CRIME & SAFETY
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...
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.
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 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...
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.
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. ...
Fentanyl laced pills worth $5-$10M seized in I-57 traffic stop
Illinois State Police seized half a million fentanyl-laced pills worth $5 to $10 million during an overnight traffic stop.
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 […]
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.
Measure enhancing penalties for DUI deaths and injuries in Illinois stalls
(The Center Square) – Another try for Lindsey’s Law, an Illinois measure increasing penalties for drunk drivers that kill someone and injure others, will have to wait for the fall. In 2015, cosmetologist Lindsey Sharp of Springfield went to Walmart with her son and her boyfriend. In the...
Is it Illegal to Give a Cop ‘The Finger’ in Illinois?
Flippin' the bird, giving the bird, the one finger salute...Is it illegal in Illinois to do this to a police officer? ShubinLaw. We have all given the finger to someone, at some point...But have you/would you flip off a police officer? You drive past a cop and give then the finger, that will get you pulled over and ticketed or arrested...Right?
DCFS worker charged with stealing more than $1M and spending it at a casino
CHICAGO (CBS) -- An Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) worker is charged with stealing more than a million dollars in child care money, and spending it at a casino.Shauntelle Pridgeon was responsible for reviewing and approving daycare providers for children under DCFS' supervision.Federal prosecutors said she received $1.6 million in payments from 2016 through 2022 from 14 separate childcare providers. The money came from either overcharging rates or daycares that didn't even exist.
Illinois State Police target Chicago's most violent expressway
CHICAGO - Illinois State Police have set their sights on the Dan Ryan Expressway, known for its high levels of violence and crime. In a recent operation, troopers conducted a detail on the Dan Ryan, resulting in 38 traffic stops. The enforcement efforts led to 19 citations, 23 written warnings, and 7 arrests for 16 criminal offenses.
Springfield Police Seek Suspect
Springfield Police asking for help in finding a shoplifting suspect. Police tell us the suspect got away with about 250 dollars worth of merchandise. Anyone with information is asked to call Springfield Police. (Photo Credit: Springfield Police)
Illinois Man Airlifted after Rollover Crash on US 41 in Indiana Friday
MOROCCO, IN – A truck involved in a two vehicle crash on US 41 Friday left an Illinois man seriously injured. According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 85 happened just after 4:30 p.m. five miles north of Morocco when a white SUV driven by a 27-year-old woman with her 6-year-old son inside hit a silver pickup truck traveling southbound, causing the pickup truck to roll over multiple times.
Illinois Conservation Police Remind Drivers About Sober Driving Ahead of Holiday
Illinois Conservation Police is reminding driver to be safe and sober on the roadways over Memorial Day weekend. Through Monday, law enforcement across Illinois will be stepping up enforcement efforts of impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than eleven-thousand people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver in 2020.
Bad Karma Finally Catches Up With IL Thief After Crime Spree
After committing an early morning crime spree and stealing from several victims, you won't believe how Illinois police caught this thief. To be able to successfully understand this Illinois dumb criminal committing stupid crimes story, I first must discuss Karma. If you're not familiar with the meaning, that's okay. I can help you with that problem.
Illinois, If You Get A Ring In The Mail, Take Action Immediately
A scam is making the rounds and you need to watch your mailbox. It can be fun to receive unexpected packages in the mail. Maybe it's a gift or something you ordered yourself and forgot about. Recently, there have been reports of people receiving items in the mail that they...
Firefighters respond to house fire in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Firefighters were called out for a house fire in Springfield Monday morning. The Springfield Fire Department responded to a home in the 2000 block of S. 6th St. around 9 a.m. Local 37 Firefighters posted video of the fire on Facebook. Black smoke was coming from...
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