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Spring Planting

For years the demand for corn was high and so were prices. But in recent years that has changed. News Watch's Jesse Guinn spoke with area farmers who agree the agricultural economy is once again shifting. Both Dailey and Newby say they've taken advantage of the weather and they say neighboring farmers have too. Newby says farmers typically prefer to have corn planted by May 20th. And they say READ MORE>

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Decatur Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

A central Illinois man will spend the rest of his life in jail for killing his second cousin and the cousin's wife in an execution-style shooting.

On Thursday, 30-year-old Demarta Cunningham was sentenced for murdering Freedom and Central Cunningham in 2012 in Decatur.

Authorities say Demarta Cunningham shot the couple because Freedom Cunningham owed him around $15,000 a

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Illini Baseball Squares-Off Against Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament

After a historic regular season that featured a school-record 26-game winning streak and a Big Ten regular season championship, the Illini went 2-2 in the Big Ten Tournament.

Now, as the top seed in their NCAA Tournament Champaign Regional, the University of Illinois (48-8-1) is 1-0 in the postseason and facing Notre Dame (37-21) in the winners' bracket.

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