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 2020-10-07 19:21 

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Pritzker confident Congress will agree on stimulus package...

Gov. JB Pritzker says he is confident Congress will put together another coronavirus pandemic relief package despite President Donald Trump's instructions to shut down talks until after the election. The budget that Pritzker signed depends on billions...

 2020-10-07 19:09 

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Police investigate shots fired incident in Decatur...

The Decatur Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired. The reported incident occurred in the 1000 block of East Wood Street. This is a developing story. We'll provide details as they become available....

 2020-10-07 18:58 

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Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for Decatur fatal shooting...

The man who was found guilty in a 2018 fatal shooting in Decatur has been sentenced. Dante L. Wage pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Marcqui Apholone. Apholone was shot in the 2100 block of East Whitmer Street in Decatur o...

 2020-10-07 18:46 

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Many Illinois regions seeing lower COVID-19 positivity rates...

State officials said they are seeing changing COVID-19 positivity rates across Illinois. In a COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, Pritzker said Region 3, which includes Springfield and Quincy, is the only region in the state to flip from an incr...

 2020-10-07 17:07 

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Illinois surpasses 6 million COVID-19 tests...

Illinois laboratories have now processed more than 6 million COVID-19 tests. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 58,820 specimens for a total of 6,033,289. On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,630 new C...

 2020-10-07 17:02 

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Both Farmer's Almanacs claim to be 80% accurate, so how are these forecasts made?...

Recently, Storm Team 3 Meteorologist Matt Gunn reported about what "The Old Farmer's Almanac" and the modern "Farmers' Almanac" have predicted for this winter across the Heartland. However, that has left many wondering, how are the...

 2020-10-07 16:46 

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Worker at Taylorville Chilifest tests positive for COVID-19...

The Chris-Mont EMA is alerting the public that someone who worked at this year's Taylorville Chilifest has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is an employee of the Capital City Cornhole company and helped conduct the three-day bag tournament...

 2020-10-07 16:25 

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Girl shot in drive-by shooting...

Springfield Police are looking for the person responsible for a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 3. The shooting happened just before 2 p. m. in the 1200 block of West Monroe Street. Witnesses told police that a light-skinned black man with a handgun fired shot...

 2020-10-07 16:15 

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Man accused of shooting at home arrested...

A man was arrested on several gun charges after allegedly shooting at a home. Charleston Police Officers were called to the 1800 block of 2nd Street just after midnight on Tuesday. A single shot was found to have been fired into a home after an argument. ...

 2020-10-07 15:34 

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Williamsville-Sherman school district offers free sack lunches...

In an effort to help families with meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Williamsville-Sherman School District is stepping up to offer free lunches....

 2020-10-07 14:34 

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Murrayville man missing since Sunday...

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Murrayville man that has been missing since Sunday. Robert...

 2020-10-07 02:56 

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Springfield to pay millions less than expected for Rail Improvements Project...

We're seven years and millions of dollars into the Springfield Rail Improvements Project, an effort to redirect how trains move through our city, among other things. It's been a massive undertaking, but grants from the state and federal government...

 2020-10-07 02:51 

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Food insecurity increases in Central Illinois...

As COVID-19 continues to spread, one problem many families are facing is only getting stronger: hunger. Food banks in Illinois are seeing the effects first hand. "It's a significant increase, which we expected," Bath Wakefield with Central Ill...

 2020-10-07 02:38 

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Urbana school district shares proposal to return to in person learning...

Urbana board of education members discussed a proposed plan that would give elementary students an option for a hybrid plan that would have students in person for classes. The plan which was discussed at a board meeting on Tuesday would have K-5 students ...

 2020-10-07 02:37 

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LaHood reacts to called-off stimulus negotiations...

On Tuesday, President Trump announced the White House has called off negotiations for a new COVID-19 stimulus package until after the election. This caused the US stock market to plummet. Reporter Jordan Elder spoke with Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood ...

 2020-10-07 00:57 

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Sangamon County marks 50 total deaths due to COVID-19...

Sangamon County confirmed 50 total deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 6. A total of 31 females and 19 males have died in the county. Only 16% (eight people) were aged 69 or less. In addition, 24% were in their 70s, 38% in their 80s, and 22% were in th...

 2020-10-07 00:24 

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District 186, First Student take precautions for bus rides amid pandemic...

