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Second man dies after I-72 crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County coroner released the name of a second man who died following a Wednesday crash on I-72. In a news release, Coroner Jim Allmon said 27-year-old Zachary Wilham, of Decatur, died in a Springfield hospital Thursday afternoon. He said Wilham died from multiple blunt force injuries he got […]
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL
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Springfield woman, son sentenced for marijuana money laundering conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Springfield mother and her son were sentenced for marijuana and money laundering conspiracy. Jennifer Fisher, 50, was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $10,000 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Fisher is accused...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Stolen motorcycle lands Shelby County man behind bars

A stolen motorcycle led to multiple charges for a Tower Hill man. Elijah Keppler, 28, is accused of entering a building and stealing a Yamaha motorcycle. Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke says Keppler had .22 caliber ammunition and methamphetamine on him at the time of the crime. Keppler...
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Mother and son sentenced to Prison for marijuana and money laundering

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA)–A mother and son were sentenced to 14 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and money laundering. The government gave evidence that Jennifer Fisher helped her son, Courtney Johnson of Decatur in the conspiracy involving hundreds of pounds of marijuana. Fisher aided her […]
DECATUR, IL
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Christian County Man Charged With Falsifying FOID Application

A Christian County man is facing felony charges after authorities say he falsified information on his application for a state Firearm Owners ID card. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says 60-year-old Patrick Nichols of Taylorville has been charged with two counts of violating the FOID Act and two counts of forgery. Nichols is accused of failing to disclose a felony conviction out of North Carolina on his FOID application. Convicted felons are ineligible to obtain a FOID card or legally possess firearms in Illinois.
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Second man, of Decatur, dies in Interstate 72 crash

DECATUR — Zachary Wilham, 27, of Decatur, has died as the result of injuries sustained in a a collision on Interstate 72. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon reported that Wilham died at 12:19 p.m. Thursday in HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. The same crash claimed the life of Lucas Otto of Arthur.
DECATUR, IL
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Arthur Male Killed in Two Vehicle Traffic Crash

Springfield, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 9:. WHERE: Interstate 72 eastbound near Milepost 118, Sangamon County. WHEN: June 29, 2022 at approximately 11:21 p.m. VEHICLES: Unit 1- 2020 Red Chevrolet Silverado. Unit 2- 2009 Gray Hyundai Sonata. DRIVERS: Unit 1- Zachary...
ARTHUR, IL
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Second Driver Dies Of Injuries From I-72 Crash That Killed Ballplayer

A second person has died from injuries in a crash that also took the life of a Springfield Lucky Horseshoes ballplayer. 27-year-old Zachary Wilham of Decatur died Thursday afternoon at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he was airlifted after the crash shortly before 1:30am Thursday on Interstate 72 east of Buffalo. Illinois State Police say Wilham was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed into a car driven by 20-year-old Lucas Otto of Arthur. Otto… who was a pitcher for the Springfield minor league ballclub… was pronounced dead at the scene.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Lied on FOID card application

A Taylorville man has been arraigned in Christian County accused of falsifying information on a FOID card application. 60 year old Patrick S. Nichols of Taylorville is charged with two counts of violating the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Act, Class 2 felonies punishable by up to three to seven years in prison, and two counts of forgery, Class 3 felonies punishable by up to two to five years in prison. Nichols has pleaded not guilty, and his bond was set at $10,000.
TAYLORVILLE, IL
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Taylorville man charged with lying on FOID card application

CHICAGO (WICS) — A Taylorville man is facing charges after being accused of lying on his FOID card application. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul says Patrick S. Nichols, 60, knowingly entered false information on a FOID card application by not disclosing a prior felony conviction. Nichols had previously been...
TAYLORVILLE, IL

Taylorville, Illinois man accused of falsifying information on FOID card application

A Taylorville man is accused of hiding a felony conviction on his application for a state Firearm Owner Identification card. Patrick Nichols, 60, of Taylorville, was charged Thursday in Christian County Circuit Court with two felony counts of violating the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and two felony counts of forgery. In a statement, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Nichols failed to disclose a felony conviction in North Carolina, where he was convicted of a crime against...
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Small Town Taylorville Committee Hosts July Car Show

The Small Town Taylorville Committee sponsored their July Car Show and Car Cruise on the Taylorville square Friday night. After seeing their June event feature around 175 cars, the committee added overflow parking for this month’s event. The event once again attracted a large turnout of cars parked on the inside of the square.
TAYLORVILLE, IL
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Sista Girls and Friends pre-apprenticeship program graduation

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- The Sista Girls and Friends held a graduation for students in their pre-apprenticeship program. The program focuses on youths who want to join an apprenticeship or union but may not know how to. Classes help the students to prepare for tests and to expect during an apprenticeship.
DECATUR, IL
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Sarah Bush Lincoln completes acquisition of Fayette County Hospital

MATTOON — The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System announced Friday that it now fully owns its Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. Sarah Bush Lincoln reported in a news release that the Fayette County Circuit Court held a public hearing on Wednesday and, following no objections, approved the Mattoon-based health system's acquisition of the Fayette County Hospital building. The release reported that this action paved the way for Sarah Bush Lincoln to fully own the hospital in Vandalia following the signing of the agreements to transfer the assets on Thursday.
FAYETTE COUNTY, IL
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ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Adams, 70th

LAKEWOOD — Mr. and Mrs. John and Betty Adams will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with an open reception on July 9th, from 4-9 p.m. at VFW Post 4829, 513 S. Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565. John F. Adams and Betty Jo Hopper were married on June 21, 1952,...
SHELBYVILLE, IL
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Springfield Woman Headed To Prison For Drug Conspiracy Involving Son

A Springfield woman is headed to prison for a drug conspiracy that also put her son behind bars. 50-year-old Jennifer Fisher pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges that she helped her son hide and sell hundreds of pounds of cannabis and laundered the proceeds of those sales. Fisher was sentenced to 14 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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