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Farmer's futures looking dim

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY--        Farmers have seen record profits the past four years. But the future looks dim... especially for farmers who rent their land.Right now, an acre of land rents for around 250 dollars in Champaign County.In the coming years, renters might see a loss of nearly 8 dollars an acre.The state has seen record highs for cash rent.This year we've seen a strong soybean crop and low corn prices.Some farmers say this could mean a drop in revenue.The Federal Reserve in Chicago also said farmers would likely explore extra storage for crops. This means they might wait to..."  [Read more]

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:34pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Kids celebrating Halloween early

CHAMPAIGN--While some little ghouls and goblins are getting ready for Halloween, others couldn't wait until then.Over a thousand people came out to get their candy a couple of weeks early in Champaign.The Illini women's basketball team helped pass out the treats.Kids got a chance to shoot some hoops, get their face painted, and, of course, get some candy.Organizers were pleased with the turnout.This is the second year for the event. Organizers hope it continues to grow.  [Read more]

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:22pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Federal funding won't be renewed for homeless program

SPRINGFIELD--Around a million people across the state live in low income housing. and one place that's serves the homeless in central Illinois could be forced to close its doors. WCIA three's Kelsey Gibbs explains. M.E.R.C.Y Communities has been helping homeless mothers and their children for 15 years. "Our mission is to change the trajectory, we really want to create independent, independence and homeless mothers with children so they don't repeat that cycle."Sister Marilyn Runkel has been at MERCY from the beginning, she says the city saw a need and they delivered. "After the study it was decided let's open..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:31pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Clinton haunted house reopens

A Clinton haunted house is back open after taking a year off to make some safety repairs.Clinton's Terror on Washington is now up to code. Executive Director Marian Brisard says, "We're open again and back from the dead."An inspection stopped it from opening last year. But after thousands of dollars worth of repairs, owners say its not only scary but safe. WCIA3's Maggie Hockenberry has the story. It was clear the community missed having Terror on Washington as a part of their Halloween fun. Because this week, they've had more people come to get spooked than ever before. And the owners say its the people in and..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:25pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
SWAT team makes local arrest

The SWAT team was called in to make an arrest in Champaign today.It happened at the home of Joseph Harris on the 400 block of North Prospect.The 31-year-old Harris allegedly beat a woman in the house.She was able to get out. After a four hour stand off Harris came out of the home. He was arrested for domestic battery.  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Eighth annual disability expo

The eighth annual Disability Expo in Champaign took on a new slogan this year.Their focus was on people's abilities not their disabilities.Nearly 2,500 people came out to the Fluid Events Center.There were more than 85 exhibits for people to enjoy.Everything from new wheel chair technologies to voter registration booths.Organizers say they want to educate the community about disabilities. They also hope disabled people are able to learn about things that can help them. Disability Board Executive Director Peter Tracy says, "It's very important that people with disabilities be included as part of the..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:53pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Clinton landfill appeals ban on waste

The Clinton landfill has appealed a ban on dumping toxic waste.People are worried that the ban could be lifted. Piatt County Board member Kathleen Piatt says, "We have to build an awareness in people to be vigilant."In August the Illinois EPA pulled the landfills permit for dumping PCB's. WCIA3'S Lindsey Gordon reports. The EPA has two months to make a decision. People working to protect the Mahomet aquifer want to stay on top of the issue. The group met today in Monticello.They talked to Piatt county voters about how important it is to prevent pollution to the aquifer. This November there will be a ballot issue..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:37pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Disability expo attracts thousands

CHAMPAIGN - The eighth annual disability expo took on a new slogan this year. Their focus was on people's abilities not their disabilities. Nearly 2,500 people came out to the Fluid Events Center.There were more than 85 exhibits for people to enjoy. Exhibits included everything from new wheel chair technologies to voter registration booths.Organizers say they want to educate the community about disabilities. They also hope disabled people are able to learn about things that can help them. Disability Board Executive Director Peter Tracy says, "It's very important that people with disabilities be..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:08pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
People worry about chemical waste dumping

MONTICELLO -- The Clinton Landfill has appealed a ban on dumping toxic waste. People are worried that the ban could be lifted. In August the Illinois EPA pulled the landfill’s permit for dumping PCB’s. The EPA has two months to make their decision. People working to protect the Mahomet Aquifer want to stay on top of the issue. So the Mahomet Aquifer Consortium met today in Monticello. They talked to Piatt County voters about how important it is to prevent pollution from getting into the aquifer. This November there will be a ballot issue for Piatt and DeWitt counties that asks voters if they..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6:57pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Comfort dog responds to crisis

DECATUR -- Help after a disaster comes in many forms, but it’s usually not on four-legs. People in Moweaqua are still cleaning up after a tornado hit the town this week, but to help them through that initial shock of disaster, a therapy dog came to visit. It was actually a natural disaster that gave a Decatur family the idea: a team of dogs in the area that respond to crisis and devastation. "Life had stopped. It just had-I mean everything was destroyed," said Jennifer Dahn, who started PawPrint Ministries After Washington, Illinois was destroyed by a tornado last year, Dahn and her husband went to..."  [Read more]

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6:05pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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