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Fight turns fatal in Springfield with one dead, one injured
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fight that turned deadly on Wednesday evening. Just after 6 p.m., deputies were called to a fight in progress in the 300 block of South Paul St. in Springfield. It was reported that during the fight, one man pulled out a handgun and shot the subject he was fighting.
Man charged with hate crime, told convenience store worker 'go back to your country'
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — Charges have been filed against a man in Springfield after pulling out a knife in front of a convenience store employee. The Sangamon County State's Attorney says Everett D. Simpson, 44, was loitering in the parking lot of a convince store. A store employee asked...
Sangamon County Fair: Win Tickets, Passes, & More!
The scent of corn dogs and funnel cakes will fill the air at the Sangamon County Fair from June 14-18 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin!. Even better, you can score the “Ultimate Fair Package” which includes a 4-Pack of Grandstand passes to see Blackberry Smoke, The Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. Plus, you’ll receive a 4-Pack of gate admissions for each night, 4 free parking passes, 8 one-day wristbands For the Carnival Rides.
Macoupin County Historical Society to hold Spring Festival
The Macoupin County Historical Society and the Macoupin Agricultural Antique Association, and the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association will hold a Spring Festival on June 3 and June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Macoupin County Historical Society grounds at 920 West Breckenridge Street, Carlinville. The John C....
List of inmates kept in Sangamon County Jail continues to grow despite mental health issues and judicial rulings
There are now four inmates in the Sangamon County Jail who have been found mentally unfit to stand trial, yet remain in county custody more than 60 days after that determination. Two more inmates passed that 60-day threshold this week. A recent change in state law now gives the Illinois...
ID theft, forgery Crime of Week
Someone pretending to be someone else withdrew $10,000 from Bank of Springfield on May 15, and that’s the Crime of the Week from Sangamon and Menard County Crime Stoppers. Police say the suspect appeared to be a dark-haired woman of medium build at the BOS location at 2600 Adlai Stevenson Dr.
Letter: Drobney family thanks the community
To the great people of Macoupin County. Although several months have past, the family of Bridget Drobney would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the overwhelming love and support that we received during the recent attempt to secure the release of one of Bridget’s rapist/murderers. We are truly grateful for the numerous letters that were written and sent to the Governor of our state, the Illinois Prison Review Board, and the personal outreach to our family; all of which demonstrated your unwavering love and support. Your efforts were instrumental in persuading the Governor and members of the Prison Review Board to deny clemency for Bridget’s murderer.
Grammy award-winning Kendell Marvel to headline Waverly Community Picnic
The annual Waverly Community Picnic will be held July 27 through July 29 at Salter Park in Waverly, Illinois. The event will open Thursday at 6 p.m. with Conner Family Amusement rides for all ages and the Queen pageant at 7 p.m. On Friday, there will be carnival rides, bingo, food vendors and musical entertainment by Eskimo Brothers.
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 […]
First installment of Sangamon County’s property taxes due this upcoming Friday, June 2
It’s news you need to hear – but probably not news you want to hear. Your first installment of this year’s Sangamon County property taxes is due Friday. The bills were sent out in April and are payable in two installments – one due on June 2nd, the other in September.
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
Illinois State Fair Box Office Opens Thursday
The Illinois State Fair Box Office opens tomorrow for in-person grandstand ticket purchases. Performers include Alanis Morissette, REO Speedwagon, Alter Bridge, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, and Nelly with Ashanti & Ja Rule. Fairgoers will also be able to purchase tickets to the rodeo, the ISF Championship Demolition Derby and the Truck & Tractor Pulls. The 2023 Illinois State Fair runs from August 10th to the 20th in Springfield.
Three teens face weapons charges
Two semi-automatic Glock pistols were retrieved from the route of a vehicle that fled from Springfield Police early Sunday morning. At 1:02 a.m., a vehicle was stopped in the 1100 block of E. Cass Street. The Police Department Street Crimes Unit made contact with the occupants who were identified as Xavier Young (male, 19 years old of Springfield), John Jenkins (male, 18 years old of Decatur), and Antione Bryson (male, 19 years old of Decatur). The officer reported seeing an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and smelling cannabis. The vehicle fled and stopped in the 1100 block of E. Washington.
Gilpin, Starks and Reinhart become state medalists
Gilpin runner-up in pole vault, Starks fourth in discus, Reinhart ninth in shot put. Carlinville’s Mason Gilpin, plus the North Mac duo of Cooper Starks and Joe Reinhart not only earned a second day at the Illinois High School Class 1A Association state track meet. All three Macoupin County representatives became medalists.
‘No stopping her’: Chatham Glenwood sophomore's 5 goals dash defending 2A state champion
CHATHAM — Rylann Law exorcised Chatham Glenwood’s supersectional demons with a flurry of goals on Tuesday. The sophomore forward deposited five goals and the host Titans avenged two-time defending state champion Troy Triad 5-0 in their third straight supersectional showdown. The Titans (20-4-1) previously yielded to the Knights...
Last softball team standing: Chatham Glenwood advances to 3A sectional final
CHATHAM — Chatham Glenwood freshman pitcher Irie Lohrenz tossed a one-hit shutout and the Titans pounded out 15 hits to throttle Mahomet-Seymour 13-0 in the semifinals of the Class 3A Chatham Glenwood Sectional softball tournament on Tuesday. Glenwood (29-1-1), the top sub-sectional seed, plays the other top seed in...
Chatham Glenwood defeats Mahomet-Seymour softball in Sectional Semifinal
The Mahomet-Seymour softball season came to an end on Tuesday (May 30) at Chatham Glenwood in a 13-0 Class 3A sectional semifinal loss to the host Titans. Glenwood has a 29-1-1 season record. The Bulldogs were limited to one single, by Jenna Wade. The only other M-S baserunner, Madisyn White,...
No bomb found at Springfield gas station
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Springfield Police have given us more information on the bomb threat at MotoMarton on E. South Grand on Monday. Police say at 8:31 p.m. officers responded to a bomb threat. Police say a call came into the business and an unknown subject stated there...
Kirkpatrick out as Glenwood Boys Basketball Coach
Chatham Glenwood is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach. Despite a recommendation from the administration to keep him, the Ball Chatham school board voted to not renew the contract of Kody Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick had coached two years at Glenwood, compiling a 36-29 record. He had been hired at...
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