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Fire Breaks Out in Downtown Gibson City

8:15p – City officials tell WCIA that Jay’s Place sustained heavy damage from the fire. Smoke and water damage also occurred to Edward Jones, Hustedt Jewelers and Ace Hardware, but the majority of the fire was contained to Jay’s place thanks to the quick response of area fire departments. 6:15p – UPDATE: Mayor Dan Dickey […]
GIBSON CITY, IL
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Police warn to avoid Downtown Gibson due to fire

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WAND)- Residents of Gibson City are being asked by the Police to avoid Downtown Gibson due to a fire. According to Police, there is a Fire that emergency services are currently trying to control. Police ask residents to be mindful of water usage due to water being...
GIBSON CITY, IL
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C-U group pushes for gun legislation after July 4th parade shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Families in Champaign County enjoyed the holiday festivities including the Freedom Parade held Friday morning. Savoy resident Bill Gutierrez said being able to attend events in person with his family has been refreshing as the pandemic winds down. "It's better to be out here with...
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL
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Suspect at large after man shot in front yard

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Champaign police are looking for your help in finding information on a shooting that happened Saturday night. Law enforcement officials say that a 34-year-old man arrived at a local fire station for medical attention after being shot in the leg. The man said that he...
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Man hurt in Champaign drive-by shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A 34-year-old man from Champaign is recovering after he was hurt in a drive-by shooting Saturday evening. The shooting happened in the 1100 block of Joanne Lane. The victim told Champaign Police officers that he was in the front yard of a home when a vehicle sped past and he heard […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Firefighters urge residents to forgo shooting off fireworks

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Champaign Fire Department is encouraging families to attend professional Fourth of July events to take in fireworks rather than setting off their own at home. CFD's Battalion Fire Chief Andy Quarnstrom said fireworks used at home cause injuries every year. Quarnstrom understands how some families...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Pickup truck strikes building, damages parked cars

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – Champaign Police responded to a report of a “vehicle striking a building” Saturday night. Before crashing into a storefront, a Dodge Ram 2500 damaged several parked vehicles. It happened outside Meet Fresh, a restaurant on 2nd St. and University Ave. One woman said her sister’s car was one of the damaged […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Paxton Parks to see some improvements

PAXTON, Ill. (WAND) - Pells and Bixby park in Paxton are going to see a few changes in the next few months. Mayor Bill Ingold says the some of the park equipment has been there for over 15 years!. "I want something that's a "Wow!" so when the kids go...
PAXTON, IL

Mahomet’s Luke Gannon continues on PGA Tour

SILVIS (WCIA) — Mahomet’s Luke Gannon is continuing to make his mark in professional golf. The SIUC grad has partial status on the PGA tour Canada. He qualified for the us open at Brookline two weeks ago, but missed the cut. After Monday qualifying into the John Deere Classic last season, the Wichita, Kansas native […]
MAHOMET, IL
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Sibley Postpones 4th of July Fireworks

SIBLEY, Ill. (WCIA) – The village of Sibley has postponed fireworks and evening activities for tonight. In a post on the Sibley 4th of July Facebook page, they state the fireworks are postponed as their local fire department is assisting efforts in Gibson City to the downtown fire. Parade...
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