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NASA scientist meets with Lincoln Magnet School students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Students at Lincoln Magnet School got a chance to meet a scientist who's worked with NASA. Siobhan Malany is a researcher who has had some of her experiments sent into space.
Holiday village needs new home
URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- A holiday tradition that benefits the American Cancer Society has been canceled. Holiday Wonderland was in Urbana's Lincoln Square Mall for several years. Thousands of visitors walked through, looking at hundreds of lighted houses. Their donations went to the American Cancer S
Report of Missing Illinois Infant a Hoax, Police Say
An Amber Alert in western Illinois has been cancelled after police say a man fabricated the kidnapping to get revenge after a drug deal gone wrong. Late Saturday night, an Alert was issued after a man claimed a 13-month-old boy was kidnapped while sitting in a car at a Circle K gas station in Farmin
Tremont mourns loss of ‘quiet’ Marine killed in crash near Japan
A Tremont family and community at large mourns the loss of a son who died Dec. 6 in an aircraft collision off the coast of Japan. Marine Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, was aboard a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft when it collided with an F/A Hornet fighter jet south of Shikoku Island.
Lincoln Land Community College Spring 2019 Certification Programs
Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln Land Community College is pleased to announce a wide variety of entry level certification healthcare programs beginning January, 2019. These certification programs prepare students to sit down for the respective certification exam for that discipline. They are offered
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum marks Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is marking what would have been Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday. The library is holding special events Dec. 13.
Police: Illinois man charged after fabricating kidnapping story, triggering Amber Alert
FARMINGTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) - An Amber Alert issued Saturday was canceled after an investigation revealed the story was fabricated by the alleged victim, police said. The Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. when Mitchell Dutz told police with the Fulton County Sheriff's Departmen
Check out the latest Macon County restaurant inspection scores, Dec. 7-13
The following information has been provided by the Macon County Health Department, which issues food licenses to all establishments that sell food. Businesses are divided into categories based on the amount of food preparation that occurs there.
Amber Alert issued after thieves steal car with 13-month-old in backseat in Illinois
FARMINGTON, ILL. (KMOV.com) - An Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon after a group of men stole a car with a infant inside at a gas station in Farmington, Illinois. Police said 13-month-old Bentley Dutz was in the backseat of a gold 2000 Ford Taurus with Illinois license plates AT70987 when th
Snow, Rain Return After Dry Start To Week: Illinois Weather
The chance for snow and rain will return mid-week, after several days of dry and sunny weather. First, it will be dry and sunny on Monday and Tuesday, with temps near 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Editorial: Make Illinois pot law model for nation
After a majority of statewide candidates we spoke with before the Nov. 6 election told us they supported legalizing recreational marijuana, we shared a Detroit Free Press editorial here that urged Michigan voters to make recreational pot legal there. Our goal was to provide readers a taste of a deba
Winter concert at Lincoln Junior High School
Lincoln Junior High School entertained guests Wednesday evening for the annual winter concert. Peggy Larson led the jazz and concert band and choir director David Young invited those in the audience to sing along when the choir sane "Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town".
West Lincoln-Broadwell wins IESA state championship
Make it five state championships in three years for the West Lincoln-Broadwell girls basketball program. Head coach Kari Froebe's Wolverines won their latest trophy in dominant fashion on Thursday night, holding unbeaten Ottawa Wallace to an eye-popping 10 points in a 46-10 win in the Class 1A 8th g
Letter: Bicentennial series offered excellent stories about Illinois
Congratulations to the Journal Star for the excellent Illinois Bicentennial series. On a weekly basis the very fine Journal Star writers have offered stories, pictures and magazine inserts which vividly tell the story of the "Land of Lincoln." Historical men and women have been honored with fair and
The Latest: Officer shot multiple times; police dog stable
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):. State investigators say a gunman shot a police officer multiple times near Atlanta, killing him and later shot a police dog who's now listed in stable condition.
Illinois hunter bags 51-point buck, possibly one of the ‘largest bucks ever shot in America’
An Illinois hunter’s 51-point kill may be one of the “largest bucks ever shot in America,” the state Department of Natural Resources announced this week. Keith Szablewski, of Johnston City, shot and killed the deer in November during the first weekend of the shotgun season in the state, WSIL-3 repor
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Offers Faster Wound Healing
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital issued the following announcement on Dec. 6. If you have a serious wound, or a wound that is slow to heal, hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help put you on the road to recovery.
Truck crashes into bridge on Rt. 121
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Emergency crews are responding after a tractor trailer crashed into a bridge on Rt. 121. The Decatur Fire Department is responding to Rt. 121 into Decatur from Warrensburg at Stevens Creek.
This Is The Oldest Place You Can Possibly Go In Illinois And Its History Will Fascinate You
The oldest places in Illinois are its ancient Indian mounds. While you’re probably familiar with Cahokia, there is another traditional burial ground in the Prairie State that is worth a visit. Check out the Native American mounds near Lewistown for a blast from way way back.
Bomb threats sent to Decatur health care facilities
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police responded to two bomb threats at health care facilities in Decatur. Officers say the bomb threats were sent in to Decatur Manor Healthcare, located at 1016 W. Pershing Road, and Decatur Memorial Hospital. Police investigated both threats and determined both of them were