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US Dept of Education: More Homeless Students In Illinois

New data from the US Department of Education shows an increase of 17% for homeless students in Illinois schools. ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:52pm  |  wicd15.com
Unit 4 High School Tours

CHAMPAIGN -- School leaders at Centennial and Central high school are continuing to conduct school tours to show voters why they need a new referendum passed. If passed $51 million would go to Unit 4 Centennial  to renovate their facility and $97 million to build a new Central high school. ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:08pm  |  wicd15.com
Ameren gets smart with electricity

DECATUR--Ameren is set to install 780 thousand new meters across the state.But not everyone wants the new change. Some people would rather keep their old meters, but that comes at a cost.WCIA 3"s Kelsey Gibbs explains why some say that's a price they must pay.As the years progress so does technology. Everything from phones to electric meters. Ameren Illinois is ready to install new smart meters in every home.An idea that the Kevin and Connie Young  support. "Yeah I like to be able to monitor you know how much this going to cost me per month or how much power we're using." The Young's..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:23pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Military donates land from old Air Force base

Update: 5:46 pm, 9/23/14, TuesdayRANTOUL -- The village was handed almost 400 acres of land this month. Officials plan to make at least part of it a local farming plot. The land is located on the former Chanute Air Force Base. It was given to the village by the military. It's been cleaned up and approved by the EPA. Now, leaders want to make it a growing spot for local food producers. Currently, the Rantoul High School FFA uses the land for a vegetable garden. Original: 10:04 pm, 9/21/14, SundayRANTOUL -- The military is handing over about 400 acres of land to the village. It's scattered throughout the former..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:45pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Community comes to rescue for area park

RANTOUL -- Rusty basketball hoops, cracked asphalt, weeds at center court. Not exactly the kind of environment you want your kids playing basketball in. But, that was the state of the courts at Maplewood Sports Complex until Jack Anderson and his team took action. WCIA-3's Maggie Hockenberry has more. He organized a group to fix the facility. They came together and started making improvements. They've been busy the past few weeks. Still, they say their hard work is worth getting a chance to see the kids enjoy the spot where they can shoot hoops. Jack Anderson drives by the Maplewood Park basketball courts all..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:27pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
SOS facility reopens with adjustments

Latest: 4:53 pm, 9/23/14, TuesdayCHAMPAIGN -- The Drivers Service Facility is back in business after days of being closed. But, customers say they're off to a rocky start. The state brought in a trailer to help with foot traffic. Officials say things are going smoothly, but customers disagree. With only 40 people in the building at one time, the wait times are longer. What should only take a few minutes is taking hours. There was a constant flow of traffic in and out all day. The state had someone at the front door directing traffic. People were asked to take a number to maintain order, but the bureau was..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:53pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
HUD money intended to help seniors stay in their homes

ILLINOIS -- Help for seniors is available. More than $7 million in grants is being awarded to help seniors stay in their homes. It's thanks to the U..S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money would go to thousands of senior citizens and persons with disabilities to receive healthcare, meals and other critical support services. The grants will be awarded to 39 owners of private housing developments which receive rental subsidies from HUD to house low-income individuals in 21 states.  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:42pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Faith in Action needs volunteers to continue mission

URBANA -- A group focused on helping seniors is looking for help. Angela Reinhart is the program coordinator of Faith in Action. For more information, call (217) 337 - 2778 or click here.   [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:39pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Kid to Know credits scouts with life-saving lesson

OAKWOOD -- This Kid to Know says what he learned by being a Boy Scout changed his life. Ethan Brewer is just 9-years old. He can already add "hero" to his list of accomplishments.Two weeks ago, his mom was choking on a breadstick. Everyone in the house was asleep, but Ethan happened to get up after hearing coughing. He went to his mom and gave her the Heimlich. His mom is proof it works.  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:36pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Lagoon clean-up nearly done

Update: 4:33 pm, 9/23/14, TuesdaySPRINGFIELD -- An oil leak at an area park is almost all cleaned up. The lagoon was contaminated with used motor oil. A contractor removed plants from the area. Next, they'll take soil samples for testing. The oil leaked from a container during a fire at a car repair shop. More than 500 gallons of oil spilled into storm drains and a creek which runs into Washington Park's lagoon. Original: 5:33 pm, 9/10/14, WednesdaySPRINGFIELD -- Crews are cleaning up hundreds of gallons of oil after a fire. It broke out at a car repair shop Monday night. Water used by fire crews caused the oil..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:33pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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