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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 […]
URBANA, IL
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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...
URBANA, IL
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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

Gilman man accused of pushing kids out of moving car

IROQUOIS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A 40-year-old man from Gillman was arrested last week in connection to an incident of children being pushed out of a moving car. Jesse McGehee was charged with two counts each of domestic battery, reckless conduct and endangering the life of a child, along with a violation of an order […]
GILMAN, IL
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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 […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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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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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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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/.
MAHOMET, IL

Transportation limited for Mahomet-Seymour students

MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — School starts in the Mahomet-Seymour district next week, but some students may have to find alternate transport options to get to and from school. The district sent a letter to parents this week saying that students who live within 1.5 miles of the school do not qualify for hazard transportation and […]
MAHOMET, IL
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Fisher/GCMS soccer looks for continued success this fall

FISHER – According to Robbie Dinkins, Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s head soccer coach, his players wasted little time picking off where they left off last fall. In 2021, Fisher/GCMS finished its season with a record of 19-1-1. “We’re excited to see what we can possibly do,” Dinkins said....
GIBSON CITY, IL
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Illinois volleyball will face Eastern Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Illinois volleyball has announced that they are adding Eastern Illinois to its non-conference schedule on September 14. The Illini will travel to Charleston to play the Eastern Illinois Panthers. This is the first time the two teams have played each other since 2005. It is...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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No new monkeypox cases at central Illinois day care

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCCU) — Health officials in Champaign-Urbana say there have been no additional positive monkeypox cases at a Rantoul day care. This comes after one day care worker at the facility tested positive last week. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) says all adults and children who were...
RANTOUL, IL
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CUPHD releases new details on monkeypox case at a Rantoul daycare

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND)– As of today, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District reports no new cases or secondary spread, of the monkeypox virus after a staff member of a Rantoul daycare was infected. According to the CUPHD, no one else associated with the known case of monkeypox has tested positive,...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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