Warm February Weather Offers Outdoor Fun in Springfield, IllinoisKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Last-Minute Shoppers Find Hope at Springfield Walgreens and CVSKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Springfield 'Slave Stampede' Marked Defiance of Fugitive Slave ActKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Victim, Suspect in Deadly Springfield Hit-and-Run Lived TogetherNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
1903 mine explosion tragedy in Athens, IllinoisLevin StringhamNewsBreak Contributor
How People In Illinois Like Their Pizza Cut Might Surprise You
When serving pizza, how you cut the tasty food is very important to a lot of people in Illinois.
Total solar eclipse to cross US soon. This Illinois spot will have one of the best views
A spot in Illinois will have one of the longest periods of totality in the country.
You Can Thank Illinois Restaurant for Inventing This Famous Food
I think if you live in Chicago you are the only residents in Illinois that are thankful for this unique food invention. When it comes to hot dogs just grill it up and splash some mustard on it and I am good to go. However, those in Chicago have to spice things up with their hot dogs. The Chicgao-Style hot dog is the state's most famous food invention, but it's a unique taste that not everyone likes.
Schools in Illinois encouraged to stock, use overdose-reversing meds
The Illinois Department of Public Health says schools should have medications on hand to reverse an overdose. They don’t need a prescription and school nurses can administer opioid agonists. Overdose reversal medications are at train stations and in vending machines. They are available over the counter and now the...
Springfield woman accused of threatening alderman Chuck Redpath
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A Springfield woman was arrested after threatening to kill Alderman Chuck Redpath, according to the Springfield Police Department. Officials say Samantha G. White, 43, is facing charges of threatening a public official. We're told on Feb. 16, Sangamon County Dispatch received a 911 call from...
ILLINOIS STATE NEWS BRIEF (02/23/2024)
(SPRINGFIELD) Illinois was included in yesterday’s massive cellular service outage that affected thousands of customers across the nation. In fact, more than 50,000 AT&T users reported service outages in Illinois with the most outages occuring in the Chicago area. While some Verizon and T-Mobile customers also experienced problems with servics, both companies say their networks were operating normally although the reported outages were likely reflecting their customers attempting to reach users in other networks.
Illinois & Wisconsin Cities on Dubious 20 Most Dangerous Places in the US List
One city from Wisconsin and Illinois landed in the 20 most dangerous places in the US for 2024 according to a new report. The U.S. News & World Report runs through the list of each state and ranks the most to least dangerous, and unfortunately, a few towns we love made the list.
Here’s When One Of Illinois’ Favorite Ice Cream Shops Is Reopening
It doesn't have to be eighty degrees to enjoy ice cream! A popular Illinois ice cream shop just announced they're opening back up for spring. I have lived in Illinois for so long that ice cream is actually a must-have in my freezer at all times during the winter. It sounds weird, but I crave ice cream more when the winter months roll around than in the summer time!
Dangerous Thunderstorms and Snow for Illinois in Next 7 Days
It's been a historically warm month of February with many hoping that spring has started early and we're done with snow for the season. But, that may not be the case. Pacing to Be Warmest February in Recorded Weather History. It's been unseasonably mild for the past few weeks, and...
Total Solar Eclipse Draws Near For Illinois, Ohio Prompting Urgent Calls for Preparedness
Midwest braces for solar eclipse influx, warn people to stay home. As the eagerly anticipated total solar eclipse approaches on April 8, 2024, both Chicago and Summit County, Ohio, find themselves at the epicenter of celestial excitement. However, amidst the anticipation lies a critical message from authorities: "Stay home." Despite the allure of witnessing this rare cosmic event, officials are urging residents to prioritize safety amid the expected influx of visitors, whose numbers are projected to soar along the eclipse's path of totality.
Doughnut shop that opened in the 1930s is moving from its longtime Lincoln location
Generations of Lincolnites have perched atop the low-seated stools at the Formica countertops that “V” off the Mel-O-Cream doughnut display case stocked with everything from long johns to old fashions, cake to cream filled, apple fritters to tiger tails. But that six-decade tradition is set to come to an end Sunday with the last deep-fried pastry passing the counter at 704 Keokuk St. ...
Some potent storms possible for next Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Spring season can be volatile going from one extreme to the next, and the weather this weekend into next week will illustrate that point. After a seasonably cool start to the weekend with highs in the 40s on Saturday, a steady warm-up gets underway. Sunday features highs in the 60s, while afternoon highs soar into the upper 60s to near 70 on Monday.
Crimestoppers seeks information on Mt. Auburn vehicle burglaries
MT. AUBURN (WICS) — Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to vehicle burglaries that occurred in Mt. Auburn. Officials say sometime between the evening hours of Monday, Feb. 20, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb, 21, person or persons unknown entered into 7 different vehicles in Mt. Auburn.
Coyote mating season peaks in Illinois: What to do if you see one
CHICAGO - Have you seen more coyotes than usual lately?. If so, don't be alarmed. We are at the peak of coyote mating season in Illinois. "Coyotes have a very narrow window of breeding, so they only breed during this six-week period," said Stanley Gehrt, a professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University.
Why has the Famous “Snake Road” in Illinois Closed Early?
The infamous Snake Road in Southern Illinois, known not for its winding curves but for its thousands upon thousands of snakes, has closed early. What happened exactly?. According to an article on KFVS 12, Snake Road in Illinois has been shut down early due to warmer-than-average weather in the Southern part of the Land of Lincoln. The road which closes at parts of the year for snakes to migrate without being struck by vehicles usually doesn't close until March. In the article, they say...
Springfield, IL – Illinois Sheriffs’ Pushback on Profiling Bill
Springfield, IL – The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has publicly opposed the recently introduced House Bill 5560/Senate Bill 3472, which proposes extensive amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code targeting law enforcement profiling practices. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr., seeks...
This Illinois City Was Just Named Ugliest in the Entire State
Saying a city is ugly is subjective and can be based on personal preference. Some of the reasons a community is called ugly could be the decaying infrastructure, a lack of green space, or excessive billboards and ads that clutter up the landscape. A new study by Travel Alot is...
A Road by Any Other Name
I’ve always assumed that the Edens Expressway was named after that garden in the Book of Genesis, where Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Maybe because there’s a Greek take-out joint named East of Edens, just this side of the highway. Only recently did I learn it’s named after an actual person: William G. Edens, Illinois’s No. 1 good roads man, and one of several local highway namesakes whose biographies have been lost to history, and whose names live on only in pavement.
Illinois quick hits: Resolutions calls for Dolton mayor investigation; Native American tribe wants land back
Resolutions calls for Dolton mayor investigation Trustees with the village of Dolton have approved a resolution calling for an investigation into Mayor Tiffany Henyard. The mayor and other elected leaders are facing mounting criticism over questionable spending and unpaid bills. Trustee Jason House said the board has evidence Henyard misused village funds, credit cards and refused to pay vendor invoices. ...
Recap of Governor Pritzker's State of the State Address: Implications for Illinois Residents
Today's political roundtable recaps Governor Pritzker's State of the State and Budget Address from this past Wednesday. We'll talk about what he proposed, what people think, and what's ahead for the people of Illinois. GUEST: Jerry Nowicki Bureau Chief • Capitol News IllinoisVisit here for more details.