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NewsChannel 20 Top Stories

Two Shot in Champaign Early Saturday

UIS Hosts International Festival

Blood Drives To Be Held In Springfield and Chatham

Trick-Or-Treating At Lincoln Home

Drug Court Graduates Three Members

Man Blows Up House After Stealing Copper Wires

Mobile Food Pantry To Ensure Health Of Children

Denim and Diamonds Event Comes Back For 14th Year

Benedictine Drops "Traditional" Students

Crime Stoppers Search For Armed Robbers

Man Shot and Killed In Jacksonville

Four Years of Prison For Woman Caught Manufacturing Meth In Church

1 Percent Sales Tax To Be On Cass County Ballot

Benedictine University In Springfield To Stop Accepting Undergrads

New Lincoln Film To Premire Friday

Magro's Meat To Open Memorial Day

Hunt Pleads Not Guilty To Stabbing Step Father

Historic Homes Facing Demolition Needs a "Savior"

Kincaid Appoints New Police Chief

Grant Awarded To Program Aiming to Reduce Under-age Drinking

Woman Dead After Early Morning Accident In Morgan County

Couple Pleads Guilty To Burning Child With Oven Cleaner

Death Ruled Homicide Over A Year Later

Dealing With Urban Flooding

Changes To Obamacare Could Affect Company Health Plans

Springfield Officer On Restricted Duty After DUI Arrest

Asbury Supper Hour Receives Donations

24-Year-Old Dies In Home Of Unknown Causes

Local Woman Battles Breast Cancer for the Second Time

Rising Costs To Blame for Restaurant Closures

Leaving The Land Of Lincoln

Social Security Going Up But Falls Short

Vote On Expanding Elkhart Mine Pushed Back

Woman Gets Probabtion After Pleading Guilty To Meth Manufacturing Charge

Partial Solar Eclipse To Happen Thursday

Consumers Expected To Pay More On Gas Bills This Winter

Four Inductees Into Illinois Seniors Hall of Fame

Third Annual German Student Exchange At Glenwood High School

Bunn Purchase of AT&T Call Center Could Bolster Economy

Lincoln Home Protects Artifacts With New Heating, Cooling System

Effingham Turns Down Medicinal Marijuana Facility Proposal

Contraband Found At Area High School

Author Spreads Awareness About Mental Disabilities

Recycling Center Claims City's New Fee Is Misleading

Gas Price Slump: How Long Will It Last?

