• Bloomington man arrested for murder of woman in motel room

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - Police arrested a man for the murder of a woman in Bloomington. 

  • 'Stuff the Bag' event raising money for local charities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A good book is good for the soul - but a bag of books is helping a local charity raise money. 

  • 2 teens responsible for bomb threat at high school

    PAXTON, Ill. (WAND) - Police and school administrators say a 17-year-old and 16-year-old are responsible for a recent bomb threat at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School on May 22.  

  • Champaign County Drug Court hosts 36th graduation

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Four people celebrated their graduation from Champaign County Drug Court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sheriff: Urbana incident was not attempted abduction

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office has announced there is no probable cause to believe that an attempted abduction happened in Urbana Township Saturday evening.

  • How to stay fit and healthy this summer

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The WAND-TV Spring Fitness Challenge team results will be announced Wednesday night at 10. 

  • Shoot/Don't Shoot simulation tests decision-making skills

    SAVOY, Ill. (WAND) - A simulation that judges reactions to split-second life-or-death scenarios made way to Champaign on May 23.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in attempted abduction on unrelated warrant

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office says a man suspected in an attempted abduction in Urbana Township has been arrested on unrelated charges.

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    TV veteran Dave Shaul passes away

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Former television newsman Dave Shaul passed away on Monday morning.

  • Deputies find van used in attempted abduction

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - In an update to a story WAND News brought you yesterday, the vehicle allegedly involved in an attempted abduction in Urbana Township has been found.

  • Attempted abduction investigation in Urbana

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction that happened in Urbana Township Saturday evening.

  • "Cops on a Rooftop" fundraiser returns for 15th year

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign police officers took to the rooftop of Dunkin' Donuts Friday morning to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

  • Urbana man facing home invasion, battery charges

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Police Department says one man has been arrested for home invasion early Saturday morning.

  • Cops "on a Rooftop" raise funds for Special Olympics

    Police around Illinois are climbing to the rooftops of Dunkin’ Donuts locations Friday to raise money for Special Olympics.

  • Dust Storm claims one life in Central Illinois

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill (WAND) - One person is dead after a chain reaction crash in Douglas County during dust storm.

  • Ameren executives tour Champaign microgrid

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Ameren Illinois executives visited Champaign Wednesday morning to tour one of the company's microgrids.

  • 3 cars, 1 house struck by gunfire Tuesday night

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Police Department needs your help in its investigation into damage caused by gunfire on the city's north side Tuesday night.

  • Champaign man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine charges

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A Champaign man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for multiple cocaine offenses.

  • Champaign high school placed on "soft" lockdown

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign was placed under a "soft" lockdown Tuesday morning.

  • Man sentenced to 30 years for child pornography, exploitation charges

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A Champaign County man has been sentenced to three decades in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and exploitation charges.

  • Champaign police artifacts on display this week

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Police Department is inviting the public to check out various items and documents that detail the department's history during National Police Week.

  • University YMCA providing help with citizenship applications

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The University YMCA is teaming up with the Immigration Project to help eligible permanent residents of Illinois become U.S. Citizens.

  • 1 injured in Urbana RV fire

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Fire Department says one person was injured in an RV fire early Saturday morning.

  • Stepfather arrested for stabbing in Champaign

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A man was arrested for a stabbing in Champaign on Friday afternoon, according to police. Police were called to the 1200 block of N. Walnut around 12:20 p.m. for the report of a stabbing. At the location police found a 33-year-old female with multiple stab wounds to her hands and torso. The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Police believe the stabbing stemmed from a domestic argument between the victim and James Burgoon, 54, the ...
  • FUBU Co-founder to speak at MetroDecatur Black Chamber Awards Gala

    DECATUR, Ill - (WAND) - MetroDecatur Black Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Community Awards Gala will be held at the Decatur Club June 9th starting at 6 p.m.

  • More grandparents stepping up to raise grandchildren

    Decatur, Ill. (WAND)- More and More grandparents are taking charge and raising their grandchildren.

  • From left to right: Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard Watkins (Provided Photo/Champaign County Sheriff's Office)

    3 UI football players facing robbery, home invasion charges

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WAND) - Three University of Illinois football players are facing home invasion and armed robbery charges.

  • Credit: U.S. FDA via Fourth Street Barbeque, Inc.

    Another recall issued for frozen waffle products

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WAND) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say another voluntary recall has been issued for frozen waffle products over concerns of Listeria contamination.

  • NOAA weather radio stations off air

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WAND) - The National Weather Service Office Central Illinois says all 9 of central IL's NOAA Weather Radios are off the air due to a phone line outage since 1 pm CDT Tuesday, May 9th. 

  • The buzz: Honeybee colonies are collapsing

    Champaign, Ill. (WAND) – Honeybee populations in the U.S. have been declining over the past decade and Congressman Rodney Davis, (R) Illinois, hopes to guarantee funds for honeybee research in the 2018 farm bill.

  • Storms chances return Wednesday; Some strong to severe

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WAND) - The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a 2-Slight Risk in place along and north of a Springfield to Sullivan to Tuscola to Paris line. 1-Marginal Risk in place for the rest central Illinois tomorrow (Wednesday). A stationary boundary will set up across the area with a wave riding along that boundary. Showers and storms will fire across Missouri and track east. Threat for showers and storms will continue into Thursday morning. 

  • Rain Chances Return

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WAND) - Several chances for scattered showers and storms are possible over the next few days.  Tuesday- A warm front will lift into northeastern Illinois keeping the bulk of the showers and storms along and northeast of a Bloomington to Danville to Paris. A few scattered storms can't be ruled out for other locations farther west. Heaviest rains look to set up across Indiana. 

  • Champaign County Highway 20 closed for bridge replacement

    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign County Highway Department says a construction project is causing the temporary closure of a portion of County Highway 20.

  • Urbana police seeking 2 for credit card number theft

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Police Department needs your help in identifying two people wanted in connection with the theft and unauthorized use of debit and credit card numbers.

  • Credit: U.S. FDA via Pinnacle Foods, Inc.

    Recall issued for Aunt Jemima frozen products

    CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WAND) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that Pinnacle Foods Inc. is recalling select Aunt Jemima frozen products due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

  • Urbana's Market at the Square opens for season

    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Locally-grown food, flowers, and more will be available at Urbana's Market at the Square this spring and summer.

  • Central Illinois Treasures: Finding her voice

    After losing and regaining her voice, an aspiring opera singer sought to help others.

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