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'Viable' bomb threat forces school evacuation

WAND News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:09
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Police are calling a bomb threat at Springfield High School legitimate. 
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Hate crime punishments expand in Illinois

WAND News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:46
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Religious organizations now have stronger protections against hate crime. 
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E.L. Pruitt provides sneak peek at Decatur 9/11 Memorial

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:18
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The company responsible for constructing the Decatur 9/11 Memorial provided a sneak peek at their progress Thursday afternoon.
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Sleep Apnea could be affecting you, signs and symptoms to look out for

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 20:18
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Growing up, we were always told to get a good night’s sleep, but not everyone gets one. "If you have more than five events per hour at night we call it Sleep Apnea," says Dr. Verma a sleep study physician at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Those who suffer from Sleep Apnea may not even realize they are having problems. However, there are risk factors that make a person more likely to have the condition. "Patients who have high blood pressure, t...
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U.S. EPA pledging $200,000 for cleanup efforts at Pillsbury Mills plant

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 20:01
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pledged to spend $200,000 to continue cleanup efforts at the former Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield.
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LeRoy Fall Festival celebrates Special Person's Day

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 19:49
LEROY, Ill. (WAND) - Dozens gathered at the LeRoy Fall Festival on Thursday to make people from all backgrounds feel at home during the first annual Special Person's Day.
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Trade - Farm Bill big issues in coming year

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 19:43
Decatur, Ill (WAND) – Trade and a new farm bill will take center stage during next weeks Farm Progress Show in Decatur.
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$2 million Powerball ticket sold in Joliet

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 19:11
JOLIET, Ill. (WAND) - Powerball officials say a $2 million winning ticket in Wednesday's drawing was purchased in Joliet.
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Governor: New laws help 'broken' criminal justice system

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 19:08
CHICAGO (WAND) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed several bills to make life easier for ex-offenders. 
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Deal reached on school funding reform

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 18:46
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- After months of fighting, it appears a deal has been reached by the four legislative leaders on education funding reform.  
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Officials talk fertilizer plant impact

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 18:14
Cronus Fertilizers announced Wednesday they plan to start work on a new factory in 2018.
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Governor shakes up staff once again

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 18:02
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- A little more than a month into a major staff shakeup, the governor's office is seeing yet another staff turnover.  
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Phishing scam hits U of I emails

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:56
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): An email attack seeking banking passwords hit the University of Illinois on Wednesday. 
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Link discovered between sleep apnea, dementia

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:56
ILLINOIS (WAND) – A sleep disorder may be linked to a deadly brain disease. 
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DMCOC unveils new logo

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:49
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation has a new look. DMCOC officials unveiled the organization's new logo Thursday afternoon.
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Students move onto UIUC campus

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:41
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - University of Illinois Freshmen took their first steps toward starting the fall semester by moving onto the Urbana-Champaign campus on Thursday.
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Decatur man arrested in connection with July 29 shooting

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:07
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police say an arrest has been made in the July 29 shooting of a man on the city's west side.
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Decatur police make drug arrest after routine traffic stop

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:40
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Police Department says a routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of one man on a drug-related charge on August 22.
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New state law prevents police from "double dipping" pension system

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:13
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Legislation that would prevent retired police officers, who return to the force, from opting into Illinois' pension system a second time has been signed into state law. Governor Rauner signed House Bill 418 into law on Thursday.  Under the bill, police officers who are promoted to police chief or join a different department, or retired police officers rejoining the police force, will enroll in a 401(k)-style retirement plan instead of opting into the st...
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Central Illinois Foodbank hosting distribution event in Springfield

WAND News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 15:43
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Central Illinois Foodbank will be providing healthy foods to Sangamon County residents and families in need during a distribution event on August 26.
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