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3 suspects sought in home invasion/robbery

SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a home invasion and robbery. It happened in the early morning hours of September 4, in the 2000-block of Peoria Road. Three masked men with guns forced their way into a home and put the residents in a bathroom while taking items from the home. The suspects then fled the area in a truck about 3:15 am. They are described as two thin, black men and one white man. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. Sangamon & Menard County Crime Stoppers (217) 788 - 8427cash4tips.us Text: Tip672 + info to CRIMES (274637)  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:38am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
One address; two arrests

MATTOON -- Two men were arrested Wednesday, at one address, on different charges. 34-year old Christopher Wilson is charged with residential burglary. Police say he broke into a home in the 1500-block of Lafayette Avenue. Wilson was taken into custody about 2 pm, at a home in the 1800-block of Champaign Avenue. At that time, 24-year old Vincent Ebey was also arrested. He's charged with failing to registered a change of address as a sex offender. Police say he was living with Wilson and had not reported his change of address within three days as required by law.  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:16am  |  wicd15.com
U of I Adding Press Box Medical Staffer

The University of Illinois will add a medical staffer in the press box at football games to help spot potential injuries.  The announcement comes less than a month after Michigan apologized for the handling of quarterback Shane Morris' concussion. Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said in a news release Wednesday that the staff member should help provide an extra set of eyes watching for injuries that may not be easily seen from the sidelines.   Thomas did specify what kind of medical professional would serve in the new role.   Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon announced plans to add..."  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:16am  |  will.illinois.edu
Campus Police Prepare for Homecoming Weekend

CHAMPAIGN- "I feel unsure, not very safe. Especially late at night when there are a lot of drunk people around," Jacob Mezi expressed his safety concerns to us. The University of Illinois campus police department is preparing its security measures to meet the needs of the community for one of the most anticipated weekends in town-- homecoming. ...  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:13am  |  wicd15.com
Point-Counterpoint: Gov candidates and the economy

ILLINOIS -- The next governor will face the worst budget crisis in history, WCIA asks both campaigns how they will fix the Illinois economy.Both candidates were offered a chance to sit down and participate; each given a month to find a time and place. Republican Bruce Rauner did, but Democrat Pat Quinn did not. We were able to speak with a spokesperson for the campaign.Both campaigns say the state need to continue to invest in education and business despite the deficit.Quinn campaign spokesperson Rikeesha Phelon said the governor needs to finish his plan to invest billions in both schools and roads."Part of..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:33pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Halloween help goes high tech

URBANA -- Kids are always looking for the perfect Halloween costume. The Urbana Free Library is turning to advanced technology to make that happen. Using a 3D printer, they're helping make outfits for a zombie prom. The printer allows them to make creepy, crawly bugs to embellish their undead get-ups. The open lab goes year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Kids also have access to sewing machines and other necessities, like fake blood. The zombie prom is Friday.  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:33pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Hi-tech Halloween help

URBANA -- Kids are always looking for the perfect Halloween costume. The Urbana Free Library is turning to advanced technology to make that happen. Using a 3D printer, they're helping make outfits for a zombie prom. The printer allows them to make creepy, crawly bugs to embellish their undead get-ups. The open lab goes year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Kids also have access to sewing machines and other necessities, like fake blood. The zombie prom is Friday.  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:33pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Campus prepares for parade!

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- If you're looking to get across town Friday, you may want to avoid campus. It's Homecoming and the parade takes place from 6 - 7 pm. Roads will be closed. Homecoming has been an institution at UI since 1910. This year's Grand Marshal will be former Flying Illini Kendall Gill.  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:24pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Summer fun in December!

CHAMPAIGN -- December isn't usually a time to think about sand and surf, but you might, come the 15th. That's when the Beach Boys are coming to downtown Champaign. They'll be at the Virginia Theatre. Tickets go on sale October 31, at 10 am.  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:23pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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