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Employees to claim large payouts as Arthur company is sold

ARTHUR, Ill. (WAND) - As C.H.I . Overhead Doors is sold, employees will take home substantial cash pay-outs, The News-Gazette reports. The business will be sold to Nucor Corp. in a deal valued at $3 billion, current owner Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. - a global investment firm - said. An agreement has been signed with the sale expected to close in June or soon after that time. Nucor said regulatory approval remains pending in May.
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Local crackdown yields gun arrests

On May 14th, 2022, Springfield Police Department officers, including members of the Street Crimes Unit, took part in several proactive details throughout Springfield to address the roving block parties that consisted of over 100 subjects. During this response, officers conducted over 30 traffic stops and issued 24 citations. Additionally, 6 firearms were recovered which led to the below arrests:
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4 adults, 3 teens arrested on weapons charges in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Springfield Police are cracking down on what they say are roving block parties involving more than 100 people. Several proactive details were conducted throughout the city on Saturday. Four adults and three teens were arrested as part of the operation. A total of six firearms...

Springfield Police: Seven arrested for gun offenses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Springfield Police Department announced that, during a crackdown on large roving block parties over the weekend, its officers recovered six guns and arrested seven people 19-year-old Latrell Wallace and a 17-year-old male juvenile, both from Decatur, were arrested on the preliminary charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The […]

Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office looks for men connected to burglary

SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Shelby County officers are looking for two people they said are connected to a burglary in April. Officers said they are looking for 28-year-old Nick Wilson. He is around 6’3″ and has been known to live in Decatur and Effingham. Additionally, they are looking for another man that was possibly […]

Man's body found in Lake Shelbyville

SULLIVAN, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — An Arthur, Illinois man's body was found in Lake Shelbyville over the weekend. We're told the man, later identified as 33-year-old Joseph Mast, was seen in the lake Friday night at Bo Woods Campground in Sullivan. Mast's body was finally recovered Saturday night. He was...

Joseph "Joey" Cavatorta III

Joseph “Joey” Cavatorta III, 47, of Assumption, passed away on Thursday, May 12 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 26, 1974 in Springfield to Joseph Cavatorta, Jr. and Florence Lou Verda “Verdie” (Hamell) Cavatorta. He married Jordan Lefever on October 12, 2013 in Navarre Beach, FL in a beautiful beach ceremony surrounded by friends and family. Whatever Joey did, he did passionately. At 17, he started his first business, Three C’s Collectibles, with his father in Taylorville, IL. At 36, he opened Crossroad Car Connection in Shelbyville, IL and ran it successfully for ten years. He was very proud of both businesses and loved being his own boss. He was also active in education, working with special-needs children and later as a substitute teacher at Central A&M, where he often ran into his daughter in the halls long enough for a quick hug. Joey was a knowledgeable and talented musician – songwriter, guitar player, and singer. He recorded an album of original songs with the band Can’t Imagine and co-founded the band The Remedy with friends, going on to play with them for 17 years. He was a great collector of vinyl and had a vast knowledge of rock, classical, and jazz. Later, he combined his love of music and teaching by giving music lessons to kids. Joey also loved to golf – the game itself as well as the beauty and peacefulness of the golf course.

Deputies recover man’s body from Lake Shelbyville

SULLIVAN, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is dead after he was pulled from Lake Shelbyville over the weekend. Christian County 911 received a call on Friday just before 11 p.m. of a man in the lake at Bo Woods Campground in Sullivan. Deputies from the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene and […]

Authorities recover body of Arthur man from water

MOULTRIE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A 33-year-old man's body was recovered from the water. According to the Moultrie County Sheriff's Office, on Friday at 10:47 p.m. the department responded to Bo Woods for a report of a person in the water. Moultrie County Dive Team and Shelby County Dive Team...

The Honor Guard’s final salute to one of their own

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) – They volunteer to give other veterans a final salute. For the American Legion Honor Guard in Monticello, things have changed since losing one of their own. Their former commander died several months ago. Many American Legion posts are already strained. Membership numbers have dwindled over the years, and funds are tight. […]
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Decatur man denies charges he shattered woman's jaw

DECATUR — Prosecutors accuse a Decatur man of hitting a woman in the face so hard he shattered her jaw in three places. James T. Smith, 57, appeared in Macon County Circuit Court May 4 and pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated domestic battery. A check of Macon County Jail records Sunday showed he remained incarcerated with bail set at $100,000, meaning he must post a bond of $10,000 to be freed.

Annual Operation Honor Guard Fundraiser Set for Wednesday, May 18th

This is the week, and Wednesday is the day. OPERATION HONOR GUARD 2022 is set to role. Almost a whole decade ago, Rich Darby from Sunset Funeral Home was at a graveside service for a Veteran on a hot August day, with the Honor Guard present for the service. And that’s when Darby noticed something, and a whole new movement began.

Daywatch: A fatal shooting near The Bean, and an alleged racist massacre in Buffalo

Good morning, Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has banned unaccompanied minors from visiting Millennium Park after 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday after a teen was shot and killed near The Bean on Saturday night. The move is reminiscent of Lightfoot’s decision throughout 2020 to raise bridges downtown as a way to keep potential looters or other criminals out of the Loop. The ban on ...