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DeRyke pleads guilty in Willow Long case

  EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WTHI) – UPDATE 5 PM  The Willow Long case culminated Tuesday in Effingham, Illinois. The body of the 7-year-old girl was …

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Remembering a tragedy 50 years later

PARIS, Ill. (WTHI) – March 12, 1964 – it was nearly 50 years ago but for those who lived in Paris, Illinois it seems like yesterday. It was …

Tim Butler exits a polling station after filling out his ballot as early voting opens across Illinois for the up coming primary elections, at the Sangamon County Building Monday, March 3, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Early voting opened across Illinois on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Candidate stops right in our backyard

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WTHI) – “This is a critical election. The future of Illinois is on the line,” said gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner…

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Palestine schools facing more cuts

Palestine, Ill. (WTHI) We’ve told you about the Illinois public school budget problems in the past. A year later the Palestine Illinois scho…