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I-74 construction closing nearby Champaign road

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A road in Champaign next to Interstate 74 will be closed to through traffic this week as construction crews build a new storm sewer for the highway. Weather permitting, Anthony Drive will be closing on Monday between Dale and Dobbins Drives and will reopen on Saturday. While through traffic will not […]
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Illinois Daycare Staff, Children Potentially Exposed To Monkeypox After Worker Tests Positive

An Illinois daycare worker tested positive for the monkeypox virus, suggesting that the staff and children at the center could have been potentially exposed to the disease. Health officials announced Friday that an adult employee at a daycare in Rantoul, Illinois, near Champaign, had tested positive for monkeypox, prompting health care personnel to screen the staff and children in the facility who might have been potentially exposed.
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Champaign Police arrest man in connection to early morning shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police gave more details about a shooting that left a man hurt Friday. In a news release, police officials said the shooting happened near North Prairie and West Church streets. When officers got there, they found a 28-year-old Urbana man shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital […]

High school stars return for Coleman Carrodine Alumni Game

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Plenty of great basketball players have come through both Champaign Central and Centennial. After years of trying to organize it, more than a dozen of the best came back to play in the first alumni game Saturday. The game was played in honor of legendary coach Coleman Carrodine. Centennial assistant principal Sonny […]

Children at Illinois day care may have been exposed to monkeypox, officials confirm worker tested positive

An Illinois daycare worker has tested positive for monkeypox, prompting officials to fast-track vaccines for exposed children and other employees, the state’s department of health said Friday.No further details were released about the worker in the Rantoul area, about an hour and a half northeast of Springfield, but the adult was said to be doing well and in isolation.Illinois Department of Health Director Dr. Sameer Vohra said Friday at a news briefing that children and other staff were being screened for the virus.He added that the US Food and Drug Administration made the monkeypox vaccine available for any exposed...

Creative outlet to express grief in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Grief is a part of life, and a group of three women in Champaign are holding an event for people to find some peace. At 25 O’clock Brew on Saturday, a group of women familiar with grief are leading an event filled with poetry, prose, and bubbles. The event was led […]
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Rural Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox

Parents in the small town of Rantoul have learned of a local daycare worker testing positive for monkeypox. This is the third known case in the county. State health officials declined to name the facility but vowed to screen every child at risk on Friday. The CDC is now tracking more than 75,000 cases, with the largest outbreaks in New York, California, and Florida. The Biden administration, which this week declared a public health emergency, comes under pressure to make more vaccines that remain in short supply.Aug. 6, 2022.

Beyond Call of Duty honors fallen officers

CENTRAL Ill. (WCIA)– Beyond the Call of Duty visited central Illinois today to honor three fallen officers. Today they honored fallen Illinois State Trooper Senior Master Todd Anthony Hanneken, Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, and Bradley Police Department Sergent Marlene Roberta Rittmanic. On their website video, the organizer, Jagrut Shah, said, “A peaceful community is […]

Champaign man dies after car collides with tree

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — A Champaign man is dead after a single-vehicle crash Thursday night. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says it happened at 9:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Kenwood Drive. We're told Jovan A. Smith, 34, was traveling southbound on Kenwood Drive when he lost control...

Man arrested in Prairie Street shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — A Champaign man is facing charges after an early Friday morning shooting. Police were sent at approximately 2:16 a.m. to the 400 block of North Prairie Street for a reported shooting. Officers arriving on the scene found a 28-year-old Urbana resident with a non-life-threatening injury...

Villa Grove under boil order

VILLA GROVE, Ill. (WCIA) — The entire city of Villa Grove is currently under a boil order. City officials issued the order Saturday night due to a water main break. They said via the city’s Facebook page that servicemen did repair the break and water pressure is returning, but the order has not been officially […]

Champaign Police: One person hurt after shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police responded to a shooting early Friday morning. The call for CPD came in around 2:15 a.m. near West Church and North Prairie streets. Officials said a fight escalated and ended with one person shot. Their current condition is unknown. CPD said the suspect is in custody. There were multiple […]

Man dead after losing control of vehicle, coroner says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA)– A man is dead after a crash Thursday night in Champaign. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jovan A. Smith, 34, was pronounced dead around 10:45 p.m. at the scene. A single-car crash happened around 9:15 p.m., between Kenwood Drive and West Kirby Avenue. Champaign Police said that Smith was driving on […]

GCMS Middle School softball wins 6-1 in season opener over Fisher

FISHER – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School softball team won 6-1 over Fisher in Saturday’s season-opening contest. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Isabelle Gawthorp sent Lily Sizemore home on a bunt single. In the fifth inning, GCMS extended its lead to 4-0...

Name of man who died in Champaign car crash released

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The name of a man who died in a Champaign car crash Thursday has been released. Emergency crews were called out for a single vehicle crash at approximately 9:10 p.m., in the 1500 block of Kenwood Drive near West Kirby Avenue. Jovan A. Smith, age 34,...