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MAROA, Ill. (WAND) -- When he first sent out his #HearOurVoiceIllinois video, Maroa-Forsyth senior football player Wade Jostes had about 30 classmates by his side, helping him support his mission.

A little over three days later, his video posted on Twitter now has over 34-thousand views, with hundreds of parents, players and school officials joining the cause to bring back high school sports in Illinois.

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WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member!

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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- Jacksonville High School athletics are making their voices heard.

Wednesday night, players from their athletic teams gathered to be apart of a social media video that is geared toward grabbing the attention of government officials and IDPH.

Current CBS broadcaster, former NFL quarterback, and former Eastern Illinois University quarterback Tony Romo is heading to the College Football Hall of Fame. 

The announcement came Monday as Romo will represent the first ever EIU player to enter the fall of fame.  More >>

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DECATUR, ILL. (WAND-TV) -- Millikin Men's and Women's Basketball will have a season in 2021. 

In 15 days to be exact, the energy that both teams are displaying in practice will be used on the court during a unique regular season. More >>

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Back on July 27th, the CCIW postponed all fall competitions and championships, they then delayed the winter sports season.

But now, Millikin teams will be returning this month! More >>

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WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member! More >>

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- He's been a turnover machine for the Illini over the past two seasons.

Today, linebacker Jake Hansen announced via Twitter that he is declaring for the NFL Draft. More >>

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WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member! More >>

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WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member! More >>