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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...
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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...

Community in mourning after former Champaign mayor passes away

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A community is in mourning over the passing of their beloved former mayor. “Mayor Schweighart was a kindhearted man who loved our community,” said Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen in a news release Friday. “Always quick with a joke, his laugh was infectious.” Feinen said Gerald “Jerry” Schweighart served as a 32-year […]

Campustown hit-and-run victim ‘thankful he’s alive’

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) – A family is speaking out after a Gibson City man was run over during a hit-and-run in Campustown. 20-year-old Myelz Davis was run over by a car twice early Sunday morning outside Joe’s Brewery in Champaign. 19-year-old Brendan Trumann was behind the wheel. He was charged with three felonies, including […]

Second Driver Dies Of Injuries From I-72 Crash That Killed Ballplayer

A second person has died from injuries in a crash that also took the life of a Springfield Lucky Horseshoes ballplayer. 27-year-old Zachary Wilham of Decatur died Thursday afternoon at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he was airlifted after the crash shortly before 1:30am Thursday on Interstate 72 east of Buffalo. Illinois State Police say Wilham was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed into a car driven by 20-year-old Lucas Otto of Arthur. Otto… who was a pitcher for the Springfield minor league ballclub… was pronounced dead at the scene.

Illinois AD Josh Whitman discusses future Illini owned courses

SAVOY (WCIA) — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman spoke with WCIA earlier this week in a 1 on 1 interview. We asked him about the future of the Savoy golf course, with the addition of Atkins golf course in Urbana, the university now owns three golf courses. Whitman says the Savoy course is still making […]

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 […]

Sista Girls and Friends pre-apprenticeship program graduation

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- The Sista Girls and Friends held a graduation for students in their pre-apprenticeship program. The program focuses on youths who want to join an apprenticeship or union but may not know how to. Classes help the students to prepare for tests and to expect during an apprenticeship.

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. […]

Top businesses to explore in Savoy

SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) — A small village with lots to do. See what Savoy has for you to explore this weekend. Industrial donut 501 Commerce Drive, Savoy IL 61874 217-607-1323 Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Want donuts as unique as you are? Industrial Donut is a destination donut shop where donuts are […]

Arrest made in Mach One homicide case

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Champaign police have arrested a man in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred earlier this month in the parking lot of Mach One, 902 West Bloomington Road, in Champaign. The shooting happened on June 19. When police arrived to the scene, they found Prentiss...

Champaign Police make arrest in deadly shooting

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a shooting that left a teenager dead and three others hurt. Champaign Police officers joined members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force on Thursday in arresting Quentin Hymon for his alleged involvement in the shooting. Hymon, a 20-year-old […]
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Sarah Bush Lincoln completes acquisition of Fayette County Hospital

MATTOON — The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System announced Friday that it now fully owns its Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. Sarah Bush Lincoln reported in a news release that the Fayette County Circuit Court held a public hearing on Wednesday and, following no objections, approved the Mattoon-based health system's acquisition of the Fayette County Hospital building. The release reported that this action paved the way for Sarah Bush Lincoln to fully own the hospital in Vandalia following the signing of the agreements to transfer the assets on Thursday.