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Police looking for sunglasses thief

WAND News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:03
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Police are asking retail and department stores are on alert this holiday season as stores become busy for holiday shopping.
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Toledo man wins on Ultimate Crossword ticket

WAND News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:56
TOLEDO, Ill. (WAND) – A Toledo man was the lucky winner on an Ultimate Crossword ticket.
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A look inside the Dana Thomas House

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:36
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- It's a glimpse inside the mind of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  
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Lake Decatur search ends

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:29
A search of Lake Decatur by city police and the FBI ended Wednesday, an FBI spokesman said.
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Judge: no delay in Christensen trial

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:18
A federal judge has denied Brendt Christensen’s request for a delay in his trial for the kidnapping of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
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Old State Capitol prepping for holiday season

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:53
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Old State Capitol is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.  
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Student run coffee shop opens in downtown Decatur

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:23
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Millikin University students are now operating a coffee shop in the Hickory Point Bank building in downtown Decatur.
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Illinois Department of Public Health offering free health screenings

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:47
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Illinois Department of Public Health with Fifth Street Renaissance and Walgreens are offering free mobile health screenings and flu shots in homeless communities. 
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School district finds temporary location for elementary school

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:25
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Champaign Unit 4 School District has chosen a location for their temporary school.
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Board reverses air service vote amid business push

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:22
Business leaders asked the Decatur Park Board to reverse an earlier decision and choose jet service.
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LSA hoping to give gifts to 51 children this Christmas

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:51
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Lutheran School Association in Decatur is helping to make 51 children's Christmas a little brighter.
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A 'growing' effort

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:24
"No Shave November" and the like are helping raise awareness - and money - for cancer research across central Illinois.
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5 House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. 
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Champaign NOAA weather radio issues

WAND News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:56
Decatur, Ill (WAND) Having issues with your NOAA Weather Radio tuned to the Champaign WXJ-76 transmitter? Here is the reason according to the National Weather Service… The NOAA Weather Radio station serving Champaign, WXJ-76 on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, has a failed power divider on the antenna. This is resulting in the signal only extending a few miles at best from the transmitter site. 
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Car seat danger with winter coats

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:45
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A common mistake many parents make is putting their child in a car seat with a puffy jacket on.  
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Winter weather travel safety tips

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:31
Decatur, Ill (WAND) - This is Winter Weather Preparedness week here in central Illinois. Today’s topic deals with travel safety during winter weather. Make sure before you head out check the latest road conditions by visiting www.gettingaroundillinois.com. This website will show the latest road conditions throughout the state and has links to surrounding states.  Remember this saying, "Ice and snow, Take it slow!"  
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Family caregivers face challenges

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:21
Health workers urge them to find support, keep healthy.
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Courage Connection seeks holiday gift donations

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:33
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): A local charity is asking for help this holiday season.
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Police investigating shooting in Danville

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:30
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A shooting is under investigation by Danville police on Tuesday afternoon.  
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Food bank gets 5 thousand pound pork donation

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:06
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – The Illinois Pork Producers Association donated several pounds of ground pork to several food banks in Illinois. 
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