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Charleston Earth Day

Governor Pat Quinn has marked April 22nd as earth day here in Illinois. Today he urged residents to do their part by getting outdoors to help keep Illinois beautiful. Students at Jefferson Elementary school in Charleston can say they did just that! And it's safe to say they are all winners! Students in Mrs. Lauren Covington's Sixth grade class celebrated "Earth day" in a unique way this year READ MORE>

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Champaign County Fatal Crash

A fatal crash kills two and leaves three injured in Champaign County. Officials say 62-year-old Dorothy Doxtator and 33-year-old Scott Doxtator of Indianapolis were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon on Route 49 just South of Homer Lake Road. Police say 19-year-old Xiang Cheng was driving the second vehicle and has been cited for improper lane usage. The identities and conditions of

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U of I basketball player arrested

University of Illinois basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus.

Paul could not immediately be reached for comment.

Coach John Groce said, he would let the legal process play out before considerin ... READ MORE >

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