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Man sentenced to 17.5 years for possession of child pornography

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA)–A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 17.5 years followed by 20 years of supervised release for the possession of child pornography. Dakota Flint, of Campus, previously was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assaults, according to officials. During the hearing, the government showed that Flint operated on the Dark Web as an “acid […]
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Campustown hit-and-run victim ‘thankful he’s alive’

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) – A family is speaking out after a Gibson City man was run over during a hit-and-run in Campustown. 20-year-old Myelz Davis was run over by a car twice early Sunday morning outside Joe’s Brewery in Champaign. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was behind the wheel. He was charged with three felonies, including […]
GIBSON CITY, IL
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What You Need to Know About School and Sports Physicals

Planning for your child’s return to school starts with scheduling their school physicals, depending on their age or grade level. It also could mean your child needs a sports physical if they participate in their school’s sports program. If your child is of an age or grade where...
PONTIAC, IL
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Robbery spree lands Sangamon County man 12-year prison term

PEORIA — A Sangamon County man who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges in connection with a string of robberies at banks and convenience stores in Central Illinois in spring 2021, including the robbery of the Village Pantry in Paxton, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison.
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Central Illinois spree robber sentenced to 12 years in prison

A federal judge has sentenced a central Illinois man to 10 years in prison for robbing banks and stores across a five-county region, including Peoria, Livingston, and Ford counties, in April of last year. John Beck, 55, of Mechanicsburg, admitted robbing the Elmwood bank, the Village Pantry in Paxton, the...
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Convicted murderer Michael Slover Sr. dies

PONTIAC, Ill. (WCIA) — The Pontiac Correctional Center confirmed on Thursday that convicted murderer Michael Slover Sr. died at it’s facility. Slover Sr., his wife Jeanette and son Michael Jr. were convicted of murdering Slover Jr.’s ex-wife Karyn, who worked at the Herald and Review. Karyn died in 1996 and her body was found dismembered […]
PONTIAC, IL
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Have you ever heard of Wally's? I hadn't until I started road tripping back to Chicago and stumbled upon Wally's in a cornfield off of Interstate 55 in Pontiac, Illinois. I was intrigued by the gas station/monument to consumerism but just kept on trucking since I figured I could go several more exits before having to fill up my tank. When I saw Only In Your State talking about Wally's off of Interstate 44 in Fenton, well I knew I had to learn a little bit more about it.
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