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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 […]
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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.
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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...

Springfield firefighters battle two-alarm fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — More than 30 firefighters were needed in Springfield to extinguish a fire that broke out in mixed-occupancy building on Wednesday. Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputies were the first to arrive at 2936 South MacArthur Boulevard at 12:44 p.m. They reported that the rear of the building was fully engulfed in flames and […]

Two individuals displaced after building fire in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- Fire crews in Springfield responded to report of a business on fire Wednesday afternoon. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office was first to arrive on scene at 2936 S. MacArthur Boulevard and reported the rear of the building was engulfed in flames. Initial reports revealed two occupants were...

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...

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...

State Fire Marshal Retiring; Former Springfield Firefighter Named Acting Fire Marshal

Illinois’s top fire safety official has announced his retirement. State Fire Marshal Matt Perez says he will retire, effective Thursday, after seven years in that position and a total 37-year career in public safety. Perez is credited with developing programs to help fire departments obtain more vehicles and equipment, to bolster programs for volunteer firefighters, and to provide more help for physical and mental health hazards that firefighters face.

Where’s the fire?

If you’ve noticed a lot of fire engines around 730 E. Vine., there’s a good reason. The soon-to-be demolished building has been donated by Springfield Clinic for Springfield Fire Department training. In shifts, all Springfield firefighters will run drills for training at the location. “Lack of venues is...
Jacksonville Journal Courier

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.

Altamont basketball wraps up summer activities at Pana Shootout today

Altamont Indians basketball will wrap up a very successful summer run at the Pana Shootout today. On the 2nd day of the Vandal Summer Shootout on Tuesday, Altamont went 4-1 with wins over Olney and Mt. Carmel and advanced to the semi-finals in the tournament phase before falling to eventual champion Massac County.

Local business owners, Memorial Health donate $2M for SIU endowment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — There's a new endowment at SIU School of Medicine. Local business owners Frank and Linda Vala gifted the school with $1 million to create The Frank and Linda Vala Endowed Chair of Urology. Memorial Health then matched that donation. The endowment will help support research...

Mary Krager

Mary K (Basso) Krager, 94, of Chatham (formerly Raymond) passed away June 23, 2022. Mary was born October 7, 1927, in Litchfield, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Bohlmann Basso. She married Lawrence “Barney” Krager in 1946 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in...

2 people safely removed from two-alarm fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Two people were safely removed from what turned into a two-alarm fire in Springfield on Wednesday. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office was first to arrive on scene and reported the back of the building. located at 2936 S. MacArthur Blvd., was engulfed in flames. Initial...