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SMTD suspending fixed service to outlying towns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — People living in Chatham, Riverton, Rochester and Sherman will be seeing less MTD busses in town starting this week as the SMTD cuts back service there. The SMTD will be suspending fixed route service in those towns starting Tuesday, meaning the SMTD will no longer be running busses with scheduled routes […]
ROCHESTER, IL
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SMTD to suspend out of town services

Springfield, IL – Sangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD) will suspend fixed route service to Chatham, Riverton, Rochester, and Sherman beginning July 5th. Fixed route service is regularlyscheduled routes running set schedules. Pre-scheduled service will be available beginning on that date. “SMTD continues to experience manpower shortages resulting in considerable...
SHERMAN, IL
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Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara responds to abortion clinic opening in Forest City

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - During his latest media availability, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara touched on a number of subjects including abortion rights. McNamara was asked about the planned abortion clinic coming to Rockford. 23 News first reported that Dr. Dennis Christensen is taking his business out of Wisconsin and bringing it to the Forest City.
ROCKFORD, IL
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Crimes against property rise in Lincoln

The residents of Lincoln are being warned that crime is up in the area. In a statement from Lincoln City Police Chief Matt Vlahovich said his agency has seen a sharp increase in reported thefts and burglaries. “These types of offenses are categorized as ‘crimes against property’ and tracked through...
LINCOLN, IL
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June 2022 Weather Stats for Central Illinois

Peoria, Ill. (WMBD) — The first month of the summer season is in the books for Central Illinois and the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Lincoln has compiled the data from across its forecast area to give a summery of what June 2022 was like. Precipitation. According to...
PEORIA, IL
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Supply chain affects fireworks too

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local fireworks stands are gearing up for their busiest weekend of the year. Co-owner of CNC Fireworks in Mapleton James Slater said his business is ready to go. “First week and a half was pretty slow, but since then, it’s been pretty overwhelming. We’re expecting...
MAPLETON, IL
speedsport.com

Feger Finds A Way At Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. — Jason Feger’s third week on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail had seen its struggles. First, a cut tire while leading his Heat at Fayette County forced him to come from the tail of the Feature to finish eighth on Thursday. Then, another cut tire while running up front in the Feature at Paducah on Friday set him back again.
LINCOLN, IL
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Becoming one with nature can take a team effort

Prior to reading In The Spirit of Wetlands, I was not familiar with the term “eutierria,” which is defined as a secular meditative experience that can occur in nature when boundaries between self and the environment seem to evaporate — creating a sense of oneness with the natural world.
FULTON COUNTY, IL
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Precision Planting building new operations center in Morton

MORTON, Ill. (WMBD) – Tremont-based company Precision Planting is expanding its footprint in Tazewell County. The company has announced plans to build a new 500,000-square-foot operations center in Morton. The facility will be located along Erie Avenue, south of the exit ramp from I-74 East to I-155 South. Precision Planting has been headquartered in Tremont […]
MORTON, IL
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