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Macon County officials discuss Midwest Inland Port benefits

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:20
MAROA, Ill. (WAND) - The public is invited to attend an informational presentation on how the Midwest Inland Port can benefit all of Macon County on July 20.
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Woman, child injured in I-57 rollover crash

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:08
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police say a woman and child were injured in a rollover crash in Effingham County Wednesday afternoon.
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Suspect sought in Springfield bank robbery

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:53
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Police Department needs your help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a Thursday morning bank robbery.
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Injunction issued on IL abortion law

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:44
The law requires health providers to refer patients for services they oppose.
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3 arrested in burglary at Mattoon Police Department

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:44
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - The Mattoon Police Department says three people have been arrested and a fourth person is being sought after a burglary to a motor vehicle in the Department's impound lot.
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Coroner releases name of body found in Lincoln

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:34
LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - The Logan County Coroner has released the name of a woman found dead in the garage of a vacant home in Lincoln on July 14.
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Shelbyville women creates balloon art to see people smile

WAND News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND)- Balloons are a common items at parties and celebrations, but for Patti Woods they are apart of her everyday life. "I decided wow that looks like fun! Said Patti Woods, the owner of Paddie’s Air Filled Fun. “I had been cleaning houses and this was much more fun than that. So, I went and bought a kit to see if I liked it, and they had little books that came with the kit and I did like it! So I started doing it about two and a ha...
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New state law helping to combat teacher shortage

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:07
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A new state law that went into effect at the beginning of July is streamlining teacher licensing requirements, which could help reduce Illinois' teacher shortage.
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1 in custody after high-speed chase and crash

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:48
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Police Department says one person was arrested after a high-speed chase and crash Wednesday afternoon.
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Deputies respond to 2 crashes in Macon County

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:43
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Sheriff's Office says one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 121 Wednesday evening, while another crash on 85th Street resulted in downed power lines and a gas line rupture.
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Police arrest 3 in July 9 gas station shooting

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:04
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Police Department has arrested three people in connection with a July 9 shooting that left one person injured.
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Millikin University gets new Teen Justice Program

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:11
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Millikin University is revamping the Macon County State's Attorney's Teen Court Program. 
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Dozens receive sweet corn at WAND Studio

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:53
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Dozens of vehicles drove by the WAND-TV Studio Wednesday afternoon to pick up a free bag of locally-grown sweet corn.
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Increased Patrols for Champaign Nightlife

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:42
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): The police presence in downtown Champaign is increasing on the weekends as a result of gunshots fired into the air several weekends ago. 
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Patrols Increase for Champaign Nightlife

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:41
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): The police presence in downtown Champaign is increasing on the weekends as a result of gunshots fired into the air several weekends ago. 
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Telephone Service Out in Parts of Urbana

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:33
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): AT&T is blaming a fiber cut for a loss of loss of telephone service in parts of Urbana.
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Workforce Investment Solutions providing CDL training

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:08
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Workforce Investment Solutions is helping companies find CDL drivers by providing training for job seekers.
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Program helps seniors' behavioral health

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:01
A program at Decatur Memorial Hospital aims to help older adults with emotional or behavioral problems.
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Veterans, Senior Citizens get free wristbands to Decatur Celebration

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:43
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Veterans and senior citizens can get a free wristband to Decatur Celebration thanks to some local sponsors.
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ISP responds to jackknifed semi

WAND News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:35
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police responded to a jackknifed truck-tractor semi-trailer on Interstate 57 Wednesday morning.
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