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2 injured in I-55 crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Two people were injured when three vehicles collided in Sangamon County. Illinois State Police (ISP) says it happened at approximately 10:40 a.m. Sunday on I-55 near milepost 91. All three vehicles were traveling southbound on I-55 when the driver of a Kia tried to move...
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Squirrel causes power outage in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — 12:20 P.M. UPDATE:. Only 100 residents are without power as of 12:20 p.m. CWLP says that because a pole needs to be replaced and more time is needed, power is not expected to be restored until approximately 5 p.m. ORIGINAL:. City Water, Light and Power...
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$10,000 reward for information on central Illinois pipeline arson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Springfield office is investigating an arson at a pipeline repair site in central Illinois. It happened around midnight on April 21 in Harvel, Illinois. FBI Springfield officials say someone gained access to an excavator owned by Vance and Associates,...
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FBI Springfield Seeking Information In Arson Incident, $10,000 Reward Offered

FBI Springfield is seeking information regarding an act of arson at a pipeline repair site in Harvel, IL. On or around midnight on April 21, 2022, someone gained access to an excavator owned by Vance and Associates, Inc. using it to destroy a trailer and a sandblaster. The subject(s) then set fire to the excavator and a semi-tractor trailer resulting in several hundred thousand dollars of damage.

Joseph "Joey" Cavatorta III

Joseph “Joey” Cavatorta III, 47, of Assumption, passed away on Thursday, May 12 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 26, 1974 in Springfield to Joseph Cavatorta, Jr. and Florence Lou Verda “Verdie” (Hamell) Cavatorta. He married Jordan Lefever on October 12, 2013 in Navarre Beach, FL in a beautiful beach ceremony surrounded by friends and family. Whatever Joey did, he did passionately. At 17, he started his first business, Three C’s Collectibles, with his father in Taylorville, IL. At 36, he opened Crossroad Car Connection in Shelbyville, IL and ran it successfully for ten years. He was very proud of both businesses and loved being his own boss. He was also active in education, working with special-needs children and later as a substitute teacher at Central A&M, where he often ran into his daughter in the halls long enough for a quick hug. Joey was a knowledgeable and talented musician – songwriter, guitar player, and singer. He recorded an album of original songs with the band Can’t Imagine and co-founded the band The Remedy with friends, going on to play with them for 17 years. He was a great collector of vinyl and had a vast knowledge of rock, classical, and jazz. Later, he combined his love of music and teaching by giving music lessons to kids. Joey also loved to golf – the game itself as well as the beauty and peacefulness of the golf course.

Springfield FBI Seeking Help in Arson Case

The Springfield FBI is seeking the public’s help to find a suspect in an arson incident that occurred last month in the southwestern portion of Christian County at a pipeline repair site. On or about midnight on April 21st, a suspect gained access to an excavator owned by Vance...
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WATCH: State Treasurer celebrates 1 millionth unclaimed property payment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is set to speak in Springfield Monday at 10:30 a.m. He will address unclaimed property in the state and celebrates one million payments for such properties since 2015. Peoria County alone has more than 304,000 unclaimed properties, according to a press...

Nurses rally for fair wages, safer workspaces

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Nurses marched through the Capital City on Thursday demanding change in their work environment. They’re asking for fair wages, safer workplaces, and no more discrimination against nurses. Nurses from all over the country picked up signs and marched as part of the Million Nurse...

Old Capitol Farmers Market Returns This Weekend

Springfield, IL – The Old Capitol Farmers Market, presented by HSHS St. John’s Hospital — voted Best Place to go Downtown, Best Produce in 2021– returns to kick off the summer on Saturday May 21st. The Market is celebrating its 23rd Season under the management of...

Daywatch: A fatal shooting near The Bean, and an alleged racist massacre in Buffalo

Good morning, Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has banned unaccompanied minors from visiting Millennium Park after 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday after a teen was shot and killed near The Bean on Saturday night. The move is reminiscent of Lightfoot’s decision throughout 2020 to raise bridges downtown as a way to keep potential looters or other criminals out of the Loop. The ban on ...

The gunman had plans to continue his rampage, says Buffalo police commissioner

The alleged perpetrator of Saturday's mass shooting planned to continue his attack beyond the Tops supermarket had he not been stopped by police, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News on Monday. "We have uncovered information that if he escaped the [Tops] supermarket, he had plans to continue his...