Judge Orders IDOT Hiring Monitor

Education Task Force May Require Service For Middle and High School Students

Fayette Avenue Closed Until Spring

Carpenter Street Closed Between Ninth and Eighth Streets

Butcher and Retail Business Approved

Man Arrested For Hacking Pictures In Effingham

Oak Ridge Still in Need of City Subsidy

Cause of Cub Scout Explosion Still Mystery

Home Sales Down, Prices Higher In Illinois

Jimmy John's Owner Owes $1 Million In Taxes

SIU Investigating Reported Sexual Assault

Former Bus Driver Accused Of Sexual Abuse Against Teenager

Illinois National Guard Recruiter Makes Final Round Of Veterans Pageant

Possible Changes To Decatur's Noise Ordinance

District 186 Graduation Rates Below State Average

5th Annual Dome Shift in Capital City

Springfield Postal Services Hiring For Holidays

Graduation Rates To Be Worked on In District 186

Taylorville City Council Votes Down Ambulance Ordinance

Child Abuse On The Rise

National Teen Driver Safety Week Brings Good News

UPDATE: Three Kids, Adult Injured in Accidental Explosion

Springfield Aldermen to Vote on Zoning Change for Meat Processor

Bi-literacy Seal Coming To School Districts

Local Vet Builds Wheelchair For Puppy

Cheddar's Closes For Unknown Reasons

Man Sentenced Six Years For Breaking Into Effinham Home

State Seeks DNA From Man Arrested For Concealing Corpse of Decatur Woman

Neighbor Sues Over Halfway House

Salvation Army To Accept Assistance Applications

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Seeks To Provide Awareness

Zoolie Ghoulie At Zoo Provides Safe Trick Or Treating

Beardstown Brick School Sold In Weekend Auction

UPDATE: Baby Found In Dumpster Now In Foster Care

IDOT Projects Continue Around Capital City

Fundraiser to Help Adoption

Governor's Race Draws Big Names To Illinois

The Matthew Project Addressing Homeless Students

Faith Coalition For The Common Good Fall Banquet

Police in "Holding Pattern" Waiting for Rules on Body Cams

Different Face of Domestic Violence

Dept. of Aging Offers Medicare Help

Local Organization Needs Help Fighting Ebola

Zoning Commission: Medical Pot Best Downtown

Ebola: Davis Wants Travel Ban, Hospitals Want Direction

Clinton Haunted House Now Up To Code

Elderly Population On The Rise

Part of Carpenter Street Closed Friday, Oct. 17

Elkhart Mine Meeting Tonight

Two Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Pana Gas Station

Curtin Pleads Not Guilty To Embezzlement

Meetings To Be Held For Future Transportation Programs

Three Dead, One Injured In McDonough County Car Accident

Great ShakeOut: The Reason Why Some Local Schools Chose Not To Participate

Hunt Officially Charged In Attempted Murder Of Stepdad

Stark Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Great Shake Out Day

Medical Marijuana Plan Goes To City Council

Over 50 Laid Off From Springfield Wells Fargo

Central Illinois Community Blood Center Not Worried About Ebola-Infected Blood

Illinois National Guard General Says Funding Poses Risk to Misson

City Might Outsource Inspector General

Get Ready For Flu Season

Recycling Fee Provides $500k Revenue Boost

Jacksonville May Triple Gambling Parlor License Fees

Lisa Madigan Promoting Victims' Bill of Rights

Five Students Taken To Hospital After Bus Accident

Three Tornadoes Touched Down in Central Illinois on Monday

Sewer Backup Meeting To Be Held Tonight

Springfield Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Ronald McDonald House Set To Open Tomorrow

Free Medicare Enrollment Offered To Seniors And Disabled

Man Arrested For Stealing $20 Bill From Grandmother

Help Wanted Ads In Abundance For September

Overnight House Fire Occurs in Sherman

Jimmy Carter Visits Jacksonville, Discusses Middle East

Safety Tips for Driving in Severe Weather

Taylorville Leaders To Vote On Ambulance Controversy

New Details: Cook Street Death

Knox Flats Building to be Demolished

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Tornado Damages Home In Moweaqua

Petersburg Couple Dead After Single-Car Accident

Committee Asks For Extension On Fracking Rules

Two Men Arrested For Attempted Murder

Tornado Slows Business

Illinois College Prepares for Presidential Visit

Street Flooding A Concern With Fall Leaves

LGBT Community Protests Outside Catholic Church

Bad Weather Safety Tips

Latest Ebola Diagnosis Warning For Hospitals

Funding Holding Back Ebola Vaccine?

No Charges Filed Against Taylorville Staffer

Power Plant Legislation Could Soon Change

Air Traffic In Full Swing In Chicago

U of I Sees Decline In Black Students

Fighting Illini Football Coach Arrested For DUI

Shelbyville School Employee Killed By Bus

Driver Comes Forward In Friday's Hit and Run Death

Shop-Tober At Local Farmers Market

Data Breaches Increase, Tips To Avoid Being A Victim

Jimmy Carter In Jacksonville Today And Tomorrow

Council Coordinator Applications Due Wednesday

Human Rights Campaign To Send Message Of Acceptance

Meet The Mayor Event Held For Capital City

Woman Dead After Falling From Vehicle

Candle Lighting Ceremony For Domestic Violence Happening Thursday in Decatur

New Safety Code Enforced At Haunted Houses

Growing Senior Population Causes Concerns in the Medical Field

Parson's Gets Final Decision

More Springfield Children Getting Their Hands On Guns

Carve For The Carillon Traffic This Weekend

Panhandling On The Rise In Downtown Springfield

Dairy Queen Data Breach, 400 Stores Affected

Companies Donate To Support Morgan County Tax Increase

New Fund To Support Historic Site

United Way Organizes Days of Action Event

Local Elementary School Receives $5K Donation

Trucker Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty In Trooper Death

New Ebola Email Scam

Woman Dies Of Hit And Run

NRI Hearings Conclude Today

Woman Battles And Beats Cancer Three Times

Teen Accused of Attempting to Join ISIS

Gun Reported at Grant Middle School

City Begins Moving Fleet into Consolidated Garage

Where is Southern Illinois?

Palazzolo Wants City Planner

Custody Battle Ahead For Baby Left In Dumpster

Can You Afford Retirement?

