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Cronus Chemical Plant in Douglas County

More than a year and a half of negotiations, and it's confirmed! Cronus Chemicals will be built in Douglas County! The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced yesterday the company will build a fertilizer plant in central Illinois. A billion dollar chemical plant will be built near Tuscola. Earlier today, officials from all over the state, including Governor Pat Quin ... READ MORE >>

Shumway Food Pantry Crash

Six people are hurt when a pick up truck comes crashing through an Effingham County food pantry. The accident happened early Saturday (10/25/14) morning at Enduring Freedom Ministries in the old Shumway Grade School. Director of the pantry Vickie Kight says they're lucky those injuries weren't serious. The ministry says for now, guests will need to make an appointment with the pantry. Kight s ... READ MORE >>

Rise In Heroin Use

Police say more and more people are getting hooked on heroin. While drug enforcement officials say methamphetamine is still the number one drug of choice in central Illinois, police are seeing more and more cases of heroin use. Edgar County Sheriff Ed Motley says the drug doesn't discriminate, people of all races and ages are using. The Illinois Drug Task Force says another reason why more peop ... READ MORE >>

Youth Homeless Shelter

Homeless youth living couch to couch may find comfort in a new center. A youth homeless shelter is being renovated in Charleston for those not sure where they'll sleep next. News Watch's Margaret Langevin spent the day talking to counselors about this new facility and they say they've seen a dramatic increase in a need for a center like this in Charleston. Those staying in the shelter can only ... READ MORE >>

CHS Supports Players102014

Several members of the Charleston Trojans football team have shaved their heads to support one of their own. Freshman team member Ethan Robinson and varsity player Dylan Coffey are both fighting two different illnesses. Brittany Borthwick spent the day talking to players, and they say they are more than happy to show support for the two. Players say they wanted their teammates to know they did ... READ MORE >>