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Casey man charged in home burglary

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:37
COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A Casey man has been arrested and charged with stealing in Coles County.
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Effingham's Wonderland in Lights prepping to open

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:19
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - Effingham's Wonderland in Lights display is gearing up for the holiday season.
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Men who shot two people plead guilty

WAND News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:27
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Two suspects accused of involvement in a 2017 shooting entered guilty pleas. 
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Trooper who offered to pay woman for sex to serve probation

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:48
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A state trooper who contacted someone he believed to be a prostitute and wanted to pay her for sex will serve probation. 
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Wisconsin company gives employees revolvers for Christmas

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:24
HORTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building. 
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Phone scammers threatening to take money from bank accounts

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:39
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – A phone scam circulating in Macon County threatens to take money from the victim’s bank account.
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Police: Suspect showed knife in robbery at Casey's

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:05
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – An armed robbery suspect accused of stealing from a Casey’s store is behind bars. 
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'Massive trauma' claimed man's life in crash

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:05
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man has died after a truck crashed into him on Wednesday morning. 
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Bill to raise tobacco purchase age to 21 passes Senate

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:46
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – The Illinois Senate voted to raise the tobacco purchasing age in Illinois to 21. 
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Iowa woman thought she won $100, but really she won $1M

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:25
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - An Iowa woman who thought she had won $100 on the Powerball was a few zeros off - she won $1 million. 
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Courage Connection 'Adopt a Family' program returns

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:39
CHAMPAIGN Ill. (WAND) -- For the third time, Courage Connection is holding its Christmas gift-giving program.
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Capitol bomb scare ends in all-clear, nothing found

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:29
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A situation at the Illinois State Capitol led to leaders briefly closing off two floors of the building. 
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Feds: woman harassed senators with 200+ calls

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:22
Some messages seemed to threaten one senator's child.
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Police: Man threw dog, said it 'wouldn't go outside'

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:14
MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) – A man threw a dog and caused a leg injury, police say. 
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Comptroller Susana Mendoza running for Chicago mayor

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:59
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she's running for Chicago mayor. 
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Two killed in Springfield head-on crash

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:11
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Tuesday.
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Susana Mendoza running for Mayor of Chicago

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:05
(WAND) - It has been a little over a week since Susana Mendoza was re-elected as Illinois Comptroller. Now, she has announced her campaign for Chicago Mayor. Mendoza made the announcement in a YouTube video Wednesday, saying, "It's time to make the city work for everyone." Mendoza has previously denied rumors of her running for mayor after current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he was not seeking re-election. Mendoza now joins more than a dozen candidates seeking to fill...
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UI Police mark World Kindness Day

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:48
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - It was a day to give back to those around you. Tuesday was World Kindness Day.
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Mattoon Lightworks opens for preview walk through

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:30
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - It's the most wonderful time of the year! Mattoon Lightworks opens for a preview walk through Thursday evening.
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Schedule change being considered for Decatur students

WAND News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:24
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Students in the Decatur area may have to adapt to a new schedules soon.
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