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Champaign police make arrest in June 19 homicide

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign police have made an arrest in connection with a June 19 homicide. On June 19 at 1:48 a.m. police were called to the 900 block of W. Bloomington Rd. for a report of a shooting. Officers found multiple gunshot would victims. An 18-year-old, Prentiss Jackson,...
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Community in mourning after former Champaign mayor passes away

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A community is in mourning over the passing of their beloved former mayor. “Mayor Schweighart was a kindhearted man who loved our community,” said Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen in a news release Friday. “Always quick with a joke, his laugh was infectious.” Feinen said Gerald “Jerry” Schweighart served as a 32-year […]
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Illinois AD Josh Whitman discusses future Illini owned courses

SAVOY (WCIA) — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman spoke with WCIA earlier this week in a 1 on 1 interview. We asked him about the future of the Savoy golf course, with the addition of Atkins golf course in Urbana, the university now owns three golf courses. Whitman says the Savoy course is still making […]
SAVOY, IL
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Researchers Find Link between Black Mothers, Disease and Gun Violence

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found a link between black mothers and disease through gun violence. The study conducted in the Englewood neighborhood found black mothers of gun violence victims are more vulnerable to disease through gun violence than mothers of other ethnicities. Dr. Ruby Mendenhall with...
CHICAGO, 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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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 […]
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Arrest made in Mach One homicide case

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Champaign police have arrested a man in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred earlier this month in the parking lot of Mach One, 902 West Bloomington Road, in Champaign. The shooting happened on June 19. When police arrived to the scene, they found Prentiss...
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Champaign Police make arrest in deadly shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a shooting that left a teenager dead and three others hurt. Champaign Police officers joined members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force on Thursday in arresting Quentin Hymon for his alleged involvement in the shooting. Hymon, a 20-year-old […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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McClure hits third hole-in-one at Lake of the Woods

Mahomet’s Ryan McClure registered his third career hole-in-one on Wednesday (June 29) at Lake of the Woods. He used a 9-iron to ace the 154-yard 14th hole. He was playing a Pro V1 ball. His feat was witnessed by Chris Edmondson, Jason Troyer and Josh Sullivan.
MAHOMET, IL
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Toast to Taylor Street Champaign block party

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Downtown Champaign’s Taylor Street will be the home for block party every first Saturday of Summer. The “Toast to Taylor Street” event will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and features 13 local artists and vendors, and musical performances from seven local bands.
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Vermilion County Museum Announces Quilt Show Winners

THE FOLLOWING IS A VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM RELEASE. The Vermilion County Museum Society, 116 N. Gilbert Street, Danville, IL, 61832, is pleased to announce the winners of the 39th Midwest Heritage Quilt Show. This year’s show, sponsored by Threads of Time Creative Sewing & Retreat Center, received 73 entries. E & B Gifts & Awards is donating ribbons for the winners and participants. Major media sponsor is Commercial-News.
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UIPD: Gun found during traffic stop, driver arrested

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is in custody after a routine traffic stop revealed he was wanted and in possession of a loaded gun. University of Illinois Police officers pulled over Javario Gill, 24, on Florida/Kirby Avenue Wednesday night for driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. During the stop, officers discovered […]
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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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