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Thursday, November 27, 2014, 12:31am  |  wicd15.com
Shopping Safety Tips

What dangers do consumers face?Criminals pose as legitimate businesses and use multiple methods to attract you online and elsewhere. Common scams include:-- [Phishing] email, instant messages & social networking sites.o    Example: an email saying there’s a package waiting for you, but you need to provide personal information to retrieve it. ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:03pm  |  wicd15.com
You Paid for It: State workers earning six figures surges

ILLINOIS -- When it comes to state workers - some are making a lot more than others.Public records show 7,800 workers in state agencies took home six-figures last year. That's roughly one in ten state workers who were paid through the Illinois Comptroller's Office.A lot of the money goes to jobs that require higher salaries including doctors, lawyers, and judges, but of the thousands of workers earning top dollar in 2013, our investigation revealed people working jobs ranging from executive administrators to more blue-collar work including plumbers, electricians, and painters.Search our database of the..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:56pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Police crackdown on illegal parking

SPRINGFIELD--It's officially the holiday season. And that means shopping. But it could also mean long lines. And limited parking spots. For nine years the secretary state police has been cracking down on people who illegally take advantage of handicapped parking.And one woman says she is pleased."It makes it a lot easier on people who really need the spots," Susan SkinnerLike many others Susan Skinner relies on the disability parking spots to get to where she needs to go. But that can be tough during the holidays."I really want to confront them and ask them why they're parking there when there's people who..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:43pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Fire station planned to be demolished

MATTOON -- The fire department will be saying goodbye to an old friend. Station 2 will be demolished next week. It's been around since the late 1800s. It closed in 2001 after some department downsizing. Some say it'll always hold a special memory for them. The fire pole has been in the department since the start. Denny Kingery says "We brought it as a memorial it doesn't function but it's just nice to have it in the station."The pole came from the original 3 story station. Some of the firefighters will be given bricks from the demolition.   [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:22pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Holiday Travel, Safety Tips

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:10pm  |  wicd15.com
State agencies prepare for the worst

ILLINOIS--Several state agencies are preparing for the worst.Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking state departments to plan for cuts. Rauner is asking agencies to cut 20 percent from their budget. All to get an idea of how things could look if the temporary income tax rate sunsets.The Governor -Elect is asking dozens of key state agencies to present a plan to trim up to seven billion dollars from this year's budget.We spoke with many of those state departments today, and they say it's too early to speculate what could happen if they lose that funding.Some political experts agree."This is all part of a planning..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:10pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
State agencies prepare for budget cuts

ILLINOIS--Several state agencies are preparing for the worst.Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking state departments to plan for cuts. Rauner is asking agencies to cut 20 percent from their budget. All to get an idea of how things could look if the temporary income tax rate sunsets.The Governor -Elect is asking dozens of key state agencies to present a plan to trim up to seven billion dollars from this year's budget.We spoke with many of those state departments today, and they say it's too early to speculate what could happen if they lose that funding.Some political experts agree."This is all part of a planning..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:10pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Family of 7 thankful for what they have

CHARLESTON -- A family has had a rough couple of months, but despite the bumps in the road they're still thankful for what they have.WCIA 3's Maggie Hockenberry tells us why this holiday is a blessing. Stephen and Karen Fischer are parents to 7 children. Two months ago they had their world flipped upside down."I went from a 10 o'clock appointment with him to being told at 1:30 you have to go to Carle so they can take a mass out of my stomach."Stephen was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon Cancer. It hasn't been easy on the family but they're staying hopeful."I'm just thankful were all together and doing..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:40pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Holiday patrol

MATTOON -- The holiday is quickly approaching, and police are ready. They'll be out in full force. Mattoon police will be out with extra patrols. They're focusing on drinking while driving and making sure people are buckled up.The federal government says seat belts saved more than 12,000 lives in 2012.  [Read more]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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