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Eastern Illinois Foodbank receives $50,000 grant

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:06
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Eastern Illinois Foodbank officials say they have received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.
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Morning house fire causes heavy damage

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:44
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) Firefighters say flames left a Springfield home with severe damage. 
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Work to start on Taylorville water plant

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:03
Contractors plan to begin work on Taylorville’s new water treatment plant by July 31.
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FBI warning parents about ‘smart’ toys

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:31
The FBI is warning parents about the privacy risks for toys that connect to the internet.
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Church opens public food pantry

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:51
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur church is giving back to the public with a food pantry. 
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Bicentennial to feature contests, family fun

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:21
ILLINOIS (WAND) – A slate of events commemorating Illinois’ 200th birthday kicks off this fall. 
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Man arrested for string of armed robberies

WAND News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:23
Decatur Police arrested a man Monday night for a string of recent armed robberies in Central Illinois.
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Champaign fire causes thousands in damage to house, car

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:23
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Fire Department is investigating a fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a car and house Monday afternoon.
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Rock Island bridge dedicated to fallen ISP Master Sergeant

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:14
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (WAND) - A bridge in a northwestern Illinois community has been renamed in tribute to a fallen Illinois State Police Master Sergeant.
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First armadillo sighting in Macon County

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 22:46
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a rare find in central Illinois could become more common, thanks to recent mild winters.
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City council approves fence plan for Decatur Celebration

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 20:01
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur City Council has voted to approve a plan that would fence in this year's Decatur Celebration.
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32nd annual Mattoon Bagelfest kicks off Tuesday

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:32
Mattoon, Ill. (WAND) - The 32nd annual Bagelfest begins its festivities on Tuesday with two contests. 
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Mattoon City Council to possibly cut ambulance service

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:13
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Tuesday the Mattoon City Council will discuss cutting the Fire Department's ambulance service. 
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Urbana offices having limited phone service

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:50
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - City of Urbana officials say limited phone service that started on July 14 is still preventing certain departments from receiving phone calls.
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Ceremonies honor fallen Vietnam War pilot

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:30
Hundreds gathered in Assumption for the funeral services of Captain Joseph Smith.
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Mattoon council to consider ambulance stoppage

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:16
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – Mattoon leaders could decide to take down the city’s ambulance service. 
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Sharpen job hunting and interview skills at boot camp

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:06
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Workforce Investment Solutions is helping the public sharpen their job hunting skills during a job boot camp this week.
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Dog Comes from Thailand for Surgery

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:45
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): How far would you go for your furry friends?
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Ursula Beck Men's Pro Tennis Classic kicks off July 27

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:16
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Ninety-six tennis players from more than 20 countries will gather in Decatur later this month to participate in the USTA Ursula Beck Men's Pro Tennis Classic.
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Church winter shelter seeks growth, funding help

WAND News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:43
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Churches involved in organizing a winter shelter want to see it grow. 
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