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Illinois accepts funding for fight against terror

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:02
ILLINOIS (WAND) – In response to terror attacks around the world, Illinois has earned money to fight them. 
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Illinois Made, Illinois Proud: ShapeMaster

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:39
ODGEN, Ill. (WAND) - One central Illinois manufacturing company that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs is showing that you don't have to be the largest company to be one of the best.
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Bomb discovery leads to explosive possession charge

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:37
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – A man accused of leaving a bomb, child and dog alone in a car now faces charges. 
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New Grocery Delivery Service in Champaign

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:12
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A new grocery delivery will deliver your groceries to your doorstep for a fee of $5.99. Instacart launched today in Champaign and Springfield. According to Dave Osborne, the Instacart General Manager for the Midwest region, the delivery service is as simple as online shopping. "Customers simply go online to instacart.com or download our app and they can order their groceries," Osborne says. "We'll deliver it right to their door usually wit...
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Man found guilty of murder in 1990 death of wife

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:48
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A jury has found a central Illinois man guilty of first-degree murder while committing sexual assault in the 1990 death of Sheryl Houser.
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Princess, Star Wars summer camps coming to Decatur

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:41
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Several summer camp options are coming for central Illinois children. 
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Decatur schools can operate into fall without state money

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:34
Decatur, Ill (WAND) – If the state does not provide the necessary funding Decatur Public Schools will still be able to open in August.
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State's Attorney reviewing ISP report of officer-involved shooting

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:17
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Macon County State's Attorney Jay Scott says he has received a report from Illinois State Police regarding the officer-involved shooting of Donald Redmon on May 31.
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"Scrub Camp" Teaches Teens About Health Industry

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:02
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A camp for teenagers who want to learn about the medical industry is underway today. 
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Sexual assault charges added against car theft suspect

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:01
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – A Rantoul man is facing charges for criminal sexual assault. 
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CU Fresh Start surveying neighborhoods affected by gun violence

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:56
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - An initiative that aims to reduce gun-related incidents in Champaign-Urbana will soon start a door-to-door survey in neighborhoods that have recently experienced gun violence.
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Tech Go camp raising interest in robotics, automation

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:19
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Middle school students from multiple districts around central Illinois will gather at Richland Community College to learn about opportunities in robotics and automation.
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Millions of Illinois dollars paid to universities, grant students

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:52
ILLINOIS (WAND) – A new budget has allowed Illinois leaders to give out funding to universities for the first time in nearly a year.   
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Millikin University chemistry camp aims to excite students about the subject

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:59
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Chemistry is a part of our lives every day, and it's a subject many people find intimidating. "Most people are like oh you’re a chemist that's scary," says Dr. Anne Rammelsberg a chemistry professor at Millikin University. The University is working to change the stereotype’s surrounding chemistry, among students. "The good thing about doing science project based things, is that kids get to explore and get to play,”...
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K-9 to make comeback after trooper's death

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:47
PAWNEE, Ill. (WAND) –  A K-9 whose trooper died in a June car crash will return to work. 
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Adults, children left bound in Champaign armed robbery

WAND News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:16
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – An armed robbery attempted ended with an arrest in Champaign. 
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Crash on I-70 sends 2 to hospital

WAND News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:28
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police say two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 Wednesday afternoon.
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Rantoul police make arrest in Wednesday bomb scare

WAND News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:27
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) - A man sought by Rantoul police after they found what officers believe to be an unexploded bomb in a vehicle has been taken into custody.
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Woman arrested for obstructing justice in murder investigation

WAND News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:02
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Police Department says a woman has been arrested for obstructing justice in the investigation into the shooting death of Demesheo Lovelace.
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Champaign LGBTQ bar faces uncertain future

WAND News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:51
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Champaign’s last LGBTQ bar now has new ownership.   
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