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Beiser legislation to rename road after officer Blake Snyder passes House Dan Beiser, D-Alton, to rename Illinois Route 100 through Godfrey after … House Joint Resolution now goes to the Illinois Senate for consideration.

Bieser Seeks Passage of Survivors Bill State Representative Dan Beiser is seeking to provide a greater level of justice for victims of sexual abuse as a minor. Beiser is seeking to eliminate …

State Representative Backs Scholarship Opportunity for Women Looking to Further Education State Representative Backs Scholarship Opportunity for Women Looking to Further Education Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights …

Rep. Scherer To Chair New Committee Bringing Companies To Central Illinois Decatur State Representative Sue Scherer will chair a new committee which aims to attract companies to central Illinois. Scherer will be part of the Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee. She says she’ll help address residents’ concerns, do …

Scherer appointed chair of Business Incentives for Local Communities committee

Springfield Man Hit, Killed While Crossing the Street


The driver said she was swerving to avoid another pedestrian when she hit and killed the man Sunday night.

Former UI Football Player Arrested for Theft

By: Matt Loveless


Former defensive back accused of stealing purse, using debit card.

Motorist arrested after for Reckless Conduct on I-57


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY – A man is in custody after he jumped onto the hood of a vehicle after he was involved in a crash on Interstate 57 northbound.

Crime Tracker Mugshots


Click here for the latest information on arrests made in central Illinois.

By: Megan O’Dell


DECATUR- Aissa Norris lost her function and ability to move her fingers and hands both in the span of less than two years.

Horace Mann Chief Financial Officer passes away after brief medical leave


SPRINGFIELD – In an update to a story WAND News brought you Monday, the Chief Financial Officer of Horace Mann Educators Corporation has died days after taking medical leave.

Champaign Mayor issues Emergency Order ahead of Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day


CHAMPAIGN – Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen announced Monday a series of guidelines within an emergency order to combat a possible threat to public health, safety and welfare during Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.

Lake Shelbyville needs volunteers for Fish Habitat Improvement Day


SHELBYVILLE – Volunteers are needed to help enhance the fisheries of Lake Shelbyville for years to come.

Technology Oriented Dance Performance Allows Audience to Participate

By: Meredith Hackler


When you attend an event at the theater, you’re typically told to turn your phone off. However, at the University of Illinois, the tables have been turned.  

Metro East Rep. introduces bill to freeze legislator reimbursement

Illinois Rep. Katie Stuart, of Edwardsville, is introducing a bill that freezes cost of living adjustments, mileage and lodging reimbursement rates for legislators.

“Springfield politicians need a reminder that they represent the people of Illinois who pay for their perks,” Stuart said in the release. “I am proud to fight for freezes to legislators perks to hold politicians accountable to taxpayers, and save taxpayers money. That is why I am refusing to accept my legislative salary until a budget is in place and am rejecting a taxpayer-funded legislative pension.”

House Bill 643, Stuart’s release stated, would block automatic pay increases while freezing reimbursement rates for legislators, executive elected officials and state agency directors.
The release stated this would save taxpayer money.

Stuart — a former math instructor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville — ran in the 2016 election under the idea the budget needed a line-by-line audit to rid waste and return funds to vital services that have “been thrown by the wayside.”

“When I walk door to door, I see firsthand the impact the state’s lack of a budget has had on our community,” Stuart said in the release. “It is my top priority to pass a budget that protects and helps our families. I am using this legislation to let legislators know that enough is enough, it is time to get to work for the people of Illinois.”


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Beiser Sponsors Veterans’ Legislation A local lawmaker is supporting legislation to honor more Illinois’ veterans. State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) is getting behind Senate Joint Resolution 57, to designate Illinois as a “Purple Heart State.” Beiser says the House passed the legislation …

Spotlight: Grieving over Caterpillar, still asking ‘Why?’ It’s been fascinating to see the wide array of comments and thoughts regarding Caterpillar’s decision to move its world headquarters out of Peoria.

Moylan Supporting Legislation to Protect Life Insurance Recipients:


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Moylan Supporting Legislation to Protect Life Insurance Recipients:


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