 outbreak at Sangamon County Jail...

A COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed at the Sangamon County Jail. According to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, five staff members and one inmate at the jail have tested positive. Due to the outbreak, the jail has been put on full lockdo...

 2020-10-16 00:12 

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COVID-19 cases spiking again in local IDOC facilities...

Illinois prisons are seeing spikes of COVID-19 cases once again. Prisons around the country are hotbeds for the virus because so many people are in close quarters without the ability to leave. Last month,we reported that the Illinois Department of Correct...

 2020-10-15 23:18 

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Increase in COVID-19 positivity rates statewide...

Counties all over Illinois are seeing a rise in COVID-19 positivity rates, including areas close to home, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). As of Oct. 12, every region — including Regions 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 — has ove...

 2020-10-15 22:43 

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Twitter Trouble: Social network suffering widespread problems...

Error messages and tweets not sent. Those are just some of the issues many were dealing with Thursday evening. Social network Twitter appeared to be suffering from widespread problems. According to DownDetector. net, Twitter is facing big problems in the ...

 2020-10-15 21:59 

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Loans available to Illinois businesses, nonprofits impacted by civil unrest...

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the state's request for federal assistance to help businesses and private nonprofits. This money will assist businesses and nonprofits in more than 60 counties recov...

 2020-10-15 21:47 

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Video shot at UIS used to train child welfare workers nationwide...

A video shot at the University of Illinois Springfield Child Protection Training Academy is serving as a simulation training model to prepare child welfare workers nationwide. Scenarios and interviews were filmed at the UIS Residential Simulation Lab and ...

 2020-10-15 21:35 

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Statewide Asian Carp Cookout this weekend...

Asian carp continues to be an issue in Illinois waterways, but the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is taking a new approach to try and help. A statewide Asian carp cookout is set for Saturday, Oct. 17. Free Asian carp meals will be offered...

 2020-10-15 21:33 

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18 more COVID-19 cases in Morgan County...

Eighteen more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morgan County. The Morgan County Health Department said the new cases include: A male child. A woman in her 40s. A woman in her 50s. Three men in their 50s. Three women in their 60s. Two men in their 60s...

 2020-10-15 21:15 

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Illinois Lottery ticket raises money to fight breast cancer...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery is joining the fight against breast cancer with an instant ticket. This is the 15th year for the...

 2020-10-15 21:09 

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$1M settlement reached in unlawful death of Danville veteran, pastor...

A $1 million settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice and wrongful death claim filed against the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2017, represents Rev. Crenshaw, a U. S. Army veteran who was honorably ...

 2020-10-15 20:16 

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1 more COVID-19 death in Champaign County...

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announced another death in Champaign County in relation to COVID-19. The deceased was a woman in her 60s. Health officials said she had underlying health conditions. In addition, CUPHD reported 321 new C...

 2020-10-15 19:59 

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Taylorville man arrested for alleged abuse of baby...

A Taylorville man is facing charges for allegedly causing physical harm to a baby. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Taylorville Police Department conducted an investigation after a five-month-old baby was taken to a Springfield hospital with a fracture and other ...

 2020-10-15 19:43 

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

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported two more deaths in the area. Health officials said both deaths involve women in their 80s. One tested positive for the virus on Oct. 7, while the other tested positive on Oct. 8. In addition, Sangam...

 2020-10-15 19:14 

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No charges for driver who reportedly hit protesters with truck...

The Champaign Police Department has concluded its investigation into an incident where a vehicle allegedly drove into a group of protesters outside of Rogue Barber Shop. Some videos of the incident have made it to social media. One of the videos of the in...

 2020-10-15 18:16 

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Crash on I-72 in Sangamon County...

A crash is blocking part of I-72 in Sangamon County. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the crash is blocking the right lane of westbound I-72 at Exit 82 (New Berlin). This is a developing story. We'll provide updates as they beco...

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