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Local nursing homes fined by state

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Several central Illinois nursing homes are being fined by the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health released its 2022 second quarterly report. Showing nursing homes violating the nursing home care act. Here’s a list of nursing homes in Central Illinois who are being fined for a Type A violation. This […]
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Urbana cancels varsity football this fall

URBANA (WCIA) — Urbana football won’t field a varsity team this fall. The school district released a statement Wednesday afternoon announcing it will only play a JV schedule in 2022, electing to cancel all its varsity games. “After evaluating the roster numbers during this week’s practices, the decision was made that there are not enough […]
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Urbana High School's varsity football season cancelled

URBANA, Ill. (WAND)- The Urbana High School varsity football season has already come to an end. School district officials made the announcement on Wednesday, stating the school's varsity play has been cancelled due to low athlete turnout. According to the News-Gazette, Urbana now joins Fisher in canceling its varsity play...
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Photo Gallery- Day 1 Georgetown Fair

The Georgetown Fair is happening through Saturday, August 13, 2022. Find out more at GeorgetownFair.org. D102’s Tom Barnes interviews the Georgetown Fair Queen, Brylie Smith of Catlin. See the full story on this year’s Queen Pageant.
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Back Talk: Stan Gouard

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern Indiana. Resume: professional basketball player, Sweden, South America, and Mexico; academic advisor, John A. Logan College; assistant men’s basketball coach, University of Southern Indiana; assistant men’s basketball coach, University of Indianapolis; assistant men’s basketball coach, Indiana State University; head men’s basketball coach, University of Indianapolis; head men’s basketball coach, University of Southern Indiana, 2020-present.
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Packed Council Chamber Welcomes New Danville Firefighters, Police Officers

(Above) Danville Police and Fire Board members Amy Hoose and Dr. Stephen Nacco welcome newly sworn in firefighters Jason Toth and Trae Ford; along with probationary police officers Noah Darr and Zane Reining. A packed house in the Danville City Council Chambers Wednesday morning saw two new firefighters and two...
DANVILLE, IL

Registration open for Illinois Marathon Run to Remember

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Registration is now open for the Illinois Marathon’s Run to Remember 8k happening next month on the U of I campus. The Run to Remember will take place on Sept. 17 and registration for this event is taking place between Aug. 9 and 15. Participants will receive a commemorative race shirt […]
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Cameron Lee takes over Oakwood football in “dream job” coaching Comets

FITHIAN (WCIA) — Cameron Lee is the position he always wanted to have, Oakwood football head coach. The former Comets standout, Illinois State offensive lineman and NFL undrafted free agent takes over the program he once played for after serving as an assistant under his predecessor Al Craig who resigned after last season. “This was […]
OAKWOOD, IL

Lane closing on Champaign’s Kirby Avenue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A lane on eastbound Kirby Avenue in Champaign will be closing later this week in order to allow construction crews to complete driveway and sidewalk construction. The closure will take place between Rose and Waverly Drives and will begin on Thursday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Christie Clinic Photos: 2022 Mahomet Run

This photo album of the 2022 Mahomet Run is brought to you by Christie Clinic. To view the entire album visit https://mahometdaily.smugmug.com/2022-Mahomet-Area-Youth-Club-Run/.
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Cornbelt Fire Department saves taxpayer dollars by remodeling 22-year old engine

It may not be a question constituents hear from taxing bodies often. Is there a way to serve the public while saving taxpayers’ money?. With a consistent and reliable funding source, such as property tax dollars, there is always money coming into any taxing district, so, outside of working within the means of any fiscal year, it may not even be a question governing bodies think to ask.
SEYMOUR, IL
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Homeless man found living in U of I building, police say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — A 58-year-old man is behind bars after police say he was trespassing on University of Illinois Urbana Champaign property. U of I police say an employee notified them that Gregory Cowart was seen trying to enter Illinois Hall through a door that is currently out of service for a remodeling project.
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Best Of: Adapting drag during the pandemic

Like all live performers, from actors to musicians, people who perform drag have had to adapt and change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some performers started doing outdoor shows, while others pivoted online — live streaming their performances or creating video content for their followers. There have even been drag competitions on Instagram.
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Committee Recommends Acquiring Over 120 Parcels

A Danville City Council committee is recommending the city purchase over 120 parcels of land from Vermilion County’s Delinquent Tax Agent. All of the property is located in Danville and was going to be auctioned because of delinquent taxes. Logan Cronk, Community Development Administrator for the City of Danville,...
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Tips to prepare your child for Kindergarten

If your child is getting ready to take on the classroom for the first time, there may be some things you can start adding into your daily routine to make the transition a bit easier. Kindergarten tips with Mrs. K:. -Start going to bed earlier & keep in mind that...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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String of vacant home fires hit Danville in two weeks

DANVILLE, Ill. (WICS?WCCU) — Within the past two weeks, the city of Danville has seen five fires — all in vacant homes and only a few miles apart. Many in the area believe that these fires are not coincidences. "I know they not catching on by themselves, cause...
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