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Veterans' Stand Down event held in Decatur

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:58
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Those who served our country are getting some much needed help.
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Head-on crash with serious injuries reported in Champaign Co.

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:42
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Troopers are responding to a crash with serious injuries on Rt. 45 between Champaign County Rd. 2300 North and 2400 North.  
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Funeral to be held for 12-year-old shooting victim

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:49
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Family and loved ones will gather Friday night to remember 12-year-old Marqueis Gray.  
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Body of St. Louis ballerina found in lake

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:17
ST. LOUIS (WAND) - Police are investigating after the body of a St. Louis ballerina was found in a lake.  
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Man's mugshot goes viral, draws slew of 'neck' puns

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:04
(WAND) - A man's mugshot has gone viral after he was arrested in Florida.  
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Police: Man punched 8-year-old girl in the face

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:43
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man is charged with punching an 8-year-old little girl.  
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Study predicts driverless cars will lead to sex on the go

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:30
(WAND) - Self-driving cars could lead to a bit of an issue, officials warn... very uninhibited passengers. 
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Millikin hosting Empty Chili Bowl fundraiser for Good Samaritan Inn

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:10
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Millikin University is hosting its Empty Chili Bowl fundraiser to benefit Good Samaritan Inn. 
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IL Pork, Corn, Soybean groups donate 6,400 pounds of pork to foodbank

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:56
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois Pork Producers Association, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and the Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program are donating 6,400 pounds of ground pork to the Central Illinois Foodbank.
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Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign kicks off

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:49
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicks off Friday.
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$60K being given to support 84 projects in Champaign Urbana school districts

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:41
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - 108 teachers in Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana School District #116 Schools will be awarded Friday.
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Former Champaign police officer charged with soliciting prostitute

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:05
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A 21-year veteran of the Champaign Police Department has found himself on the opposite side of the law.
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Federal suit on coal-ash pits dismissed

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:51
OAKWOOD, Ill. (WAND) - A lawsuit filed by a local environmental group against Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC over coal-ash pits at its former power plant has been dismissed.
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Deer hunter charged with felony for killing 1 too many deer

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:42
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 41-year-old East Peoria man with his own cable hunting show has been indicted on felony charges that he killed one more deer than a permit allowed him to kill and then tried to cover his tracks.
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Who makes the bell ring?

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:29
TAYLORVILLE, Ill (WAND) - Have you ever wondered who makes the Christian County Courthouse bell ring? 
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A restaurant where everyone knows everyone

WAND News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:15
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - There is one restaurant in town that's always got their door open.
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MacArthur social worker, Meals on Wheels volunteer wins state award

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:47
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Nothing stops the MacArthur High School Meals on Wheels volunteers — not cold, not snow, not anything.
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The Latest: Authorities: 631 people unaccounted for in fire

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:42
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say that 631 people are still unaccounted for after last week's deadly wildfire in Northern California. 
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Man yells 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' in Maryland theatre

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:37
BALTIMORE (WAND) – Video showed a man giving a Nazi salute and yelling “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” at a musical performance Wednesday night. 
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$100K bonus approved for University of Illinois president

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:59
CHICAGO (AP) - The University of Illinois board has approved a $100,000 bonus to system President Tim Killeen for the third straight year. 
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