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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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Dairy Queen robbery suspect punched in face

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:40
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Police say someone punched an armed robbery suspect as they tried to steal from a Dairy Queen.
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Man who squirted urine at officer pleads guilty

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:49
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man who sprayed urine at a Macon County court officer pleaded guilty to the crime.
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Abuse survivors sue Catholic bishops

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:28
Baltimore, MD (WAND) – Six survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy, including one from central Illinois, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 
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Urbana school leader charged with eavesdropping on board meeting

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:58
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A district leader in Urbana is accused of eavesdropping on a school board meeting. 
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Nick Offerman to perform in Champaign

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:47
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - University of Illinois alumni Nick Offerman is making his way back to central Illinois.
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Alzheimer's Disease program held in Springfield

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:32
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Senior Services of Central Illinois and the Alzheimer's Association hosted a event informing people on the warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease.
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Man charged with violating sex offender registry

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:56
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man has been charged with violating the sex offender registry.
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Police: Man hit 2-month-old baby in face for crying

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:41
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man has been charged with hitting a two-month-old baby in the face.
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Man arrested for drugs in Mattoon

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:32
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Janesville man has been arrested on drug charges in Mattoon.
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Former Rep. Davis staffer sentenced for punching man at bar

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:03
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The former campaign staffer of Representative Rodney Davis has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.
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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:45
NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.
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Decatur police increasing patrols over holiday

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:33
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police will have an increased presence during the Thanksgiving week.
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Sangamon Co. shows road conditions through online map

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:08
SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Sangamon County is reminding drivers about access to the Road Condition Map on the Sangamon County website.
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Champaign Co. Airbnb hosts earn $200K during UI games

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:03
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Airbnb hosts in Champaign County earned more than $200,000 hosting guests for University of Illinois games.
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14-year veteran state trooper pleads guilty to soliciting prostitute

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:27
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A state trooper who admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex has been given probation and agreed to resign from his position.
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Driver airlifted after crash in Effingham County

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:16
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - One person was injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash in Effingham County.
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Urbana man charged with molesting young girl

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:57
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A man has been charged with sexually molesting a pre-teen girl.
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Phone scam plaguing Macon Co. residents

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:46
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Macon County officials are warning people about a phone scam that threatens to have money withdrawn from people's bank accounts.
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