• Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

  • Cut basketball player finds new team

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A basketball player cut from the team has prompted an official review.

  • Engaging Decatur parents

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Parent Leadership Training Institute gives parents the tools to become leading advocates for children in their community.  

  • Driver cited in 2 separate fatal crashes

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The driver responsible for killing a Clinton couple last weekend is also the same man responsible for a fatal crash from September. 

  • ALPLM opens new holiday exhibit

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is giving guests a glimpse of what holidays are like at the White House. 

  • Dash camera video released from Halloween crash

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Dash camera video of a police chase and crash on Halloween night in Decatur has been released. 

  • Credit card theft caught on camera

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign Police are on the hunt for a credit card crook. They say around 10am on November 7th, the man in the pictures walked into an office at Christie Clinic and stole credit cards right out of a purse.  A short time later someone spent more than $500 on those credit cards a Walmart.   If you have any information call Detective DeLong at (217) 351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at (217)373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or via the P3 Tips mobile app. You will rema...
  • Indiana man dies in Danville head-on crash

    DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Danville police are investigating a fatal crash that killed and Indiana man on Thursday afternoon in downtown Danville.  

  • 2 arrested for stealing car, burglarizing business

    MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Two people have been arrested for stealing a car and burglarizing an Ideal Auto Sales. 

  • Suspect takes plea deal in murder of Cesley Taylor

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - One of the men accused of shooting and killing Cesley Taylor has taken a plea deal on Friday in court. 

  • Police arrest suspect in home shooting

    Springfield, Ill. (WAND) – One man is behind bars in connection to an Friday morning shooting in Springfield. 

  • Dead body report under investigation in Champaign

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Champaign police have confirmed someone died as they investigate a report of a dead body.

  • Photo courtesy of The News-Gazette

    Crews fight house fire near Danville

    VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Flames could be seen rising from a house north of Danville on Thursday. 

  • Foundation announces million-dollar grant for Decatur

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A $1 million grant is expected to help revitalization efforts in Decatur. 

  • Kenton Gingerich, 23

    Car theft manhunt forced school lockdown

    ATWOOD, Ill. (WAND) – Police say a school had to go on lockdown before the arrest of a car theft suspect.

  • Champaign shooting sends 1 to hospital

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – One person is in hospital care after a shooting in the Champaign area. 

  • Campustown burglar sentenced to prison

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A man who admitted to stealing from several places in central Illinois is headed to prison.

  • Criminal sexual abuse charges filed against woman

    CHATHAM, Ill. (WAND) – A Chatham woman is facing criminal sexual abuse charges. 

  • Springfield Schools adding K-9 patrol

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- Springfield School District 186 has added a new canine patrol to search schools for drugs, bombs and guns.  

  • High blood pressure minimum redefined in U.S.

    (WAND) – A rise in heart disease cases led to medical leaders lowering the minimum for what’s considered high blood pressure. 

  • Decatur Township to slash taxes

    Decatur, Ill (WAND) – The Decatur Township Board will soon vote to cut two tax levies providing property tax relief to local taxpayers.

  • Rauner signs sexual harassment bills

    CHICAGO (WAND) - Governor Bruce Rauner took action on a bill that takes aim on recent accusations about sexual harassment in the Capitol.  

  • Suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder of 70-year-old

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The man police say held up a 70-year-old motorist in Decatur pleaded not guilty in court. 

  • Police looking for sunglasses thief

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Police are asking retail and department stores are on alert this holiday season as stores become busy for holiday shopping.

  • Toledo man wins on Ultimate Crossword ticket

    TOLEDO, Ill. (WAND) – A Toledo man was the lucky winner on an Ultimate Crossword ticket.

  • Lake Decatur search ends after evidence found

    Police say they had been searching for evidence in the murder of Zachary Hubbartt.

  • A look inside the Dana Thomas House

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- It's a glimpse inside the mind of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  

  • Brendt Christensen, 28

    Judge: no delay in Christensen trial

    A federal judge has denied Brendt Christensen’s request for a delay in his trial for the kidnapping of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.

