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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. […]
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Four Bulldogs are national champions at Disney Duals

Four athletes representing the Mahomet-based Illinois Top Dawgs Wrestling team emerged as national champions and earned AAU All-American accolades after the conclusion of the three-day, 43-team Disney Duals in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday (June 19). The unbeatens for the Top Dawgs were Brennan Houser (12-0 at 182 and 195 pounds),...

REPORT: Kofi Cockburn signs with Jazz as UDFA

Kofi is a part of the Jazz. Months of preparation that included the NBA Draft Combine and multiple pre-draft workouts with teams such as the Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, and Washington Wizards led to Cockburn signing Friday as a free agent wirh Utah. He went undrafted in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Ameren Illinois to host outreach event for disabled veterans

URBANA. Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois veterans now have an opportunity to receive utility bill grants and assistance at Ameren Illinois’ outreach event. The event will take place at Urbana’s Veterans of Foreign Wars from 2-4 p.m. June 30. The first 100 attendees will receive a free storm preparedness kit. Veterans can apply for the Ameren Illinois […]

Isaiah Williams ready to be key role in new offense

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Football season is right around the corner. Illinois football’s hopes on offense for this upcoming season will fall on the passing game. Just over a year after making the transition from quarterback to wideout, Isaiah Williams has no regrets. “I feel like that’s one of the best things to ever happen to […]

Realtor: Just Hamburgers sale nearly finalized

PAXTON — Exactly when Just Hamburgers will reopen is not yet known, but the wildly popular burger joint in Paxton that closed in late April is expected to soon take a big step toward that goal. Realtor Nate Evans told the Ford County Chronicle on Friday that the sale...

Lawmakers frustrated over blocked rail crossings and late passenger trains

The head of the Federal Railroad Administration recently went on the defensive regarding poor on-time service by Amtrak trains in Illinois taxpayers subsidize. During a recent House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hearing examining freight rail safety, Federal Railroad Administration head Amit Bose was asked for solutions to the chronically blocked rail crossings that occur in many Illinois communities, especially Decatur and Bement.

Ask Angi: Tackling summer DIY projects

Now that summer has arrive, it’s time to make the most of the long days. Why not tackle projects around the home? In today’s Ask Angi, Bailey Carson shares tips on the top summer home projects.

C-U org hosts protest for abortion rights follow Supreme Court ruling

URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) — A Champaign-Urbana community group, Party for Socialism and Liberation, was one of many organizations nationwide speaking out against Friday’s Supreme Court ruling to Roe v Wade. PSL held a protest at the Champaign County House to express their disapproval given that people they know...

Luke Gannon awarded John Deere Classic sponsor exception

MAHOMET (WCIA) — Mahomet’s Luke Gannon was awarded the John Deere Classic awards sponsor exemption. Gannon Monday- qualified last year for the tournament and recently competed in the US Open. The tournament is June 29th through July 3rd in Silvis, Illinois. Gannon joins previously announced up-and-coming young sponsor exemptions Chris Gotterup, who finished T43 at […]

Obituary: Donald Martin

Donald H. Martin, 62 of Buckley, passed away at 10:32 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. A gathering of friends will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Buckley American Legion, 313 S. Walnut, Buckley. Donald was born April 1, 1960, in...

Everything you ever wanted to know about drills with BestReviews

D-I-Y is nothing new, but it has certainly grown over the pandemic. Whether you’re painting a room or tending to your garden, there is one tool that can help with it all… the drill. In this week’s BestReviews, our D-I-Y Hip Chick Beth Allen has some tid-bits you may not have realized about this versatile tool.

YMCA to take over after school care, fees to increase

In a 4-2 vote on Monday, the Mahomet-Seymour School Board decided to hand off their after school childcare program to the YMCA. Mahomet-Seymour staff cited trouble in staffing before and after school care. The YMCA will not provide before school care, promises a 10-1 supervisor-to-student ratio and will hire a dedicated supervisor for Middletown Prairie and Lincoln Trail Elementary to take care of managing the program.