BBQ Shooting Suspect In Court

Fire Prevention Month Celebrated In the Capital City

Middle School Girls Given Food For Thought On Engineering

Applications Continue To Pour In For Medial Marijuana

NRI Hearings Continue Today In Chicago

Central Illinois Foodbank Wins Contests, Receives Thousands

Local Woman Battles Breast Cancer

Bike Lanes Causing Problems

Stopping the Spread of Ebola

State Farm Service Agencies Train on Farm Bill Programs

Hearing Scheduled for Pension Reform Arguments

Alzheimer's License Plates Coming To Illinois

Police Offer Tips to Avoid Confrontation During a Traffic Stop

More Illinois Students Taking Advanced Placement Classes

College Enrollment Down, Hitting Community Colleges Hard

Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Sexually Assaulting Child

Pana Man Wins $1 Million From Lottery

Ball Charter Celebrates Reading Program Goal

What's the Extra $1M for?

Sherman Public Library to Double Space

City Council Approves More Money To Police, Fire, and Public Works

Rare Photo of Lincoln Uncovered

Two Day Hearing Over Quinn's Anti-Violence Program To Start Today

Police Search For Man Who Robbed Pana Gas Station

Fugitive Files: Man Wanted After Alleged Drug Deal

ICE Expands Operation Predator App

Cost of Infestation: Fighting the Emerald Ash Borer

Springfield Nursing Homes To Be Affected By Federal Changes

Man Pleads Guilty In July's S and K Crash

Blood Moon To Appear Wednesday Morning

Sangamon County Sheriff Requires 200 Employees To Attend Seminar

Sex Offender Arrested For Not Changing Address

Project To Warm 1,000 Kids This Winter

Taylorville City Council Approves Ambulance Request Measure

Community Health Assessment To Be Completed In The Spring

Possible Merger Between HSHS And Springfield Clinic

American Lung Association To Improve Quality of Air

October Big Boost for Local Businesses

Municipal Election Candidates Rolling In

3rd Quarter Campaign Donations Continue Record Trends

Propane Supplies Higher Than Last Year

Local Medical Community Prepares for Managing Patients with Ebola

New Phone Scam Poses As IRS

CWLP Celebrates Public Power Amidst Scrutiny

Groups Calls For Changes To Decades Old Law

Partial Decision In Jeff Parsons Case

Effingham Names Digital Capital of Illinois By Google

Flag Pole Stolen From VFW, Flag Left on Ground

Wet Fields Affecting Fall Harvest

Springfield Takes On Recycling Movement

White Oaks Mall: Calling All Christmas Carolers

Homeless United For Change Hosts Memorial

Bridging The Gap Between Community And Local Law Enforcement

FBI Continues Investigation On Suspicious Package Sent To IDPH

Doug Thomas Case On Hold

Mother Jones Monument To Be Restored

Operations Resume at O'Hare and Midway

Dinosaurs at Illinois State Fair Grounds

Kerasotes YMCA Hosts Hispanic Heritage Event

Too Many Service Projects, Not Enough Volunteers In Washington

Managing The Rising Cost Of College

Lawmakers Challenge Illinois Residents to Shop Local

Law Enforcement Gets To Know Community

3 People Recovering After Crash In Sherman

Safety Grant will Improve Emergency Plans

Morgan County Schools Make Plans for Potential Sales Tax Hike

Enos Park Home Tour Saturday

BBQ to Allow Police, Residents to Build Trust

Residents Worry Of Possible Coal Mine Expansion

Sangamon Co. Sheriff Candidates Will Not Debate

Obama In Illinois: Addressing the US Economy

New Downtown Springfield Restaurant Cooking up Local Food

Nursing Shortage Causing Concern for Local Medical Community

Crash In Decatur Kills Two Year Old Injures Pedestrians

Be Prepared: Flash Floods

Blueboys Take on Concussions With New Helmet Liners

Court Rules State Employees Will Receive Backpay

Economic Impact of Airport Delays

Parsons Decision To Come Soon

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Local Realtors Highlight the Dangers of Their Profession

Principal Resigns Amidst DCFS Investigation

Alderman: 2nd St Bike Lanes Need Adjustment

Local Hunters Helping the Hungry

Public Health Officials Urge Seniors to Get Flu Shots This Season

Aldermen Against Pay Raise, Search Starts For New Coordinator

IDOT Plans for Rail Overpass Despite Funding Uncertainty

Thousands of Petitioners Support Clean Energy in Illinois

Crime Wave on Stevenson?

BBQ Shooting Suspect In Court

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Doctors Urge Seniors To Get Flu Shot This Winter Season

Meredosia High School Offers New Trade Program

Minority Hiring: No Progress in Jacksonville Schools

Economic Recovery Update, Consumer Spending Up

International Visitors Tour Illinois Farms

Shooting Update: Springfield Man Still In Critical Condition

Local Rural Fire Departments Experiencing Communication Crisis

Race for 48th District State Senate Heats Up

Certain Diet Could Help Slow Alzheimer's

$20K For Senior Olympics

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