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Coroner identifies woman killed in car crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has identified the woman who died in a car crash in Springfield on Friday. Allmon said the woman is Elyse Davis, 30, of Springfield. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened near West Monroe Street and South Glenwood Avenue around 4:30 […]
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Victim Of Fatal Crash Identified

The Sangamon County coroner has identified the victim of a fatal Friday morning crash in Springfield. Coroner Jim Allmon says 30-year-old Elyse Davis of Springfield died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in that crash. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened around 2:30am Friday in the 800 block of West Monroe.

Taylorville Fire Respond To Saturday Morning Blaze

One person suffered minor injuries in a structure fire in Taylorville Saturday morning. Taylorville Fire responded to a possible structure fire at 1 AM and found heavy fire from an attic coming from the rear of the house. The Fire Department attacked the fire from the rear but was unable to get inside due to a roof collapse. Tankers from Morrisonville/Palmer Fire and Owaneco helped provide water and manpower with Stonington fire providing coverage while other units continued to work.

Langfelder Wonders If Politics Impacted Wyndham Votes

Mayor Jim Langfelder is raising the possibility that politics might have something to do with the vote against putting more apartments in the Wyndham City Centre complex. Four Springfield aldermen have publicly come out in support of Langfelder’s opponent in next year’s election, city Treasurer Misty Buscher. Three of the four… Chuck Redpath, Kristin DiCenso, and Ralph Hanauer… voted against the zoning variance. The fourth… Erin Conley… originally supported the change but then switched her vote to “no” when it came up for a second vote.
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Save at the fair with $2 Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois State Fair has yet another way to save money on all your carnival favorites. On Tuesday, Aug.16, all carnival rides will be just $2 each. “We’re always looking for ways to make the fair more affordable for families,” said Rebecca Clark, Illinois State...

Proposal To Purchase Enos Park Homes Remains Stalled In Committee

Some Springfield aldermen are still balking at a request for nearly $300,000 to assist the Enos Park Neighborhood Association as it struggles with the cost of a neighborhood redevelopment program. The city had already put up money in past years to help the association acquire and maintain more than 70 properties in the neighborhood, but the group has been unable to stay ahead of its costs for taxes and professional services. Mayor Jim Langfelder says if the city doesn’t purchase the properties, they could be sold individually at tax auction, making it harder to market the properties in bigger blocks to prospective developers. But an ordinance authorizing the city to buy the properties has been stalled in committee for weeks.

Downtown Sidewalks Slated For Power Washing In Beautification Effort

Expect to see crews doing some intense power washing of downtown Springfield sidewalks in the days to come. It’s part of a downtown beautification effort. Crews have been working on the project for a few weeks, but the city says it is devoting more time and manpower to completing the work. Crews will be power washing downtown sidewalks between 8am and 5pm Mondays through Thursdays for the next two to three weeks.

RCC announces fall GED orientations

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Richland Community College recently announced that it will be holding three orientations for the fall 2022 GED classes. Orientation is required for all new and returning students. During these orientations, students will learn more about Richland’s Adult Education Program and will take an assessment to place them in the appropriate class. […]

Sewer Inspections Begin Monday

Beginning Monday, crews will be inspecting sewer manholes in the northeast corner of Springfield as part of the ongoing project to identify deficiencies that have contributed to flooding related to the city’s sewer system. Crews will use a 360-degree camera that will be lowered into the manhole from their...

Springfield woman dies in early morning crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Springfield woman is dead after a crash early Friday morning. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says the 30-year-old woman died at 4:25 a.m. The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:37 a.m. in the 800 block of West Monroe. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. The...

Springfield woman dies after car crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A 30-year-old woman died in Springfield after a car crash Friday morning. According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, the woman died near West Monroe Street and South Glenwood Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.  The coroner and Springfield […]

Woman killed in auto crash

A 30 year old Springfield woman was killed this morning in an automobile accident. It happened around 4:30 in the 800 block of West Monroe. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification. An autopsy is scheduled...

Lincoln Library, Museum to host presentation on pandemic

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will host a special oral presentation later this week as part of a project that began alongside the COVID-19 pandemic. Tumultuous 2020 is the name the ALPLM has given this project. In a news release, the ALPLM said...

Man found with crack cocaine and guns in Springfield, police say

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A Springfield man facing charges after police say they found crack cocaine and loaded guns at his home. Deonte Stewart, 25, was arrested Friday morning for armed violence, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm. His arrest came after the...

Birth Announcement

Harper Nicole Freese was born July 18, 2022 at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois. She is the daughter of Shane and Abbey Freese of Lincoln, Illinois.