  • Old State Capitol prepping for holiday season

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Old State Capitol is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.  

  • Student run coffee shop opens in downtown Decatur

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Millikin University students are now operating a coffee shop in the Hickory Point Bank building in downtown Decatur.

  • Illinois Department of Public Health offering free health screenings

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Illinois Department of Public Health with Fifth Street Renaissance and Walgreens are offering free mobile health screenings and flu shots in homeless communities. 

  • School district finds temporary location for elementary school

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Champaign Unit 4 School District has chosen a location for their temporary school.

  • Board reverses air service vote amid business push

    Business leaders asked the Decatur Park Board to reverse an earlier decision and choose jet service.

  • LSA hoping to give gifts to 51 children this Christmas

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Lutheran School Association in Decatur is helping to make 51 children's Christmas a little brighter.

  • A 'growing' effort

    "No Shave November" and the like are helping raise awareness - and money - for cancer research across central Illinois.

  • Family caregivers face challenges

    Health workers urge them to find support, keep healthy.

  • 5 House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. 

  • Champaign NOAA weather radio issues

    Decatur, Ill (WAND) Having issues with your NOAA Weather Radio tuned to the Champaign WXJ-76 transmitter? Here is the reason according to the National Weather Service… The NOAA Weather Radio station serving Champaign, WXJ-76 on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, has a failed power divider on the antenna. This is resulting in the signal only extending a few miles at best from the transmitter site. 

  • Car seat danger with winter coats

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A common mistake many parents make is putting their child in a car seat with a puffy jacket on.  

  • Winter weather travel safety tips

    Decatur, Ill (WAND) - This is Winter Weather Preparedness week here in central Illinois. Today’s topic deals with travel safety during winter weather. Make sure before you head out check the latest road conditions by visiting www.gettingaroundillinois.com. This website will show the latest road conditions throughout the state and has links to surrounding states.  Remember this saying, "Ice and snow, Take it slow!"  

  • Courage Connection seeks holiday gift donations

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND): A local charity is asking for help this holiday season.

  • Police investigating shooting in Danville

    DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A shooting is under investigation by Danville police on Tuesday afternoon.  

  • Food bank gets 5 thousand pound pork donation

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – The Illinois Pork Producers Association donated several pounds of ground pork to several food banks in Illinois. 

  • 2 arrested for pizza delivery driver robbery

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police have arrested two people for their role in robbing a pizza delivery driver just last week.

  • Man arrested for 'whipping' children with belt

    MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Police in Mattoon say they've arrested a man on preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a child.  

  • Police investigating after woman shot in neck

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police in Springfield need help identifying the person responsible for shooting a woman in the neck. 

  • 4 arrested for stabbing outside Lanphier High School

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police arrested four people for a recent stabbing outside Lanphier High School over the weekend.

  • Truck tractor avoids UPS truck, jackknifes

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A truck tractor semi-trailer jackknifed on an Illinois highway, forcing police to close the area. 

  • Active shooter preparation

    MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) - Numerous church leaders gathered at Midwest SWAT Academy on Monday night.  The informational seminar geared towards Active Shooter situations within a place of worship. Mark Scanton and Jeffery DeVore talked about information for church leaders to start thinking about when it comes to taking the proper steps in protecting their congregation.  Scanton says, people get mixed emotions about the active shooter topic. He says, th...

  • Fitness station opens in Decatur park

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur locals have a new place to get in shape in the city.

  • Donald Hankey, 57

    Police: Facial recognition software solved theft case

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say technology helped them arrest a shoplifting suspect in Macon County.

  • Barlinda Witherspoon, 36

    Shoplifting suspect charged with using purse in theft

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say they arrested a shoplifting suspect accused of putting stolen items into her purse. 

  • Decatur church helps keep kids warm

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is handing out knitted winter hats to kids. The church has knitted hats for years and has made over 850 hats. 

  • Tower Hill thefts took place over 6 years

    Tower Hill, Ill (WAND) – WAND News has learned thefts from the Village of Tower Hill took place over a period of six years before they were discovered.

