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Interfaith Alliance of Champaign Thanksgiving program

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:27
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Interfaith Alliance of Champaign hosted it's second annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Program on Sunday. 
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Local food pantry celebrates 35 years of operation

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:21
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - The TMA Food Pantry has been operating for 35 years.  
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31st annual Thanksgiving meal feeds hundreds

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:39
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - It is the season for giving and that is exactly what Lincoln Land ABATE does with its annual free Thanksgiving meal.
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Webster Cantrell upgrade begins

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:34
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Jackson Ford Decatur manager wanted to do more for the community than just sell cars. Michael Young commutes to Decatur a few days each week from Indianapolis for work. 
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A crash in Cumberland County sends two to the hospital

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:28
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A crash in sends two to the hospital Saturday night .  
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Saturday night shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured

WAND News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:56
 When police arrived on scene, they found a 48-year-old male dead in the backyard of 1660 North Edward. A 25-year-old was also found with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.
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Interim US Attorney for Central Illinois District appointed

WAND News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:37
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed John E. Childress to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.
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Festival of Trees attracts thousands

WAND News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:12
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Memorial's 28th annual Festival of Trees brings a crowd of around 30,000 people. The event runs from November 18-26 in the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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A Thanksgiving meal for those in need

WAND News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:04
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Ruby-King Robinson Foundation - Feed My People Organization offered free meals for those in need in the Decatur community on Saturday afternoon.  
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Opioid treatment options available at Decatur clinic

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:19
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – An effort to fight back against opioid addiction is underway in Decatur. 
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Red kettle fundraiser kicks off in central Illinois

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:30
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help collect holiday donations. 
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A hunting trip for people with disabilities

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:08
SULLIVAN, Ill. (WAND) - The Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Physical Disabilities kicked off Friday morning.  
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Police: Student's shooting threat was a joke

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:50
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Police say a student who posted a threat aimed at a Champaign school only meant it as a joke. 
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Woman killed, child hurt in Danville crash

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:33
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Danville police are investigating another crash in the city. 
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Vets get vital services

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:17
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Veterans from across central Illinois took part Friday in the 9th annual Veterans’ stand-down. 
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Mattoon shooting suspect appears in court Friday

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:53
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND): The Mattoon High School student accused of opening fire inside the school this past September appeared in court today.
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Training facility to continue preparing new officers

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:10
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A police academy in Champaign is staying open, even with a new facility set to open elsewhere in central Illinois.
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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:48
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.
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Driver cited in 2 separate fatal crashes

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:40
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The driver responsible for killing a Clinton couple last weekend is also the same man responsible for a fatal crash from September. 
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ALPLM opens new holiday exhibit

WAND News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:07
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is giving guests a glimpse of what holidays are like at the White House. 
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