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Unit #4 appoints oversight committee

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Six local people will weigh in on Unit #4's future construction projects. They've been picked to serve on a committee to figure out how to spend the more than $180 million in upgrades. The members include an architect, engineer and even a pipefitter. All six were selected a

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 21:23:22

White BBQ Sauce Chicken Sandwiches & Pasta Salad

Mix all ingredients for the white BBQ sauce and refrigerate until ready to use.Cook chicken tenders in a saute pan with some salt and pepper, until done. Add shallots about half way through cooking the chicken.Let chicken tenders cool until it can be handled. Chop chicken and place it in a mixing bo

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 20:03:03

Man accused of intimidating witness

Kristopher Hetzer EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- An Effingham man, out on bond for drug charges, is now wanted for intimidating a witness. Kristopher Hetzer was originally chargd with delivering methamphetamine. He's now accused of leaving a woman two notes threatening her life. One was left on he

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 18:51:51

Scammers hoping to dial right numbers

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- Authorities are warning the public about a phone spoofing scam. It seems a legitimate phone number from the Urbana Police Department is being spoofed. It appears on caller ID as originating from UPD when it is not. The scammer tells victims about "three federal complaints" bei

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 16:47:08

What's Happening: Birt Plates

CHAMPAIGN-- Ryan Birt, the creator of Birt plates joins us to talk about the product and where he wants to go with it. Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CHAMPAIGN-- Ryan Birt, the creator of Birt

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 15:53:50

Trash talk: Single waste hauler proposed

FARMER CITY, Ill. (WCIA) -- The city might be making a big change to how it takes out the trash. Soon, people might be required to use one collection service instead of individual choice. Not everyone's on board with the idea. City leaders say they're looking to bring recycling to town. It's not cur

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 14:59:50

New Recipes for Pre-Season Tailgating

CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Matt and Heather talk to Dormie Roberts from Blain's Farm and Fleet about new recipes to include at tailgate parties. 1. Crock Pot Cheeseburger French Fries with Special Sauce Loaded fries get a new twist with this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. The gluten-free dish combines curly frie

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 14:25:22

Rauner faces backlash after calling NFL protest disrespectful

ILLINOIS -- A protest turned Sunday football into a political debate after dozens of NFL players kneeled during the national anthem. Now, Governor Bruce Rauner is echoing words of President Trump. Monday, he called the protest "disrespectful" to those who've died fighting for this country but critic

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 14:13:34

One man dead after shooting

DECATUR,Ill. (WCIA) - One man is dead in an early morning shooting. Decatur Police were called to the 800 block of West Decatur Street early Tuesday morning for a call of shots fired. 21-year old, Andrian Chatman of Decatur, was pronounced dead at the scene in what police are calling an apparent sho

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 13:06:56

Man wanted in Champaign for $600 credit card fraud

Champaign Police are looking for a man accused of credit card fraud. Police say a woman left her debit card at a local gas station. When the suspect found the car he proceeded to spend $600 on the card. The suspect was driving a silver Chevy suburban. If you have any information you are asked to cal

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-25 22:43:10

Champaign County Wanted Subject: Artez Winston

Artez Winston CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- This week's Wanted Subject is Artez Winston. He's wanted on $100,000 bond for aggravated domestic battery. Winston is a 23-year old man, black, 6'1", 150 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is 2551 West Springfield, #6, Champaign. Anyo

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 15:32:44

Giving Back: Family Service Champaign Co.

CHAMPAIGN,Ill - Terry Goode, Family Service Volunteer Manager & Dave Madigan, Senior Transportation volunteer driver join the Morning Show from the Family Service of Champaign County to discuss their need for volunteers for their senior transportation service. Family Service started Senior Transport

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 12:53:45

Parkland wins M-WAC golf championship

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- The Parkland Cobras men's golf team ran away from the field for the M-WAC conference title on Monday. Final Team: Parkland 67-72-66-144 349 ICC 67-74-72-152 365 L&C 68-76-71-156 371 Lincoln 73-87-77-179 416 All-MWAC: Andreas Nielsen (PC) 71 Tyler Woods (PC) 72 Marc Berdala

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-26 02:59:13

2017 Music at the Barn Festival

Monticello, IL - It's your chance to enjoy beautiful music this weekend in a unique setting. Happening in your community Annual Music Barn Festival. Allerton Park & Retreat Center and the University of Illinois' School of Music have announced performance details for their annual Music Barn Festival

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 22:10:07

Woman killed in rollover crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- One woman is dead after a rollover crash. It happened Sunday evening, near mile mark 95 on I-55. A silver SUV entered the ditch, rolled and hit two trees. Five people were inside at the time, including four children. The driver and two kids were ejected. The driver, Andre

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 21:53:21

Remains identified as missing teen

25 -- Number of homicides among children ages 5 to 18 at school during the 2009-10 school year, the most recent numbers available. TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- Human remains found two months ago have been identified as those of a missing 13-year old. The bones were found in July, behind a house,

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 21:48:51

Cops can't keep up with cost of cameras

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Body cameras are nothing new for many police departments, but one state law is and it's costing police. It took effect in January and requires departments to keep body camera video for at least 90-days. Officials say that's more expensive than you might think. For one department,

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 21:43:29

Honor Guard says "Taps" is essential

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In the military, there is no song more easily recognizable or as haunting as Taps. It's the final respect to a veteran and the Honor Guard helps make the moment possible. The tradition started during the Civil War. There's a lot of controversy as to how it started, but one traditi

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 21:40:50

5 face felonies for money mismanagement

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- Five people face multiple felony charges related to the management of the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. An 18-month investigation by Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Revenue discovered mismanagement of funds at the facility. September 20, a grand jury conven

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 18:31:49

Officer hurt in scuffle w/suspect

Trystan Vink LEROY, Ill. (WCIA) -- A police officer will undergo medical treatment after being injured in a late-night arrest. It happened about 11:40 pm, Sunday, when the officer responded to an intoxicated man on the I-74 overpass. The suspect, 19-year old Trystan Vink, of Winnebago, Neb., tried t

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2017-09-25 15:59:07