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Stolen motorcycle lands Shelby County man behind bars

A stolen motorcycle led to multiple charges for a Tower Hill man. Elijah Keppler, 28, is accused of entering a building and stealing a Yamaha motorcycle. Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke says Keppler had .22 caliber ammunition and methamphetamine on him at the time of the crime. Keppler...
SHELBY COUNTY, IL
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Springfield woman, son sentenced for marijuana money laundering conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Springfield mother and her son were sentenced for marijuana and money laundering conspiracy. Jennifer Fisher, 50, was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $10,000 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Fisher is accused...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Mother and son sentenced to Prison for marijuana and money laundering

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA)–A mother and son were sentenced to 14 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and money laundering. The government gave evidence that Jennifer Fisher helped her son, Courtney Johnson of Decatur in the conspiracy involving hundreds of pounds of marijuana. Fisher aided her […]
DECATUR, IL
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Second man dies after I-72 crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County coroner released the name of a second man who died following a Wednesday crash on I-72. In a news release, Coroner Jim Allmon said 27-year-old Zachary Wilham, of Decatur, died in a Springfield hospital Thursday afternoon. He said Wilham died from multiple blunt force injuries he got […]
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL

Second driver dies following head-on collision on Interstate 72 east of Springfield

A second driver in a Wednesday night head-on collision on Interstate 72 has died. Zachary R. Wilham, 27, of Decatur, died one day after his car collided with one containing Lucas S. Otto, 20, of Arthur, a pitcher for the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes summer collegiate baseball team. Otto had been heading home following a Wednesday night game against the Normal CornBelters.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Second man, of Decatur, dies in Interstate 72 crash

DECATUR — Zachary Wilham, 27, of Decatur, has died as the result of injuries sustained in a a collision on Interstate 72. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon reported that Wilham died at 12:19 p.m. Thursday in HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. The same crash claimed the life of Lucas Otto of Arthur.
DECATUR, IL
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Christian County Man Charged With Falsifying FOID Application

A Christian County man is facing felony charges after authorities say he falsified information on his application for a state Firearm Owners ID card. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says 60-year-old Patrick Nichols of Taylorville has been charged with two counts of violating the FOID Act and two counts of forgery. Nichols is accused of failing to disclose a felony conviction out of North Carolina on his FOID application. Convicted felons are ineligible to obtain a FOID card or legally possess firearms in Illinois.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, IL
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Arthur Male Killed in Two Vehicle Traffic Crash

Springfield, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 9:. WHERE: Interstate 72 eastbound near Milepost 118, Sangamon County. WHEN: June 29, 2022 at approximately 11:21 p.m. VEHICLES: Unit 1- 2020 Red Chevrolet Silverado. Unit 2- 2009 Gray Hyundai Sonata. DRIVERS: Unit 1- Zachary...
ARTHUR, IL
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Two, including Springfield Lucky Horseshoes pitcher, die in crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND)- Two people, including a Springfield Lucky Horseshoes player, were killed in a crash Thursday morning. Pitcher Lucas Otto, 20 years old of Arthur, and Zachary R. Wilham, 27, of Decatur both died after the collision on Interstate 72 eastbound near milepost 118 around 11:20 p.m. Police...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Taylorville man charged with lying on FOID card application

CHICAGO (WICS) — A Taylorville man is facing charges after being accused of lying on his FOID card application. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says Patrick S. Nichols, 60, knowingly entered false information on a FOID card application by not disclosing a prior felony conviction. Nichols had previously been...
TAYLORVILLE, IL
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Lied on FOID card application

A Taylorville man has been arraigned in Christian County accused of falsifying information on a FOID card application. 60 year old Patrick S. Nichols of Taylorville is charged with two counts of violating the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Act, Class 2 felonies punishable by up to three to seven years in prison, and two counts of forgery, Class 3 felonies punishable by up to two to five years in prison. Nichols has pleaded not guilty, and his bond was set at $10,000.
TAYLORVILLE, IL
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Mechanicsburg man sentenced for multiple robberies, attempted escape

PEORIA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Mechanicsburg man will spend more than a decade behind bars for multiple robberies and trying to escape from jail. John W. Beck, 55, was sentenced on Wednesday to 144 months in prison on the following charges:. Four counts of interference with commerce by robbery.
MECHANICSBURG, IL
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Robbery spree lands Sangamon County man 12-year prison term

PEORIA — A Sangamon County man who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges in connection with a string of robberies at banks and convenience stores in Central Illinois in spring 2021, including the robbery of the Village Pantry in Paxton, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison.
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL

Taylorville, Illinois man accused of falsifying information on FOID card application

A Taylorville man is accused of hiding a felony conviction on his application for a state Firearm Owner Identification card. Patrick Nichols, 60, of Taylorville, was charged Thursday in Christian County Circuit Court with two felony counts of violating the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and two felony counts of forgery. In a statement, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Nichols failed to disclose a felony conviction in North Carolina, where he was convicted of a crime against...
TAYLORVILLE, IL

Man killed in I-72 crash identified

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County coroner identified an Arthur man who died in a crash. In a news release, Coroner Jim Allmon said 20-year-old Lucas Otto was pronounced dead around 1:35 a.m. Thursday at the scene of the crash. The crash happened on I-72 between Buffalo and Lanesville. An autopsy performed Thursday […]

Decatur Police release video of officer discharging weapon during situation

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police released video of an incident June 23 that involved an officer shooting their gun during a chase situation. The video released was from the officer’s bodycam as well as their in-car video. That video was sent out through Facebook. DPD officials said the officer was Sergeant K. Matt Daniels. […]
DECATUR, IL
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