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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Basketball roundup: Taylorville upsets No. 6 Lincoln with Jack Livingston buzzer beater

LINCOLN — Jack Livingston's game-winning 3-pointer in Taylorville's 44-41 win against Lincoln on Friday did more than just upset the No. 6 team in Class 3A. The win gave Taylorville its 26th win — its most since 1952. Livingston finished with six 3-pointers, setting the record for most 3-pointers fo


Illinois lawmaker introduces mileage tax bill

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — A new bill filed in Springfield would put a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive in place of the gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program.


Cell phones collected for soldiers in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - Cell phones are being collected for soldiers in Lincoln. A phone drive will be held Friday night at Lincoln Community High School during the game against the Taylorville Tornadoes at 6:30.


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


2019 Wellness Expo to be held in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - A Wellness Expo is being held in Lincoln this weekend. The 2019 Wellness Expo is a free event with over 70 vendors, inflatables for kids, free health screenings, and more.


Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.


Flood Warning issued February 16 at 10:04AM CST by NWS Lincoln IL

Illinois River at Henry affecting Marshall and Putnam Counties. Illinois River at Peoria affecting Peoria…Tazewell and Woodford. Illinois River near Havana affecting Cass…Fulton and Mason.


Wags and purrs at WL-B

West Lincoln-Broadwell student council made the animals at Logan County Animal Rescue smile. The group collected money for flowers to be given away during Valentine’s Day celebrations with the money being donated to the Logan County Animal Rescue. A check for $342.10 was presented Thursday to Kelly


Crime Stoppers of McLean County 2/16/19

BLOOMINGTON — Crime Stoppers of McLean County needs the public's help in finding a person who is wanted on felony charges. Theresa Skelton, 39, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in Lincoln.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


Letter: Museum Foundation should not get state bailout

The Abraham Lincoln Museum Foundation is crying because items they received in 2007 might not be authentic. The bigger issue here is not the authenticity of the items, but how foundation director Carla Knorowski, a woman who makes $250,000 a year, has the gravitas to ask the state for a bailout of $


Top 6 Armington home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $186,000 to purchase a home on Sept. 5 paid the top home sale price for Armington in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


State historian to discuss unusual Abraham Lincoln story

PEORIA — In 1876, it was a comedy of errors that almost led to a national tragedy as a gang of incompetent robbers tried to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body to use as ransom. And bumbling officials almost let them get away.


PHOTO: Macon County Sheriff's Office says 2 stole from Menards

FORSYTH — The Macon County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects in a retail theft from the Forsyth Menards store. Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigations Division at (217) 424-0867 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477.


51,445 potholes: The monstrous task for Decatur road crews

DECATUR — To measure the impact of the brutal pothole problem this time of year, head over to Ron Badorek's Auto Service on North 22nd Street in Decatur, where manager Jeff Deemer gets to see the carnage right up close.


VIDEO: Press conference on Aurora mass shooting; business is subsidiary of Mueller Water Co.

The Aurora workplace shooting that left multiple dead Friday is at a company that's a subsidiary of Mueller Water Co., founded in Decatur. Six people died — including the gunman — in a workplace shooting at a manufacturing firm Friday afternoon, and five officers were struck by gunfire, officials sa


Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions.


Tell us where the potholes are in Decatur & Macon County

Potholes seemingly pop up everywhere as we drive during the winter. Crews patch them as quickly as they can, but moisture and brutal cold conspire to create more just as fast. Tell us where you see potholes in the Decatur area and help build a map. >>>


Crash reported in Macon County

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Deputies responded to a Macon County crash late Thursday. A WAND-TV crew saw the car crash near US-51 and Elwin Road. The station observed the South Macon Fire Department at the site.