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Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:14
BALTIMORE (AP) — Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals.
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Man charged with stealing from employees at 4 Champaign stores

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:50
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A Chicago man has been charged with stealing from employees at four different Champaign stores.
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Contest announced to name rehabbed state fair coliseum

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:32
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A contest to name the historic Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum is underway.
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Madigan supports Pritzker efforts on marijuana, income tax

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:20
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he supports Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's plans to legalize recreational marijuana and create a graduated income tax.
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Costly Questions: Patients paying after "free" wellness checks

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:50
Decatur, Ill. (WAND) - Seven years after the introduction of the wellness check, many are still learning exactly what qualifies as a "free" checkup.
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Planetarium show provides look at the stars

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:58
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Champaign's William M. Staerkel Planetarium has a couple of shows this holiday season for all to enjoy. 
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Brainstorm Escapes opens Christmas escape room

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:45
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) --  Brainstorm Escapes has a new escape room for the holidays. The room is called "The Hunt for Christmas." 
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Police: Gun shown in Subway armed robbery

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:12
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man displayed a gun during an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant, police say. 
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'MAGA' toy set tells children to build a wall

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 21:41
(WAND) – A toy set meant to look like a border wall is going on sale this holiday season. 
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The Latest: Rauner wants figures on Lincoln-artifact debt

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:37
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says it supports a "vibrant" Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum but wants more information before committing state money toward $9 million owed on a collection of 1,500 Lincoln artifacts. 
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Former inmate details alleged sexual assaults at Logan Correctional Center

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:36
LOGAN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) — Few things are stronger than a mother’s love — not distance, not time, not even the bars on a prison cell.
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Artist portrays moments of healing during race riot

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:08
St. John’s Hospital unveiled the commissioned piece Tuesday. 
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Marijuana possession fines could drop in Champaign

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:42
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Champaign leaders are considering lowering fines for marijuana possession.
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Police: 12-year-old's killer was 'playing' with gun

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:04
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The person accused of shooting and killing a 12-year-old child was “playing” with a gun before it happened, police say. 
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Lawmakers considering more than 70 vetoed bills

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:19
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Lawmakers returned to Springfield Tuesday, and more than 70 vetoed bills are on the docket.
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Danville mayoral race heating up

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:51
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - After Danville residents voted to keep a mayoral form of government, several people are showing interest in the position.
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"Solutions to End Violence" forum being held in Decatur

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:45
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - In the wake of a 12-year-old being shot to death in Decatur, a "Solutions to End Violence" forum is being held.
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Governor-elect Pritzker names second transition committee

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:22
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Governor-elect JB Pritzker has named his second transition committee, this one focusing on veterans issues.
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Urbana street closed for fiber optic cable installation

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:35
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - An Urbana street will be closed this week as fiber optic cable is laid for AT&T.
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Man charged with beating woman, drug possession

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:35
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man is facing battery and drug charges.
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