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Homecoming Weather, events and police resolve campus rumors

Homecoming Weather, events and police resolve campus rumors  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:53pm  |  wicd15.com
Man & child killed walking along road

MCLEAN COUNTY -- Autopsies for a man and child hit by a truck are scheduled for Friday afternoon. It happened just before 7 pm, Thursday, along Old Colonel Road. Police say 27-year old Pedro Guerrero was walking with his 2-year old nephew when they were hit by a pick-up truck. Authorities say the driver was interviewed by the McLean County Sheriff's Department. Reports state poor lighting may have played a role in the accident.  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:40am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
AG warns con artists are hitting the area

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning residents to beware of con artists. Her office received reports of scammers traveling in the Champaign-Urbana area. They're reportedly going door-to-door, offering to pave driveways and sidewalks, only to walk away with thousands of dollars. The scam involves homeowners paying large sums up front. Madigan warns some are offering special discounts to use "leftover" materials. Most of these solicitors are from out-of-state and do not have any information on their vehicles stating which business they represent. Authorities say anyone with concerns or..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:23am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Ag Answers

Q1:  In addition to corn and soybeans, pumpkins are a very important crop for Illinois farmers.  Where do we rank in the U. S.?-Illinois is #1 in U.S. for pumpkin production-In 2013, Illinois produced 5.47 million hundredweight of pumpkins, or 48% of total weight of pumpkins produced in U.S.Q2:  In terms of dollars, what is the value of the crop?-value for fresh market sale or processing was $47.2 million, up sharply from $32.8 million in 2012 and $21.9 million in 2011Q3:  How many acres in Illinois are growing pumpkins?-20,400 acres of pumpkins planted in 2013   -most in peoria..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:40am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
GOP Candidate Rauner Keeping His Distance From Reporter’s Resignation

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his campaign didn't cause a longtime Chicago Sun-Times reporter to quit. Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney resigned Wednesday, after he says the paper tried to push him out of his political beat. McKinney said the Rauner campaign tried to kill a story that detailed allegations of a former business associate. In a sworn affidavit, the business partner says Rauner threatened her and her family. Rauner's campaign failed to stop the story, but the campaign alleged McKinney had a conflict of interest because his wife is a Democratic political..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:25am  |  will.illinois.edu
Worker Dies After Fall At Rantoul Plant

Authorities in Champaign County say a man has died after a 30-40 foot fall at a sports equipment plant in Rantoul. The News-Gazette reports the Champaign County coroner said Thursday that 50-year-old James Cornelius of Rantoul died from injuries he received Wednesday. Rantoul Police Sgt. Justin Bouse says investigators believe he fell from a shelving unit where pallets were stacked.  Bouse says police were called to the plant for California-based BRG Sports on Wednesday night after the apparent accident. He says Cornelius walked onto an area marked as off limits while talking to other..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:22am  |  will.illinois.edu
Don't blink! You'll miss the eclipse

NATIONAL -- It wasn't the best day to get a glimpse of the partial eclipse, but it doesn't mean it wasn't there. In fact, check out these shots sent in by John Gillespie. He used a high-density neutral filter. It happened late Thursday afternoon. It's the final eclipse of the year. If you didn't see it, the next solar eclipse will be August of 2017.  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:20pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Unemployment figures continue statewide drop

ILLINOIS -- Good news from the unemployment line. Illinois' rates are down once again. The U.S. Department of Labor says unemployment has fallen in all twelve metro areas of the state for the sixth consecutive month. Decatur saw the biggest change with a drop greater than 4% since September of last year. Danville is a close second with a nearly 4% change. Unemployment rates in Champaign-Urbana have fallen nearly 2%. Unemployment is down in every county in the state for the fourth consecutive month. Despite these numbers, wages remain low.  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:08pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Communication mix-up cause of lack of police contact

CHAMPAIGN -- Police and Metcad have investigated why a restaurant employee never got to speak to an officer after calling 911. The woman thought someone was trying to break into the KFC. Metcad says, based on the information she gave, the call went out to police as a suspicious person. On the ticket, they told the officer the woman wanted to talk to him, but that wasn't communicated over the radio. Metcad went over the issue with the employees involved. Police say the officer left to respond to another call which is why he didn't make contact with the woman concerning the first call.  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:52pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Communication mix-up causes lack of police contact

CHAMPAIGN -- Police and Metcad have investigated why a restaurant employee never got to speak to an officer after calling 911. The woman thought someone was trying to break into the KFC. Metcad says, based on the information she gave, the call went out to police as a suspicious person. On the ticket, they told the officer the woman wanted to talk to him, but that wasn't communicated over the radio. Metcad went over the issue with the employees involved. Police say the officer left to respond to another call which is why he didn't make contact with the woman concerning the first call.  [Read more]

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:52pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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