  • Highway named after soldier killed in Vietnam

    "This keeps Gary alive in our memory," the fallen soldier's sister said.

  • Save the Chautauqua

    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Built in 1903, the Chautauqua is a large 20-sided wooden building. Inside, there is a large central stage and many benches for an audience. 

  • Historic Shelbyville Public Library

    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - In the early 1900s, the city of Shelbyville received a grant from Andrew Carnegie to build the library that still stands today. 

  • Goat Tower attracts visitors from all over

    SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Built from 5,000 bricks and 276 wooden steps, the goat tower is home to six friendly goats. 

  • Yingying's family heads back to China

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND): Yingying Zhang's family heads home Monday.

  • Photo courtesy of The News-Gazette (Object on the left is a robot used by the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit)

    Possible bomb discovered in Champaign business

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Police are still working to figure out who left a possible bomb in a Champaign business. 

  • Meridian students collect canned goods, cash

    Middle Schoolers hauled boxes of canned goods and cash to the Blue Mound food pantry Monday.

  • Police respond to Eisenhower High School

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur Police Department officers were called to Eisenhower High School for a possible weapon at the school on Monday. 

  • FBI conducting search in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The FBI and Decatur police will be searching an area of Lake Decatur to recover evidence in a recent case.  

  • 2 dead in Cumberland County crash

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Two people are dead after a crash in Cumberland County, according to Illinois State Police.  

  • School officials take action on concerning social media post

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Administrators at Centennial High School say they believe they averted a concerning situation after they took action on a social media post.  

  • 3 stabbed outside Lanphier High School

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Three people were taken to the hospital after a stabbing at Lanphier High School. 

  • Moweaqua Ambulance on track to close

    MOWEAQUA, Ill. (WAND) - The ambulance service that has served Moweaqua since 1982 started as a volunteer-run service, but currently, it has been on a downward spiral. 

  • DUI charges filed against motorist in crash on U.S. 150 near Danville

    DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND)- Illinois State Police Traffic are investigating a two vehicle crash on U.S. Route 150 at Batestown Road. The preliminary crash information shows Erika Langford of Westville Illinois was southbound on Batestown Road, and a State Trooper was westbound on U.S. Route 150. Langford failed to stop at a stop sign, pulling out into the path of the State Trooper. The officer swerved to the left, attempting to avoid Langford, but was unable to stop in time, striking ...

  • Adopt a snowflake

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Webster-Cantrell Hall is working to make each of their 26 boy's Christmas something special. 

  • Webster Cantrell Hall gets facelift

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Jackson Ford Decatur has decided to give a deserving organization a little help with interior design. 

  • Two dead after semi crash

    CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) - The DeWitt County Sheriff's Department, the County Coroner, and the Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly crash that left two people dead. 

  • Letter to veterans at the Old State Capitol

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- While many attended parades and various other veteran’s day events, others were writing letters. The Illinois Soldiers Aid Society were at the Old State Capitol today, encouraging citizens to write letters to veteran. Along with being able to write a letter that would be sent to a veteran, there were civil war era letters on display for people to read. Organizers hope the letters will help brighten the day of veterans and soldiers overseas. &ld...

  • Empowering women at Power in Pumps Conference

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The inaugural Power in Pumps Conference happened Saturday at the Decatur Club and gave women a chance to be impacted and empowered. 

  • Governor Rauner visits Decatur veterans

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Governor Bruce Rauner traveled through Springfield and Decatur Saturday to visit Veterans and thank them for their service.  

  • Heroes Helping Heroes Foundation honors veterans

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Saturday afternoon, the non-profit Heroes Helping Heroes Foundation held its inaugural Veterans Day Run/Walk. 

  • I-TEAM: Corruption probe leads to Shelby County Arrest

    Shelbyville, Ill (WAND) – A corruption investigation in Shelby County has led to the arrest of a local government official.

  • State trooper injured in squad car crash

    VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – A Vermilion County crash involving a squad car left a trooper injured. 

  • Nearly 4,000 Macon County families receiving food

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project is underway.  

  • 'Box City' provides homelessness learning experience

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Millikin University students experienced firsthand just what it’s like to be homeless. 

