Popular fast-food chain prepares to open while longtime Springfield restaurant is closingThe State Journal-Register1 DAY AGO
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Popular fast-food chain prepares to open while longtime Springfield restaurant is closing
Patrons have overwhelmed the phone lines for Alexander’s Steakhouse, trying to secure one last meal before the restaurant that has anchored the corner of Bruns Lane and Jefferson Street for four decades closes Feb. 29. And this time, parent company Mercedes Restaurant Inc. — which has operated three different...
Springfield woman accused of threatening alderman Chuck Redpath
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A Springfield woman was arrested after threatening to kill Alderman Chuck Redpath, according to the Springfield Police Department. Officials say Samantha G. White, 43, is facing charges of threatening a public official. We're told on Feb. 16, Sangamon County Dispatch received a 911 call from...
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.
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.
Illinois & Wisconsin Cities on Dubious 20 Most Dangerous Places in the 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. The U.S. News & World Report runs through the list of each state and ranks the most to least dangerous, and unfortunately, a few towns we love made the list.
You Can Thank Illinois Restaurant for Inventing This Famous Food
I think if you live in Chicago you are the only residents in Illinois that are thankful for this unique food invention. When it comes to hot dogs just grill it up and splash some mustard on it and I am good to go. However, those in Chicago have to spice things up with their hot dogs. The Chicgao-Style hot dog is the state's most famous food invention, but it's a unique taste that not everyone likes.
Illinois Safest City in 2024 Started as a Stagecoach Stop in 1834
Imagine a place with zero violent crime. Sound like a mythical place? It's a reality in a small Illinois town that is officially the safest city in the state for 2024 and began its existence as a stagecoach stop way back in 1834. When you look at the top 10...
Four teens arrested after armed robbery involving Facebook Marketplace sale
A Facebook Marketplace sale gone wrong Monday has led to the arrest of four Springfield teenagers on armed robbery charges. The Springfield Police Department said that at 3:53 p.m., they were notified of an armed robbery in the 1100 block of East Spruce Street where a man had arrived at a home looking to sell a computer. The transaction had been completed earlier through Marketplace.
ILLINOIS STATE NEWS BRIEF (02/23/2024)
(SPRINGFIELD) Illinois was included in yesterday’s massive cellular service outage that affected thousands of customers across the nation. In fact, more than 50,000 AT&T users reported service outages in Illinois with the most outages occuring in the Chicago area. While some Verizon and T-Mobile customers also experienced problems with servics, both companies say their networks were operating normally although the reported outages were likely reflecting their customers attempting to reach users in other networks.
Total Solar Eclipse Draws Near For Illinois, Ohio Prompting Urgent Calls for Preparedness
Midwest braces for solar eclipse influx, warn people to stay home. As the eagerly anticipated total solar eclipse approaches on April 8, 2024, both Chicago and Summit County, Ohio, find themselves at the epicenter of celestial excitement. However, amidst the anticipation lies a critical message from authorities: "Stay home." Despite the allure of witnessing this rare cosmic event, officials are urging residents to prioritize safety amid the expected influx of visitors, whose numbers are projected to soar along the eclipse's path of totality.
Here’s When One Of Illinois’ Favorite Ice Cream Shops Is Reopening
It doesn't have to be eighty degrees to enjoy ice cream! A popular Illinois ice cream shop just announced they're opening back up for spring. I have lived in Illinois for so long that ice cream is actually a must-have in my freezer at all times during the winter. It sounds weird, but I crave ice cream more when the winter months roll around than in the summer time!
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.
Schools in Illinois encouraged to stock, use overdose-reversing meds
The Illinois Department of Public Health says schools should have medications on hand to reverse an overdose. They don’t need a prescription and school nurses can administer opioid agonists. Overdose reversal medications are at train stations and in vending machines. They are available over the counter and now the...
Some potent storms possible for next Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Spring season can be volatile going from one extreme to the next, and the weather this weekend into next week will illustrate that point. After a seasonably cool start to the weekend with highs in the 40s on Saturday, a steady warm-up gets underway. Sunday features highs in the 60s, while afternoon highs soar into the upper 60s to near 70 on Monday.
Solar eclipse community education event in Springfield, TN
Solar eclipse community education event in Springfield, TN.
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...
Why has the Famous “Snake Road” in Illinois Closed Early?
The infamous Snake Road in Southern Illinois, known not for its winding curves but for its thousands upon thousands of snakes, has closed early. What happened exactly?. According to an article on KFVS 12, Snake Road in Illinois has been shut down early due to warmer-than-average weather in the Southern part of the Land of Lincoln. The road which closes at parts of the year for snakes to migrate without being struck by vehicles usually doesn't close until March. In the article, they say...
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...
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.
Food Study Slaps Illinoisans As Being America’s Worst Tippers
A longtime friend of mine is what I like to call a "no-matter-what tipper." For those unfamiliar with that term, a no-matter-what tipper will leave an excessive tip for a waiter, waitress, bartender, or any other type of server no matter how good or absolutely awful the service may have been.