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Mattoon Accident Update

The Champaign County coroner's office confirms 7-year-old Joshua Schneider passed away Saturday morning at Carl Foundation Hospital. Schneider was hit by a vehicle near Lawson Park Thursday afternoon. We've learned new information regarding the seventeen-year-old driver. The Mattoon Police Department tells News Watch's Jesse Guinn they're investigating the minor for more than just illegal cell ... READ MORE >>

Earth Day

When you think Earth Day, your first thoughts may be to shut off the lights, and to save water. But Earth Day doesn't have to solely be about what you're doing, but who is getting involved. The Douglas-Hart Nature Center is planning its FREE Earth Day Festival this Saturday from eight to noon. While tree planting will be going on all spring at the center, you are invited to come plant one this ... READ MORE >>

Effingham Sports Complex

Work is moving right along on an East Central Illinois sports and wellness center. Effingham Park District officials have spent months planning the Richard G. Workman Sports Complex, and that time and effort will soon pay off! News Watch's Jesse Guinn gives us a sneak peek at what Effingham residents will have to look forward to this time next year! The facility will include two pools, two bask ... READ MORE >>

Canine Flu

The flu virus is now an issue for four-legged friends in the Midwest. Vets say the virus is spreading and your canines could be at risk. Influenza outbreaks aren't as common in dogs as they are in humans; and veterinarians say the outbreaks usually only impact a few dozen canines. Thousands of dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have now been affected. Deaths can even occur after th ... READ MORE >>

Canine Flu

The flu virus is now an issue for four-legged friends in the Midwest. Vets say the virus is spreading and your canines could be at risk. Influenza outbreaks aren't as common in dogs as they are in humans; and veterinarians say the outbreaks usually only impact a few dozen canines. Thousands of dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have now been affected. Deaths can even occur after th ... READ MORE >>