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Standing tall, Altamont's Wall of Honor for Veterans

54 min 32 sec ago
ALTAMONT, IL (WAND) - Standing tall at the Union Cemetery are five pillars. Jason Williams always passes by them during his daily walks. Hundreds of people from Altamont, who served in the military, are forever remembered in stone.  "What catches my eye is the lyrics to tap," Williams said, while gazing upon the veterans memorial wall. "I think any soldier would agree, anytime you hear taps it just tugs at your heart."  On the veterans memorial wall, ar...
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Giant tenderloin sandwiches hand made at the Schultz Dairy Bar

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 23:32
ALTAMONT, IL (WAND) - Sitting near Schmidt park and conveniently standing in front of the city water tower; is the dairy bar. The red and white building people are all too familiar with. People believe the Schultz Dairy Bar is a staple in the Altamont community. Returning customers describe the place as a space to get good food with a smile. Plus, the customer service makes them feel at home.  The Dairy Bar has been around since 1957. It's had a number of owners. Kevin Schultz' ...
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Teachers, district reach tentative contract

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:05
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Champaign teachers and the Unit 4 school board reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday night. 
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Police: Man burned child with hot tobacco pipe

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:51
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man put a hot tobacco pipe on a child's skin and burned her out of frustration, police say.
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Police seek driver who hit, killed woman

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:58
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) – The search is on for the driver who struck and killed a woman in Coles County.
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Central IL man gets 48 years for death during kidnapping

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:55
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal recent lottery winnings. 
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Tony 'Chubby' Brown wins sheriff race by one vote

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:32
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Tony “Chubby” Brown won the Macon County sheriff race by one vote, the county clerk says.\
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Trooper faces homicide charge after crash claimed woman's life

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:40
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A retired Illinois State Trooper has been charged with reckless homicide in the 2016 death of a Decatur woman.
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Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don't eat romaine

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:43
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. 
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Drive-thru soup dinner at Catholic Charities

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:41
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Catholic Charities St. John's Breadline is hosting a drive-thru style soup dinner.
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Champaign preschoolers donate food to needy

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:40
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Preschool students in Champaign are helping those in need for the holidays.
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Foodbank delivering hams to Salvation Army in Decatur

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:30
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Central Illinois Foodbank delivered hams to The Salvation Army in Decatur Tuesday.
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Armed standoff ends peacefully

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:05
SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Officials confirm there is an armed standoff underway in Sangamon County.  
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Springfield School Board to consider replacing Lopez as vice president

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:05
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield School Board is considering replacing Adam Lopez as vice president.
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Taylorville Walmart being remodeled

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:45
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - The Taylorville Walmart is undergoing a multi-million dollar remodel.
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Vermilion Co. settles inmate's lawsuit

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:34
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Vermilion County has settled a lawsuit filed by an inmate who claimed he was beaten by guards.
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2nd person dies from injuries suffered during Champaign Co. crash

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:35
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The name of a second person killed in a Champaign County crash has been released.
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16-year-old shot in Danville

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:25
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A 16-year-old was shot Monday night in Danville.
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2018 deadliest year on record for Danville

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:14
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - This year has been the deadliest year ever recorded in Danville.
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Hero dog saves elderly homeowner from house fire

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:20
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - Firefighters are crediting a dog with saving a man's life after an early morning house fire in Effingham.
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