News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WCIA mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.

The best way to get your Central Illinois breaking and local news, weather, sports, political and other content, including lifestyle content from ciLiving. We provide fresh news content, formatted to fit your mobile screen.

• Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community.
• Plan your day and week with detailed weather reports, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map.
• Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know.
• On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.

What’s New

Version 41.1.0

We’re continuously working hard to improve your experience and get you the news you need.

Helpful enhancements and bug fixes:

-You’re one again able to control audio on live-streaming video

-Sped up the app’s performance and screen load times

-The app launches faster now so you get to the stories more quickly

-The time stamps of stories on the home screen now show the last time each story was updated so you know how recently additional details were added

-Banished the mysterious gray box that was displaying on the Saved Stories screen

-Transformed HTML displaying in push notifications and some screens back into real readable characters

-Some videos were showing up twice on article screens – no longer

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

demm51 ,


I had hoped by downloading this app I would be able to stream the news broadcasts. But I haven’t been able to do that. Only stories after the news broadcast. Not what I was hoping for. I have had the weather app for awhile and use it often.

ksafvfc ,

Great station

Watch every morning and evening as they have great news coverage and accurate weather forecasts

ClearlyEvident ,

Objectivity of Mark Maxwell

At the outset of covering the News from Springfield and Chicago, Maxwell maintained a relatively high degree of Objectivity. But as time has passed that Objectivity has diminished somewhat leaning toward the rest of Major Media softening on matters relating Democratic issues. Whether intentional to move on up to better Opportunities or just favoring the Democratic Party, either could be in play but Objectivity has diminished, sadly.

App Privacy

The developer, Nexstar Broadcasting, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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