Popular fast-food chain prepares to open while longtime Springfield restaurant is closingThe State Journal-Register1 DAY AGO
Doughnut shop that opened in the 1930s is moving from its longtime Lincoln locationThe State Journal-Register1 DAY AGO
Warm February Weather Offers Outdoor Fun in Springfield, IllinoisKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Last-Minute Shoppers Find Hope at Springfield Walgreens and CVSKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Springfield 'Slave Stampede' Marked Defiance of Fugitive Slave ActKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Caterpillar recruiting event on 2/8Adrian HolmanNewsBreak Contributor
Victim, Suspect in Deadly Springfield Hit-and-Run Lived TogetherNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Springfield's housing market is one of the hottest in the country, new report finds
The Springfield area ended 2023 as one of the hottest housing markets in the U.S., according to data from Realtor.com. Realtor's Market Hotness Index had Springfield as the 26th warmest market in the country, with a score of 85.91 out of 100. The index uses proprietary data to determine which...
Coyote mating season peaks in Illinois: What to do if you see one
CHICAGO - Have you seen more coyotes than usual lately?. If so, don't be alarmed. We are at the peak of coyote mating season in Illinois. "Coyotes have a very narrow window of breeding, so they only breed during this six-week period," said Stanley Gehrt, a professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University.
Springfield's Top Trio: An Exploration of Authentic Mexican Cuisine
In this article, we explore three exceptional Mexican restaurants in Springfield. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
IL & WI Cities on Dubious 20 Most Dangerous Places in US List
One city from Wisconsin and Illinois landed in the 20 most dangerous places in the US for 2024 according to a new report.
How People In Illinois Like Their Pizza Cut Might Surprise You
When serving pizza, how you cut the tasty food is very important to a lot of people in Illinois. In my whole life, I can't remember ever meeting anyone that hated pizza. It's just so delicious. Of course, there are some people that don't love it. I would dare to say that the majority of the residents of Illinois are big fans.
Total solar eclipse to cross US soon. This Illinois spot will have one of the best views
A spot in Illinois will have one of the longest periods of totality in the country.
Dangerous Thunderstorms and Snow for Illinois in Next 7 Days
It's been a historically warm month of February with many hoping that spring has started early and we're done with snow for the season. But, that may not be the case. Pacing to Be Warmest February in Recorded Weather History. It's been unseasonably mild for the past few weeks, and...
Illinois Spot Named 'Best Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurant' In The State
LoveFood listed the best hole-in-the-wall eateries in the U.S. and one Illinois spot made the list.
This Illinois City Was Just Named Ugliest in the Entire State
Saying a city is ugly is subjective and can be based on personal preference. Some of the reasons a community is called ugly could be the decaying infrastructure, a lack of green space, or excessive billboards and ads that clutter up the landscape. A new study by Travel Alot is...
Cold front brings cold and snow this afternoon
Brace for a wintry blast this afternoon as a cold front sweeps south, bringing plummeting temperatures and snow. Expect a spring-like morning to give way to winter-like conditions, with rain turning to snow by evening. Stay alert for icy roads and low visibility during your commute. Warm-up on the horizon for Sunday.
Rain-snow mix on the way
Upcoming weather rollercoaster! Brace for a rain-snow mix as temperatures drop tomorrow. Snow showers expected, with a chilly Saturday ahead. But don't pack away your shorts yet – a warm surge to near 70 degrees looms, alongside a potential severe storm threat mid-next week. Stay tuned for updates!
Native American group wants Illinois land returned to them
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, chaired by Joseph Rupnick, says the federal government seized its land near DeKalb, in violation of treaties agreed to about 200 years ago with Rupnick’s ancestor, Chief Shabbona.
Springfield, IL – Illinois Sheriffs’ Pushback on Profiling Bill
Springfield, IL – The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has publicly opposed the recently introduced House Bill 5560/Senate Bill 3472, which proposes extensive amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code targeting law enforcement profiling practices. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr., seeks...
Winter returns starting Friday
Brace for a winter comeback this Friday with a sharp 20° drop, rain-to-snow showers, and potential icy conditions. The cold front sweeps in, bringing a brief chill before a sunny rebound. Prepare for a frosty weekend before temperatures soar back to the 60s, with a stormy outlook for Tuesday.
Riverside Park River Walk Apres: Scenic Stroll, Delicious Eats, and Fun Games Await!
Get ready to lace up your walking shoes for a refreshing riverside stroll and then kick back with some good eats and fun games! The Riverside Park River Walk Apres is the perfect chance to enjoy the great outdoors followed by a cozy gathering with fellow enthusiasts.
Sangamon County received about 50 test 911 calls during cellular outage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — With the outages now mostly fixed in the Springfield area, Sangamon County said they had callers calling 911 just to test that it worked. Sangamon County 911 said they had about 40-50 callers call 911 earlier on Thursday to test that the number worked and hang up. As a result, they had to send first responders to those calls to verify whether or not there was an emergency.
Wait…Illinois wants to ELIMINATE a specific Tax???
We couldn't believe our eyes when we read that the Governor of Illinois actually wants to get rid of a certain tax, but according to sources, it's true! Here are the details you need to know... According to an article from NBC Chicago, JB Pritzker, the Governor of Illinois, has...
Illinois Lottery Powerball, Pick 4, Pick 3, Mega Millions, Lucky Day Lotto Midday, Lucky Day Lotto Evening, Lotto winning numbers for Thursday, February 22, 2024
The Illinois Lottery offers multiple draw games for people looking to strike it rich. Here’s a look at Thursday, February 22, 2024 winning numbers for each game:. Sat, Feb 24, 2024, 9:59 pm Central Time (GMT-6:00)
Public Comment Period Open On USPS Processing & Distribution Center Reviews in Central IL
Several United State Postal Service Centers in Illinois are under facility reviews. Processing and Distribution Centers in Peoria, Springfield, and Champaign are currently in the public comment review period of the facility reviews, which began in January. 13th District Congressomwan Nikki Budzinski has urged the public to take advantage of...
The 3 Reasons Illinois Dubbed ‘Most Hated’ State in America
Discover the surprising results of a study ranking Illinois as the most hated state in America. You'll also see the three factors that contributed to it. There is no denying some people dislike the state they live in and Illinois residents are no different. Lack of job opportunities, high cost of living, or low-quality recreation, all of these factors lead to where a state landed on this list.