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Saturday night shooting at Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center in Springfield leaves one dead
The Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center was the scene of a fatal shooting Saturday night around 7:45 p.m. Springfield Police noted that one shot was fired at a man armed with a weapon and standing at the entrance of the building. The victim died after being transported to HSHS St....
Official suggests that an attempt to overtake a tanker may have caused the fatal chemical crash in Illinois
Uncover the chilling details of a fatal tanker truck crash in central Illinois. Officials suggest a deadly twist: the catastrophe may have been triggered by another vehicle's attempt to overtake the tanker. Five lives were tragically lost in this horrific incident.
Crews called to large house fire in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Fire Department was called out for a large fire early Sunday morning. Local 37 Firefighters responded to the fire on Milton Ave. The fire was extinguished, and no injuries were reported. WAND News is working to gather more information.
Pennsylvania smoke shop raid caught on video
Witness the intensity of law enforcement in action as they conduct a series of raids on five smoke shops across Philadelphia and South Jersey. This gripping footage captures the unexpected drama unfolding in the heart of Pennsylvania's bustling cities.
Winning lotto ticket sold in Illinois • 11-year-old girl brutally beaten • iconic Chicago restaurant closes
CHICAGO - Someone is $900,000 richer after buying a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Illinois; a Chicago family is outraged after their daughter was beaten in Lawndale; and iconic Chicago restaurant and lounge, The Signature Room, abruptly closed its doors for good this week. These are the top stories...
This Abandoned Barn in Illinois Was Once an Epic Party Spot?
The weird stuff left behind in this abandoned barn in Illinois must have some WILD stories to share. I am 100 percent fascinated by looking at photos taken inside abandoned buildings and wondering what stories they could tell. The stuff people leave behind is so random, and often so creepy, that I can't stop looking for more.
A Look Inside A Secret Underground City Hiding In Illinois [VIDEO]
These explorers in Chicago discovered one of the coolest underground cities in Illinois and the video footage is crazy to see. Chicago has always been a city just full of surprises, but I think this one tops them all. Imagine walking down the street and accidentally falling into an underground...
Study Names This Place As Illinois’ Most Charming Small Town
I don't want to give it away too quickly, but I can tell you that the town recently named as Illinois' most charming small town is on the map above, and it does have a red pin stuck in it. Does that help you formulate a guess as to our winner?
Three Illinois Cities Makes List of Top Bed Bug Cities in Nation
I have been lucky that I have never had to deal with bed bugs, but if you travel to one of these three Illinois cities you might want to check that hotel bed. For the third year in a row, Orkin placed Chicago as the top city out of 50 for the worst bed bug sitings. Not a great look for the most romantic and most traveled city in the nation. With so many people traveling to Chicago, whether you staying in a hotel or Airbnb, it seems that bed bugs are a real issue in the Windy City.
CAUTION! Watch Out For AI-Generated Voice Scams In Illinois
Scammers are using AI-generated voice clones to trick Illinois residents to cheat them out of a lot of money. Let's get you up to speed on all the scams circulating Illinois already: Text Message scams, Gift Card scams, Fake Lost Dog scams, Dollar Bill Bait scams, and Carjacking scams. With...
7 Illinois High Schools Named Among Best 50 In The United States
It would seem that a lot goes into trying to figure out where America's best high schools are and what makes them so special. Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has just published its new 2024 Best Schools and Districts rankings for the ninth year and Illinois high schools definitely show up on their list.
SHOCKING! Lightning Strike Tears Through Illinois Woman’s House
Imagine waking up at 4:45am to a deafening boom that rattles your entire house. For one Illinois woman, this surreal scenario became a harsh reality. I woke up this morning to a loud boom outside my apartment and really didn't think anything of it because I live in a very busy area of Rockford with trains, helicopters, and tons of traffic.
State Trooper injured while assisting motorist in Granite City
An Illinois State Trooper was injured while assisting a stalled motorist in traffic on Interstate 270 Eastbound, just west of the Missouri state line in Granite City Saturday night. The trooper was stationary in the right lane with emergency lights activated, when a Toyota Sequoia struck the rear of his...
Springfield Police searching for robbery suspect from Legacy Bank
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department is currently searching for a robbery suspect. According to police, the bald suspect is approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing a blue shirt with a Superman logo and blue shorts. The robbery occurred at Legacy Bank on South National that occurred at 12:42 p.m. on September 29. If […]
3 Illinois Lakes You May Not Want to Swim In Unless You Love Snakes
Lakes are full of creatures, we all know that, but did you know that many lakes in Illinois are home to slithery snakes too?. There are few things I love more in life than spending a warm summer day on a lake. It doesn't matter if I'm chilling on a boat or lounging on a water raft, the lake is definitely my happy place.
Fatal Hit and Run Crash Claims Life of USPS Worker in Houston
A tragic incident unfolds in Houston as a USPS worker becomes the victim of a fatal hit and run crash. This video delves into the details of the unfortunate event, shedding light on the circumstances and the ongoing investigation.
The Largest Flathead Catfish Ever Caught in Illinois Was a Behemoth
There are plenty of places to fish in Illinois and many different kinds of fish to catch. You can expect to find crappie, sunfish, bass, and catfish in the various bodies of water throughout Illinois. One type of catfish you can expect to find in the state is the flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris. These are […]
Police and fire pension consolidation testimony heard in Springfield
As the Illinois Supreme Court determines the constitutionality of consolidating public safety pension funds from across the state, officials from firefighter and police pensions provide updates on how they have been performing. In 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted a measure consolidating about 650 first responder pension funds into a fund...
Parents with Children with Disabilities Can Open Savings Accounts without Fear of Losing Federal Benefits
On Tuesday, I visited Gateway to Learning, whose mission is to provide lifelong learning for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that promotes active inclusion at home, at work, and in the community. I met their participants baking pastries, making dog biscuits, and working at Dorothy’s Sweet Shoppe, where they...
ShotSpotter tool used by Springfield the target of U.S. Justice Department anti-discrimination investigation request
Wired magazine reports that the U.S. Justice Department has been asked to investigate the sellers of ShotSpotter, an acoustic tool that supposedly detects gunfire accurately enough to aid law enforcement in responding more rapidly. The Electronic Privacy Information Center argues that there is “substantial evidence” that ShotSpotter is deployed disproportionately...