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Man Battered With A Hammer At Downtown Jacksonville Bar

A pair of Jacksonville men were arrested yesterday evening after Jacksonville Police were called to a downtown tavern over a physical altercation involving a hammer. Jacksonville Police and LifeStar EMS responded to a report of a man with injuries after a physical altercation at Lahey’s Lounge located at 311 West State Street at at 5:53PM Sunday.
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Officer & Suspect Injured After Suspect Barricades Himself in A Home in Alsey

A Roodhouse police officer and a suspect were injured after the suspect attempted to barricade himself in a home in Alsey late Tuesday morning. A Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting to arrest a suspect at a home near the corner of Cottonwood and Cherry Streets in Alsey. The deputy was being mutually assisted by an officer from the Roodhouse Police Department in the execution of an arrest warrant.
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One year ago: Springfield triple homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of a Springfield triple homicide.  According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, Bryant Williams, Keyara Gant, and Savante English were shot at a house near the corner of South 10th Street and East Oberlin Avenue on August 9th, 2021. All were pronounced dead at the scene.  […]

Illinois reaction to the raid on Mar-a-Lago and Springfield teachers reject contract | First Listen

Two of Illinois gubernatorial candidates react to the search of former President Donald Trump's home. Cook County Judge vacates Marilyn Mulero's wrongful murder conviction. Springfield Education Association President Aaron Graves talks about the teacher contract. Michelle Eccles anchors NPR Illinois' Morning Edition. Michelle has more than 30 years of experience...

New proposal for the Wyndham hotel

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The future of the Wyndham hotel is back under discussion, this time it was brought up Tuesday night by Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin. After not getting enough votes to move forward, the developer filed a new petition, a zoning variance that would make the Wyndham a mixed-use facility.

Miles to miss Palmyra Season Opener due to disciplinary action

Palmyra High School announced Wednesday Morning that head football coach Kevin Miles will be serving a one-game leave of absence for a failure of locker room supervision. Miles will be sitting out his team's season opener on August 26th against Hallsville. Tyler Krietemeyer will serve as the team's interim head coach and play caller for that contest.

SEA Union votes down contract from District 186

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- The Springfield's teachers union has voted against a contract proposal from District 186. 80% of members of the Springfield Education Association voted to turn down the deal. WAND News spoke with educators in the district who said the main concerns were about school security and classroom size....

District 186 teachers overwhelmingly reject tentative contract agreement. What's next

District 186 teachers overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract from District 186 on Tuesday, thwarting plans to finalize a contract before the start of the school year. The ratification vote by Springfield Education Association members at Springfield High School will send both sides back to the bargaining table, a repeat of 2019 when teachers initially turned back a district offer. ...

This Ark Airbnb is an Easy Day Trip from Missouri & Illinois

Ever wanted to sleep in a building that resembles Noah's Ark? You can and it's an easy day trip from pretty much anywhere in Missouri or Illinois. Of the thousands of Airbnb's I've seen, this might be the most unique of them all. It's an ark that's really a home and it's located in the northern part of Tennessee in Springfield which is basically just to the east of Clarksville. This place has become so famous, it was even featured in an article in Southern Living.

5 Tasty Treats To Try At The Illinois State Fair

The Illinois State Fair is August 11th-21st on the North end of Springfield, and the food is fantastic as ever. If you’ve never been to the fair before, here are five treats you HAVE to try:. 1.) Vose Corndog– This classic corndog has people raving about it every year....

Pigskin Preview 2022: Southeast Spartans

Assistant Coaches: Michael Kinkade, Brandon Miller, Marcus Bates, Jarret Anderson, Tony Webster, Chas Clinton, Ryan Moldenhauer, Mike Gillum, Stuart Ross. Biggest Rival Game Every Year: Lanphier and Springfield. Number of returning letterman: 23. Number of returning starters: 14. Offense: 7. Defense: 7. Top Returnees from Fall 2021. OL/DL – Robert...

East College Avenue Bridge in Preliminary Stages For Upgrade

The Jacksonville City Council approved the preliminary steps to upgrade a well-traveled bridge on the city’s east side last night. The East College Avenue bridge at Mauvaisterre Creek has been on the city’s radar for the past 5 years to get upgraded through a federal grant program. Jim...

IL State Fair Begins This Week

The Illinois State Fair kicks off this week, with new attractions and no admission price increases. Unlike everything else, the cost to get into the fair is not going up this year says State Fair Manager Rebecca Clark. “Adults are still half price Sunday through Thursday. Kids 12 and under...

Winchester Pool Asking For Information About Damaged Doors in New Bath House

Winchester Community Pool officials are asking for the public’s help after a criminal damage incident occurred at the pool recently. Pool management made the request for the public’s help in a Facebook post on August 2nd after stall doors in the men’s restroom were damaged. According to the post, on or shortly before Wednesday, July 27th someone swung or pulled on the doors with enough force to bend doors at both the upper and lower hinges.