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Don’s Place Staying In the Family With New Owners

One of Jacksonville’s most popular nightlife destination for the past 40 years is changing hands. Don’s Place, located at 207 West Morgan, has been a fixture for the last 4 decades in downtown Jacksonville. The legendary home of the Thursday night crab races has been officially owned by Danny Kindred since 1982.
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“Gut punch;” Taylorville leaders react to Davis’ loss

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Some Taylorville city leaders said they are shocked and upset by Tuesday’s election results after hometown favorite Rodney Davis lost in the primary. The race for the newly-drawn 15th congressional district was one that many people were keeping a close eye on. It pitted two incumbents against each other: Davis against […]

Sangamon County coroner: Man dead after crash on I-72

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County coroner said a man died after a crash early Thursday morning in Springfield. It was on I-72 between Buffalo and Lanesville. Coroner Jim Allmon said the driver, a 20-year-old man, was found dead at the scene. Officers are investigating how the crash happened.

Coroner identifies man killed in I-72 collision

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — UPDATE:. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon identified the man killed in a crash on I-72 this morning as Lucas Otto. Allmon says he died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash. ORIGINAL:. A 20-year-old man is dead after a collision on Interstate 72...

Jacksonville Correctional Center Finds Legionella In Water System

Jacksonville Correctional Center is paying close attention to its water this morning. WICS Newschannel 20 reports that legionella was found in one of the prison’s main water sources on Monday. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, there are no positive cases of Legionnaire’s Disease inside the prison at...

Taylorville Man Receives 8 Years In IDOC For Methamphetamine Delivery

A Taylorville man receives eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 41-year-old Chism Haworth pleads guilty to an extended-term class 2 felony of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. This is based on an incident where he sold methamphetamine to an undercover source of the Taylorville Police Department. Judge Christopher Matoush...

Two arrested after traffic stop reveals guns, marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Two people were arrested in Springfield on Monday after a traffic stop revealed they were in possession of two guns and suspected marijuana. Officers pulled over Baryon Whitley, 21 of East St. Louis, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Belleville near Second and Oak Streets just before midnight on Monday. During that […]

City of Springfield Declares Kevin O’Dea Recognition Day

In honor of his 40 years of distinguished service, Thursday, June 30, 2022, has been declared “Kevin O’Dea Recognition Day” in Springfield, Illinois. Mayor James O. Langfelder issued the proclamation in celebration of O’Dea’s 40 years in the broadcast industry and Springfield community. Tuesday, June...

Teen, man arrested on weapons charges in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A teen and a man were arrested Monday after a traffic stop in the 1800 block of South Second Street. Springfield Police pulled over the vehicle they were inside at approximately 11:43 p.m. Officers quickly learned they were in violation of the Cannabis Control Act.

Raising Cane’s, Casa Real Provide Update To Opening Dates

Fans awaiting the arrival of Raising Cane’s won’t have to wait as long for the Springfield location to open, according to restaurant officials. Jason Zwerin, VP of Raising Cane’s confirmed to the Springfield Business Journal that the restaurant, which was slated to open in the second quarter of 2023, is now eyeing a December 2022 opening as the demolition of the former Casa Real building has begun.
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Where to watch fireworks, parades for Fourth of July

JULY 1: Music by Gracia Harrison and Off the Wall. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. JULY 1: Games, activities. Fireworks at dusk. JULY 2-3: Parade 7 p.m. Saturday. Music 3:30 and 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 1700 Recreation Drive. Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza. JULY 4: Knight's Action Park....

Perez Retiring as IL State Fire Marshal, Former Springfield Fire Marshal Simpson Named Interim

Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez has announced plans to retire at the end of this month. Perez has served over 7 years as Illinois State Fire Marshal and over 37 years in the public safety field. Before beginning his career in the fire service, Perez worked for two years as a patrol officer in the Kane County Sheriff’s Department. He then joined the Aurora Fire Department where he served 27 years and became certified as a paramedic, an arson investigator, and rose to the rank of Assistant Chief.

Vandals 17U baseball gets ready for 4th of July weekend tournament

After reaching the championship of the John A. Logan Classic Tournament this past weekend, the Vandals 17U baseball team will be at Jacksonville this weekend. The Vandals will play two games on Friday at 10 am and 2 pm and then two more first thing on Saturday at 8 am and 9:45 am. They are at the Future Champions Sports Complex in Jacksonville.

Springfield officer honored for saving woman’s life

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Springfield Police Department recently honored one of its officers for the efforts he made in saving a woman’s life last month. Officer Tim Day was presented with the Springfield Police Department Life Saving Award for his actions on May 17. On that day, Springfield Police received a report that a […]