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Coroner: Man found dead inside semi-truck in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A 56-year-old man was found dead over the weekend in a semi-truck, the Sangamon County Coroner announced on Monday. Coroner Jim Allmon said the man was pronounced dead after he was found on Saturday in a parking lot near Dirksen Parkway and Stanford Avenue. An autopsy performed on Monday found no […]
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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White Oaks Mall | Shopping center in Springfield, Illinois

White Oaks Mall is a simple shopping complex, but with many options available if you want to go shopping. So, this place is perfect if you want to walk, clear your mind and enjoy a snack. Featured shopping stores: Macy's, Hot Topic, Victoria's Secret&PINK, H&M, Spencers, Torrid, Off the Wall,...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Northend Fire Leaves 25 Families Homeless

A three alarm fire on Osgood Street- off of Main put down by Springfield Firefighters Saturday night. Authorities are still investigating. Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi says it took nearly four hours for the fire to be controlled. 25 families were left homeless. (Photo with thanks: Carrie E Calvi.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Raising Cane's to open first Springfield location

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Chicken restaurant, Raising Cane's, is preparing to open its first Springfield location this spring. Set to open on March 7, the restaurant will be located at 3100 West White Oaks Dr., just north of Vredenburg Park. “Since we’ve expanded throughout the state, we’ve seen nothing...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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MONDAY’S HEADLINES (1/30/23)

(SPRINGFIELD) The state of Illinois will be working on its 2024 budget in the coming weeks and some are suggesting significant changes to address Illinois’ unfunded pension liability. While the state has until the end of the spring session to approve a budget that is set to begin July 1st, many lawmakers believe something needs done as soon as possible. Illinois’ five statewide pension systems had a total unfunded liability of $140 billion in the fiscal year 2022. Many downstate lawmakers are concerned of more tax increases. Governor J.B. Pritzker will deliver his budget and State of the State address February 15th in Springfield.
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ALPLM celebrates Black History Month and Lincoln’s birthday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)– The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate Lincoln’s birthday and Black History Month with a series of activities and performances throughout the month of February. “February was first chosen for Black History Month in part because it included Lincoln’s birthday,” said Christina Shutt,...
SPRINGFIELD, IL

Red Cross volunteers help 20 people in Central Illinois home fires last week

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Local American Red Cross volunteers helped 20 people in nine Central Illinois fires last week, including ones in Decatur, Mattoon, and Springfield. Volunteers provided assistance to those 20 individuals by supplying them with basic items to meet immediate needs after a fire. They also gave additional mental health services and one-on-one […]
DECATUR, IL
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Springfield set to expand fire services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Fire Department is getting 3 new fire houses. Two will be replacements for older fire houses, while one will expand services further southwest. Station 6, which is currently at 2156 S. Ninth Street, will move to the corner of 11th and Ash Street. Station...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Pleasant Plains Pulls Away Early For Road At Riverton

Zach Powell scored 23 points and the Cardinals built a 31 point halftime lead on their way to a 62-34 victory for Pleasant Plains over Riverton. Evan Houser added 12 points and Cooper Schallenberg had 10 for the Cardinals who are on the road at Auburn on Wednesday. Riverton was led by Isaac Crumrine’s 8 points, the Hawks are on the road Tuesday night at Stanford Olympia.
RIVERTON, IL

New documentary about Springfield’s Old State Capitol set to premiere

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) will premiere its new locally-produced documentary called “History Reborn” on PBS during President’s Day weekend in February. SSGA and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will present the documentary about the demolition and reconstruction of the Old State Capitol in the 1960s. It also features […]
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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District 186 considering “Rocket Ray” name change from Memorial Stadium

District 186 is evaluating a request to change the name of Memorial Stadium to honor a Lanphier High graduate and longtime coach in the district. A committee is reviewing the request from the daughter of Ray Ramsey, a Northender who played in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals in the early 1950s before returning to Lanphier as a teacher and coach.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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NASS / CASH RENTS & LEASES SURVEY

(SPRINGFIELD) The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the Cash Rents and Leases Survey beginning in February. Over 241,000 operators have been asked to complete the survey, with nearly 8,500 in Illinois. Farmers can complete the survey online at agcounts.usda.gov, or by mail or phone. If respondents do not complete the survey by February 24, they could be contacted for an interview by phone or in person. All survey answers remain confidential. The NASS will publish the state-level data on August 4th and county-level data on August 25th at quickstats.nass.usda.gov.
ILLINOIS STATE
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Decatur and Macon County organizations receiving nearly $1.5 Million in pre-apprenticeship program funding

January 29, 2023 – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have awarded $13 million to 30 recipients to expand the Illinois Works Pre-apprenticeship Program, which creates a qualified talent pipeline of diverse candidates in construction and the building trades. The program’s second year expands access to the program across the state and will serve up to 1,400 pre-apprentices – a 40 percent increase from the program’s inaugural year.
DECATUR, IL
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Springfield collects over $70k in unnecessary meter payments last year

It’s been almost three years since Springfield stopped requiring people to plug downtown parking meters – but some folks still haven’t gotten the memo. The city began allowing free parking at the meters in March 2020, at the start of the COVID pandemic. But even though no one is required to put money in the meters, the city still collected nearly $71,000 in the calendar year 2022 from people who didn’t hear about the policy or simply forgot.
SPRINGFIELD, IL

Springfield school plans to rebuilds band program in Fall 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Sacred Heart-Griffin High School (SHG) announced they are bringing back its band program, beginning this coming fall after a few years of hiatus. Sarah Tapscott, SHG director of advancement, said the school is known for its fine arts departments, including musical productions, vocal performances, and recitals. She says adding band back […]
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Local growers still need more processing options

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Reliable processing for duck eggs, patients filling doctor prescriptions for fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, and challenges for small-acreage growers aren’t usually things Adam Nielsen hears about in his listening sessions for the 2023 Farm Bill. But these were among the topics that came...
SPRINGFIELD, IL