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3 charged in alleged fake kidnapping scheme

URBANA - Two men and a woman have been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping hoax last month. More>>

CWLP responding to power outages and downed power lines

SPRINGFIELD - City Water, Light, and Power Electric Department crews are responding to reports of power lines down, as well as power outages, as a result of the gusty winds experienced this afternoon. More>>

Crime Stoppers seeking suspect in Champaign thefts

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with two thefts. More>>

Emerald ash borer found outside quarantined areas in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the emerald ash borer has been found in two more central Illinois counties. More>>

Northern Illinois man charged in woman's death

MCHENRY - A northern Illinois man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home. More>>

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  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:03:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...More >>
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.More >>
  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:33:37 GMT
    Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.More >>
    Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature...More >>
  • Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling

    Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:24:09 GMT
    A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request.More >>
    A judge in Aruba was expected to rule Friday on whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges.More >>
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