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Screenshot of video showing a car driving through a student rally outside Centennial High School.
(You Tube)
News Local/State

No Charges To Be Filed In Champaign Centennial Protest Incident

A car windshield was broken when students participating in December's 'die-in' took to the street.  State's Attorney Julia Rietz suggests instead that the school district resolve it through 'mediation and community education.'

The University of Illinois Willard Airport
(Yelp)
News Local/State

Panel On Airport’s Future Meets With U of I Chancellor

The task force made up of city and county officials, U of I staff, and business personnel spent all of 2014 looking for ways to secure Willard Airport's long-term future. It met with U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise for the first time Tuesday.

News Local/State

Art/BTS: Behind The Scenes With Tuscola Tattoo Artist Ainslie Heilich

WILL recently launched a series of interviews with some of the artists and creative minds who live and work in central Illinois. That includes Ainslie Heilich, a tattoo artist based in Tuscola who says he turned a childhood fascination with drawing into a successful career in the arts.

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at Richland Community College in Decatur Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
News Local/State

Rauner Touts Right-to-Work Areas, Service Tax In Decatur Visit

Gov. Rauner says he wants to create zones in Illinois where local communities could decide whether workers must join a union. He also touted taxes on services during a visit to Richland Community College.