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Man airlifted to hospital after hitting tree

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 19:01
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A man is in the hospital after he left the roadway and struck a tree. 
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Fire causes evacuation in Rantoul Rural King

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:23
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) - Fire departments responded to a fire at Rural King in Rantoul Sunday.
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Back 2 School Illinois to distribute schools supplies with Operation Homefront

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:19
ROCHESTER, Ill. (WAND) - Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) partnered with Operation Homefront to distribute hundreds of free school supply kits to underserved Illinois students. 
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Tazewell County Sheriffs mourn loss of deputy

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:26
TAZWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) -  Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputy suddenly passed away after recovering from a surgery.
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UofI to create autonomous technology center

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:09
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is creating a new center to focus on autonomous technology such as self-driving cars and robotic assistants.   
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Correction agency holding records on deadly prison altercation

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 14:57
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's corrections agency is withholding public records about a prison altercation last spring that led to an inmate's death and the suspension of four prison guards.    
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Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 10:08
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned. 
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Illinois adopts nation's toughest test for snitch testimony

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 09:58
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have created the nation's toughest test for allowing testimony from jailhouse snitches at criminal trials. 
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Overnight shooting sends one person to hospital

WAND News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 09:45
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur Police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital. 
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Illinois tax penalty waivers available in storm-hit county

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:42
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Residents and businesses impacted by severe weather and tornadoes this month in central Illinois' Christian County may request waivers of penalties and interest on state taxes if they can't file their returns or make payments on time. 
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2 dead after crash with entrapment

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:26
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Two people have died after a crash with entrapment in Douglas County. 
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Pritzker meets with voters, leaders in Decatur

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 18:01
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker stopped in Decatur weeks before taking office. 
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Contractor fraud reported after tornado outbreak

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:36
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Homeowners are asked to look out for home repair fraud schemes after a tornado devastated the Taylorville area. 
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Warren Buffett's son staying as Illinois sheriff stint ends

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:58
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he'll remain committed to his central Illinois community after his unlikely term as the local sheriff. 
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For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 14:29
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime.
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GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

WAND News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:22
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels." 
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Fallen Sailor's name to be on post office

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (WAND) – Harristown’s post office will be renamed after a fallen Sailor following the passage of a bill. 
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$1 bacon sold in college vending machine

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:18
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WAND) – Bacon is sold out of vending machines for a limited time at Ohio State University. 
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Apartment 'gutted', families displaced in fire

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:01
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – An apartment fire completely destroyed a Rantoul apartment, firefighters say. 
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Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:33
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for killing a woman in an attack that inflamed long-simmering racial and political tensions across the country. 
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