District 186 is working to make sure students are safe from the bus ride to the classroom. The district and the bus company, First Student, are implementing new measures to try and keep both students and drivers safe. There will be a 25-person limit on ea...

 2020-10-07 00:19 

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What is the graduated tax amendment on the Illinois ballot?...

There are a lot of things on the November ballot: races for congressman, senators, and, of course, the president of the United States. However, in Illinois, you will also be voting to change or to not change the state's Constitution. With one check of...

 2020-10-07 00:06 

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Hundreds of Illinois students still missing vaccination records...

Hundreds of Illinois students are still without the required vaccinations for this school year, despite most of them being remote. Newschannel20 and FOX Illinois took a look at some of the major school districts in Central Illinois — including Sprin...

 2020-10-07 00:01 

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Some struggle with remote learning, want students to return to classroom...

Parents in District 186 are becoming more frustrated after the school board decided Monday night to continue on with the remote learning model. It's clear that hundreds of parents and students want to return to the classroom, but overall, the school b...

 2020-10-06 23:53 

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Champaign residents concerned about increased traffic due to road closures...

Some major roadways, like Bradley Avenue in Champaign, are seeing a lot more traffic due to construction projects and road closures nearby. Railroad construction across Mattis Avenue started Monday, closing the street entirely at Paula Drive and Hedge Dri...

 2020-10-06 23:48 

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Illinois voter registration deadlines approaching...

Voter registration deadlines are coming up for residents in the state of Illinois. To register online, you must submit your registration by Sunday, Oct. 18. To register by mail, your registration must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 6. In-perso...

 2020-10-06 23:43 

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3 more coronavirus cases in Ford County...

The Ford County Public Health Department announced three new COVID-19 cases in the area. Ford County has reported a total of 172 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 24 are active, 143 have been released from isolation, and five have died. Two people are currently h...

 2020-10-06 23:40 

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Logan County confirms 3 more COVID-19 cases...

Three additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Logan County. According to the Logan County Department of Public Health, the new cases include: A teenager. An individual in their 30s. An individual in their 40s. All three new cases are in isolation...

 2020-10-06 23:37 

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Coles County reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases...

The Coles County Health Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases. Coles County has reported a total of 1,643 COVID-19 cases. This includes 1,470 who have recovered, 135 who are recovering, four who are hospitalized, and 34 who have died....

 2020-10-06 23:35 

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Shelby County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases...

Six more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Shelby County. The Shelby County Health Department said the new cases include the following: A 21-year-old woman. A 23-year-old man. A 26-year-old man. A 31-year-old woman. A 35-year-old woman. An 87-year-old woma...

 2020-10-06 23:22 

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

Four new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Department, these new cases include: A man in his 20s. A woman in her 20s. A man in his 50s. A woman in her 60s. All of the new cases are in isolation at h...

 2020-10-06 23:14 

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Madigan investigation hearings delayed until after election; GOP objects...

The Democratic chairman of an Illinois House committee investigating alleged misconduct by Speaker Michael Madigan has postponed further hearings until after the election. Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside accused Republicans on the committee...

 2020-10-06 22:55 

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Nokomis faculty member positive for COVID-19...

A Nokomis Community Unity School District faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19. School district officials say the faculty member last came to the Nokomis Jr. /Sr. High School on Friday, Oct. 2. All students and staff that may have come into con...

 2020-10-06 21:29 

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Auburn schools to transition to in-person learning...

The Auburn School District started the 2020-21 school year fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Auburn School District Superintendent Darren Root announced the district's plan to get students back in the classroom. Starting o...

 2020-10-06 21:19 

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

The Macon County Joint Crisis Communication Team reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the county. Macon County has reported a total of 1,768 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 1,100 have been released from isolation, 614 are in isolation at home, seven are hospitaliz...

 2020-10-06 21:12 

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$4.5M to be awarded through 'Healing Illinois' initiative...

Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced the new...

 2020-10-06 19:38 

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Champaign man arrested in February homicide...

A Champaign man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a homicide from February. At approximately 2:49 a. m. on Feb. 3, Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Mariner Way for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found an unrespo...

 2020-10-06 19:28 

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29 more COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County...

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health reported 29 new COVID-19 cases in the area. In addition, two previously-reported cases will no longer be counted in Sangamon County's total, as they have been transferred out of the county. Sangamon Coun...

