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Houses hit by gunfire in Decatur neighborhood

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police said they are searching for a vehicle after two houses were hit by gunfire Wednesday evening in Decatur. Officers said at 5:21 p.m., they took a call about shots fired along North Church Street. A caller said a person had been shot, but authorities came to the scene and did not find any evidence of a gunshot victim. They said no gunshot victims came to either of the Decatur hospitals.
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Decatur, ILWCIA

Two homes hit by gunfire Wednesday evening

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police in Decatur are investigating after two houses were shot Wednesday evening. A police lieutenant says it happened at 5:21 p.m. near Church and Division streets. Dispatchers say they were first told someone had been shot — however, police say they found no gunshot victims at...
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Decatur, ILWAND TV

Man accused of running over woman in deadly hit-and-run pleads guilty

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man accused of running over a woman in a deadly hit-and-run case pleaded guilty in court. Authorities said Christopher R. Castelli, 33, killed 27-year-old Alisha Gordon on Oct. 30, 2020, after picking her up in his vehicle. The two of them got into a fight, which led to him hitting Gordon with a car door as he backed up, police said.
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Champaign, ILWCIA

Man sentenced to over 24 years in prison for drug/gun possession

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A Champaign man will spend over 24 years in prison for drug and gun possession. In a news release, U.S. Department of Justice officials said 41-year-old Quintez Turner was sentenced for drug-trafficking, possessing heroin with intent to distribute and possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
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Champaign, ILWAND TV

Convicted felon from Champaign sentenced for drug, firearm possession

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) -A convicted felon found to possess a firearm and drugs has been sentenced to prison. Quintez Turner, 41, was found by U.S. District Court Judge Colin S. Bruce to have an extensive criminal history that appropriately led to him being classified as a career offender. He was charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense, possessing heroin with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Rantoul, ILchambanamoms.com

New Miniature Golf Course Opens in Rantoul

Exciting developments in Rantoul seem to be par for the course lately, and the opening of a new miniature golf attraction is the latest example. The Fringe, a miniature golf course featuring 36 holes of mini-golf, opened just on the north side of the Rantoul Family Sports Complex on July 18. In addition, a full bar, casual dining, state of the art HD multi-sport simulators, an arcade and outdoor seating with views of the sports complex are coming soon.
Champaign County, ILWCIA

Curb still causing problems for tenants

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — We have a follow up from Champaign County. WCIA took a trip back to Karen Court, where we told you tenants were upset about a curb that blocked their parking lot. Two landlords share a driveway to their parking lots here. One of the landlords,...
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1 dead after crash on Interstate 55 near Atlanta

SHIRLEY — A 63-year-old man from Mascoutah is dead after a series of traffic crashes Wednesday on Interstate 55 south of Bloomington, according to Illinois State Police. Traffic heading in both directions on I-55 near Shirley first came to a halt early Wednesday afternoon because of an overturned semitrailer truck in the southbound lanes, authorities said.
Champaign, ILchambanamoms.com

Fests, Fireworks and Fun – Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner

We have another weekend packed full of festivals, fairs, and even more fireworks right here in Champaign County, too. Take your pick, but you are guaranteed to find something fun for your family with all the fairs and festivals happening this weekend around town. A quick glimpse at the chambanamoms...
Champaign, ILDaily Illini

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 28

Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported in the 1100 block of Northwood Drive around 5 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired and one spent casing was located on the scene. There are no suspects or arrests at this time.
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Decatur Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Decatur: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely then mostly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy then chance of rain showers overnight;
Urbana, ILsmilepolitely.com

Happy National Chicken Wing Day

To all who celebrate the holiday of National Chicken Wing Day, may the wings be with you. Where do you get your favorite chicken wings in Champaign-Urbana?. I recently tried Black Dog's wings (pictured above), and they were fantastic. In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, check out some wing...
Decatur, ILWAND TV

Teen suffers multiple life-threatening wounds in Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A teen suffered multiple life-threatening wounds when he was shot Monday evening in Decatur. Police said they were called at 5 p.m. to the 800 block of W. Wood St. in Decatur. They said the shooting happened in the south alley in this area and involved a 17-year-old male victim.
Champaign, ILThe News-Gazette

Champaign County's proposed new rules on beekeeping creating a buzz

CHAMPAIGN — Honeybees — way too many of them to count — fly around Charles “Stretch” Ledford’s five beehives nestled in a clearing along a stream just west of Champaign. A University of Illinois College of Media professor, Ledford said he first got interested in beekeeping at a photo shoot...
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