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Four dogs in critical condition after seized from Decatur home

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- The Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County are currently caring for four dogs in need of an animal rescue. According to the HSDMC four dogs were recently removed from a Decatur home by Macon County Animal Control. All four dogs were severely matted and suffering from flea infestation resulting in skin infection. Some matting so bad, the skin fell off when mats were removed.
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Pop-Up Party Crackdown Leads To Arrests

The Springfield Police crackdown on pop-up parties has led to more firearms arrests. While responding to a large gathering that materialized just after midnight Sunday morning in the 27-hundred block of South Sixth Street, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle with several people inside. The car sped off but hit a fence, and the people inside tried to get away on foot.
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Autopsy Results Say Former Jacksonville Man Died of Natural Causes While in Custody in Sangamon County

Autopsy results have been released of a former Jacksonville resident who died while in custody at the Sangamon County Jail. 23-year-old Dylan Schlieper-Clark of Springfield and formerly of Jacksonville allegedly fell ill on April 14th at the Sangamon County jail and was transported by EMS to Springfield Memorial Hospital where he died three days later while in inpatient care.

Getting Twisted with Springfield's Loc Goddess

Springfield, IL — Loc Goddess, Springfield is known for its amazing transformations and dedication to each client's needs. From amazing styles to detoxing your locs, you can get full service from ower and Loc Goddess herself, Tierra Wilson. Tierra takes pride in creating trendy looks and providing natural hair care that is guaranteed to hydrate, grow, and replenish your hair. With over 15 years of hair care and styling experience, the Loc Goddess has a passion for giving her clients joy through their hairstyles. You can book an appointment or check out her social media platforms today.

Law enforcement gear up for Border to Border campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Law enforcement across Illinois is on the hunt for distracted drivers. This weekend they kick off the Border to Border campaign. Troopers, police officers, and deputies will be on the road making sure people are wearing seatbelts and minding traffic laws. It's an effort to...

Clinton School District banning cell phones in the classroom

CLINTON – There’s a lot of debate on if cell phones should be allowed in the classroom, but one central Illinois Superintendent is making his stance clear. Clinton Superintendent Curt Nettles and Clinton Junior High School Principal Jim Peck decided to ban cell phones in junior high, citing distraction issues.

Wienermobile makes stop in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A well-known vehicle made an appearance at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was out front of the ALPLM until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Don't worry if you missed seeing the famed vehicle on Tuesday, the Wienermobile will...

Coroner: County Jail Inmate Died Of Natural Causes

A 23-year-old Sangamon County Jail inmate who fell ill in April and later died at a Springfield hospital died of natural causes. Coroner Jim Allmon says Dylan Schlieper-Clark died of complications from meningitis, according to autopsy findings. While he did have a small amount of illegal drugs in his system, Allmon says it was not enough to be a contributing factor in the death. Schlieper-Clark was transported from the jail to Springfield Memorial Hospital on April 14th and died there three days later.

The Power of WORDS

This was a cute little chant we used to sing when we were children to push back against the vile words used against us or the mean and nasty names that other children called us as we all struggled to grow up. It was intended to encourage us and to help us navigate our childhood bullies and counter the mean and denigrating ways in which people can attack and hurt other peoples for all kinds of reasons. But as we have grown into adulthood it has become clear that WORDS are so fundamentally important and that in fact the hurt and harm that words can do can be lethal. Words do matter, they may not be able to break your bones like “sticks and stones”, but they can incite violence and violent behavior that can possibly kill you.

King's Daughters gives back to groups helping seniors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The King's Daughters organization is giving back to the community. The organization handed out grants on Monday to local charities that focus on helping seniors in the Sangamon County area. Grants were awarded to organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Senior Services of Illinois, and the...
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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday

Our listening area has a possibility of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms Tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, all of Central and Southeast Illinois is rated at a Marginal or level 1 out of 5 risk for severe weather. Storms are expected to slowly move through the...

VIDEO: 2022 Graduates return to Johns Hill for alumni parade

May 24, 2022 – It’s a time honored tradition, but this year in a brand new building. The class of 2022 for Eisenhower and MacArthur high schools officially graduated on Saturday, May 21st, but former students of Johns Hill Magnet School donned their caps and gowns once again Tuesday for a celebratory parade in their honor.

Taylorville Kiwanis Holds Annual Prayer Luncheon, Names "Community Outstanding Spritual Leader"

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club honored a “Community Outstanding Spiritual Leader” during the club’s annual prayer luncheon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday. Kiwanis member and retired minister Dick Wamsley again chaired and was emcee for the annual event, which according to Kiwanis International, is held annually to give primacy to the human and spiritual.

$185K In Grants Awarded To Programs Helping Seniors

A Springfield charity has handed out $185,000 in grants to local organizations that provide services to senior citizens. The King’s Daughters Organization Fund is set up through the Community Foundation of the Land of Lincoln. It announced grants to 22 local programs this week. The largest awards, $25,000 each, went to the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, to help cover medical expenses not covered by Medicare… and to Habitat for Humanity to help seniors with home repair projects. Habitat also received two smaller awards.

Enjoy a Broadway show under the stars at The Springfield Muni

For more than 70 years, we have entertained thousands of people each summer with the best in musical theatre. The Muni is a unique jewel in Springfield’s landscape – a beautiful site tucked away at the lake that offers families and friends a venue to spend time together, volunteer, perform, direct and enjoy quality entertainment.

Run It Back – Rochester Beats Mahomet Seymour In The Sectional To Set Up Rematch With Glenwood

Just like last season, Rochester beat Mahomet-Seymour in the sectional semifinal to set up an all Central State Eight 2A sectional championship. After the Rockets lost to the Bulldogs 3-2 in the regular season, Rochester won 3-2 on Tuesday night in Chatham. Rochester will play Glenwood in Chatham at 6 pm on Friday for the 2A sectional title and a spot in Tuesday’s 2A Chatham supersectional. Maggie Gleckler, Grace Conner and Charlotte Beatty scored for the Rockets.