 2020-10-06 18:54 

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Pritzker proposes principles to reform criminal justice system...

Gov. JB Pritzker proposed seven principles to help reform and modernize Illinois' criminal justice system. State officials said the governor is committed to working with state leaders and organizations, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, the Gener...

 2020-10-06 18:22 

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Forsyth mall under new ownership...

Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth is now under new ownership. Namdar Realty closed on the mall on Aug. 26. Hickory Point Mall representatives had no comment on the ownership change....

 2020-10-06 18:15 

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Boil order issued in Virden...

A boil order has been issued for part of Virden. The boil order affects 300 N. Church Street. It is in effect until further notice....

 2020-10-06 17:16 

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Illinois reports 1,617 more COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths...

On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,617 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including 32 additional deaths. The 32 deaths include the following: Boone County: 1 female 90s. Bureau County: 1 male 80s. Clinton County: 1 femal...

 2020-10-06 16:42 

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Williamsville school nurse accepts one of the biggest challenges of her career...

The role of a school nurse has completely changed with COVID-19. From wearing scrubs to full medical gowns, nurse Jennie Wagoner recently accepted a job with the Williamsville-Sherman School District in January. Previously, she was a nurse for Springfield...

 2020-10-06 15:14 

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Group challenges amendment language of graduated tax plan...

CHICAGO (AP) — A group aligned with the Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the language of a proposed Illinois constitutional amendment that creates a graduated-rate income tax. The Illinois Policy Institute contends in the lawsuit fil...

 2020-10-06 15:13 

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Woman dies after crash during motorcycle safety training...

A suburban Chicago woman has died from injuries she suffered when her motorcycle crashed as she was taking part in a weekend motorcycle safety training course at Harper College. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the woman as 66-year...

 2020-10-06 15:01 

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AMBER ALERT: Suspect believed to be 'armed and threatening to harm the child'...

An Amber Alert was issued for a 2-year-old girl who is believed to be in a black 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with a woman who authorities suspect is...

 2020-10-06 04:15 

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Rep. LaHood weighs in on President Trump's latest tweet...

Here in Illinois, thousands of people have died of the COVID-19 virus, and countless others have been isolating for months to try and stay safe and healthy. We spoke with Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, about his thoughts on President Trump&#...

 2020-10-06 03:55 

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Local restaurants look to extend outdoor dining options...

Illinois guidelines for restaurants during the pandemic has limited the capacity for some places of business. Local restaurants are getting creative with ways to extend their outdoor seating as we get closer to the winter months. There's a new additio...

 2020-10-06 03:49 

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Williamsville-Sherman schools move to more in-person learning...

The Williamsville-Sherman School District has made the decision to go hybrid four days a week starting October 20th. The board made the decision on October 1st. Students will be in person Tuesday through Friday. All students will be remote on Mondays. You...

 2020-10-06 03:40 

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District 186 only meets three of four requirements to go hybrid, stays remote for now...

It's been several weeks of remote learning for District 186 families. Monday night was the first possible chance for the school board to vote to move into hybrid learning. The board adopted four metrics a few weeks ago based on the COVID-19 numbers in...

 2020-10-06 03:37 

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Springfield police go door to door meeting the community...

Springfield police officers went door to door Monday afternoon getting to know the community. The officers split off into teams and meandered through neighborhoods near Ash Street, asking neighbors about issues and concerns. Chief Kenny Winslow said the d...

 2020-10-06 01:50 

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Advocate: Meal Train Program hasn't helped tent city dumping problem...

People visit Springfield's Tent City daily to donate items hoping to help the people living there. Helping the Homeless president Julie Benson has pleaded with the local community to not dump random items at tent city. However, Benson says the problem...

 2020-10-06 01:50 

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Alderwoman says city council can do more to stop COVID spread...

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Springfield City Council members continue to tackle issues impacting the community at their meetings. Council members at City Council meetings are spaced out and divided by columns of plexiglass with some choosing to still w...

 2020-10-06 01:35 

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If you're mailing-in your ballot, does it require a stamp?...

Some states don't require putting a stamp on mail-in ballots, but Illinois does. If you're missing a stamp, will it still get delivered? The answer is yes. If you don't put a stamp on your mail-in ballot, the post office will still deliver you...

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