Decatur, ILWAND TV

Houses hit by gunfire in Decatur neighborhood

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police said they are searching for a vehicle after two houses were hit by gunfire Wednesday evening in Decatur. Officers said at 5:21 p.m., they took a call about shots fired along North Church Street. A caller said a person had been shot, but authorities came to the scene and did not find any evidence of a gunshot victim. They said no gunshot victims came to either of the Decatur hospitals.
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Douglas County, ILWAND TV

COVID-19 outbreak identified in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Douglas County health officials said a COVID-19 outbreak has been identified. A total of 10 positive cases were recorded on Wednesday, with most having at least one common factor and more being anticipated, a press release said. There have been 24 COVID-19 cases in Douglas County in the last seven days.
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Decatur, ILWCIA

Two homes hit by gunfire Wednesday evening

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Police in Decatur are investigating after two houses were shot Wednesday evening. A police lieutenant says it happened at 5:21 p.m. near Church and Division streets. Dispatchers say they were first told someone had been shot — however, police say they found no gunshot victims at...
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Champaign, ILWCIA

Man sentenced to over 24 years in prison for drug/gun possession

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A Champaign man will spend over 24 years in prison for drug and gun possession. In a news release, U.S. Department of Justice officials said 41-year-old Quintez Turner was sentenced for drug-trafficking, possessing heroin with intent to distribute and possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
Decatur, ILWAND TV

Man accused of running over woman in deadly hit-and-run pleads guilty

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man accused of running over a woman in a deadly hit-and-run case pleaded guilty in court. Authorities said Christopher R. Castelli, 33, killed 27-year-old Alisha Gordon on Oct. 30, 2020, after picking her up in his vehicle. The two of them got into a fight, which led to him hitting Gordon with a car door as he backed up, police said.
Champaign, ILWAND TV

Convicted felon from Champaign sentenced for drug, firearm possession

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) -A convicted felon found to possess a firearm and drugs has been sentenced to prison. Quintez Turner, 41, was found by U.S. District Court Judge Colin S. Bruce to have an extensive criminal history that appropriately led to him being classified as a career offender. He was charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense, possessing heroin with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

New Miniature Golf Course Opens in Rantoul

Exciting developments in Rantoul seem to be par for the course lately, and the opening of a new miniature golf attraction is the latest example. The Fringe, a miniature golf course featuring 36 holes of mini-golf, opened just on the north side of the Rantoul Family Sports Complex on July 18. In addition, a full bar, casual dining, state of the art HD multi-sport simulators, an arcade and outdoor seating with views of the sports complex are coming soon.
Champaign County, ILWCIA

Curb still causing problems for tenants

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — We have a follow up from Champaign County. WCIA took a trip back to Karen Court, where we told you tenants were upset about a curb that blocked their parking lot. Two landlords share a driveway to their parking lots here. One of the landlords,...

Fests, Fireworks and Fun – Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner

We have another weekend packed full of festivals, fairs, and even more fireworks right here in Champaign County, too. Take your pick, but you are guaranteed to find something fun for your family with all the fairs and festivals happening this weekend around town. A quick glimpse at the chambanamoms...
Champaign, ILDaily Illini

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 28

Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported in the 1100 block of Northwood Drive around 5 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired and one spent casing was located on the scene. There are no suspects or arrests at this time.
Decatur, ILWAND TV

Teen suffers multiple life-threatening wounds in Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A teen suffered multiple life-threatening wounds when he was shot Monday evening in Decatur. Police said they were called at 5 p.m. to the 800 block of W. Wood St. in Decatur. They said the shooting happened in the south alley in this area and involved a 17-year-old male victim.

Street named after fallen Champaign officer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — On Tuesday, the City of Champaign officially revealed the honorary name of a street after an officer was killed in the line of duty in May. Community members gathered at the ceremony to commemorate the creation of Honorary Christopher Oberheim Avenue. "It means a lot to...
Decatur, ILWAND TV

Police: Man shot in head flagged down vehicle, was taken to Decatur hospital

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man who was shot in Decatur flagged down and vehicle and was driven to a local hospital, police said. Police said they were initially called to Condit Street and Illinois Street for a report of a shots fired and found eight shell casings in the street. Officers were notified at 1:26 p.m. They believe this area was where the victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in the head.

Teen suffers multiple gunshot wounds in Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A teen on Monday suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot multiple times, according to the Decatur Police Department. The shooting happened around 5:00 p.m. in the south alley of the 800 block of W. Wood in Decatur. Responding officers located a 17-yearold Decatur resident suffering...