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State Lawmakers In Champaign-Urbana Seeking Public Input About Legalizing Weed In Illinois

Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host a town hall on marijuana legalization on Feb. 18, 2019. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.


Police: 10 homes burglarized in Urbana neighborhood

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) -- Champaign police are searching for the person(s) responsible for approximately 10 burglaries that happened in the Urbana Scottswood Subdivision over the past two months.


Town hall meeting on recreational marijuana to be held in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A town hall discussion on legalizing marijuana will be held in Champaign Monday night. State Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host the discussion on cannabis legalization from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal Building.


Two more cases of measles reported in Urbana

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Two more cases of measles has been reported in Champaign. The outbreak comes just weeks after another case of measles was reported, with a total of 4 people infected.


Judge OKs Cadaver Dog Evidence In Chinese Scholar’s Case

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request to exclude evidence about a cadaver-sniffing dog from the trial of a former University of Illinois physics student accused of killing a Chinese scholar in 2017.


Board expels two students after fight

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- The school board voted to expel two students involved in the brawl where a teacher was hurt. School board members gave both students a chance to defend their actions. Families and advocates spoke on the kids' behalf, but the board was not convinced to keep them in school.


Crime Stoppers | Scottswood neighborhood burglars sought

URBANA — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the people responsible for several burglaries on the east side of Urbana. Police report that over the past two months, there have been 10 burglaries to homes in the Scottswood subdivision during the daytime or early evening while residents


Lawmakers spark discussion on legalizing recerational marijuana

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) -- Illinois Senator Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, and Representative Carol Ammons, D-Champaign, are set to host a town hall discussion on legalizing recreational marijuana.


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


Illinois woman claims SE Iowa lottery ticket worth millions

CLIVE, Iowa — An Illinois woman has plans to buy a house and a new car and get a big jump start on her retirement planning now that she has won a $2 million Powerball prize. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” Lisa Hays said as she claimed her prize Monday at Iowa Lott


House fire started in bathroom of home

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- Firefighters battled freezing temperatures to put out a fire before sunrise Sunday morning. It happened at a home near Charles and State Streets. 11 crews responded to the two-alarm fire in a three-story home.


After Curfew takes CI Stage

Champaign, Ill. (WCIA) - We're excited to have the band, After Curfew, back on ciLiving!. A band founded in Champaign, Illinois that plays all kinds of rock. We take any booking options and any opportunities to grow as a band.


5 New Champaign Area Properties For Sale

CHAMPAIGN, IL — When you're in the market for a new home, hunting down every new listing in the area can take hours of tedious searching online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the prepwork for you.


Alleged scammer, “armed with charm,” arrested in multi-county spree

MONROE (WKOW) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection to several scams perpetrated against businesses across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. John Loresch, 51, of Champaign, Illinois, was arrested in Monroe Friday and is being held on several charges of theft by fraud, according to


There’s a march today in response to Trump’s National Emergency declaration

Press Contact: Terry Maher, 217-840-6042; terry.maher1@gmail.com. CHAMPAIGN—Bend the Arc:CU and CU Progressives are sponsoring a rally and march on Monday, February 18, to protest the president's declaration of a National Emergency on the southern border.


Fernando’s Food Truck is opening a restaurant

Last summer, we shared that Fernando's would be opening a restaurant space in Midtown Champaign. Things have shifted, and now Fernando's will open a restaurant at 612 Daniel in Champaign. The location is ideal for hungry/drunk/hungover students, but it's also another Campustown gem that non-Universi


Solo concert gets high praises

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA)) --- A man of many talents put some of them on display at the library. Singer-songwriter Brandon T. Washington has been in several bands, but also plays guitar for his own solo act.


Two firefighters injured in Champaign home fire

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - An early morning home fire has left two injured in Champaign. The News-Gazette reports firefighters got on scene around 5:22 A.M.. Upon arrival firefighters saw smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story house.


Year after moving into area, OSF plans more expansion

URBANA — Two hospitals acquired, two new urgent care centers opened, hospice and home care services added and an expanding physician practice in Urbana — that was some of OSF HealthCare's first year in Champaign and Vermilion Counties.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Sauk Village, South Holland and Calumet City ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public