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Springfield May Modify Juneteenth Observance

The City of Springfield may make changes to how it observes the Juneteenth holiday. When the city adopted a formal observance of the holiday marking the end of slavery, it noted that its observance would always fall on June 19th. This year, that meant there was no official day off for city government, because the 19th fell on a Sunday. But Mayor Jim Langfelder and Aldermen Shawn Gregory and Roy Williams, Jr. have introduced an ordinance to make Juneteenth like all other holidays, so that when it falls on a Sunday, the city would take Monday off.

Power Line Relocation Work Begins Tuesday

Occasional power outages and lane reductions are anticipated over the next several weeks as part of power line relocation work related to the 10th Street railroad project. Ameren and City Water Light and Power are working together on the project to move overhead power lines and replace some transmission poles. CWLP says customers will be notified in advance if power has to be interrupted to accommodate the work. In addition, there will be periodic road closures in some areas east of the tracks between Carpenter and Jackson Streets.

Three Gymnastics Zone athletes win All-American honors at AAU National Championship

Springfield, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) - Three gymnasts from Springfield's Gymnastics Zone are All-Americans after winning the AAU National Championship, which was held in Springfield this weekend. In the Platinum competition Saturday, Olive Hamann earned All-American status after placing first in the competition with a 37.750. Her teammate Cora Spann took seventh...

Revised Ordinance On Pedestrians, Panhandlers In Medians Introduced

Long-awaited revisions to a proposed Springfield ordinance dealing with people standing in medians and at busy intersections, asking for money, have finally been introduced. The new proposal seeks to make clear that the city is trying to regulate the practice on public safety grounds, and not to infringe on someone’s First Amendment right to ask people for money.

Springfield Woman Headed To Prison For Drug Conspiracy Involving Son

A Springfield woman is headed to prison for a drug conspiracy that also put her son behind bars. 50-year-old Jennifer Fisher pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges that she helped her son hide and sell hundreds of pounds of cannabis and laundered the proceeds of those sales. Fisher was sentenced to 14 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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June 2022 Weather Stats for Central Illinois

Peoria, Ill. (WMBD) — The first month of the summer season is in the books for Central Illinois and the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Lincoln has compiled the data from across its forecast area to give a summery of what June 2022 was like. Precipitation. According to...

City May Steer Funds To Further Develop Route 66 Attraction At State Fairgrounds

Springfield tourism officials want to steer $875,000 from a state grant to further develop the Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The money would come from a state grant that was provided to the city. Among the attractions to be funded with the money are an LED theater where visitors can sit in repurposed vehicle seats to simulate a drive-in theater, showing movies and information about the legendary highway.