Get ready, Central Illinois! We're giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to the most electrifying summer music event of the year - Tailgate N' Tallboys! More >>Tailgate N' Tallboys Summer Concert Giveaway
(WAND) - On this edition of WAND Presents The Reel Geno, Geno takes a look at the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he reviews "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." More >>The Reel Geno reviews 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Speakeasy Records & Oddities is hosting a "super chill, summer sunset singer/songwriters show" this Friday. More >>Local record shop to host indie show on Friday night
(WAND) - On this edition of WAND Presents The Reel Geno, Geno takes a look at the latest adventure of Miles Morales in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse." More >>The Reel Geno reviews "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Fiscal Year 2024 budget Wednesday morning after the proposal arrived on his desk Monday. More >>Governor JB Pritzker signs $50.6 billion budget
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Conservation District is offering three van trips this summer. More >>Macon Co. Conservation District offering summer van trips
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) — Eleven Urbana High School students have earned the prestigious Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy this year. More >>11 Urbana HS students earn State Seal of Biliteracy
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) — Champaign Unit 4 School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no disc… More >>Champaign Unit 4 to participate in Summer Food Service Program
School administrators across the state say they're excited for the initial $250 million included in this budget to create 5,000 new preschool spots for low-income students and address the teacher shortage. More >>Illinois school administrators, teachers excited for Smart Start Illinois investments
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday morning that Manner Polymers will invest $54 million and create more than 60 jobs at the future facility in Mt. Vernon. More >>Manner Polymers announces plan for Mt. Vernon electric vehicle, solar manufacturing facility
(WAND) - On this edition of WAND Presents The Reel Geno, Geno takes a look at a movie based on the most famous stand-up routine of comedian Bert Kreischer as he reviews "THE MACHINE." More >>The Reel Geno reviews "THE MACHINE"
Pritzker and leaders from the University of Illinois Springfield said Wednesday that increased funding for scholarships can help more students reach their goals. More >>Pritzker highlights higher education investments in FY24 budget during UIS visit
The $50.6 billion budget passed on a partisan vote, but the battle across the aisle continues. More >>Illinois House leaders show growing division during adjournment speeches
Illinois will take a big step forward by creating a state-based health insurance marketplace and instituting a rate review process to protect people from insurance rate hikes. More >>Illinois lawmakers approve bills expanding health insurance, consumer protection
The Fiscal Year 2024 budget passed out of the Illinois House shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The $50.6 billion spending plan features investments in education, childcare, healthcare, economic development, and public safety. More >>Illinois House Democrats send $50.6 billion budget to Pritzker's desk for final approval
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur VFW Post 99 is hosting a Memorial Day event. More >>Decatur VFW to host Memorial Day event
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Calling all young Illinois photographers, its time to put your skills to the test in the 2023 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest! More >>2023 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest is underway, young IL photographers encouraged to participate
The Illinois Senate approved the Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal at 11:15 p.m. Thursday night. More >>Illinois Senate Democrats pass Fiscal Year 2024 budget, send $50.6 billion plan to House
Senators plan to vote on the budget and BIMP late Thursday night before adjourning for the summer. More >>Illinois Senate prepares for vote on Fiscal Year 2024 budget Thursday night
(WAND) - On this edition of WAND Presents The Reel Geno, Geno takes a look at the latest movie in the "Fast & Furious" franchise as he reviews "Fast X." More >>The Reel Geno reviews 'Fast X'
Gov. JB Pritzker and the Democratic leaders from the House and Senate reached an "agreement" on the Fiscal Year 2024 budget Wednesday afternoon, but the first draft of the $50 billion spending plan wasn't filed until after 9 p.m More >>Illinois lawmakers will work into weekend despite Democratic "agreement" on budget
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The Urbana Public Works Department presented a draft of the annual update to the City’s five year, $102.9M Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the City Council Monday. More >>City of Urbana Capital Improvement Plan draft available for public review
GREEN VALLEY, Ill. (WAND) — Carpenter Dakota Mohn has discovered many interesting things in his career, but a recent find takes the cake. More >>Local carpenter finds big surprise hidden in a wall
Raoul releases report naming 451 Illinois Catholic leaders who sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950
Raoul's office found 34 abusive clerics and religious brothers in the Springfield Diocese, with the highest number of abusive priests working during the early 1980s. More >>Raoul releases report naming 451 Illinois Catholic leaders who sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950
An Illinois House Democrat has been trying to phase out the sub-minimum wages for workers with developmental and intellectual disabilities since 2019. More >>Illinois House fails to pass bill eliminating sub-minimum wages for disabled workers
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) — The City of Urbana is beginning a new initiative on Tuesday. More >>Urbana encourages local photographers to send in photos for new initiative
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Rotary #180 and The OutLaw Baggers are hosting the inaugural Rotary Fest featuring "The Wurst Cornhole Tournament Ever." More >>Decatur Rotary #180 and The OutLaw Baggers to host inaugural Rotary Fest
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, Decatur Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital are joining together to celebrate local cancer survivors as part of National Cancer Survivors Day. More >>Cancer Care Specialists of IL, DMH, HSHS St. Mary's to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day