  • Marine Corps birthday draws Decatur crowd

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur group honored a military anniversary Friday night. 

  • Tempers flare over government budgeting

    ILLINOIS (WAND) – Illinois’ financial situation may have deteriorated. 

  • Performances coming to historic Champaign theater

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A Champaign theater has entertained the public for nearly a century. 

  • Woman using amputation to help fellow amputees

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND)-According to the Amputee Coalition of America there are nearly two million Americans who are amputees, a number that could grow to 3.6 million by 2050. 

  • Family records, documents available in archives

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – People can take a look at their family history at an Urbana library display.

  • Arcola students honor veterans

    The program included music and a recognition of individual veterans.

  • Decatur luncheon honors veterans

    The event included a color guard and greeting cards from school children.

  • APL offering free adoptions for vets

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- Veterans are being offered free pet adoptions on Veteran's Day.  

  • Retirement community holds veteran appreciation event

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A retirement community took time to honor Decatur military veterans. 

  • Elementary school shutdown possible in district

     ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WAND) – A central Illinois school district says it may end up closing one of its schools. 

  • Logan Palmer remembered at Veteran's Day assembly

    ILLIOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND) -Sangamon Valley students got a special message from the late Logan Palmer's father Friday. 

  • Local deals for vets on Veterans Day

    (WAND) – If you’re a Veteran you can expect to find some deals and sales this Veterans Day. 

  • Orpheum prepares for 'Snow Globe'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): While the Orpheum Children's Science Museum is a historical landmark, it's also full of fun.

  • Doughnut food truck opens brick and mortar store

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A local doughnut shop says they're making doughnuts the way they should be made: from scratch.

  • Champaign Planetarium prepares for holiday shows

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The night sky can be seen in a new light in Champaign.

  • 2 arrested for stabbing in Carlinville

    CARLINVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Police in Carlinville have arrested two people for a stabbing this week in Carlinville. 

  • Man sentenced for shooting horse during argument with ex

    A man who threatened his ex-girlfriend before shooting her horse has been sentenced in Ford County.

  • Governor: 'Failure' to address harassment must change

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Gov. Bruce Rauner is condemning what he calls a “failure” of legislators to respond to sexual harassment allegations at the capitol. 

  • Shining a light on lung cancer awareness

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - On Thursday night, dozens of lung cancer survivors gathered at Decatur Memorial Hospital for the Shine a Light event.  

  • Police: Driver fell asleep at wheel, crashed

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – State police say a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed in Champaign County. 

  • Photo courtesy of Illinois State Police District 10

    Interstate exit closed, reopened in semi crash

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – Police had to close part of an interstate when a semitruck overturned. 

  • Schools take shelter following robbery

    RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – Police say someone tried to steal money from a business in Rantoul Thursday. 

  • International voices join Mt. Pulaski Spanish class

    MT. PULASKI, Ill. (WAND) – Spanish students in Mt. Pulaski had international conversations about the language. 

  • Veterans honored at RCC

    Decatur, Ill (WAND) – With Veterans Day this weekend Richland Community College honored local veterans on Thursday with a recognition ceremony.

  • Mt. Pulaski craftsman hones skills

    After I finished a project, I would sit back and analyze ..."What could I do better?"

  • I-TEAM: Your taxes. Questionable spending.

    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Small units of government around Illinois are rarely covered on a regular basis by the media and often their meetings are not attended by the public.

  • An audience with the "White Castle Queen"

    It can seem like everything in Michelle Purcell’s house has a story, and most of those stories involve White Castle.

  • "The Cookie Lady" of Mt. Pulaski

    “I can sit and decorate cookies all day, and that’s a stress reliever."

  • Credit union takes 'opportunity' with merger

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Two credit unions in central Illinois have decided to merge. 

  • Photo courtesy of The News-Gazette

    Car rear-ends bus, no students injured

    ST. JOSEPH, Ill. (WAND) – A car ended up damaged when it rear-ended a bus in Champaign County. 

