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1 dead in car crash in Bloomington early Friday

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Bloomington Police say one person is dead after an overnight Friday car crash. In a release, police say that at around 1:25 a.m., officers witnessed a car drive through two red lights on Market Street - at Center and Madison streets. The car had...
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Donald Trump recognizes Oberheim family during rally

MENDON — The family of fallen Champaign police officer and Decatur native Chris Oberheim was recognized by former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday night in Adams County. "Although there is nothing we can do to fill the void that’s in your hearts, please know you have the...
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Let's Eat: Small bites pack big flavors at 5 Star Korean BBQ

The south-facing intersection of East Washington Street and Blair Street leading to John Nolen Drive (known to some as “the hairball”) is blocked by construction this summer, and will remain so for a while. Still, 5 Star Korean BBQ, located just north of the snarl, is open, accessible...

Driver dies in crash near Locust and White Oak in Bloomington

A driver who police had earlier tried to pull over was killed in a crash early Friday morning on Bloomington's west side. Bloomington Police said officers tried to pull over a car around 1:25 a.m. Friday after it blew two red lights on Market Street and struck another vehicle at a stop sign. The car didn't stop, and police ended their attempt for a traffic stop. The driver of the stopped vehicle was not injured.

Bond set for man accused of leading Decatur Police on chase

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Bond was set for a man accused of leading Decatur Police on a chase throughout town Thursday. Jail records indicate bond was set at $250,000 for Patrick Hutton. This comes after officers said he was seen holding a gun in a car near Jasper and Eldorado streets. Police heard a shot […]

Ill. State Police arrest couple after investigating death of 3-year-old

DU QUOIN, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested a couple following an investigation by the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents into the death of a 3-year-old girl. According to ISP, 45-year-old Isaac Hill and 41-year-old Katrina Simelton, both from Carbondale, were arrested and charged with...

Dr. Jacob Sams performs Illinois' 1st 'smart' total knee replacement

In May, Jacob Sams, MD, performed the first smart total knee replacement in Illinois at Decatur Memorial Hospital, the Herald & Review reported June 23. The new generation of wireless, smart implants are designed to provide personalized data that can be used to optimize outcomes for patients. They allow for improved remote monitoring, tracking steps, range of motion and other metrics for patients and physicians.
Central Illinois Proud

Silent abortion-rights protestors rally in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Several neighbors in Bloomington flooded the McLean County Museum of History Friday after the Supreme Court made the monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Silent abortion-rights protestors covered the stairs of the museum Friday, holding signs and expressing their frustrations. Multiple speakers talked about...

Man arrested in early morning shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A man is recovering and another is behind bars after an early morning shooting Thursday. Decatur Police were called at approximately 1:30 a.m. to the area near Wood and Maffit Streets for a report of shots fired. A 22-year-old man from Decatur was found suffering...

About the Town in July

Next year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, but with so many theater companies now mounting Shakespeare’s plays, you’d think it was this July. Enjoy several performances at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival held in Bloomington/Normal through August 6. Photo by Illinois...

Man arrested after chase through Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police arrested a man Thursday evening after he led officers on a chase through town. Police officials said that just before 8 p.m., an officer was stopped in traffic in the area of Jasper and Eldorado Streets when he spotted Patrick Hutton, 26 of Decatur, holding a gun in a […]

One person dead in single vehicle accident in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON – One person is dead after a single vehicle car accident on Bloomington’s west side. Police were notified of the crash at Locust Street and White Oak Road just before 1:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead, no one else was involved in the...
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Bates-Diop returns to Normal for AED awareness, skills camp

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – With the NBA season now over, Normal native Keita Bates-Diop returned to his hometown Saturday for a yearly skills camp with young hoopers. The San Antonio small forward was raising awareness and money for the need of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) in local basketball gyms.

One man injured in Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot early Thursday morning. Police responded to the area of Wood and Maffit Street at around 1:30 a.m. after being informed of shots being fired in the area. The victim was able to identify the suspect and a search of the […]

PHS Students Attend HOBY (photos)

Two Prophetstown High School students recently attended a youth leadership camp at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Il. and came away impressed and excited by the experience. Jeremiah Kochevar and Heather Huizenga spent last weekend at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership(HOBY) seminar. The students joined around 70 other students from...

What’s next after Roe v. Wade overturned

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – U of I professor Robin Wilson said she thinks overturning cases stops with Roe v. Wade. Because she said America has been so divided over abortion rights since the decision was first made. Still, LGBTQ+ advocates fear this ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for same sex relationships. […]