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JB Pritzker's inaugural celebration to raise funds for state fairgrounds

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:36
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's inaugural celebration will raise money for a Chicago-based legal aid organization and the foundation that supports the state fairgrounds in Springfield and Du Quoin
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ISU may expand campus

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:06
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State University may add about 80 acres to the central Illinois farm operated by the university's agriculture department.    
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Lawyers of Brendt Christensen argue for state court to avoid death penalty

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 14:57
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar have argued the case should be heard in state court, where the death penalty isn't an option.    
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4th defendant in malnourished boy's death get prison

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:44
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to eight years in prison. 
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Pritzker inauguration party to raise money for charities

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:33
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's inaugural celebration will raise money for a Chicago-based legal aid organization and the foundation that supports the state fairgrounds in Springfield and Du Quoin. 
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Sullivan celebrates its first tree lighting ceremony

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 23:50
SULLIVAN, Ill. (WAND) - People in Sullivan celebrated the town's first tree lighting ceremony. 
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7-year-old in good health, border agents said; then she died

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 21:53
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert.
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Boom truck pulled from water in Decatur

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 21:17
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A truck ended up in water in Decatur and had to be pulled out. 
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U of I educator fired for 'grossly neglectful' actions

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:34
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A tenured associate professor has lost his job over accusations that he included false information in applications for grant money. 
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Report: IL not spending enough tobacco money on prevention

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:34
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- Illinois continues to spend a small fraction of tobacco revenues to prevent tobacco use, according to a study released Friday by a coalition of health organizations.
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The Latest: Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:03
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is announcing that budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his next chief of staff. 
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Human trafficking, gun regulations covered in new laws

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:22
ILLINOIS (WAND) – New Illinois laws in 2019 will cover everything from human trafficking to gun regulations. 
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Toy shop brings Christmas cheer, choice of presents

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:37
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — This is the second Christmas Marty Watkins has dedicated to the Salvation Army's Toy Shop.
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Man dies after accident in Illinois steel foundry

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:01
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after being injured at a southwestern Illinois steel foundry.
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1 killed in fiery roll-over crash in Vermilion Co.

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:39
VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - One person is dead after a crash in Vermilion County Friday morning.
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UAW Local 751 retirees donate to local shelters, pantries

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:47
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The retirees of UAW Local 751 delivered food to local shelters and pantries Friday. 
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Sonrise Donuts sign sold

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:33
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - One of Springfield's remaining Rt. 66 landmarks has been sold.
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Facebook: Bug gave third parties access to 6.8 million users' photos

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:07
(WAND) - A bug may have allowed third parties to access close to 7 million Facebook users' photos.
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Macon Co. first responders ringing bells for Salvation Army

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:58
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Macon County first responders will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive  this weekend.
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$150 million in student loans being canceled

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:48
(NBC) - The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it would automatically cancel $150 million in student loans connected to for-profit colleges that closed in recent years.
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