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Meredosia man accused of murder found mentally unfit to stand trial

Eighteen-year old Dustin Finlaw, of Meredosia, is accused of first degree murder for the stabbing death of 43-year old Robert Utter, of Rushville, back in May. He appeared in Morgan County court this morning along with Defense Attorney Tom Piper for the latest on his mental fitness examination. At h

WLDS.COM - 2018-10-23 17:06:32

3 suspects in Springfield home invasion still at large

Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Officer Matt Goulet says three white males with dark masks over half their faces forced open the door at a residence in the 400 block of North Milton on Sunday, October 21 around 9 p.m.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-23 13:11:48

Computers stolen from former Jefferson School in Jacksonville

Jacksonville police, Crime Stoppers search for suspect. (File photo)Crime Stoppers of Morgan & Scott County are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their Investigation of a recent Burglary. Sometime in the overnight hours of October 9th and 10th: Unknown person(s)


Passavant Hospital removes waiting room publications

The new policy says that no magazines or daily newspapers will be provided in waiting rooms. ‘The Source’ will be placed in two stands, one in the main lobby and one located near the west (Emergency Department) entrance. Each stand will include a sign that says “Single-use copies. Please take your S

WLDS.COM - 2018-10-23 03:22:19

Springfield fire crews on scene of active house fire

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Fire Department is on scene of an active house fire Monday night.The fire is on the corner of Daniels Avenue and Elm Street in Springfield.No word yet on damages or injuries.We'll have more updates once they become available.

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-10-22 21:41:01

School bus, car crash on Clear Lake Avenue

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —A school bus and another car have crashed on Clear Lake Avenue.No word yet on injuries.A tow truck is currently on scene.We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-22 15:39:15

Trains to start moving faster along Springfield's Third Street corridor

You might spend a little less time waiting for a train to pass on the Third Street corridor, starting this week.The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that the speed limit for trains on Union Pacific Railroad's Third Street corridor will begin increasing starting on Tuesday, Oct.

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

New WLDS.com Poll asks about Jacksonville economy

At the direction of General Manager Gary Scott, a new poll has been administered onto WLDS.com. The question has four potential answers and asks a very pressing question of local citizens: “Is Jacksonville dying economically?”


Trial for man accused of killing Pleasant Plains native begins Monday

DALLAS, Texas —The trial for the man accused of killing a Pleasant Plains native in Dallas, Texas started Monday.31-year-old Kristopher Love is charged with capital murder.Kendra Hatcher was killed back in September of 2015.Investigators said Love was hired to kill Hatcher.She was shot and killed in

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-10-22 17:26:32

Lane closures at Beardstown Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation is announcing daytime lane restrictions on the Beardstown Bridge that carries U.S. 67 over the Illinois River starting today.The restrictions are necessary for crews to perform minor repairs to the bridge. Traffic will be restricted to one lane controlled by

WLDS.COM - 2018-10-22 16:37:21

Expert: Illinois governor's race officially most expensive in U.S. history

Brad Smith, of Jacksonville, is not happy with the amount of money being poured into the 2018 Illinois governor's race.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-22 19:11:57

School discipline: Which West Central Illinois districts reported the most drugs-related suspensions?

Jacksonville School District 117, West Prairie Community Unit School District 103 and Macomb Community Unit School District 185 reported the highest rate of students suspended for reasons related to drug offenses during the 2016-17 school year in West Central Illinois, according to the latest report

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

October road closures in Springfield

The westbound lane of Capitol Avenue will be closed between 7th and 9th Streets beginning Monday, October 22 thru Friday, October 26 for brick paver repairs. The eastbound lane will remain open.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-10-22 10:30:53

Two hospitalized after Walmart stabbing incident

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Police Department responded to a stabbing incident in the Walmart parking lot on North Dirksen Parkway at 8:55 p.m. Saturday.Officers said a victim on scene sustained lacerations on their arm and finger and was transported to St. John's Hospital for treatment.The


Circle K gas station robbed on Toronto Road in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —The Circle K gas station on Toronto Road in Springfield was robbed early Sunday, according to Springfield Police Department.Police said the robbery occurred at 4:08 a.m. Sunday when the suspect entered the gas station with a t-shirt covering his face.The suspect demanded mon


Police: Shooting sends two victims to hospital

When officers arrived on scene, police said shots were fired through the front door of a residence. When approaching the scene, the front door of the residence was open and the homeowner was still inside.


Woman's body pulled from Illinois River a week after car drove into it

MASON COUNTY, Ill. - The body of Megan Worley was pulled from the Illinois River south of Bath Saturday.Crews had been looking for Worley sincelast Saturday, when the vehicle she was in with Aaron Anderson drove into the river in Havana. Anderson's body was recovered and he was pronounced dead soon


Police: Shots fired at Big Shots Bar late Saturday

SPRINGFIELD (WICS/WRSP) —Springfield Police Department received a report of shots fired at Big Shots Bar Saturday night.Police said the incident occurred in the 2000 block of Peoria Road around 12 a.m.Officers first received a report of a shooting, but found one victim on scene sustained a cut to th


Multiple crews respond to field fire

PETERSBURG, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Multiple crews responded to a field fire Saturday afternoon.The fire happened on Curtis Blacktop road in rural Petersburg.The Petersburg Fire Department said they don't know what caused the fire at this time or how much damage was caused.However, they believe strong win


MOBILE EQUIPMENT METAL WORKER Job in Springfield, Illinois - Department of the Army - LemonWire

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