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Superintendent, police chief urge caution as school year begins

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s that time of year and the anticipation of school starting is looming. That anticipation to an end in Monticello on Wednesday as students went back to school for the first day of the academic year. New superintendent Adam Clapp said he has a lot planned for the school year, but […]
MONTICELLO, IL
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U of I graduate finishes 35-year journey to get dream degree

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — It took him 35 years, but Christopher Young finally received his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois in May. The 53-year-old Navy veteran and and former Champaign Police officer said he has been interested in space since a young age. “I blame Star Trek. Scotty was an […]
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U of I professor charged with sedition in Pakistan

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A professor at the University of Illinois has been arrested and charged with sedition in Pakistan. Shahbaz Gill is a well-known politician in Pakistan who also works with the Gies College of Business. U of I officials confirmed that he did not teach classes last semester and was not scheduled to […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Graduates preparing for upcoming federal student loan payments

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (WAND) - It's been a couple of years since federal student loan payments have been put on pause, but soon that will be coming to an end. "Signing into that would be my first step. It's been since college, I haven't even looked at my bill. Don't really want to but I know what it is and what I would have to do," said Demi Ramirez, college graduate.
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Champaign approves low-barrier, year-round homeless shelter

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — In an 8-0 vote Tuesday night, the Champaign City Council approved the creation of a low-barrier homeless shelter at 119 E. University Ave. in Champaign. The Champaign City Council will be working with the city's Township on the project. This will be Champaign's first all-year-round shelter, helping those who are most vulnerable in the community.
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White Heath under boil order

WHITE HEATH, Ill. (WCIA) Since late Tuesday, White Heath Water Works customers have been under a boil order. Kara Nigtlinger, an official on the board of directors for White Heath said the water is leaking somewhere, but at the moment they are unsure of where. Tuesday night Erik Berkman, Public works official, had to shut […]
WHITE HEATH, IL
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Route 36 resurfacing project set to begin on August 22

August 17, 2022 – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an 8-mile resurfacing project on U.S. 36 between the Route 36/Illinois Route 121 intersection and just outside of La Place will begin on Monday, August 22. This $6.4 million project includes resurfacing and pavement patching. Traffic will be...
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‘This is unique’: Downtown Champaign buildings to be revitalized

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., (WCIA) — Many towns across the state of Illinois will start to see changes to their downtown areas, including Champaign.  It’s part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program. On Monday, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced a $106 million grant that will help revitalize 50 different […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner – Still Feels Like Summer

We know school is back in session but it still feels like summer when it comes to the weekend. Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana. We hope your family has had a smooth transition back to school this week, if you’re in...
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Champaign’s Salvation Army introduces career opportunities with job fair

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — One organization in Champaign is working to spread the word about area job openings. They saw the need and wanted to do something. The goal was to connect companies with people and spread information about available jobs. Major Randall Summit with Champaign’s Salvation Army said he wanted to help make others […]
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Champaign Fire chief returns to work after near-death experience

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters are known for running into the face of danger, but their greatest health risk is heart disease. Experts said it’s the leading cause of death in firefighters. Champaign Fire Department Battalion Chief John Hocking recently had a close call. Hocking said he had been experiencing mild chest pains, and not […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Students, faculty head back to school with hope for a ‘normal’ year

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) – A return to school will feel a bit more normal than the last couple years for students as many kids in Champaign County pack their backpacks and head back to class. Families and faculty are optimistic, but they’ve all got safety on their minds. Last fall, students had to pick up […]
SAVOY, IL
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Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols. Pesotum – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Interim Commander, Acting Captain Bryan Pruitt, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Champaign County during August. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
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Orthodontists in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond

Options are plentiful for orthodontic services in Central Illinois. Many teeth straightening options are available within our community including traditional metal braces, clear wires, and Invisalign treatments. We offer a listing below of various orthodontic practices in the Champaign-Urbana area. Note that listings are paid sponsors of the orthodontics resource listing.
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Applications open for energy bill assistance program

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — People in Champaign County can now apply for assistance in paying their energy bills through the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Starting Wednesday, people can sign up for an appointment to meet with program representatives. Those meetings begin Sept. 1 and will take place […]
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Water Circus coming to Champaign this week

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The traveling show, Cirque Italia, is performing in Champaign this week. The Water Circus features high-energy acrobat acts that swing from ropes and flip over trapezes. The show is inspired by the element of water. The stage holds over 35,000 gallons of water and features fountains,...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Curiosity Cube stops in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Millipore Sigma brings a Mobile Science Lab to Champaign!. The Curiosity Cube is making several stops in the Champaign-Urbana area August 17th-August 20th. Inside the cube, you can explore the human microbiome through three interactive science experiments. Coordinator Audra Demariano says, this will be a great...
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