ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Monticello, IL

WAND TV

Police: 17-year-old shot and killed in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Decatur Police report a 17-year-old was shot in killed Monday night in Decatur. According to authorities at approximately 6:50 p.m. the Decatur Police Department responded to the 1200 block of E. Sedgwick Ave., in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival Police say, the victim, a...
DECATUR, IL
Picture for Police: 17-year-old shot and killed in Decatur
foxillinois.com

Loaded gun found during traffic stop

Police recovered a loaded gun and arrested a man for unlawful use of a weapon early Saturday morning outside of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. At about 4:21 a.m. Saturday, a U. of I. police officer was engaged in speed enforcement in the 300 block of University Avenue, Champaign, when he observed a vehicle traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle near University Avenue and Neil Street.
CHAMPAIGN, IL
Picture for Loaded gun found during traffic stop

Champaign Police arrest man in connection to deadly crash

(UPDATE) – Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz confirmed the suspect arrested in this incident was 31-year-old Marcus Davis. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police said they arrested a man in connection to a deadly crash. In a news release, officers stated they were called to the intersection of Mattis Avenue and John Street for […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
LOCAL CHANNELS
foxillinois.com

Man dies after being hit by car, coroner says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — A Champaign man is dead after he was hit by a car Sunday night. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says it happened at Mattis Avenue and John Street. Bryson O. Walker, 28, was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m. on August 7 at Carle Foundation Hospital...
CHAMPAIGN, IL

Decatur Public School board discusses fate of Woodrow Wilson Junior High

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) – Students haven’t walked the halls of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School since 1979. The Decatur Public School District is now debating whether to use the property for a new project, but that could mean tearing it down. Decatur school leaders say they need a new Dennis Lab school building to make […]
DECATUR, IL
RELATED LOCATIONS
Herald & Review

Watch now: Waiting for a Decatur bus has gotten more cheery

DECATUR — Bus stops aren’t often known for their curb appeal. However, the ornate transportation spot located along Maryland Street near Walmart and Dairy Queen in Decatur is eye-catching, even for those just driving by. Sitting on a pink Adirondack chair, Jason Boyd waited for a Decatur Public...
DECATUR, IL

U of I Police find loaded gun during traffic stop

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Officers with the University of Illinois Police Department arrested a man on Saturday after they found a loaded gun in his possession during a traffic stop. The traffic stop started at 4:21 a.m. when a UIPD officer observed a car driving 20 miles over the speed limit. After puling the car […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
RELATED PUBLISHERS
WAND TV

Rantoul Family Sports Complex to host over one thousand athletes

RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) - The Village of Rantoul will host over 50 sports teams this weekend at the Rantoul Family Sports Center. This is the first partnership between Visit Champaign County, Rank Up Events, and the Rantoul Family Sports Center. Elite athletes from across the Midwest are set to compete on August 12th to August 14th.
RANTOUL, IL
WAND TV

Search for new ambulance service nearing end

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - On Monday, four ambulances services presented before the City of Decatur Administrative Hearing. This hearing comes after the recent Decatur Ambulance Service closure announcement by HSHS St. Mary's. Since June, the City of Decatur has worked to bring in a new service for the city. On...
DECATUR, IL
NEARBY CITIES
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Mt. Zion kid to know

MT. ZION, Ill. (WCIA) – Drew Petitt is about to be a senior in high school. Ever since he can remember, he’s been volunteering “Right now, I’m currently involved in my schools SADD, Medics, Young Leaders in Action, I’m involved in Student Council and key club, and I also currently am a barista at Starbucks,” […]
MOUNT ZION, IL

‘This cemetery is a treasure’: Monticello woman uncovers family history

MONTICELLO, Ill., (WCIA) — One woman in Monticello considers herself a self-made historian. She grew up there her entire life and is now discovering the stories of the people who helped shape her hometown.  Susan Chumbley was gifted a collection of newspapers during the pandemic. She started reading through them and connecting the dots between […]
MONTICELLO, IL
chambanamoms.com

More Than 20 Food Trucks You Can Find Around Champaign-Urbana

We’ve listed everything we know about food trucks in Champaign, Urbana and beyond. Find a way to curb that food truck craving in and around Champaign-Urbana. From tacos to burgers to donuts, we’ve got it here. Year after year, Champaign, Urbana and the surrounding communities are home to...
CHAMPAIGN, IL

It's Your Business | Cosmetology school ready to start

Debra Pressey is a reporter covering health care at The News-Gazette. Her email is dpressey@news-gazette.com, and you can follow her on Twitter (@DLPressey). The new cosmetology school in the former Blossom Basket shop space at 2522 Village Green Place, C is licensed and ready to roll, co-owner Rod Sickler said.
DANVILLE, IL
ARCHIVES