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Champaign church gets centuries old from England

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:29
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A Champaign church turning 100 years old gets a unique birthday gift. 
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Gov. Rauner meets with automotive suppliers in Japan

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:03
NAGOYA, Japan (WAND) - Governor Bruce Rauner met with senior executives from several automotive suppliers as part of his nine-day overseas trip to strengthen diplomatic and trade relationships with Japan and China.
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New Food Truck Blows into Decatur

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:48
DECATUR, IL  (WAND) - The Tornado Truck is serving up Fair food favorites.    
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Students encouraged to enter "Letters About Literature" contest

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:46
ILLINOIS (WAND) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is encouraging students to participate in a national reading and writing competition.
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Gospel singer sentenced for sexual exploitation of a minor

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:37
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a traveling gospel singer from Muncie, Indiana has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography.
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New tax credit available to teachers who purchase school supplies

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:22
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Teachers in Illinois who use their own money to purchase supplies for their classrooms can utilize a new state tax credit to help offset the cost of those supplies.
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Candlelight vigil held in honor of Yingying Zhang

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The public is invited to attend a candlelight vigil held in honor of missing University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang on September 17.
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Purse theft, burglary suspect charged in Champaign

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:54
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A Danville man is facing charges in connection to a purse theft. 
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Hurricane Irma Relief Drive

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:27
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – WAND-TV will accept more donations for hurricane relief later this month.
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Million-dollar Powerball winner announced in Illinois

WAND News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:13
MOUNT ZION, Ill. (WAND) – A Mount Zion man has claimed one of the Powerball game’s largest prizes. 
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I-TEAM: Illinois fugitives still get food stamp benefits

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:04
Decatur, Ill (WAND) – In the strange world of Illinois law a fugitive can still use food stamps to buy lamb while on the lamb.
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Kindness Rocks Project comes to Mt. Zion

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:01
MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) - The Mt. Zion Parks and Recreation Team is bringing a nationwide project to central Illinois.
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Harristown residents discuss changing school districts

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:43
HARRISTOWN, Ill. (WAND) - Niantic, Illiopolis, and Harristown consolidated into the Sangamon Valley School District in 2004, but some residents are not happy with the schools. 
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Woman pleads guilty to DUI in February bus crash

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:21
SULLIVAN, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in connection with a crash involving a school bus in Teutopolis in February.
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Champaign police seeking suspect in Tuesday bank robbery

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 20:26
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery.
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State refunds Courage Connection

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 19:22
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A domestic violence shelter in Champaign is finding it's footing. Courage Connection fell victim to the state budget crisis.
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Surveying work to begin for school upgrades

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:51
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Multi-million-dollar upgrades to Champaign schools are set for the next step. 
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Randy Keith running for State Representative

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:23
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WAND): A Piatt County man has announced his bid for State Representative.
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Cleaning up Child Support laws

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:03
DECATUR, Ill (WAND)- Custody battles can tear families apart and leave children without both parents around. One man is working to change the way support payments are made and how families can receive proper support as they go through Family court.  Aaron Wemple, Founder of the Clean Law said, "right now a lot of parents if they are paying child support and happen to get injured at work or get disabled or get in an accident then their child support keeps accruing even ...
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Springfield leads pack in video gaming terminals

WAND News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:41
SPRINGFIELD, ILL (WAND)- Video gaming continues to grow in Illinois with Springfield leading the pack as the town with the most terminals.  Springfield has 635 terminals, raking in $30.1 million in net income from the terminals. 
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