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Mumps Cases Reported Linked to U of I Campus

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state has 73 known mumps cases right now and more than two-thirds are in Champaign County.

State and local health officials say the number of cases in the Champaign area is at 50 and could climb.

Health officials say most of the cases are linked to the University of Illinois campus.

Director of the McKinley Heal ...

Charleston Man Accused of Attempted Murder

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Charleston man is facing attempted murder charges.

Police say on July 22nd, they were called to the 200 block of 5th Street for a domestic situation.

They say when they arrived on scene, they were met by a female suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Police say the victim was bleeding from the head, face and hands.

They say she had been cut with a pa ... READ MORE >>

Wheeler Man Dies in ATV Accident

Monday, 20 July 2015

The Effingham County sheriff's department says a Wheeler man  died in an ATV accident.

Authorities say 27-year-old Garrett Lingafelter died Sunday after an accident in Montrose.

They say Lingafelter was traveling west on Mead Avenue when he lost control of his ATV during heavy breaking.

Police say the ATV flipped over on top of Lingafelter.

Sheri ...

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Decatur Mayor

Monday, 20 July 2015

Funeral plans are announced for Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day says McElroy died Friday morning.

Day says an ambulance brought McElroy to St. Mary's Hospital in cardiac arrest.

He says emergency room physicians pronounced McElroy dead and he died of natural causes.

Governor Bruce Rauner called McElroy "a champion for th ... READ MORE >>