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Rollover crash causes slowdown on I-55 north of Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Illinois State Police have advised that a rollover crash in the center median has caused a slowdown on I-55 north of Springfield. The crash occurred around mile marker 105. Drivers should seek alternate routes if possible. ISP has not yet shared any information regarding injuries...
Springfield Police investigating bomb threat at gas station
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — UPDATE: Police have given the all clear and have said that there was no bomb found. Springfield police responding to a bomb threat at a local gas station tonight. According to police officials, an employee at the moto mart on south grand avenue received the...
Local Police Search For Missing Teen
Springfield Police are looking for a missing 16 year old identified as Eziekiel Torres. He is believed to have runaway from his family in Holyoke. If you spot him you are asked to call either Springfield Police or your local police department. (Photo provided by Springfield Police Department)
SPD investigating Sunday morning stabbings that sent several individuals to hospital
Springfield police are investigating a stabbing Sunday morning that sent several people to the hospital. The victim was found in the 19-hundred block of South 16th Street with wounds to his head and back; the 26-year-old man’s injuries were believed to be life-threatening, but at last report, his condition had stabilized.
Some Springfield residents say there is too much construction in Downtown Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, ILL (WICS/WRSP) — Summer is just around the corner and more outdoor events will be taking place in Downtown Springfield. But residents are seeing a lot of construction downtown, which they say makes it harder to get around. A lot of streets downtown are covered in cones. We...
Levitt AMP Concert series kicks off this week
SPRINGFIELD, ILL (WICS/WRSP) — The Levitt AMP Concert series is set to kick off on Thursday. The concerts take place on the Y-Block. The Y-Block has been home to the concert series for the past few summers. Executive Director of Downtown Springfield Inc, Kayla Graven, said she’s looking forward...
MONDAY’S HEADLINES (5/29/23)
(SPRINGFIELD) The $50.6 billion state budget was passed by the State House early this past Saturday morning, coming after the State Senate approved it last Thursday. The spending plan, approved along party lines in the House came with a 73 to 38 vote, while the Senate approved the budget mostly along party lines. The budget includes a pay increase for all state lawmakers, plus increased spending for local governments, K-12 and higher education, and for other programs, making it the largest state budget in Illinois history. It now heads to the Governor’s desk awaiting his consideration and likely signature. The new state budget will take effect on July 1st, 2023.
Wreath-laying ceremony in Springfield honors original meaning of Memorial Day
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Members of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment laid wreaths at the Republic Mound at Oakridge Cemetery in Springfield on Memorial Day morning. The wreaths memorialize those who served. While Memorial Day honors all American armed service members who died in war, the Oakridge Cemetery ceremony focuses on the early meaning […]
Moving Pillsbury Forward receives new federal grant
The Moving Pillsbury Forward project just received a new federal grant worth $787,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Group President Chris Richmond said this grant puts them one step closer to beginning the remediation process. "What the grant will allow us to do is actually finish all of...
Two men injured in stabbing incident on South 16th Street Sunday
Two Springfield men who may have stabbed one another were taken to separate Springfield hospitals in an incident on the city's east side Sunday morning. It occurred outside of a residence in the 1900 block of South 16th Street, said Springfield Police Lt. Scott Ligon. Police were summoned just before...
Springfield GOP State Representative Coffey indignant after experiencing first budgetary process as state official
A Springfield lawmaker is expressing frustration in the aftermath of his first state budget process. Republican state Representative Mike Coffey was appointed to his seat back in January; he says it’s “unconscionable” for the legislature to approve a budget in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend, especially one that he says puts nearly a million dollars toward health care for illegal immigrants when many Illinois residents struggle to pay for health care.
SPD officer saves woman from fire at home on North Seventh Street
A woman was rescued from a fire in her two-story home in the 1100 block of North Seventh Street Sunday morning. Springfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Chad Bates said the woman refused treatment at the scene. ...
‘I was the first and only woman to go to the field,’ Veteran recounts serving in Vietnam, importance of Memorial Day
GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — When Marva Crandell was young, she wanted to continue her family’s long line of serving in the military. She joined the Army as soon as she could. She was called to Hanau, Germany during the Vietnam War as a combat medic, making her one of the few women who served […]
Springfield woman Indicted for aggravated DUI causing death
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A Springfield woman has been indicted for aggravated driving under the influence causing death. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright says the charges arose from an incident on May 1, at the intersection of Cook and South 2nd Streets in Springfield which resulted in the death of Kevin L. Crews.
Springfield woman escapes serious injury, house severely damaged in Sunday morning blaze
An 84-year-old woman escaped serious injury, but her home was badly damaged in a weekend fire in Springfield. Fire Chief Ed Canny, Jr. says heavy flame was showing from the front of the home on North 7th Street when crews arrived Sunday morning. The elderly woman who lives there was...
City officials give boating safety tips as summer boating season arrives
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer and the beginning of boating season. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while on the water. A safety administrator at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as well as the founder of Bless the Boats, an event dedicated to spreading safety advice and blessing those out partying on the water, shared some safety tips.
Sangamon County proceeds with innovations to battle homelessness despite concerns from parts of community
Sangamon County is proceeding with plans for a new homeless shelter in its building just off of South Dirksen Parkway, despite ongoing concerns from nearby residents. The county is taking steps to renovate the building and finalize an agreement with Helping Hands to operate the shelter. Newschannel 20 reports the...
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — There was a vehicle vs motorcycle crash in Springfield on Friday morning. The Springfield Police Department says the accident occurred at Gregory and Ash at 9:50 a.m. Friday morning. We're told the driver of the motorcycle was taken to St. John's Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Get Ready for an Epic Night of Music and Prizes with Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb Brewing!
Are you ready for a night full of fun and prizes? Join us this weekend for Music Bingo at Buzz Bomb Brewing! It's happening on May 28th at 4 PM at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co, located at 406 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701.
Nami Poke opening at South Grand and MacArthur
A new restaurant concept will soon be opening at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and South Grand Avenue. Hau Nguyen plans to open Nami Poke at 916 South Grand Ave. West, the site of the former Li’l Willy’s BBQ Smokehouse, which closed March 31. “I’ve been working in...
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