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Police Chief: Many Panhandlers At Intersections Are Scamming Donors

Springfield’s police chief says local drivers need to know that when they hand money to people panhandling at busy intersections or in median strips, they may be falling victim to a fraud. Police have begun to implement Mayor Jim Langfelder’s order to move panhandlers away from those busy and...
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Springfield firefighters respond to building fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Springfield firefighters said they responded to a building fire Friday afternoon. In a Facebook post, officials said the fire was near East Cook Street and South Dirksen Parkway. The fire caused crews to shut down Dirksen. When firefighters got there around 2 p.m., they found heavy fire in the building and […]
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Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing In Springfield

Springfield police are investigating a fatal stabbing. A 26-year-old man was brought to HSHS St. John’s Hospital around 10:30 Thursday night with multiple wounds to his upper torso. He died there a short time later. Police believe the stabbing took place in the 15-hundred block of East Cook Street.
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Fire crews battle structure fire in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- The Springfield Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 704 S Dirksen Parkway, Friday afternoon. Seven units responded to the fire, and upon arrival Engine 5 reported visible smoke in the sky while en route and heavy fire on the front side of a 1 1/2 story commercial building.
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Monroe To Be Closed At 10th Street Tracks, Effective Monday

Effective Monday, Monroe Street in downtown Springfield will be permanently closed at the 10th Street tracks. Vehicles will still have access to any businesses on Monroe between 9th and 11th, but will no longer be able to cross the tracks. The closure is part of the railroad relocation project and the development of the new multi-modal transportation hub.
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Sports & Imports damaged in afternoon fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Springfield firefighters responded to a large fire Friday afternoon at a business on South Dirksen Parkway. We're told it happened at Sports and Imports Specialties at 704 S. Dirksen Parkway. The call for the fire came in around 1:53 p.m. Friday. In total, it took...
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Buying homes becoming more expensive

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — With home prices rising and fewer houses on the market, those looking to purchase a new home could be facing some difficulties in the next few months. Since the start of the pandemic things has changed. One of those things is the average price of...
SPRINGFIELD, IL

What's next for Planned Parenthood, Right to Life in Illinois after court's Roe decision

Brigid Leahy said Planned Parenthood Illinois Action officials had been preparing for the end of the Roe v. Wade case for years. While Leahy didn't find herself surprised by Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, which said the Constitution does not protect the rights of women to choose abortion and instead leaves those decisions in the hands of state lawmakers, she was "shocked, outraged and terribly upset."
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Champaign County abortion-rights advocates protest Supreme Court decision

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) – Large groups gathered Friday protesting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Dozens were outside the Champaign County Courthouse. Others – also protesting at the capitol in Springfield. But, it wasn’t all protesting. Many in support of the decision said they’ve been waiting for this day for decades. […]
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Downtown Washington Street closed on Saturday

The Office of Public Works announced that Washington Street between 4th and 7th Street will be closed at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Fifth and Sixth Street will remain open to traffic. The closure is for the Springfield Art Association’s Paint the Street event. Washington Street will reopen...
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Supreme Court's ruling on gun rights will not impact Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —While much of the nation focused on the overturning of Roe versus Wade on Friday, a separate Supreme Court decision is also leading to controversy about gun rights. "This right to bear arms can't be conditioned in a way in a subjective factor in this case...
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