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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 […]
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3 vehicles and apartment building were damaged during Bloomington Fire

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Three vehicles and part of an apartment building were damaged during a fire near Washington Street and Hershey Road Monday morning. According to a Bloomington Fire Department press release, crews were dispatched to the fire at approximately 2:18 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene,...
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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...

Vehicles, apartment damaged after early morning fire Monday in Bloomington

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - An early morning fire Monday left three vehicles and an apartment building damaged in Bloomington. The Bloomington Fire Department says they were dispatched to the 2500 block of East Washington Street for a structure fire - several cars were burning next to a one-story apartment building.

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...

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...

3-star recruit Kenari Wilcher commits to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Three star Florida native Kenari Wilcher announced his commitment to Illinois. The Florida native announced his commitment on social media. He had 10 offers, with some from Indiana, Kentucky, WKU and more. Wilcher is a 6’1″, 175 pound defensive back. That makes 15 in the 2023 class.

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 […]

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...

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 […]

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 […]

Brad Underwood excited for Zacharie Perrin to join the team in August

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood is excited to bring in another player to the 2022 class. Underwood says Zacharie Perrin can bring versatility to the program. The 6’10”, 220 pound forward from France emerged on the scene last summer when making the French U18 national team. Underwood says it’s a […]

Blood donations welcomed on July 4th

The use of blood never takes a day off at the hospitals we serve, and it’s been such a challenging summer for the blood supply so far that these additional donations on the holiday are greatly needed!. We’re so grateful for the volunteer donors who are stepping forward on...

2022 Power Forward Zacharie Perrin Commits To Illinois

Earlier this week, the Illinois Fighting Illini got some exciting news as 2022 prospect Zacharie Perrin announced he would be committing to the program. This has to be welcome news for Illini fans as the program continues rolling on the recruiting trail. Perrin comes out of France and is a...

Abilities Plus announces Special Olympics State results

The State Special Olympic Track and Field Competition was held June 17th – 18th at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Sixteen athletes from Abilities Plus qualified for state competition, and competition results include; Gold Medal recipients Isaac Hernandez in the 800 M. Run, Morgan Thorp in the 400 M. Walk, Erin Trostle in the Tennis Ball Throw, Steven Verstraete in the Softball Throw and Andrew Yarger in the Tennis Ball Throw. Silver Medals went to Alexis Bral in the Softball Throw, Sara Carmichael in the Tennis Ball Throw, Cindy Hansen in the 100 M. Walk, and Kelly Mulcahy, Abby Thorp, Morgan Thorp and Cindy Hansen in the 4x100 M. Walk Relay. Chuck Nelson received a Bronze in the 400 M. Walk. Receiving 4th place ribbons were Alexis Bral in the 100 M. Run, Isaac Hernandez in the 400 M. Run, Derek Neal in the Mini Javelin, and Amanda Trowbridge in the Softball Throw. A 5th place ribbon was received by Rick Palmer in the Softball Throw, and Erick Sierra received a 7th in the 800 M. Run.

Lake Land College grieves baseball player

MATOON, Ill. (WCIA) Lakeland College student athlete, Lucas Otto, has died as a result of a collision on I 72. Otto graduated from ALAH in 2020 and played for the Springfield Horseshoes. Lake Land College is grieving the player. “The Lake Land College Athletic Community is deeply saddened by the...