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Animal Shelter Security

The Coles County Animal Shelter has had animals stolen in the past. Now, it's taken an important step to catch potential criminals threatening the animals' safety. NewsWatch's Lacey Clifton spoke with shelter manager Julie Deters, who says the security measure is long overdue. Up until now, the shelter didn't have cameras at the facility. Deters says they were purchased with the help of the count READ MORE>

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Tolono Parks Smoking Ban

A Champaign County city is saying no to puffing on the playground.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Special Projects Coordinator Tara McCauley says on January 1, the city of Tolono will put a ban on smoking in all village parks.

McCauley says violators will get a twenty five dollar fine for the first violation, a 50 dollar fine for the second, and up to a five hundred

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High School Football Playoffs Tuscola vs. Maroa-Forsyth

A trip to Champaign is on the line in class 2-A, and for both teams the chance for a state title is no mystery.

The Tuscola Warriors,  two time IHSA football champions and three-time runner-up in the last eight years will take on Maroa-Forsyth who won state championships in 2006 and 2009.

The Trojans championships were in this class, while Tuscola is playing their fi ... READ MORE >

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