Early Morning Accident on Lost Bridge Road Kills 1

A head on collision between two cars on Lost Bridge road this morning has sent one driver to the hospital, and unfortunately left the other dead. 21 year old Felecia Strode of Decatur was pronounced dead at the scene this morning. Ms. Strode died as a re

City Council to vote on appointment of Gregg Zientara as interim City Manager

The City of Decatur could have their interim City Manager in place by Monday night...

Illinois Department of Public Health Warning of Foodborne Illiness this Thanksgi

CHICAGO – The season for family gatherings and festive meals is here, and with that comes the potential for foodborne illnesses, if the foods are not properly prepared and handled. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck of

Man Fails to Register as Sex Offender, Faces 100 Years in Prison for Child Porno

BLOOMINGTON — A central Illinois man is facing more than 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex offender registration charges. James Carter of Normal is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and t

Numbers for Illinois Children in Early Education Programs Falling

Not long ago, Illinois was getting more kids into early childhood education. Those days are gone. Illinois began the Preschool for All initiative in 2007, and boosted the number of kids enrolled from 77,000 to 95,000. Then budget cuts hit in 2010, and th

Recalled Toys May Still on Store Shelves

Recalled toys or products may still be up for sale during the holidays.   The Illinois attorney general’s office complies an annual holiday shopping guide to items that have been recalled over the past year. Attorney General Lisa Madi

Madigan Appealing Pension Reform Verdict

The state will be appealing the circuit court ruling on pension reform.   Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be filing an appeal shortly, asking for an expedited hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court. Madigan says a showd

Chaos fills Ferguson streets following Grand Jury's decision on Darren Wilson/Mi

Protests quickly turned violent in Ferguson, Mo, on Monday night following a Grand Jury's decision not to pursue an indictment against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown...

Traffic Fatalities in Illinois Down from Recent Years

Fatalities on Illinois roads are down this year vs. last – but they’re making a comeback.   Fatalities stand at 822, which is 85 fewer than at this time last year, and it’s possible to finish the year under 900, if people put their

Timothy Killeen Ready for New Role as U of I President

The incoming president of the University of Illinois comes from an accomplished family.   Timothy Killeen comes here from the State University of New York, and he spent two decades at the University of Michigan. So where’d he get that funny acc

Nearly $4.5 Million Going to Some Central Illinois Foodbanks

Eight food banks serving Illinois are getting an upgrade using state funds.   Nearly $4.5 million will go to regional food banks so they can upgrade their computer systems and cut down on paper record keeping. Gov. Pat Quinn says the benefits of this

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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year....
INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism
KOBANI, Syria (AP) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders....
BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators....
Protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson....
A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri....

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