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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.
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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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Photo Gallery- Day 1 Georgetown Fair

The Georgetown Fair is happening through Saturday, August 13, 2022. Find out more at D102’s Tom Barnes interviews the Georgetown Fair Queen, Brylie Smith of Catlin. See the full story on this year’s Queen Pageant.

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 […]

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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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 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 […]

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.

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...

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...

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,...

Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

For their second game of the 2022 campaign, the Virginia Cavaliers will travel to Champaign on September 10 to finish out a home-and-home series with the Illinois Fighting Illini. In their second year under head coach Bret Bielema, Illinois is seeking to build upon a season in which they came tantalizingly close to their first bowl game since 2019, finishing 5-7 with four one-score losses. With a question mark at quarterback, they’ll seek to further establish a slow-paced, run-heavy, and bruising identity.

Coach Conversation | Cory Patterson wants Illini running backs to 'focus on the details'

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Running back has virtually never been a concern on a Bret Bielema-coached team and his second year at Illinois looks like it will be no different. The Illini have a star in Chase Brown, an emerging standout in Josh McCray, veteran depth with Chase Hayden and Reggie Love and two intriguing, talented freshmen in Aidan Laughery and Jordan Anderson. The room is arguably the deepest on the team and, by the way, more talent is on the way next year in four-star running back Kaden Feagin.

Orchid and Vine is a new plant store in Champaign

The owners of Abbott's Florist in Champaign recently opened a plant store. Orchid & Vine opened July 5th in the Windsor Galleria, the same shopping center as the florist. In addition to their selection of house plants and containers, they have a DIY corner where you can put together your own plant creation. The website is still under development, but you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Carle gives tablets to infusion patients

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Carle Hospital is bringing comfort to cancer patients through a cool an interactive way. The hospital has been giving tablets to patients while they go through infusion therapy.