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Springfield Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Springfield: Sunday, October 24: Showers And Thunderstorms; Monday, October 25: Chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, October 26: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Wednesday, October 27: Chance
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3 in custody, 1 dead following shooting in rural Mackinaw Friday night

MACKINAW, Ill. (WMBD) — A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after a shooting in rural Mackinaw Friday night. Tazewell County Dispatch received a report of two people shot at a residence on American Legion Road in rural Mackinaw. Deputies arrived to find two victims, both...
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AG: Rochester Fire Protection District Violated Open Meetings Act -

The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has issued a determination stating the Rochester Fire Protection District violated the Open Meetings Act when it "improperly discusses matters that were outside the scope of the exception on which it relied to close a portion of its April 1, 2021, meeting" and also when it voted on an agenda item that did not adequately inform the public of the item to be voted upon.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible as we close out Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — It has been a soggy and dreary day across Central Illinois as storms produced heavy to moderate rainfall. However, the risk for severe weather remains over Central Illinois. The Storm Prediction Center places Southwest Central Illinois under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather which includes Springfield. Areas north and east are under a Slight Risk for severe weather. Everyone will experience all modes of severe weather including damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes.

New Doctors Join Springfield Clinic

Their goal is helping people and being able to do it together is just the icing on the cake. New doctors, Dr. Dakota Gilbert and his wife, Dr. Molly Gilbert, started accepting new patients this fall at the Springfield Clinic East office in Hillsboro. “I’ve always known that I wanted...

IHSA 2021 football playoff selection & first round matchups

Springfield, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) - The high school football regular season wrapped up Friday night. On Saturday night we found out what teams are part of the 256 field that are playoff bound. The first round matchups are on Fri. Oct. 29 and Sat. Oct. 30. The state championship is on Thanksgiving weekend at Northern Illinois University.

Kickapoo Street Payment Drop Boxes

City of Lincoln issued the following announcement on Oct. 22. Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, the payment drop boxes on Kickapoo Street will not be available for use. The Street Department will be installing new drop boxes. Once the new boxes are fully installed, you may resume dropping your payments.

Watch now: Stories found in the Mackinaw River Valley

CARLOCK — An “Antiques Roadshow” of sorts took place recently at the ParkLands Foundation’s Chinquapin Bluff Nature Preserve. But these “antiques” were thousands of years old. They were artifacts left behind by indigenous people who lived in the Mackinaw River Valley and surrounding areas as much as 10,000 years ago.
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Three charged for rural Mackinaw murder Friday night

Peoria, Ill — A woman is dead, a man is critically injured and three people are charged with murder in connection with a deadly shooting in rural Mackinaw Friday night. Tazewell County Sheriff’s officers got the shots fired call around 9:15 p.m. Friday at a home along American Legion Road.

‘Catastrophic human consequences’ if older Americans chopped from $3.5 trillion spending bill, CEO warns

ATLANTA — If negotiators of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan put the needs of older Americans “on the chopping block,” it would be “one of their greatest failures ever” and would have “catastrophic human consequences” for older adults and their families, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said Sunday during the opening keynote address at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo.

Woman dead, man injured in Tazewell County shooting

MACKINAW — The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office said Saturday afternoon that three are in custody on murder charges after a woman died in a shooting Friday night near Mackinaw. 1 dead, at least 11 others wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday night, police say. A press release from the sheriff's...
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3 in custody as Tazewell County deputies investigate rural Mackinaw homicide

MACKINAW — A woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition following a shooting at a home in rural Tazewell County between Mackinaw and Deer Creek. A release from the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said that Rebecca Bolin, 51, was found deceased at the residence on American Legion Road when deputies were called there about 9:15 p.m. Friday on a report that two people had been shot.
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Staley: Cinematographer who was fatally shot had a 'vision for storytelling'

Springfield-based film director and producer Julie Staley worked with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a short drama film in Los Angeles in May. The Ukranian-born Hutchins, 42, was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin in a mishap on a New Mexico film set Thursday. The shooting also injured film director Joel Souza.

Illinois Democrats unveil updated congressional maps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois Democrats have unveiled updated congressional maps that propose a second Latino-leaning Chicago area district and could mean primary matchups for two Democratic incumbents in the suburbs and in two other races featuring Republican incumbents. Democrats, who control state government and redistricting in Illinois, released the revised...