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WICS NewsChannel 20 :: Spotlight 20

Local organizations and community leaders tell you about events happening in the Central Illinois area.

Spotlight 20 Stories

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

GenH Kids Fundraiser - Savor

Honor Flight Golf Outing

Defenders of the Innocent Dinner

Springfield Community Federation Soiree Fundraiser

IUF Center 5th Anniversary

4/18/14 Williamsville Jazz Dinner

The Big Shred

Save the Butterflies

For One Easter Run

Autism Awareness Walk

4/16/14 Preparing Students for College

Springfield Art Association: 100th Anniversary Gala

Kids Good Grief Camp

YMCA Summer Safety

Lighting the Lamp of Liberty

Altrusa International: Undies Sunday

Athena Leadership Awards

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Easter Tomb Display

UIS Art & Research Symposium

17th Annual Feinstein Challenge

Express Empolyment Leadership Simulcast

Wal-Mart Easter Egg Hunt

Donate Life Month

UIS Health Fair

St. John's Girls Night Out

College Softball Recap 4-6-2014

4/414 Spring Fling Pet Adoption Event

4/4/14 Money Talk

20th Annual Ronald McDonald Golf Classic

4/3/14 Plant Chat

Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off

4/3/14 Casas for Casa

4/3/14 Lutheran Easter Shopping Eggstravaganza

4/2/14 Brother James Court Benefit Dinner and Auction

4/2/14 Lincoln Presidential Half-Marathon

4/2/14 Day of Action

3/31/14 Veterans Honors Program

3/31/14 Money Smart Week

3/28/14 "Bye Bye Birdie"

3/27/14 Plant Chat

3/27/14 Pet Chat

American Legion: Legacy Scholarship Fund

USA Knights Armored Combat League

Smokey the Chinchilla

Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

Bistro Verde Re-Open

The Butterflies Kids Sale

3/25/14 Epilepsy Awareness Purple Day

3/25/14 Diabetes Alert Day

SVYS Trivia Night

Fashionetta Debutante

Best Beginnings Workshop

3/20/14 Plant Chat


Italian War Veterans Pancake Breakfast

Capital City Hooligans Roller Derby Bout

Canine Obedience Trials

City Blood Drive

Springfield High Musical: Legally Blonde

Line Dancers Care Workshop

Cachet Club Geranium Sale

National Nutrition Month

Heart of a Woman

SHG Spring Open House

3/14/13 Blarney Bash

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

3/13/14 Plant Chat

3/13/14 Pet Chat

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Quigley the Bearded Dragon

3/12/14 Moonlight Marathon

Memorial Hospice Gala

3/11/14 APL Trivia Night

3/11/14 Quilt Show

Hockey with Bishop Paprocki

Renovation Project

Board Game Drive

03/07/14 Money Talk

Hair Affair - Hair Battle

3/6/14 Plant Chat

Porta High School: Back to the '80s

Cancer Companions

Feinstein Challenge

Grief Support Group

Girls Night Out

Girl Rising - Film Screening

National Pancake Day

Illinois Horse Fair

VFW Chili Cook-Off

Healthcare Enrollment Celebration

Miss Illinois

2/27/14 Pet Chat

Sturgis Rock'n the Boondocks

Home Builders Expo

2/26 Special Olympics Polar Plunge

American Red Cross

Scrapbook for the Troops

PORTA Band and Choir Fun Fair

Red Carpet Event

Cathedral School Open House

55th Annual Mostaccioli Dinner

Ansar Shrine Chili Cook Off

2/20/14 Plant Chat

Mini O'Bierne Trivia Night

Disability to Possibility

Lincoln Half Marathon and Relay

Engineers in the Classroom

College Career Fair

Flirting for Disaster

Dough for Dresses

2/13/14 Pet Chat

2/13/14 Plant Chat

A.W.A.K.E. Network

St. Aloysius Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Miss Frizzle the Guinea Pig

Children's Dental Health

"From Stage to Screen"

Kohl's Gotta Dance

Springfield Public Schools Foundation Dinner

2/7/14 Money Talk

Girl Scout Cookie Day

Wear Red Day

2/6/14 Plant Chat

Kaylee Helton Benefit

Muni Audition Workshop

Girls Night Out "Heart of a Woman"

