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In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Following the high court’s action, there is no legal impediment to turning over the documents, which are held by the National Archives and Records Administration. They include presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech drafts and handwritten notes dealing with Jan. 6 from the files of former chief of staff Mark Meadows. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A bit of hope the Omicron variant has peaked in Illinois. Governor Pritzker telling reporters Wednesday there were 7,380 hospitalizations reported last week on January 13th. That number has been declining since. More >>

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Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this month. The Seattle coffee giant says it's responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. On Jan. 3, Starbucks said it would require its 228,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID test requirement. Starbucks won't say how many of its employees are fully vaccinated. More >>

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In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Following the high court’s action, there is no legal impediment to turning over the documents, which are held by the National Archives and Records Administration. They include presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech drafts and handwritten notes dealing with Jan. 6 from the files of former chief of staff Mark Meadows. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A bit of hope the Omicron variant has peaked in Illinois. Governor Pritzker telling reporters Wednesday there were 7,380 hospitalizations reported last week on January 13th. That number has been declining since. More >>

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Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this month. The Seattle coffee giant says it's responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. On Jan. 3, Starbucks said it would require its 228,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID test requirement. Starbucks won't say how many of its employees are fully vaccinated. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Travel nurses filled a critical need in 2020, as COVID cases surged and overwhelmed hospitals. Now, most hospitals are facing the same scenario. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)– One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen has passed away over the weekend in Maryland. Brig. Gen. Charles McGee was 102. More >>

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The community of Urbana came together for a peace walk in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.It was a collaboration of City of Urbana, HV Neighborhood Transformation, Housing Authority of Champaign County/YouthBuild, Urbana Free Library, Urbana Park District, and Urbana… More >>

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The community of Urbana came together for a peace walk in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.It was a collaboration of City of Urbana, HV Neighborhood Transformation, Housing Authority of Champaign County/YouthBuild, Urbana Free Library, Urbana Park District, and Urbana… More >>

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their captor grew “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff, which ended with an FBI SWAT team rushing into the building and the captor’s death. More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WAND) - On Saturday, January 15th at 6:36 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a report of shooting on the 1700 block of Henry Street. They found a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her lower right leg. Champaign Police's preliminary investigation indicates the victim … More >>