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Wrong-way driver strikes squad car in Sangamon Co.
NEW BERLIN, Ill. (WCIA) — Over the weekend, an Illinois State Police squad car was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver in Sangamon County. Around 9:35 p.m., the driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 72 near New Berlin. The vehicle struck an ISP squad car while a State Trooper was inside. […]
Springfield man who ducked murder charges in 2022 sentenced on new gun charges
A Springfield man who ducked a first-degree murder conviction in 2022 pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun by a felon in Sangamon County court on Friday. Dalton McDermott, 29, was sentenced on the possession charge by Judge Raylene Grischow to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. McDermott will serve a six-month mandatory supervised release after the sentence is up.
Officials break down point system to detain youth
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Sangamon County State's Attorney broke down the point system to determine whether a juvenile can be detained. This comes after four teenagers were arrested last week for their involvement in an armed robbery. The point system has been in place for years. John Milhiser,...
Springfield armed robbery raises questions about juvenile detention capacity in state
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — After four juveniles were arrested for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery, police say there was no room for them in any juvenile detention center in the state for detainment. But after talking with county officials, they say that isn't entirely the case. On...
Man suffers medical emergency after crash involving stolen car on South Side
CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after suffering a medical emergency following a crash involving a stolen car on the South Side. According to Chicago police, the crash occurred just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday in the 4700 block of South Ashland Avenue, in New City. Officers say a Mitsubishi, which had allegedly […]
Savor the Flavor: Chatham's Top 3 Pizzas You Need to Try
In this article, we're exploring three delectable pizza spots in Chatham. Have you had the chance to sample any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave your comments below!
Hillsboro, IL Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around hillsboro..
Bobb and weave: Freshmen lead Glenwood to first state girls basketball appearance
HIGHLAND — Makenna Yeager wasn’t aware how much history was at stake for her Chatham Glenwood girls basketball team until just last week. When she found out if her Titans won the Class 3A Highland Supersectional, it would be the first time in program history Glenwood has advanced that far. History has...
Nokomis FFA Holds Ag in the Classroom During FFA Week
During FFA week the Nokomis FFA Chapter put the vision of youth education into action as they ventured to Nokomis Elementary School for Agriculture in the Classroom. A main focus for FFA Chapters across the state is educating incoming FFA members early and often, planting the seed in young learners' minds that agriculture can be a lifelong career.
LEGO Masters: Library Edition takes place in Chatham
CHATHAM, Ill. (WICS) — Teams of one or two people will unleash their creativity during the LEGO Masters: Library Edition. The event will be taking place on Monday, February 26th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Chatham Area Public Library located at 600 E. Spruce Street. Rediscover...
History is Made! Titans are Heading to State with Win Over Highland in Super Sectional
The Glenwood Titans are heading to the state final four for the first time in school history after a 45-38 win over Highland in the 3A Highland Super Sectional. The Titans were led by Ava Bobb with 13 points and Alexis Neumann with 12. Glenwood will play Darien Hinsdale South on Friday at 9:30am at CEFCU Arena on the campus of ISU.
Springfield, other Central Illinois communities to receive more buses, paratransit vehicles thanks to state grant
Central Illinois is set to get 25 more paratransit vehicles, thanks to a state grant. State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) noted in a recent news release that three transportation agencies from Springfield are getting new paratransit vehicles. The Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc., Sangamon County, and Springfield Mass Transit...
Priscilla Block to headline the Sangamon County Fair
NEW BERLIN, Ill. (WICS) — The Sangamon County Fair has announced that Priscilla Block is headlining the Sangamon County Fair. Block will be performing on June 13. You can buy the early bird tickets for $25, on March 10, they will be sold for $30. Tickets are sold here.
NIC-10 football coaching musical chairs; 1 coach hired, 1 fired and 1 moved to Missouri
It was a little messy, but Jim Morrow returned home Monday night when the Harlem School Board approved rehiring him as the Huskies’ football coach — exactly one week after refusing to vote on his return. This week, 40 fans turned up to lobby for Morrow, including four...
Taylorville Park Board Meets For Lengthy Meeting; Discusses Ameren Remediation and Budget
The Taylorville Park Board met on Monday evening for a lengthy meeting. Among the topics were the Ameren remediation site, Red Bland Little League, and budget talks. All members were present except for Roy Monasco. The board spoke about the Ameren Remediation site located near Manners Park. Taylorville Park Board...
Ball Elementary giving students their first experience with STEAM topics
CHATHAM, Ill. (WAND) — At Ball Elementary, students get their first lessons in STEAM starting as early as kindergarten. First grade focuses on math and programming, and only visit once a month. But, that doesn't stop them from excelling. “What we want to do is expose as many students...
New cafe opens at renovated historic building on the Taylorville square
Building and commercial development is a part of Cindy Frisina’s family legacy all the way back to her great-grandfather, Dominic Frisina, who was behind some of Springfield’s beloved movie houses of yore like the Roxy, Tivoli and State. Today, Frisina is carrying on that legacy, renovating five historic...
Horseshoe Trail: New travel pass bringing business to Springfield restaurants
Scoop Du Jour has a shoe in the race — a horseshoe to be exact. In fact, business has been up at the store located at 95 Plummer Blvd. in Chatham ever since Springfield launched its new foodie scavenger hunt, the Springfield Horseshoe Trail in January. “A lot of...
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Auburn as of 2024-02-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Lincoln, Glenwood & Altamont advance to girls state semifinals
(WAND) -- Super-sectionals tipped off Monday night with teams one game away from making the trip to Normal for the state tournament. Below are the results from all the local teams. 1A Bracket:. (2) Altamont 52, (1) Cissna Park 44. 3A Bracket:. (3) Dixon 24, (1) Lincoln 46. (3) Glenwood...