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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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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

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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Two Story Outhouse Festival 2022

Two Story Outhouse Festival in the village of Gays Saturday August 13. Parade route will start at Vine and head East to Elm Street rounding the curve and ending at North 1st and Oak Street. Small Engine Parade. Bicycles. Motorcyle. ATV Side by Side, 4 wheeler. golf cars. Riding Lawn...
GAYS, 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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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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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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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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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

CDC reports 1 in 15 teen boys carry a gun at least once in a year

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) – New numbers from the CDC are giving us a look inside gun violence trends. The study was released a few days ago and shows statistics for 2017 through 2019. It said the second and third leading cause of death for 14 through 17-year-olds is suicide and homicide, mainly from guns. The […]
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...
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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

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 […]
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