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Deputies seeking tips in Macon armed robbery

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:49
MACON, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its investigation into an armed robbery that happened Friday afternoon.
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Springfield police make arrest in July 10 deadly shooting

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:43
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on the city's southwest side on July 10.
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Chatham Sweetcorn Festival kicks off Friday afternoon

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:53
CHATHAM, Ill. (WAND) - An annual sweet corn festival is making its way back to Chatham.
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Governor Rauner Threatens Special Session

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:31
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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Woman facing multiple charges after Decatur crash

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:13
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police say one woman whose vehicle caught on fire after crashing into multiple vehicles is facing several charges.
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Urbana Lake Closed Due to Algal Bloom

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:38
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): Crystal Lake in Urbana is closed indefinitely.  
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Program providing food in Champaign County receives grant

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:42
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND):  Promise Healthcare in Champaign will receive a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto's Fund. 
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What students need to know to protect their electronics from viruses

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:34
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)-Believe it or not students will be heading back to school sooner rather than later. Computer and tablets have become a necessary educational tool. But, how do we protect our investments from potential virus? "A good anti-virus and a VPN is always a good idea to have," Best Buy Geek Squad agent Hunter Wisely. Anti-virus software is a first line of defense, but VPN's can protect your electronics on an unsecured network. "A VPN is where it tricks ...
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Abnormally dry conditions spread in Illinois

WAND News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:31
Decatur, Ill (WAND)- The latest drought monitor was released by the Midwest Climate Center Thursday and abnormally dry conditions have increased across Illinois. As of Thursday, 42.47% of Illinois was considered abnormally dry, up from just 16.16% a week ago. 
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Illinois Made, Illinois Proud: Macon Resources

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:21
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - One local organization is helping businesses with their manufacturing needs, while teaching their employees important developmental and social skills.
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Train vs. tractor crash in Moultrie County

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:47
MOULTRIE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Emergency crews are on the scene of a train vs. farm tractor crash in Moultrie County.
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ISP warning of buckling pavement

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:47
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police are urging motorists to be on the lookout for buckled pavement.
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Man pleads guilty to armed robbery, sentenced to 17 years

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:24
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A man who was arrested in connection with two armed robberies in Danville last year has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
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Sewer project begins nearly 60 years later

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:07
Decatur – It’s taken nearly 60 years but a Decatur sewer project originally discussed in the early 1960s is now underway in 2017.
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Decatur insurance agent sentenced to 63 months in prison

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:57
PEORIA, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur man who pleaded guilty to defrauding clients while working as an insurance agent has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
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Doctor for a day

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:16
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- Children were busy Thursday afternoon treating a variety of illnesses at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital.   
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ADM announcing layoffs

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:57
A spokesman said the company isn't revealing details until workers have been notified.
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First human West Nile case in Illinois confirmed

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:47
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois Department of Public Health officials say they have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in the state for 2017.
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Suspect in U of I scholar kidnapping pleads not guilty

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:47
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A man arrested in connection with the disappearance of University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang has pleaded not guilty to her kidnapping.
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Central Illinois Foodbank receiving large donation this week

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:36
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - CHS Grain Elevator will make a large donation to help combat hunger in central Illinois Friday morning.
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