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Missing Springfield man found safe at Sonic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — UPDATE:. The Springfield Police Department found Mr. Maggio. Police say he was found safe at Sonic. The Springfield Police Department is searching for a missing 74-year-old man with Alzheimer's. Police say they are searching for a Mr. Maggio. We're told Maggio walked away from his...
Man Shot In East Springfield
(KTTS News) — Springfield Police say a man drove himself to the hospital last night after he was shot in the back. Police say several shots were fired after the man was told to leave the area of East Page near Glenstone and Grand. The man was hit at...
Springfield man arrested in connection with fatal shooting in city last week
A Springfield man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last week. 37-year-old Jerry Stegall was taken into custody at a residence in Alton and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Aaron Cutler. Cutler was fatally shot, and another man was wounded during an altercation on...
The reason black bear sightings in Illinois are increasing
Chris Jacques, a large carnivore expert with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, joins Lisa Dent to explain why black bear sightings like the one in Gurnee, IL are becoming more frequent. Chris also explains why you should not engage with the animal if you happen to see one.
Panther Creek home leads list of most expensive purchases in May
A home with a Panther Creek footprint fetched the highest price for a residence in Sangamon County last month, being sold for $850,000 on May 9. The home at 4200 Foxhall Lane overlooks the fourth, fifth and sixth holes at Panther Creek Country Club and leads the way for the ten most expensive home purchases in Sangamon County for the fifth month of the year. ...
Second lawsuit filed in death of Illinois mom during Florida parasailing trip
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of an Illinois woman killed in a 2022 crash while she and two children were parasailing in the Florida Keys filed a second lawsuit connected to her death this week and reflected on the tragic end to a family vacation about a year ago.
Springfield Lucky Horseshoes pitcher hit by line drive, taken to hospital
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Lucky Horseshoes pitcher, Matt Cruise, was hit in the head by a line drive on Thursday night according to a Facebook post from the team. He was transported to Memorial Health where he is alert and in stable condition with family and teammates. The Shoes will provide more updates on his condition as they become available.
Will wildfire smoke reach Illinois?
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Surreal scenes from the northeast are going viral on social media. New York looks like it was picked up by UFO and transported to Mars. Sporting events have been canceled, and people are being told to stay indoors. All because of months-long Canadian wildfires. The fires have caused hazy conditions in […]
Sangamon County Farm Bureau to host pedal tractor pull
NEW BERLIN, Ill. (WAND) — The Sangamon County Farm Bureau, Young Leader Committee will be offering a Youth Pedal Tractor Pull on Saturday, June 17 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds near the Hayloft building. The event is free and open to all youth. Registration/weigh-in will take place from 12:30...
The effects of smoking marijuana on your heart
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – With the legalization of recreational marijuana in both Missouri and Illinois, and in many other states across the U.S., doctors want to warn about the impact of smoking marijuana. A recent study looked at how smoking marijuana effects the heart. Dr. Ali Ziaee, a cardiologist...
Eight young ladies from Sangamon County
Eight young ladies from Sangamon County will compete in the Queen Pageant at the 2023 Sangamon County Fair that runs June 14-18 in New Berlin. Contestants are, left to right: Carmen Burke (Springfield), Madison Baka (Pawnee), Ciara Taborn (Auburn), Brook Stuebs (Loami), 2022 Queen Meadow Sporrer of Springfield, Addison Ladage (Auburn), Claire Oliver (Pawnee), Hanna Mudrik (Springfield) and Grace Rector […]
Google lawsuit payout: Find out how much Illinois residents could qualify for
Illinois residents who filed claims against Google should receive $100 as a payout from the $100 million lawsuit.
Illinois Residents Who Used Tinder Could Get Up to $5,000 in Lawsuit
Ever since residents in Illinois got their piece of a $650 million dollar class action lawsuit from Facebook for breaking the biometric privacy law, there are more potential settlements coming that could put money in your pocket. Illinois is Only State Where You Can Sue For Biometric Data Mishandling. According...
Springfield man acquitted of murder charges, found guilty of lesser charges in death of local tavern owner
A Springfield man has been acquitted of murder charges, but was found guilty of lesser charges in the death of a local tavern owner. 28-year-old Dalton McDermott had been charged with first-degree murder for an altercation on New Year’s Eve 2021 at Parkway Pub in Springfield. During that incident, the bar’s owner, 80-year-old Angelo Manci, Jr. was knocked to the ground. He died two weeks later.
IDPH: Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef has sickened 26 so far
CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning Wednesday of a salmonella infection outbreak linked to ground beef. According to the IDPH, 26 cases have been confirmed in Chicago, Cook County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County. Authorities say the illnesses began around April 25th. The source […]
8 Abandoned and Forgotten Ghost Towns in Illinois
In the state of Illinois, history has been left behind in fascinating remnants. People often overlook ghost towns in our fast-paced world, but these antique settlements give people unrivaled opportunities to see how people lived in the past. In this article, I will uncover some of Illinois’ most intriguing ghost towns, revealing a hidden aspect […]
'It starts with our itty-bitty ones': Illinois state museum observes pride month with kids
The Illinois State Museum began its Pride month celebration on Thursday with a free event designed to help kids explore their curiosity. The event, part of a program called Curious Kids, allowed children up to age five and their guardians to create rainbows, learn about the meaning of each color, and read books pertaining to pride.
City of Springfield votes to pay for judgement in wrongful death lawsuit of teen drowned in Lake Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The city has approved a more than $800,000 payment to a family member of a teen who died on a Springfield public beach. Springfield Mayor Misty Buscher and the Springfield City Council unanimously approved of an ordinance of paying $851,565.67 at their meeting Tuesday evening for a wrongful death lawsuit from […]
Nonprofit employee says he found 3 severed heads at desk and sage burning after filing workplace complaints
"My boss walked by, I asked him why the heads were at my desk...he said, 'I don't know Dale, there's a lot of strange things happening.'" The post Nonprofit employee says he found 3 severed heads at desk and sage burning after filing workplace complaints first appeared on Law & Crime.
This Is the City in Illinois With the Most People on Food Stamps
The Biden Administration and House Republicans recently reached a bi-partisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. To reach the compromise, and keep the United States from a catastrophic debt default, the White House agreed to a series of spending cuts to social safety net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. (Here is a look at the American presidents who added the most to the national debt.) SNAP is a federal program designed to help needy families and households afford food. The...
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