ILLINOIS - The bomb squad in Springfield blows up a suspicious package downtown after a bomb scare shuts down several city blocks. Police are investigating a suspicious package left at the East Washington Street wall of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Police responded shortly after 7:00 p.m. including the Secretary of State Bomb Squad which intentionally blew up the device
A job placement program is over but students say it was a rewarding experience. The school district partners with businesses every summer to give kids a summer job in the twin cities. City leaders say it more than just a paycheck; it's an investment in their future. For many of the kids it's their first time in a professional setting.
ILLINOIS -- The state is looking at ways of keeping bikers safe on the road. WCIA-3's Kelsey Gibbs keeps us Connected to the Capitol. It looks like it's back to school for bikers. The Secretary of State's Office has several ideas to protect bikers when they're on the roads. One of those is a new class designed for beginners who
DANVILLE -- Hundreds of American military veterans spend the night on the streets in Central Illinois. A weekend concert will help raise money to provide vital, life-saving services. This is the second year for Operation: Appreciation, an effort started by the Midwest Veterans Association ( www.facebook.com/MidwestVeteranAssociation ) to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness among American veterans. The group's mission
CHAMPAIGN -- Children are reacting to recent violence. Jericho Missionary Baptist Church is giving them a chance to record their feelings. WCIA-3's Maggie Hockenberry tells us how their messages are being heard in the community. "People are scared to walk outside, walk their dogs, go exercise because they are scared they are going to get shot or killed. That's wrong."
TEUTOPOLIS -- People in Our Town are getting ready to celebrate its 175th anniversary. In the past decade, the fire department has seen some major changes. Many people say Chief Tim McMahon is responsible for it. He's been chief about ten years. The department needed some upgrades and with the help of the community, it raised enough money to get
RANTOUL -- Police are investigating a stabbing. They responded to a call on Briarcliff Drive, about 7:30 am, Monday. They found an 18-year old man with a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim wouldn't give police much information about what happened.
Latest: 5:29 pm, 7/28/14, Monday TILTON -- A Vermilion County restaurant, destroyed by fire, will be back in business. Monical's is being rebuilt on Georgetown Road. It caught fire in April. Demolition began Monday and the new building could be open by November. Update: 4:14 pm, 4/25/14, Friday TILTON -- A business fire was ruled an accident. The fire chief
CHAMPAIGN -- ACL injuries are very common and there are some new techniques to repair them. Dr. Rick Goding is an orthopedic surgeon at Christie Clinic. For more information, click here .
NATIONAL -- High school students are no longer required to take the ACT exam. It is a requirement for getting into most colleges and it's been given for free to high school juniors. Students will now be taking the PARCC Assessment. The State Board of Education say it's not a college entrance exam, but prepares students for college. Schools now