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Most Wanted in custody

Update: 4:09 pmCHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Authorities say Christopher Coad is now in police custody. No other details have been released. Original: 9:51 amCHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- This week's Most Wanted is Christopher Coad. He's wanted on a total $50,000 bond for two felony burglary charges. Coad is a white man, 30-years old, 5'9", 150 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in the 600-block of South Vine, in Camargo. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. Champaign County Crime Stoppers(217) 373 - TIPS373tips.comText: CCTip +..."  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:09pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Group looks to sky for inspiration & renovation?

SAVOY -- Many people will be flying this holiday week. Some community leaders wish more of them were using Willard Airport. One group is working to recharge the 60-year old facility. There's a draft in the works suggesting several changes: hiring a private airport management company to run it, increase parking fees to generate more revenue, or completely re-brand the airport. It's currently run by UI.  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:54pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Millions moving this week

NATIONAL -- Hitting the road for the holiday this week? Millions of people in Illinois are expected to, with Wednesday forecast to be the busiest day. According to officials with the Illinois tollway system, 8.3 million people will travel its system through the weekend. They say about 1.4 million will be on the tollway system each day through Monday. A holiday gift; construction zones will be suspended.  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:52pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
New Lotto game benefits vets

ILLINOIS -- The state has a new lottery ticket to raise funds for veterans' organizations. It's part of the Veterans Cash Program. 100% of every one of these Lotto tickets sold goes to Illinois' veterans. VCP awards grants to 240 veterans groups statewide. The program has raised nearly $12-million since 2006. Each ticket is $5 on sale at most lottery retail stores.  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:49pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Expected Monday

CNN -- Since August, the country has watched protests erupt in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown.Brown, a black teenager, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a white police officer August 9th.Now, we're awaiting the grand jury decision of whether or not the officer should stand trial. ...  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:25pm  |  wicd15.com
Illinois Universities Warned Of ‘Dire’ Budget Cuts

The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities after meeting with Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's budget transition team. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers obtained an email that Executive Director James Applegate sent to the presidents. It says the schools need to prepare for state funding cuts of up to 30 percent.   Applegate says in the email that the budget team has asked the schools to prepare budget recommendations for fiscal year 2016 with a 20 percent reduction. He says they also may be asked to..."  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:23am  |  will.illinois.edu
Woman accosted in woods

DECATUR -- A woman was released from the hospital after a man tried kidnapping her. It happened Friday, on the bike path between Rock Springs Environmental Center and Fairview Park. The victim was walking the trail when a man grabbed her dragged her into the woods. A witness saw it happening and helped the woman escape. Police are still looking for the suspect. He's described as in his mid-30's, with dark hair and a goatee. The last incident reported in the area to be similar happened in 2012.  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:01am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Champaign County's Most Wanted: Christopher Coad

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- This week's Most Wanted is Christopher Coad. He's wanted on a total $50,000 bond for two felony burglary charges. Coad is a white man, 30-years old, 5'9", 150 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in the 600-block of South Vine, in Camargo. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. Champaign County Crime Stoppers(217) 373 - TIPS373tips.comText: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:51am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Break-ins & burglary investigated

URBANA -- Authorities are investigating the forced entry of numerous garages and the theft of about $1,800 in property. It happened in the Willow Springs Apartment Complex, during the overnight hours of Tuesday, November 11, to Wednesday, November 12. Investigators say an unknown number of individuals broke into garages in the complex. Most victims didn't report any items of value missing, but one person reported property worth $1,800 was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. Champaign County Crime Stoppers(217) 373 -..."  [Read more]

Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:48am  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Dog adoption event is a success!

CHAMPAIGN -- Several dogs found new homes Sunday. A dog adoption program had one of its best days finding owners for shelter dogs. The group Mobile Mutts spent the day at Pet Supplies Plus. Members say it's the most people they've ever had sign up to adopt a pet in one day. It's not your typical pet adoption agency. A home inspection has to happen before a new owner can take the animal home. They plan on being at the store again next week.  [Read more]

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 11:03pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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