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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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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.
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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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

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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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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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

Red Lion owner confirms intention to relocate business

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The owner of Red Lion in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood has confirmed that he is looking to move the business away from its current location. Owner Scott Cochrane has been looking to renovate the building at Third and Green Streets his business is currently located in, but he said […]
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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Scooters brewing up growth in Illinois

Scooter's Coffee, an Omaha-based drive-thru coffee franchise, is expanding its Illinois presence in Champaign, Urbana, Danville and Paris, Illinois. The expansion into Southeast Illinois is the result of franchise agreements signed by Matt and Angela Kade, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, who own a veterinary hospital. "At one point, I talked with...
CHAMPAIGN, IL
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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.
GEORGETOWN, IL

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
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What to drink at the legendary Rose Bowl Tavern

A lot of people wonder how any bar could have survived the challenges of COVID-19. For the Rose Bowl Tavern, many wonder how they survived not only COVID-19 but also The Great Recession of the 2000s, pop-punk, 90's grunge music, the Cold War, techno-pop, generations of hippies, generations of country music, 50’s style rockabilly, and all the happenings in between.
URBANA, IL

CUPHD: No secondary spread after monkeypox case in daycare worker

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Officials with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District said there have been no cases of secondary spread regarding a case from a Rantoul daycare. Last week, the health department announced a positive monkeypox case associated with a worker at the daycare. All adults and children who had potential exposure were screened […]
RANTOUL, 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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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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