Rollover crash on I-55 in Sangamon County
6:30 PM UPDATE: State Police officials announced that all lanes are back to being open. SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — ISP is asking drivers to slow down on a section of I-55 due to a rollover crash. State Police officials reported a rollover crash on I-55 in the center median near mile marker 105, near […]
State officials still struggling to move individuals from Sangamon County Jail to appropriate mental health facilities
Even with more lenient guidelines now in place, state officials are still struggling to move individual inmates with mental health issues out of the Sangamon County Jail in a timely fashion. State law was recently changed to give the Illinois Department of Human Services 60 days – instead of the...
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...
Chair of the Sangamon Valley Sierra Club Nick Dodson talks the proposed interstate CO2 pipline: The facts, outcry, and potential dangers for Illinois and beyond
The world is shared. It is inhabited by animals – even ourselves – and plants, and is stocked and chocked full of minerals, natural occurrences of the planet, and variations of climate and environment. These variations have occurred naturally – whether with the assistance of animals, or thanks...
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.
Sangamon County sits in abnormally dry conditions – and forecasters are concerned about drought
Abnormally dry conditions have hit Sangamon County, as forecasters raise concerns the state could soon find itself in the middle of a drought. The latest drought monitor lists eastern Sangamon County as abnormally dry, the least severe of five categories of drought. Portions of Adams and Pike County are listed in the “moderate” drought category.
All Illinois counties sit at low levels of COVID-19 transmission as the state implements new methods of tracking impact
All Illinois counties are at low levels of COVID hospitalizations, as the state implements new methods of tracking the impact of the virus. Since the end of the declared public health emergency earlier this month, state and federal officials are now tracking COVID through hospital admission rates and deaths. All...
Dozens gather at Camp Butler National Ceremony for Memorial Day
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — More than one hundred veterans, families, and community members gathered for the annual ceremony honoring the fallen at Camp Butler. The event focused on the history of Memorial Day, as well as the importance of recognizing the lives of veterans who died while serving their country.
Illinois state legislation on way to Governor Pritzker’s desk would mean challenges to laws would have to be filed in either Sangamon or Cook Counties
Challenges to state laws on constitutional grounds would have to be filed in either Sangamon or Cook Counties, under legislation now on its way to Governor JB Pritzker’s desk. Supporters say the measure is intended to prevent “venue shopping” by plaintiffs seeking judges in remote venues who might be...
A Springfield Woman Indicted for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Causing Death
Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright has announced the May 24th Grand Jury Indictment of Marina Rhone on 3 Counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence causing death. The charges arose from an incident on May 1, 2023 at the intersection of Cook and South 2nd Streets in Springfield...
Windhorst Blasts Legislation Forcing All Constitutional Lawsuits to Be Filed in Sangamon or Cook County
SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst expressed strong opposition to legislation that would prevent Illinois citizens from filing lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of laws or executive orders issued by the Governor in any county besides Sangamon or Cook County. Windhorst argued forcefully against HB 3062 during House Floor debate on the legislation.
Woman facing DUI charges in connection to deadly Springfield crash
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman from Springfield is now facing criminal DUI charges for her suspected role in a deadly crash that happened earlier this month. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright announced on Friday that two days prior, a grand jury indicted Marina Rhone, 29, in connection to that crash. She was charged […]
Lawsuits against Illinois limited to Cook, Sangamon counties. Is that ‘venue shopping’?
Democrats say the last-minute measure will stop plaintiffs with constitutional lawsuits against the state from picking sympathetic courts. Republicans say that’s exactly what the Democrats are doing.
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