Springfield Christian School Kindergarten Preview Night

Edinburg Baptist Church Gospel Event

1/31/14 Tri-Angels Trivia Night

1/30/14 Pet Chat

1/30/14 Plant Chat

Salute to Senior Service

01/30/14 Mouse Races

01/28/13 Crimestoppers Trivia Night

01/27/14 Winter Wine Fest

01/24/14 Survivor Breakfast

1/23/14 Plant Chat

01/23/14 Beekeeping

01/23/14 Book Sale

01/22/14 Cautious the Salamander

01/22/14 County Market Health Fair

Mercy Community Trivia Night

UCP Telethon

Race for the Cure

1/16/14 Plant Chat

1/16/14 Pet Chat

Trivia Night

Gospel Concert

Downtown Springfield Awards

Frozen Open

01/09/14 Plant Chat

01/09/14 Cervical Cancer Screening

01/08/14 Leo the Leopard Gecko

01/08/14 Fight for Air Climb

01/08/14 Girl's Night Out

01/03/14 Griefshare

1/2/14 Plant Chat

1/2/14 Pet Chat

Whirlwind Bus Tour - Help Tornado Victims

12/26/13 Plant Chat

12/23/13 Interfaith Breakfast

12/19/13 Plant Chat

12/19 Tree of Wishes

Christmas Dinner/Toy Giveaway

12/18/13 Wish Big Project

12/18/13 First Night

Pet of the Week: Meet Santar

Handmade for the Holidays

12/13/13 Live Nativity Scene

Gifts for Gardeners

Holiday Farmer's Market

Bowling Benefit for Adam Cheung

Zoo Talk: Bess the Snake

LLCC Baking & Cooking Classes

Toys for Tots

12/11/13 Live Nativity Scene

12/10/13 Old Capitol Holiday Walk

12/10/13 Toys for Tots Benefit

12/10/13 Nutcracker

12/09/13 Managing Holiday Stress

12/09/13 Santa 5K Run Walk

12/06/13 Guns And Hoses

12/05/13 Plant Chat

12/05/13 Pet Chat

12/05/13 Boondock's Benefit Concert

12/05/13 Holly Fair

12/04/13 Holiday Home Tour

12/04/13 Santa Paws Pictures

12/04/13 Girl's Night Out

12/04/13 Nativity Festival

12/03/13 Dancing with the Symphony

12/03/13 Share The Love Adoption Event

12/03/13 Giving Tuesday

12/02/13 Holiday Walk

11/27/13 Beaux Arts Ball

11/27/13 Ameren Gift Ideas

11/26/13 Community Thanksgiving Dinner

11/26/13 Emphysema Study

11/25/13 Service of Remembrance

11/25/13 Coat Drive

Holiday on the Square

11/22/13 Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Expo

11/21/13 Plant Chat

11/21/13 Pet Chat

11/21/13 Cover Crop Courses

11/21/13 Express Pay It Forward

11/21/13 Cookie Walk

11/20/13 Lung Cancer Prevention Workshop

11/20/13 Festival of Trees

11/20/13 Children's Miracle Network Radiothon

11/19/13 Capital City Men's Choir Fall Concert

11/19/13 Holiday Farmers Market

11/18/13 Operation X-Mas

11/18/13 Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

11/15/13 Ink 186

11/15/13 Adopt A Senior

11/14/13 Tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

11/14/13 Howliday Extravaganza

11/14/13 Run Run Santa 5K

11/13/13 Leo the Leopard Gecko

11/13/13 Community Thanksgiving Dinner

11/13/13 Coats For Kids

11/13/13 Catch The Vision

11/12/13 "Children of Eden"

11/12/13 SHG Preview Night

11/12/13 Relay for Life

11/11/13 Alzheimer's Conference

11/11/13 Diabetes Awareness Fair

11/08/13 Fall Skating Event and Tea Party

11/08/13 Pinkalicious

11/07/13 Plant Chat

11/07/13 Bye Bye Birdie

11/07/13 Veteran's Day Parade

11/07/13 Ghost Hunt

11/07/13 Library Grant

11/06/13 Shelter from the Storm

11/06/13 The Foreigner

11/06/13 Ansar Shrine's Circus

11/5/13 Illinois Reads

11/05/13 Rising Stars

11/4/13 Express Yourself

11/4/13 Diabetes Awareness

11/1/13 Money Talk

11/1/13 Coat Drive

10/31/13 Plant Chat

10/31/13 Cirque-Tacular Circurious

10/31/13 Walk For a Lifetime

10/31/13 Frontier 60th Anniversary

10/30/13 Fall Festival

10/29/13 Women on the Move Prayer Conference

Turkey Trot

10/28/13 Senior Wellness Fair

10/28/13 Diabetes Program

10/25/13 Trick or Treat Street

10/25/13 Veterans Info Fair

10/24/13 Plant Chat

10/24/13 Pet Chat

10/24/13 Halloween In The Market

10/24/13 St. Patrick Chili Food Truck

10/23/13 Daughters of the American Revolution Meet the Registrar

10/23/13 Harvest of Talents for World Hunger

10/23/13 Toys for Tots

10/23/13 Extra Life

10/22/13 Nunsense

10/22/13 Unity for Christ Fall Festival

10/22/13 Scrapbook For The Troops

10/21/13 Prairie Art Alliance Dancing with the Stars

10/21/13 We Have A Dream Banner

10/18/13 Be Aware Women's Fair

10/18/13 LLCC Grow Beyond Endowment Fund

10/17/13 Plant Chat

10/17/13 Springfield Marathon

10/17/13 Race for the Cure

10/17/13 Candy Day

10/16/13 Ashton the Screech Owl

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Business News

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

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   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Wanna buy some panties?

Science/Tech News


NEW YORK (AP) -- Some customers are still a little leery about swiping their credit cards after the massive theft of credit card numbers from Target this past holiday season.

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