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Gov.-Elect Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton hold meet and greet

WAND News - 1 hour 42 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Governor-Elect JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor-Elect Juliana Stratton are holding a meet and greet in Springfield.
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Springfield Plastics donates $65K to Simmons Cancer Institute

WAND News - 1 hour 50 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Springfield Plastics has donated more than $65,000 to the Simmons Cancer Institute through its Drain for the Cure campaign.
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$20K in gift certificates given to Urbana teachers

WAND News - 1 hour 58 min ago
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Alumni Association is delivering a check for $20,000 to the Idea Store for 400 $50 gift certificates to give to Urbana teachers. 
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Decatur ranked in top 2% of cities with least credit card debt

WAND News - 2 hours 23 min ago
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur has been ranked as being in the top 2% of cities with the least amount of credit card debt in the United States.
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Radio star Glenn Beck gives $50K to Lincoln artifacts debt

WAND News - 2 hours 42 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck is pitching in to keep a trove of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln in the 16th president's hometown.
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Surge of donations saves VFW

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:43
FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) - The commander of a Chicago-area VFW post that was at risk of closing says the post will remain open next year thanks to a flood of donations.    
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Holiday cheer brought to St. Joseph's home

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:57
Springfield, Ill. (WAND) -- The people of Springfield spent their Sunday afternoon spreading some joy in the lives of residents at St. Joseph's Home. 
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Christmas Parade in Taylorville to honor tornado victims

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 19:36
Taylorville, Ill. (WAND) -- On Saturday, dozens of residents gathered to celebrate the Christmas parade that was canceled due to the severe weather warnings last week.
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Man airlifted to hospital after hitting tree

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 19:01
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A man is in the hospital after he left the roadway and struck a tree. 
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Fire causes evacuation in Rantoul Rural King

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:23
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) - Fire departments responded to a fire at Rural King in Rantoul Sunday.
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Back 2 School Illinois to distribute schools supplies with Operation Homefront

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:19
ROCHESTER, Ill. (WAND) - Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) partnered with Operation Homefront to distribute hundreds of free school supply kits to underserved Illinois students. 
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Tazewell County Sheriffs mourn loss of deputy

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:26
TAZWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) -  Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputy suddenly passed away after recovering from a surgery.
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UofI to create autonomous technology center

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:09
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is creating a new center to focus on autonomous technology such as self-driving cars and robotic assistants.   
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Correction agency holding records on deadly prison altercation

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 14:57
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's corrections agency is withholding public records about a prison altercation last spring that led to an inmate's death and the suspension of four prison guards.    
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Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 10:08
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned. 
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Illinois adopts nation's toughest test for snitch testimony

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 09:58
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have created the nation's toughest test for allowing testimony from jailhouse snitches at criminal trials. 
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Overnight shooting sends one person to hospital

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 09:45
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur Police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital. 
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Illinois tax penalty waivers available in storm-hit county

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:42
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Residents and businesses impacted by severe weather and tornadoes this month in central Illinois' Christian County may request waivers of penalties and interest on state taxes if they can't file their returns or make payments on time. 
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2 dead after crash with entrapment

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:26
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Two people have died after a crash with entrapment in Douglas County. 
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Pritzker meets with voters, leaders in Decatur

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:01
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker stopped in Decatur weeks before taking office. 
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