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Veterans honored at RCC

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:33
Decatur, Ill (WAND) – With Veterans Day this weekend Richland Community College honored local veterans on Thursday with a recognition ceremony.
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Mt. Pulaski craftsman hones skills

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:17
After I finished a project, I would sit back and analyze ..."What could I do better?"
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An audience with the "White Castle Queen"

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:04
It can seem like everything in Michelle Purcell’s house has a story, and most of those stories involve White Castle.
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Credit union takes 'opportunity' with merger

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:59
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Two credit unions in central Illinois have decided to merge. 
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"The Cookie Lady" of Mt. Pulaski

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:41
“I can sit and decorate cookies all day, and that’s a stress reliever."
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Car rear-ends bus, no students injured

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:27
ST. JOSEPH, Ill. (WAND) – A car ended up damaged when it rear-ended a bus in Champaign County. 
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Suspect wanted in smash-and-grab burglary case

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:25
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) – A man is wanted in connection to cell phone store theft in Effingham.
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Local farmers feed hungry families

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:12
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Champaign farmers are working to feed local families.
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Senate fails to override Governor Rauner's veto of equal pay bill

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:38
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Illinois Senate failed to override Governor Rauner's veto of a measure aimed at closing that pay gap between men and women.  
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Cursive requirement draws support, critics

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:35
ILLINOIS (WAND) – Illinois schools will now require children to learn cursive writing in class. 
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Police: No charges against officer who fired gun on duty

WAND News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:55
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A Champaign police officer is back at work after firing his weapon on duty. 
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Teen pleads guilty to making school shooting threat

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:14
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A teen has entered a guilty plea after threatening violence against his school. 
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I-TEAM: Your taxes. Questionable Spending.

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:00
Shelbyville – Small units of government around Illinois are rarely covered on a regular basis by the media and often their meetings are not attended by the public.
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Suspect manhunt underway after ATM armed robbery

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:52
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – An armed robbery at an ATM has left police searching for a suspect. 
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Food drive earns honor from governor

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:29
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Macon County has earned an award from Gov. Bruce Rauner for its community efforts. 
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'Project Next Generation' programs claim grant money

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:25
ILLINOIS (WAND) – Two central Illinois libraries are getting funding because of their programs for children. 
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Shoplifting increase during holiday season

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:24
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Holiday season brings more shoppers and more shoplifters. The Macon County Sheriff's Office says typically between November through January, they receive an increased number of shoplifting calls. 
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Ebola treatment center opens in Urbana

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:13
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): Carle Foundation Hospital has opened an Infectious Disease Unit.
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I-TEAM Update: Unpaid life insurance bill now law

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:38
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND) - The State Senate voted to override Governor Rauner's veto of the Life Insurance Reform Act.
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Group voices support for gun law bill

WAND News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:20
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – An Illinois group showed its support Wednesday for a bill that would change state gun laws. 
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