  • Matthew Moore, 23

    Suspect wanted in smash-and-grab burglary case

    EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) – A man is wanted in connection to cell phone store theft in Effingham.

  • Local farmers feed hungry families

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Champaign farmers are working to feed local families.

  • Senate fails to override Governor Rauner's veto of equal pay bill

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Illinois Senate failed to override Governor Rauner's veto of a measure aimed at closing that pay gap between men and women.  

  • Cursive requirement draws support, critics

    ILLINOIS (WAND) – Illinois schools will now require children to learn cursive writing in class. 

  • Officer Edward Sebestik

    Police: No charges against officer who fired gun on duty

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A Champaign police officer is back at work after firing his weapon on duty. 

  • Teen pleads guilty to making school shooting threat

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A teen has entered a guilty plea after threatening violence against his school. 

  • Suspect manhunt underway after ATM armed robbery

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – An armed robbery at an ATM has left police searching for a suspect. 

  • Food drive earns honor from governor

    MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Macon County has earned an award from Gov. Bruce Rauner for its community efforts. 

  • 'Project Next Generation' programs claim grant money

    ILLINOIS (WAND) – Two central Illinois libraries are getting funding because of their programs for children. 

  • Shoplifting increase during holiday season

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Holiday season brings more shoppers and more shoplifters. The Macon County Sheriff's Office says typically between November through January, they receive an increased number of shoplifting calls. 

  • Ebola treatment center opens in Urbana

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND): Carle Foundation Hospital has opened an Infectious Disease Unit.

  • I-TEAM Update: Unpaid life insurance bill now law

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND) - The State Senate voted to override Governor Rauner's veto of the Life Insurance Reform Act.

  • Group voices support for gun law bill

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – An Illinois group showed its support Wednesday for a bill that would change state gun laws. 

  • Researchers talk hepatitis study results

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Springfield are sharing the results of a two-year study of hepatitis among homeless people.

  • Utility fee increases approved in Champaign

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A utility fee increase will start in Champaign in the next several years. 

  • Nomination process opens for Illinois veteran honor

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A total of 200 Illinois veterans will be honored during a state celebration. 

  • Senate overrides veto of Debt Transparency Act

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Debt Transparency Act is now law after the Senate voted to override Governor Rauner's veto.  

  • Warming center to provide overnight winter housing

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A new warming center to help the homeless is opening this winter in Springfield.

  • Workers care for Monticello's flowers

    Early one October morning, a team of four workers fanned out across downtown Monticello to tend the city’s many flower boxes and planters.

  • Community park gets new life

    City officials are working to schedule a ribbon-cutting for a newly-restored Nick’s Park.

  • Brendt Christensen, 28

    Kidnapping suspect's lawyers push for trial delay

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – The trail for a man accused of kidnapping a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois could be delayed. 

  • Students learn swimming safety in lesson

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Swimming safety is taking center stage at the YMCA this week. 

  • Photo courtesy of MailGuard

    Scam threatens Netflix account suspension

    ILLINOIS (WAND) – A phishing scam looks to make Netflix users give up personal information. 

  • Decatur Township veterans lunch on Thursday

    Decatur, Ill (WAND) – Decatur Township will be thanking veterans Thursday, November 9th, with a special lunch.

  • Shelby Co. woman wins million dollar scratch off

     A Shelby County Woman is a million dollars richer today.  

  • Teen admits to drug use before deadly crash

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A Fisher teen will be sentenced next month for her role in a crash that caused a man’s death. 

  • Volunteers move 'Festival of Lights' setup forward

    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – High school students are preparing for a Shelbyville holiday season tradition.

  • Michael Roberts, 42

    Parents charged with fatally starving child

    JERSEYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Two parents are accused of starving their 6-year-old child to death. 

  • Joshua Lange, 39

    Child porn possession charges added to sexual abuse counts against man

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – A man accused of having sex with a teen is facing new federal charges. 

  • Bill veto stands, governor voices approval

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A bill that would prohibit right-to-work rules in Illinois still stands after a failed vote.

  • Illinois lawmakers tackle sexual harassment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- Tackling sexual harassment at the Capitol was on the top of the agenda during the final week of fall session.  

