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Driver missing after truck/train collision Friday in Toluca

A truck is totaled and its driver missing after a collision with a train Friday in Toluca. La Salle and Marshall County Sheriff Offices say it happened about 11:10pm at the Walnut street intersection. Authorities think the driver was simply trying to beat the train to the crossing. The truck lost with the box crushed by the impact.
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Coronavirus Update: July 1, 2022

The following message provides new information regarding the on-campus COVID-19 testing program. Health and safety standards are subject to change and are adopted as a part of the University’s COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies as recommended by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
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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 […]

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 […]

Normal Police reveal policy for use of license plate reading cameras

NORMAL (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Normal Police Department is trying to answer privacy concerns about Automated License Plate Readers before the town council votes later this month whether to buy the crime-fighting cameras. Police on Friday shared the guidelines they developed “in an effort to continue full transparency...
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Normal police share license plate reader policy

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — The Normal Police Department shared their policy Friday on the potential automated license plate readers (ALPR) system that could be coming to the town. According to a Normal police press release, the policy is similar to the ones put into place by other local Illinois...

Illini Athletics 2022: Half-Year-In-Review

Previously, I’ve waited to review the year of Illinois Fighting Illini sports until year’s end. But with so much activity and so many notable events, I sifted through the archives so you don’t have to! Here are some of the Illini’s most memorable moments of 2022 (so far).

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...

Less hassle for yard signs could be coming to Normal

It could be easier to plant a bunch of signs in your yard in Normal. Town staff have requested that the council ask the Planning Commission to rework the sign ordinance. Town council members will discuss it at Tuesday's meeting. Staff said some of the provisions of the existing ordinance...

Illinois Summer Research Academy gives high school students hands-on research experience

For high schoolers interested in a career in science, there are few better summer opportunities than the Illinois Summer Research Academy at Illinois State University. Approximately 35 high school students from across the state came to campus June 20–⁠24 this year for this long-running summer event that is sponsored by the Center of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST). Participants spent the week with Illinois State professors and students getting hands-on experience with research projects in biology and chemistry. The students were then able to contribute to those projects or work with their peers on projects of their own.

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...