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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Whether you are celebrating with your galentine or your whole family, there are plenty of Central Illinois Valentine’s events to celebrate all the special people in your life. Galentine’s Day Paint & Sip at Prairie City Wine Room. Paxton. Feb. 4: 12:30 –...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — “I just think about chaos, stuff being ruined, like homes, stuff like that,” Jabari Paris said. Jabari Paris only knows about earthquakes from what you see in the movies, but the reality is, Illinois sits on two seismic zones, including one that officials say is home to some of the most […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — One magazine gave the state of Illinois an award for its workplace development. According to an analysis by Site Selection Magazine, Illinois came in first ahead of Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan for developing workplaces in 2022. The magazine decided the ranking by weighing data from news sites like U.S. News […]
Museum, business leaders, doctors look back at COVID-19 pandemic as Illinois announces end of emergency disaster proclamation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Governor Pritzker announced this week that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency is ending. It will go into effect May 11 to align with the end of the federal government’s emergency measures. “Our state’s disaster proclamation and executive orders enabled us to use every resource at our disposal from building up […]
ILLINOIS (WCIA) — You may not think of earthquakes in Illinois, but Illinois actually sits on two seismic zones, including a zone that is home to the most powerful earthquakes ever to occur in the continental United States. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) said the earthquakes occurred during the winter of 1811-12 in the […]
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) – A bill that would ban cat declawing and similar procedures has been introduced in the State Capitol. If the bill passes, anyone who violates it could pay $500 for the first violation, $1,000 for the second and $2,500 for the third. “I bet a pound of catnip many owners that know […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Another group of Illinoisans do not have to follow the state law banning assault weapons. White County Judge T. Scott Webb issued a temporary restraining order Thursday for the plaintiffs in the White County lawsuit. The order affects only the 1,900 plaintiffs named in the lawsuit. The lawsuit argues the law […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., (WCIA) — A new report has Illinois at the top of the list when it comes to workforce development. Site Selection Magazine said the state performed well when measuring aspects of the employment climate. Parkland College in Champaign has a Support Workforce Training Program, commonly known as “SWFT.” It has classes ranging from […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs is celebrating National Unclaimed Property Day on Feb. 1 by announcing a virtual unclaimed property auction next week. One hundred lots are up for grabs, including rare coins and jewelry. “The online auction provides a perfect opportunity for people to explore and acquire memorable items for themselves […]
ILLINOIS (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is currently accepting applications for the 2023 DCFS Scholarship Program. A minimum of 53 academic scholarships will be awarded to current and former youth in care for the upcoming school year. Scholarship recipients will receive up to five consecutive years of tuition and […]
The College Board has released an official curriculum for AP African American studies.