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Decatur peace rally aims to stop violence

WAND News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:50
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Several in the community gathered in Decatur Sunday to help spread peace in the area with a peace rally.
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Fairy Garden Tea brings out imagination

WAND News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:54
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Artsy Chic Studio and Boutique hosted Fairy Garden Tea Sunday for parents and their daughters.
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Cumberland County Police searching for missing teen

WAND News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:13
GREENUP, Ill. (WAND) - Cumberland County Police Department is looking for a teenage girl who has been missing since Wednesday.
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The streets of Springfield get some color

WAND News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:30
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Paint the Street happened Sunday in downtown Springfield. 
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A ride honoring military and law enforcement

WAND News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:02
SPRINGFIELD,  Ill. (WAND) - The 14th annual Peacekeepers Ride took place at Camp Lincoln.  
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A new bird rehabilitation center coming to Decatur

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 22:15
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur is building a rehabilitation space for injured birds.
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Raising funds to send medical equipment to India

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 22:10
LOAMI, Ill. (WAND) - Prairie Health Institute is raising funds to send a Cath Lab to Damoh, India.
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Military car show gives people glance into history

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:27
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois State Military Museum hosted a car show that displayed more than your average car.
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APL needing foster homes

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:18
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Animal Protective League and Petco teamed up to give information to those interested in fostering cats.
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New food pantry to open in Athens

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:10
ATHENS, Ill. (WAND) - The Athens Area Food Pantry held it's groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning.
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Paint the Street is rescheduled

WAND News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:04
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Paint the Street in Springfield is rescheduled for Sunday.
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Raising awareness of African-American history and culture

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:08
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Central Illinois residents are invited to learn more about African-American culture and history at the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum.
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Sen. Durbin comments on efforts to repeal ACA

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:48
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - One U.S. Senator came to Springfield on Friday to speak about efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Gov. Rauner defending staff changes

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:38
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Governor Bruce Rauner is firing back at critics of the recent shake-up within the Governor's Administration.
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Golf outing honors late mayor - Raises money for YMCA

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:36
Forsyth, Ill (WAND) – The Mike McElroy Memorial Golf outing saw more than 200 people come out in the heat to remember the late mayor and to raise money for kids programs at the Decatur Family YMCA.
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2 injured after head-on crash in Effingham County

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:13
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police say two people were airlifted to hospitals after a head-on crash in Effingham County Thursday afternoon.
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Avoiding heat-related illnesses in high temperatures

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:03
ILLINOIS (WAND) - The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging citizens to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses during these high temperatures.
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Illinois Amish Heritage Center hosts steam threshing show

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:16
ARTHUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois Amish Heritage Center kicked off the first day of their inaugural steam threshing show to raise money for their preservation project.
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Competitive eating returns to Illinois State Fair

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:13
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Do you have an appetite for competition?  If so, you're encouraged to participate in one of several competitive eating contests at the Illinois State Fair this year.
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Governor Rauner Threatens Special Session

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:53
AUBURN, Ill. (WAND)- Governor Rauner is threatening lawmakers, send him the education funding reform bill,or he call them back to Springfield. 
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