  • Murals, railroads at center of downtown Clinton

    CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) – Several things about Clinton have stamped their mark on Illinois history. 

  • Family tea house works as team effort

    CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) – A family pitches in to make a tea house business possible. 

  • Students plant, study chestnut trees

    Students planted 35 chestnut trees Tuesday as part of a study on how varieties of chestnuts and hazelnuts perform locally.

  • Cash stolen in Springfield armed robbery

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Springfield police are investigating an armed robbery. 

  • Home sale values fall in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Statistics from a financial company show homes in Decatur are losing value. 

  • Bomb squad called to report of suspicious item

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign Police Department and the bomb squad were called out on Tuesday morning for the report of a suspicious item. 

  • Task Force has 31 ideas to help Champaign race relations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A community group released its final report on race relations in the county after more than 2 years of study.

  • (Provided Photo/family's GoFundME)

    Mount Zion student dies after battling bone disease

    MOUNT ZION, Ill. (WAND) - A Mount Zion High School student passed away after her battle with a rare form of brittle bone disease.  

  • Zachery Batson, 19

    Attempted murder suspect enters not guilty plea

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur man says he's not guilty of attempted murder, home invasion and residential burglary.  

  • Student returns to Jeopardy for 'Tournament of Champions'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A University of Illinois Ph.D. student tried his hand on Jeopardy in a return trip. 

  • "The Dirty Truth"

    WAND's Joe Astrouski goes looking for the dirt that's hiding in our homes.

  • Deadly church shooting sparks gun control debate

    ILLINOIS (WAND) – An Illinois lawmaker is calling for gun control after a deadly Texas shooting. 

  • Proposed Forsyth Tax Increment Financing District

    FORSYTH, Ill. (WAND) - The Village of Forsyth has proposed to establish a Tax Increment Financing District or TIF, set to start at the beginning of the new year.  

  • Police: Stabbing, blood discovery under investigation

    CARLINVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Police are investigating a stabbing in the Carlinville area. 

  • Purple Heart, lost items go to late veteran's family

    ST. LOUIS (WAND) – An unclaimed Purple Heart medal is now with the family of the man who earned it. 

  • Menorah theft suspects receive court summons

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Two University of Illinois students accused of stealing part of a campus menorah will soon appear in court. 

  • 'History Room' at library showcases photos, records

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur library has a section full of rare city history. 

  • Governor Candidate Chris Kennedy calls for gun control

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- In the wake of yet another massacre Democratic Governor Candidate Chris Kennedy is calling on lawmakers to enact real gun reform. 

  • Century-old Edward Irving House finds new owner

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur building dating back more than a century has new ownership. 

  • State senate investigates teacher shortage

    Decatur schools have 39 unfilled teacher positions, the district’s superintendent told the State Senate’s Education Committee Monday.

  • Hieronymus Mueller Museum: A portrait of the American dream

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Hieronymus Mueller moved to the United States in 1832. 

  • Governor Oglesby Mansion

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - One piece of history in the Decatur area served as home to a former Illinois governor.

  • Photo courtesy of The News-Gazette

    Business, apartment gone after morning fire

    WESTVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Firefighters say flames destroyed a business and apartment early Monday morning in Westville.

  • Leader Durkin announces sexual harassment hotline legislation

    CHICAGO, Ill (WAND)- Amid recent sexual harassment allegations at the Illinois State Capitol, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) announced legislation that would create a hotline for victims and witnesses of sexual harassment in Illinois.  

  • Governor Rauner declares harvest emergency

    YORKVILLE, Ill (WAND)- Governor Bruce Rauner declared a statewide harvest emergency to assist farmers and grain handlers who are dealing with the fall out from weather delays.  

  • The Sharpe House aids sobriety

    TAYLORVILLE, Ill (WAND)- The Sharpe House is helping men struggling with addiction find a safe place to recover. 

  • Texas church shooting: more than two dozen killed

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX. (WAND) - An armor-clad gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing more than two dozen people in the largest mass shooting in the state's history, officials said. 

  • Champaign death investigation

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