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WICS NewsChannel 20 :: Spotlight 20

Local organizations and community leaders tell you about events happening in the Central Illinois area.

Spotlight 20 Stories

Light A Candle of Love

First Night Springfield

Feast of Plenty

Honor Rewards Program for Veterans

Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store

11/20/14 Pet Chat

Tree of Wishes

Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Expo

Parkway Church Cookie Walk

Memorial's Festival of Trees

Old Time Christmas Homecoming

Cancer Benefit for Frank Vollmer

19th Annual Memory Loss Conference

Springfield Holiday Market

Mental Health Workshop

Home for the Holidays

Crazy Town

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Ebola Relief Event

Coats For Kids

Diabetes Awareness Month

2014 SHG Preview Night

Springfield Veterans Day Parade

Fall Skating Event and Tea Party

CMA Review

11/6/14 Pet Chat

11/6/14 Plant Chat

The Springfield Renaissance IV

Ansar Shrine Circus

2014 Korean War National Museum Veterans' Day Talks

Howliday Extravaganza and Pet Adoption

The Importance of Being Earnest

10th Annual Fine Arts Boutique

Wreaths Across America

Asbury Supper Hour

Monster Mash

10/30/14 Plant Chat

Roman Cultural Society Pasta Dinner

United Way Annual Campaign

Springfield Civic Garden Club's 85th Anniversary

Health & Disabilities Job Fair

I Can Stick With It

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Youth Symphony Trivia Night

Pittie Party

Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok

International Beerfest

10/23/14 Pet Chat

10/23/14 Plant Chat

68th Annual Luncheon and Style Show

Halloween Farmer's Market

Springfield Green Fundraiser

Run for Clay

Fall Festival of Learning for Nurses

African-American History Museum Annual Gala

German Fest

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

United Way Celebrity Bartender Event

10/16/14 Plant Chat

Woodlawn Farm's Annual Farm Festival

SH-G Shopapalooza

Fall Fundraising Banquet

3rd Annual Pancake Fundraiser

National Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Mercy Gala

Shake Out and Rock Out!

Congressman Rodney Davis Interview

Donation for Thanksgiving Baskets

Be Aware Women's Fair

47th Annual Porcelain Art Show


Walk In the Park for Epilepsy

10/9/14 Pet Chat

Riverton Oktoberfest

Carve for the Carillon

Sit-A-Thon Fundraiser

Jr. Blues/BMIC Faith and Family Event

Pink and White Ball

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Interview

Capitol City Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Paint the Cornfield Blue: UIS Homecoming

