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Springfield drivers take advantage of reduced gas price

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield drivers had the opportunity to take advantage of cheaper gas on Thursday when a local station lowered the price of of gas more than $2 per gallon. The line of cars stretched around the block and for several football field lengths away from the Moto Mart located at 610 South […]
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Leonard Named To Fill Capital Township Vacancy

Capital Township has chosen a familiar name to fill a vacancy on its board of trustees. Longtime Sacred Heart-Griffin football coach and athletic director Ken Leonard was unanimously approved Thursday to fill the seat recently vacated by trustee Rich Berning. Leonard recently announced that he is retiring from his positions at SH-G this year.

What to expect from possible rolling blackouts this summer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — We are learning more about the possible rolling blackouts if you have power through City Water, Light and Power (CWLP). During last week’s city council meeting, CWLP officials said they have been preparing for the issue, but didn’t expect it to happen so soon.

Virginia Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty & Torture Charges

Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Virginia man on Wednesday for cruel treatment to animals. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on Wednesday evening to an address in Virginia or a report of animal neglect. According to KHQA, the caller reported a man was...

Get your lawn chairs ready

Starting next Thursday, and continuing for ten Thursdays in a row, the Levitt AMP concert series returns to the Y Block. There’s an effort to make the grassy block north of the Governor’s Mansion more of a year-round venue. “We’ve invited the Illinois Department of Ag to have their products expo during Christmastime,” said Kayla Graven (pictured), executive director of Downtown Springfield Inc. “We’re looking to expand on that event and partner with the First Lady to maybe have a light display.”


(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting more cases of severe Hepatitis in children, bringing the total to nine, up from three announced last month in April. Hepatitis causes liver inflammation with the symptoms including fever, abdominal pain, fatigue, and vomiting. Health officials say most of the cases date back to the first of the year with symptoms showing up several weeks, even months, later. While none of the children have died, one has required a liver transplant and others close monitored care.

Police To Refer School Gun Investigation To State’s Attorney

Springfield police are wrapping up their investigation of an incident this week where an eight-year-old student brought a gun into Lee Elementary School… and say they will forward the information they obtain to the Sangamon County State’s Attorney. District 186 says the student apparently brought the gun from...

Levitt AMP Concerts Return June 2 With Additional Features, Attractions

There will be a lot more than just live music on hand when the Levitt AMP concert series resumes in downtown Springfield next week. Various community organizations who are supporting the free weekly concerts on the North Mansion Y Block held a news conference Thursday to discuss new features and attractions. In addition to a diverse blend of performers playing country, rock, jazz, or Latin music, the Thursday night concert series will also feature at least five different food vendors each week and a “Makers Row” with at least ten artisans a week showcasing their creations. There will also performances by dance groups between the opening act and headliner, and the Springfield Park District will offer children’s activities.

Rep Wilhour responds after attending joint House Hearing on anticipated price increases for Ameren customers

A joint Illinois House hearing was held in Springfield on Thursday with the public utilities and the energy/environment committees meeting to discuss and hear testimony on the anticipated price increases for Ameren customers in central and southern Illinois. Starting June 1st, Ameren customers will pay $50 a month, or $600 more a year, for their utilities on the supply side. And, according to officials on Thursday, the reason as to why doesn’t rest on Ameren’s shoulders. The war in Ukraine, higher natural gas prices, and inflation are all contributing factors. But it also includes a supply shortage due to renewal energy sources not yet fully able to replace retired fossil fuel-fired power plants. State Representative Blaine Wilhour spoke our about consumers having to pay bigger bills.

Springfield Plastics Announces Major Expansion

Springfield Plastics Inc. announced that it will embark on a major growth project that will include a 63,000-square-foot expansion at its Auburn, IL, location and could lead to as many as 65 new full-time positions. Construction will begin in early 2023 with expected completion in 2024. Hiring for the 65 new positions will begin immediately.

Construction cost a concern at Springfield Capitol building

SPRINGFIELD – The Capitol Complex in Springfield is a giant construction zone. From replacing a parking lot with an underground garage to moving the Senate next door for 2 1/2 years, there’s a lot going on. And the Capitol architect, Andrea Aggertt, says it’s costing more than anticipated, but she sounds neither surprised nor outraged.