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Fire set on porch no one injured

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Fire was put out quickly at duplex on Saturday night. It happened in the 200 block West Columbia Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the front door of the residence from a passerby.


Duplex residents evacuated after fire

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A fire in Champaign has left a family displaced. Champaign fire department responded to a fire at 201 W. Columbia Ave. Saturday around 10:30 P.M. When they arrived they found a fire on the porch of a duplex. The fire was extending to the attic of the home.


Fire department: Champaign blaze intentionally set

CHAMPAIGN — Fire officials said that a late night blaze that displaced residents of a Champaign duplex was intentionally set. Nobody was reported hurt. Champaign Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith said firefighters were called to a working fire at 201 W. Columbia Avenue at 10:24 p.m. Sa


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did match all five white balls, including players in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and


Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn

Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn. Illinois farmers have a very short period of time to prepare their crops during the spring season due to harvest delays stemming from wet weather last fall.


4 Champaign Area Foreclosures Up For Sale

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Do you feel like reasonably priced homes are hard to find in your community? No harm in checking out the foreclosures on the market. You may just find the perfect fit for you!


Beaver Dam Police investigating shooting of Illinois woman as a homicide

Beaver Dam Police Department released the identity of a shooting victim who died on Saturday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the shooting incident in the 300 block of East Third Street in Beaver Dam led to the death of Stacia F. Hollinshead from Sycamore, Illinois. Poli

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Fatal accident on U.S. 150 a tragic repeat for Oakwood family

OAKWOOD — An Oakwood man killed in a single-vehicle accident in Vermilion County early Saturday is the second member of his family to die in a traffic crash. Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said Tyler J. Baker, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 150, about a half-mile west of Vermil


After boy's death, Illinois governor points to 'gross mistakes'

CHICAGO (AP) - An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.


Man dies after car crash

OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) -- We now know the name of a man who died in a crash Saturday morning. The Vermilion County Coroner says 27-year old Tyler Baker died after his car left the road.


Alleged drunk driver briefly eludes deputies

SAVOY — A Champaign man who fled from deputies in Savoy Saturday morning while allegedly under the influence has been told to appear in court next month. Champaign County Sheriff's Sgt. Will Davis said Keith A. Cooper, 37, who listed an address in the 4600 block of Nicklaus Drive, was arrested about


Forgetting to check sump pump is costly consequence

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- It's that time of year to make sure your sump pump is working properly. Sump pumps are put at the lowest part of your home, usually in a basement or crawl space.


Illinois State Police are hiring

ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police are hiring! They posted on Facebook saying “Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the best.”. You can apply online through May 31st to become a State Trooper. The upcoming class is set for October, but that could change. Apply at www.illinoistrooper.ca.


Teacher licensing tests under evaluation in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Looking for ways to ease the state’s growing teacher shortage, some Illinois lawmakers are again turning their attention to the battery of tests that prospective teachers must take to be licensed, arguing the tests deter many college students from entering the profession.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cunningham Children's Home

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning to honor Rosann Gelvin Noel's Education Center and Coach Lou and Mary Henson's Gymnasium. This is all a part of the Cunningham Children's Home that was being put into work for more than 20 years. "The Education Center is named for


UI: Man accused of sexual assault should not get degree

URBANA — In a response filed this week, the University of Illinois argued a former MBA student should not be granted his degree after it was withheld following an accusation of sexual assault.


Child pornography suspect in court

DECATUR, Il — Gary L. Boyle, 34, made his initial appearance in federal court today on child sexual exploitation and child pornography charges. During his appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long, in Urbana, Boyle waived his detention hearing and was ordered to remain in law enforcement


Election 2019 | If elected Champaign mayor, Azark Cobbs pledges to act fast on Garden Hills work

CHAMPAIGN — If there's anything about city politics that baffles mayoral hopeful Azark Cobbs, it's the lengthy timeline laid out for what he considers long-overdue improvements to the Garden Hills neighborhood.


Final boys area basketball standings 3/24/19


UI roundup: Edwards pitches softball to victory

URBANA — Taylor Edwards didn’t need to overpower No. 23 Wisconsin when she took the circle Saturday for Illinois softball. She simply had to record outs by any means necessary. And that’s exactly what the Arcola product did.