Moving Forward 5K/10K Run/Walk

Trash & Treasure Sale

10/2/2014 Plant Chat

State Sen. Michael Frerichs Interview

Annual German Dinner

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

State Rep. Tom Cross Interview

Annual Diaper Drive

Kite Festival

LLCC Fall Celebration

20th Annual SH-G Mega Raffle

New Berlin Quarter Craze

CHNA Community Forums

Calvary Temple's Holy Rollers Car and Motorcycle Show

Pet of the Week 9/26

Sangamon County Health Survey

Worship Explosion

9/25/2014 Pet Chat

9/25/2014 Plant Chat

Hog Roast

Rochester Fall Fest

Craft & Food Festival

Route 66 Festival

SamJam Unplugged

Moments of Hope 2014

St. John's Girls' Night Out

Afternoon of Great Scenes

Springfield Marathon

Rotary Club Catfish Tournament

Come to the Cabaret

Edgewood Golf Outing

Sportscare's Women's Biathlon

9/18/2014 Plant Chat

Be Well To Serve Well

Benedictine Open House


Midstate Mayhem Roller Derby Bout

Signature Chef Auction

Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

Humpfest 2014

Sherman Homecoming

Toys For Tots

Walk to End Alzheimer's

I'm Every Woman

9/11/2014 Plant Chat

Voter Registration

G-ma's Memories Festival

Power of Pink

Carillon Art Spectacular

First Responders Fundraiser


Dance Dash 5K

Walk to End Alzheimer's

God Belongs In My City

Jekyll & Hyde

9/4/2014 Plant Chat

Playground Fundraiser

Williamsville Fall Festival

Blue Zone Face-Off

5th Annual Mouse Races

Sniff It Out

Underwater Search and Rescue Information Meeting

Italian-American War Veterans Annual Sauage Sale

Tent Revival Celebration

Rodney Davis Interview 8/29

Woodcarvers Show

08/28/14 Plant Chat

08/28/14 Pet Chat

9/11 Heroes Run

Class of '79 AMA Flashback Race

Glow Light Run & Walk

Holes Fore! Habitat

40-70 Workshop

One Grand Old Lady

Mini Golf Tournament

Women's Symposium

Up In Smoke BBQ

Blues & BBQ

Transplant 5K Run/Walk

ALS Awareness 5K

Children's Health and Safety Fair

08/14/14 Pet Chat

08/14/14 Plant Chat

In Honor Of 17 Years

Blizzard Treats

Driving for Safety

Feline Fundraiser

PBS Kids: Back-To-School

Child Advocacy Center

Truck & Tractor Pull

08/07/14 Plant Chat

Olde Time Gospel Homecoming

Shrek: The Musical

The Stars in Our Skies

Jason Gray in Concert

Keep Kids in School

Hooligans Roller Derby Bout

07/31/14 Pet Chat

07/31/14 Plant Chat

Abe Lincoln Car Show

Annual Rummage Sale

Dual Pianos

3rd Annual Urban Unity

Super Heroes for Bryce

Stuff the Bus

Walk At The Zoo

Sen. Mike Frerichs Interview

Back to School Bash

Korean War Museum Re-Dedication

Cool Crusiers Car Show

Pax Program

CMB Anniversaries

07/22/2014 Plant Chat

The Civil War Musical

Wild Times Exotics

Weeding Out The Hate

07/17/2014 Plant Chat

07/17/2014 Pet Chat

Benefit For Brianna

Sweet Corn Festival

Peace Keepers Ride & Rally

Give Away Day

Bark in the Park

Super Survivor

"All Shook Up"

07/10/14 Plant Chat

Christmas In July

Taste of Downtown

Make A Wish Festival

Community Recycling

Rep. Rodney Davis Interview

07/03/14 Pet Chat

07/03/14 Plant Chat

Mass of Rememberance

Sing-a-Long Concert

Illinois State Fair

McDonald's Reading Program

Independents Week

Run United 5K

Red, White & Bruised!

Rep. Tom Cross Interview

06/26/14 Plant Chat

OPA Greek Fest

Athena Awards

Assumption Fest

Safety Seat Check

Marbold Farmstead Antique Show

Wild Times Exotics

Putts for Mutts

Relay For Life

Dine United

Illinois State Military Museum

Logan Ag Flavors

Mongomery County Fair

Business Men in Christ Charity Golf Classic

Sangamon County Fair

The Sound of Music

06/12/14 Plant Chat

Fred Britenstine Memorial Car Show

Dentistry From The Heart

Stress Management

Italian War Vets Annual Convention

Play For The Cure

Bravo! - Documentary

APL Adoption

6/05/14 Plant Chat

6/05/14 Pet Chat

Relay For Life

Riding For A Cure

Bragging Rights BBQ

Paper Shredding Events

Walk To Defeat ALS

Local Flavors

5/30/14 Cancer Survivors Picnic

Rep. Tom Cross Interview

Keeping Families Together

Senator Andy Manar Interview

Chip In Fore Charity

Camp Coco Charity Golf

Walk for Children

Senior Health and Fitness Day

The Little Theatre on the Square

Korean War National Museum Speaker Series

5/23/14 Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk

Oak Ridge & Camp Butler Events

5/22/14 Pet Chat

5/22/14 Plant Chat

Brand It Blue Day

Bess the Python

Kailey's Krew

Camp Widjiwagon Sign-Up

National Mustang Show

Central Illinois Senior Celebration

APL Doghouse Donation Drive

Panther Creek Golf Challenge

Illini Country Club Golf Classic

5/15/14 Plant Chat

5/15/14 PrideFest

Art of Wine Festival

Park District Jamboree

5/14/14 Old Capitol Art Fair

Girls Night Out

Stroke Awareness

Skin Cancer Screenings

Matthew Hinkle Benefit

Farmers Market

Miles for Music 5K

Your Ultimate Social Media Plan

Weekend Recycling Event

Mother Slay I?

5/8/14 Pet Chat

5/8/14 Plant Chat

Komen Race For The Cure

Farmer's Market

Pennies for Penguins

APL Upscale Collectible Sale

Sangamon CEO Class of 2014 Trade Show

Relay For Life

McDonald's Smoothies for Service

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Business News

Mall reports brisk business late Thanksgiving night

UNDATED (AP) -- A lot of Americans seem willing to head out to the malls, right after Thanksgiving dinner.

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   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Pity those poor folks in California, where they had to endure record heat while much of the nation shivered on Thanksgiving Day.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Have an iPhone in your pocket?

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