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Hi again everyone! A couple of you are still asking where I went. I now work in Charlotte, North Carolina and have a new page! Click the link below if you want to follow along. https://www.facebook.com/brettbaldeck/

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Hello Central Illinois! If you want to follow what I am doing in Charlotte, North Carolina feel free to give my new page a like! I hope all is well back in the midwest.

I am a reporter for FOX 46 in Charlotte North, Carolina. Have a good story? Feel free to reach out to me at: brett.baldeck@foxtv.com
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Attempting to make it back to the station. Near blizzard conditions. Winds are picking up.
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A look inside the NewsChannel 20 newsroom with an hour before the 5:00. Busy busy busy!
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If this doesn't show you how cold it is tonight, I don't know what will!
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Thanks again for a great 2 and a half years Central Illinois. My last newscast is tonight at 6:00. See you then!

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Parents at the North Mac School District are wearing black shirts with the superintendents name crossed out. They want the board to hire a new superintendent. They say current Superintendent Marica Cullen doesn't follow emergency plans, specifically the CO leak back in 2014. Parents say it could have been prevented.

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HAPPENING TONIGHT: Parents in the North Mac School District are expected to show up in high numbers at a school board meeting. A group called "The North Mac Citizens for Vote of No Confidence" says the superintendent "Fails to provide for the safety of the district children, creates and fosters a mistrustful, micromanaged, abusive work environment and lacks adequate communication skills with North Mac patrons." I will be at the meeting tonight with more from parents and the board.

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Thank you Central Illinois for a great 2 and a half years! Unfortunately this Friday is my last day at Channel 20. I have accepted a new job at a station in Charlotte, North Carolina. It's an opportunity I couldn't refuse. Thank you to everyone who has watched every night for the past 2 years. Thank you to the hundreds of people who have allowed me to tell their story, even under difficult circumstances. Finally, thank you to everyone at Channel 20 both current and past! I have made some life long friends and memories I will never forget. Thanks for following me and allowing me to live my dream! (This page will be deleted at the end of the week).

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Daytona 500 coverage starts at 11am on FOX 55/27 Illinois. My pick to win is Carl Edwards, but Dale Jr. will be hard to beat. Who is your pick?

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Strong winds brought down this old tree near Washington Park. Road was closed for a short time but everything is now cleaned up.

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The nice weather means the City of Springfield has more crews out patching those pesky potholes. Have you seen crews working? Any potholes that need attention right away? The photo is from Yale Boulevard in the City.

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Hard to believe on Monday kids were sledding on 4 inches of snow. Today we have temperatures near 70 and people are out golfing. The warm weather comes with some high winds! http://newschannel20.com/…/impact-of-high-winds-on-highway-…

With the winds forecasted to be strong Friday, truck drivers will certainly experience a tougher time on the road than usual, but so will everyone else. We will all be fighting the steering wheel a little more Friday, especially for those traveling along I
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One of the things mentioned in Governor Rauners Budget Address today, general state aid for schools will be fully funded for the first time in 7 years. The catch is it still has to be approved by lawmakers. Do you think this will happen? You can watch the complete budget address here: http://newschannel20.com/n…/raw-news/illinois-budget-address

Watch the full Illinois budget address, where Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for a bi-partisan, balanced budget.
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ICYMI: The snow may be melting this week, but police say this serves as a reminder for the rest of the winter season - http://newschannel20.com/…/police-remind-drivers-clearing-s…

Before hitting the road this winter season, Illinois natives know the importance of having a snowbrush.The windshields, all the windows, the headlights, license plate usually, said Vicki Moseley of Springfield.But not everyone clears their car before pulli
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Police are reminding drivers to clear off all snow and ice from your car before hitting the road. It is a state law. Sangamon County Sheriff's Office says they DO give out tickets for not clearing off snow. Fines start at $125. I'll have more on the law and what else needs to be cleared off tonight at 9:00 and 10:00.

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So far only local stores have reported use of fake $100 bills. Police are asking customers to also be aware. http://newschannel20.com/…/counterfeit-bills-circulate-spri…

Springfield Police said at least four stores received at least 10 fake $100 bills between Thursday and Friday, and they expect to find more as time progresses.Qdoba, AutoZone, J.C. Penny and CITITRENDS all lost money through the scam. A manager at Qdoba sa
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ICYMI: I spoke with some of the people who met President Obama yesterday at The Feed Store. They were beyond excited. http://newschannel20.com/…/president-obama-makes-surprise-s…

It was a typical lunch hour at The Feed Store in Downtown Springfield, until the Commander In Chief made his way down the sidewalk.As we were walking down here the secret service stopped us and started to search us. We said we're just going to The Feed Sto
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